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Tag Archives: Urbanism

February 27, 2017
February 26, 2017
The Rise Of Smombie Urbanism
Pop Up City

In recent articles, we’ve already reported on the fact that increasing numbers of people are glued to their smartphone screens. Whether we want it or not, this undeniable trend forces governments and designers to rethink the use and design of urban spaces.

February 22, 2017
Seattle Mayor Advocates Immigration, Urbanism
The C Is For Crank

In an uncharacteristically fiery address Tuesday morning, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray laid out an urbanist, unabashedly activist agenda that drew a straight line between President Donald Trump’s executive actions against immigrants and refugees to Seattle’s own exclusionary zoning laws.

February 20, 2017
February 16, 2017
A Great Idea: Tactical Urbanism

The latest trend in urban design and planning gets them off of the paper and out of a big room, testing ideas in the real world. It is fun and hands-on, and making many converts.

February 14, 2017
Living for the City: Jane Jacobs’s “Vital Little Plans”
L.A. Review of Books

I read most of Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs while riding the bus in Los Angeles. It was a fitting backdrop for Jacobs’s observations on the “physical-economic-ethical processes” that comprise a city.

Hong Kong Needs Quality Underground Urbanism
South China Morning Post

N. Balakrishnan says the city needs farsighted laws so the profit motive doesn’t rule future underground developments which, with imaginative handling, could be welcome urban sanctuaries for its space-starved populace.

February 9, 2017
My New Book On Market Urbanism
Market Urbanism

I am happy to announce that my new book “Government Intervention and Suburban Sprawl: The Case for Market Urbanism” is now available at Amazon. There is a “look inside the book” feature at the book’s Amazon webpage for those who would like to know more.

February 2, 2017
The Life, Death and Demolition of An Urban Street
Washington Post

For more than a century, hundreds of people called this patch of East Baltimore home. Now the 900 block of North Bradford Street is about to be ripped down as a city with 17,000 boarded-up buildings lays waste to its blight and its history.

February 1, 2017
Simple Urbanism Is So Elusive

At first blush, the new Harriet’s Inn at 40th Street and Lyndale Avenue in south Minneapolis is a nice addition to the city and its urban fabric. But is it actually an urbanist’s dream? Far from it.

January 4, 2017
Is There A “Charleroi Effect”?
Art Media Agency

Since 1997, much has been written about the “Bilbao effect”. But is the creation of “mega-museums” still adapted to our society today? We probe this question by examining Charleroi, which has chosen to privilege depth in a project that combines urbanism and culture.

December 21, 2016
December 20, 2016
Phoenix Urban Designer Recognized for Innovative Alley Plan
Downtown Phoenix Journal

Phoenix urban designer and landscape architect Tiffany Halperin proposed that all alleys in the city of Phoenix be repurposed as pedestrian and bicycle corridors, getting second place in the This is Phoenix 2016 design competition.

December 19, 2016
Streets as Places: Q&A with Yuval Fogelson of Urb-i
Project for Public Spaces

Urb-i is a multidisciplinary Brazilian placemaking startup that inspires people to see their Streets as Places. We sat down with co-founder Yuval Fogelson to learn more about their work.

The New Suburbia: More Urban
New York Times

Some suburbs around New York City are becoming decidedly less suburban, as new apartment buildings and condominium communities close to mass transit help expand the downtowns of these villages and towns. Multifamily housing is also popping up near highways and main thoroughfares.

December 15, 2016
December 14, 2016
Project for Lean Urbanism Announces Four Pilots
Hank Dittmar

Four cities have been chosen to test a new approach to neighborhood revitalization. The community-driven method, called Lean Urbanism, enables citizens to more easily shape their communities.

Building on Black Urbanism in Our New World
The Black Urbanist

With the new political environment that we are facing, what’s next for black urbanism? I’d like to take a stab at naming a few things that need to happen.

December 12, 2016
Design Guide Helps Planners Hack Tactical Urbanism
Next City

terature on and toolkits for tactical urbanism have proliferated over the past decade, but the Street Plans Collaborative — authors of the popular book Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change — felt there was still a need for nittier, grittier guidance.


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