Urban Planning

Charlotte’s breaking ground on a new uptown train station this week

Charlotte officials plan to break ground Friday on the first part of Gateway Station, the long-planned but slow-to-come train station that would …

Trains

With demo complete, Watermark eyes residential, rec options

MUSKEGON, MI - The development of the former Shaw Walker furniture factory is moving on to the next phase now that exterior demolition is …

Michigan

5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn at a cost

DETROIT (AP) — It's been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country's one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills.<p>The turnaround since then has been remarkable, with major investments …

Business

Downtown Edmonton: City planning more parks, greenery with online survey

People want more trees and more child-friendly spaces downtown — and city planners are rolling out a few proposals to make it happen.<p>Dozens of …

Edmonton

Here's how much millennials spend on Uber and Lyft in major US cities every month

1/<p>St. Louis, Missouri<p>Mike Coppola/Getty<p><b>Average amount spent on Uber:</b> $30<p><b>Average amount spent on Lyft:</b> $20<p>2/<p>Indianapolis, Indiana<p>Spencer</b> …

Lyft

3 ways cities can become more sustainable

<b>Singapore (beboy via Shutterstock)</b><p>The actions of city planners now could create a better future for us all. But how?<p>Chan Heng Chee<p>July 14, 2018 4:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>On June 20, visiting the U.S., I watched intense rains flood Westmoreland County, …

Sustainability

City seeks to thwart redevelopment of mobile and manufactured home parks

Planning and Sustainability Commission votes to create new manufactured dwelling park zone for more than 50 parks; plan now goes to City Council for …

Portland, OR

Asheville Downtown Commission approves demolition of Hunter Volvo building

Asheville Downtown Commission unanimously approved Duke Energy's plan to demolish the former Hunter Volvo building on Patton Avenue.<p>The demolition is …

Asheville

1.2-km skywalk high above Shenzhen

News (China)

Mapping the urban vitality of Barcelona

Researchers from the Department of Geography and the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology at the UAB (ICTA-UAB) have designed a new …

American Cities

Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Public Transportation

Overview<p>Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Public Transportation by Thomas Abdallah<p><i>Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges</i> …

Sustainability

Urban Nightmare: Cities In Shambles

Our cities are in shambles, they fall apart at the slightest disturbance like we have seen in Mumbai over the past couple of days where the city came …

India

Chicago Ranks Among Worst US Cities To Drive In

The city was listed near the bottom in a recent study. But it still ranked higher than New York City.<p>CHICAGO, IL — Drivers in Chicago know from …

North Carolina

A casino in Miami’s urban core? Hell, no!

Re the approval of a jai alai/casino on 30th street and Biscayne Boulevard: As a long-time urban planner and developer in Miami, I want to express my …

Opinion

The largest demolition project in Brisbane since the Executive Building

Work has begun to tear down the nine storey Landcentre building at Woolloongabba for the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project.<p>Preparation work on …

Nigeria

Redesigning The Most Remote Village On Earth

An extremely isolated village on a lone volcanic island has chosen a winner in an international design competition to plan its future.<p>Tristan da Cunha is frequently called the most remote settlement on earth–even on the island, where a sign declares the fact and welcomes visitors, which tend to be …

Urban Design

Exclusive: The High Line’s Ambitious Next Act

The High Line Network, a new forum for cities around the world, isn’t about cloning the park. It’s about helping other cities avoid some of its negative effects.<p>Robert Hammond remembers the uphill battle he and Josh David faced when they tried to convince people that a derelict, weed-covered, …

Urban Design

City unveils new Damen Green Line station designed by Perkins + Will

Work on the upcoming transit stop will start later this year<p>On Monday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual joined other city officials to release the first official images of the new Green Line station planned for the intersection of Lake and Damen on the city’s Near West Side.<p>Announced in early 2017, the …

Urban Design

Can A Graphic Novel Teach Teens To Care About Urban Design?

The new book No Small Plans is designed to close the civic education gap by encouraging young people to get involved in their communities.<p>In 1911, the businessman Charles H. Wacker published a children’s textbook based on the 1909 Plan of Chicago, which proposed a set of urban design projects to …

Urban Design

City releases design of new Damen Green Line CTA station

The planned Green Line station at Damen Avenue and Lake Street near the United Center will feature a glass-covered bridge over the platform that will provide both connections between inbound and outbound trains and views of the Chicago skyline, the city said.<p>The mayor’s office, the CTA, and the …

Chicago

Here’s what the CTA’s new Green Line station at Damen Avenue will look like

Last year, the city announced its intention to build a new CTA Green Line station at Damen Avenue and Lake Street, filling in a 1.5-mile gap that …

Urban Design

Judah & the Lion M&G

Urban Design

Design space construction: a framework to support collaborative, parametric decision making [2018-8]

authors:<p>John Haymaker, AIA, PhD<br>Director of Research, Director of Process Lab, Perkins+Will;<br>john.haymaker@perkinswill.com<p>Marcelo Bernal, PhD, Senior …

Carnegie Mellon University

A PR firestorm around Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert's $5.5 billion Detroit project shows that money isn't the biggest challenge he faces in revitalizing the city

Dan Gilbert, the billionaire owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has been transforming downtown Detroit for almost a decade. Since moving his mortgage company Quicken Loans to the neighborhood in 2010, he's invested $3.5 billion (with $2.1 billion in development) through his real estate firm Bedrock …

Business

'Aerial Futures' Explores the Relationship Between Cities and Their Airports

2 hours ago - By Arch Daily<p>A new short film by the non-profit organization AERIAL FUTURES explores the complex relationships between cities and their …

Drawing

Farnworth bus station to reopen after four month revamp

The first bus is set to leave the new station at 7.55am on Sunday, July 8.<p>In addition to improved CCTV and cycle parking facilities, the station …

Manchester

Road closures in Burlington for Downtown Car Show

Several roads are closed in downtown Burlington on Saturday, July 7 for the fourth annual Burlington Downtown Car Show, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 …

Auto Shows

The 13 hardest partying US cities

MoveHub — which previously determined the most hipster cities in the US— has compiled a list of the world's wildest party cities.<p>To determine the hardest-partying destinations, the site looked at the number of nightlife venues per 100,000 people, cannabis consumption per 100,000 people, and …

San Francisco

Why restore the Uptown Theatre at all? It's savvy, and plus there's a better reason

On July 1, Neil Young played a sold-out concert at Chicago's historic Auditorium Theatre, part of the music legend's summer solo tour. Young saw great historical resonance in the gig, reminding fans that a nascent Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young played the Auditorium just before Woodstock in 1969, …

The Theatre

Why the Uptown Theatre Restoration is a Big Deal

Imagine what the elaborate interiors of the Uptown Theatre looked like in its heyday; a generation of Chicagoans and visitors have had to over the …

Chicago