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HUD has tried to paint a picture nationwide that they are out there providing all the money and tools and administrative context, and the local agencies just aren’t getting it done.That’s sort of the perception they’ll try to sell to you, and I don’t think that’s accurate.

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Tag Archives: Urban Design

August 22, 2017
Ann Arbor’s New Design Rules Serves Pedestrians
MLive

Continuing to refine a proposal for new downtown design regulations, the City Council voted Monday night, Aug. 21, to give initial approval to a set of revised zoning changes aimed at improving the look and feel of new buildings and additions in the downtown.

August 21, 2017
Ted Talks: 7 Principles For Building Better Cities
CCT News

Peter Calthorpe has always been fascinated by the thought of the world setting up the best infrastructure in major cities. Lately, he has been pretty busy in the past trying to come up with a plan that will guide in the building of the cities of the future.

August 20, 2017
Bollards Could’ve Prevented Barcelona-Style Attack
New York Magazine

The driver who attacked Barcelona yesterday, killing 14 and maiming dozens, drove unimpeded along a quarter-mile of Las Ramblas’ wide, leafy median. “There are a million ways of preventing that,” says Rob Reiter, a pedestrian-safety consultant.

Columbus, IN, Renews Its Big Design Legacy
New York Times

Columbus, Indiana has an unusual depth of remarkable modern, postmodern and contemporary architecture, making it one of America’s most design-sophisticated communities. And its coming back.

Seattle Transit Station Gets New Art, Architecture
Huffington Post

A 100-foot descent into a light rail transit station at the University of Washington might have been just an ordinary experience. But thanks to a collaboration between Seattle’s LMN Architects and artist Leo Saul Berk, it’s a magical means of traveling to and from a train.

August 17, 2017
August 16, 2017
August 15, 2017
Exploring Tokyo Urbanism
The Urbanist

The first thing that struck me about Tokyo: its transportation system was every bit as efficient as I had heard.

August 14, 2017
Urban Runoff and Water Sustainability in Urban Design
Architecture and Design

While reducing our material usage, reusing what already exists and recycling other products are all valuable steps towards reducing the impacts of climate change, they cannot be the only strategies adopted in an integrated approach.

August 13, 2017
The Hong Kong Window Ledge
Brandon Donnelly

In Hong Kong, you’re allowed to deduct certain projecting windows from your calculation of Gross Floor Area. The result being a proliferation of these projecting window ledges all across the city.

August 10, 2017
August 9, 2017
Charlotte Neighborhood Receives ‘Better Block’ Grant
Charlotte Observer

The Belmont neighborhood just north of uptown has received a grant to create a “Better Block,” a two-day, pop-up style project that’s meant to showcase better urban design and get residents involved in improving the area where they live.

August 8, 2017
August 7, 2017
August 3, 2017
9 Barriers to Walking in Sydney
Transportist

I am a pedestrian in Sydney, living in a car-less household, so I have had a few months experience in the pedestrian environment. As nice as walking in Sydney is, walking in Sydney should be nicer.

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