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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Category Archives: Urbanism & Design

March 14, 2017
Grand Rapids’ Skywalks Cover Nearly a Mile
MLive

Nearly every day, dozens of downtown Grand Rapids workers use the skywalks that stretch nine-tenths of a mile through the hotels and office buildings between DeVos Place Convention Center and Van Andel Arena.

March 13, 2017
Why Do Countries Relocate Their Capital Cities?
Global Urbanist

Following the release of his book Capital Cities: varieties and patterns of development and relocation, Vadim Rossman explains the main trends and motivations behind a phenomenon as common as it is misunderstood.

NYC Blueprint: The Broadway Plan
The Cycling Straphanger

Of all the streets in Manhattan’s street grid, Broadway is the odd one out. It’s both the only street that goes diagonally across the borough above 14th Street and a street that has three different characters throughout the city. It’s also a target for pedestrianization.

March 12, 2017
The Suburb Of The Future
Business Insider

Throughout the US, urban planners, city officials, and developers are increasingly re-thinking how they design suburbs. Nationwide, suburbs are becoming more urban, placing new emphasis on density, walkability, environmental impact, and diversity.

How Dumpsters Inspire Tiny-Homes
Fast Company Coexist

They need to be sleek and tech-enabled—and the startup Kasita realized that creating a space that small is a task better left to product designers than architects.

March 9, 2017
Post-Recession, City Centers Boom In Secondary Markets
Forbes

As the first quarter of the year nears its end, publicly traded retailers are reporting Q4 earnings that not only missed analyst estimates, but reflected a decline in same-store sales that has led to a huge wave of store closures rivaling that of the recession.

Kyiv: A City of Murals
Transitions Online

Will the Ukrainian capital become a new center of street art culture?

Living Off The Edge in Contested Public Spaces
The Conversation

There are few more telling signs of conflict in urban spaces than calls to send in the police. Geelong’s Little Malop Street Mall has been the subject of many such calls, as regular incidents keep the space in the media spotlight.

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