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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.

Richmond CA Mayor Tom Butt, San Francisco Chronicle

Tag Archives: Urban Planning

August 22, 2017
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.

The ‘Appeal’ of Gentrification: Lost in Transposition?
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (abstract)

This essay takes up the challenge of contextual theory and empirical research through a critical comparative approach that ultimately finds how the expansive gentrification balloon pops as a consequence of assumptions and misassumptions that hides consequential data.

August 20, 2017
Smart City Characteristics in the Plans of 15 Cities
Journal of Urban Technology (abstract)

This paper identifies the characteristics of smart cities as they emerge from the recent literature, and how these characteristics are present in the smart city plans of 15 cities.

August 17, 2017
August 16, 2017
Can Temporary Markets Save Toronto Street Life?
The Globe and Mail

Advocates and planners are working on “tower renewal”: rethinking, rezoning and rebuilding these relics. But how do you take tower neighbourhoods into the 21st century?

August 15, 2017
Houston Heights Guidelines Would Restrict Renovation, Construction
Houston Chronicle

For the first time, the city is preparing to publish a 225-page set of guidelines for building and modifying homes in the historic Heights, listing in explicit detail what can and cannot, should and should not be done. How will that affect the neighborhood?

August 14, 2017
The Global South is Forming Its Own Urbanism

What is the repertoire of concepts, ideas and visions that inform the work of urban planners in the Global South? Are they still under the spell of their colonial and postcolonial masters? Or have they developed their own ideas and values in urbanism?

‘Urban Diaries’ Make Everyone a Planner
City Metric

In my book, Seeing the Better City, I offer a tool – the “urban diary” – that can harness the power of perception to transform how our cities evolve.

August 13, 2017
An Indicator Approach to Sustainable Urban Freight Transport
Journal of Urbanism (abstract)

This paper addresses the lack of an understanding of freight flows’ impact on the livability of cities by introducing a comprehensive set of freight transport related indicators with an operational target in policy support and urban planning.

August 10, 2017
August 9, 2017
Vancouver Planners Aim to Make High Density Neighborhoods Livable
The Globe and Mail

Builders and city staff aimed to ensure that, in an area that previously only contained industry and single-family houses, the thousands of new people would have a rich array of activities and services, as well as a setting with more than just new towers.

Polycentric Development Practice in Chinese Master Planning
International Planning Studies (abstract)

This paper seeks to identify the main differences in application of polycentricity between China and the West, and explore the major emerging strands of polycentric development practice, as illustrated through an evaluation of master planning in regions across China.

August 8, 2017


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