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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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Tag Archives: Urban Planning

June 27, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 20, 2013
Book Review: Metropolitan Revolution
Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution have authored The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.

June 16, 2013
The Role of GIS in Planning Support Systems
Goodspeed Update

This dissertation examines new professional practices in urban planning that utilize new types of spatial planning support systems (PSS) based on geographic information systems (GIS) software.

June 10, 2013
Why Does Seattle Fear Urban Planning?

Why is urban planning so feeble in Seattle? Why no major open space downtown? Why do opportunities, such as Seattle Commons or retooling Seattle Center, become battlegrounds?

June 4, 2013
Urban Planning Brings Beauty, Value
Tampa Bay Times

Don’t underestimate the economic power of ugliness. And don’t try to tell me that good urban planning can’t help prevent it.

May 17, 2013
Planning Fatigue in City Heights
KPBS San Diego

A group of City Heights residents assembled at the local library last month to learn about the latest study being conducted in their neighborhood.

May 16, 2013
A Grand Vision for Richmond’s Future
Bacon's Rebellion

By 2035 the Richmond region will grow by roughly 200,000 households (435,000 people) and 200,000 new jobs. That’s a mind-numbing number for a metropolitan region with barely more than 1 million inhabitants today.

May 14, 2013
Time For City Planners To Adapt A New Model

I recently had my students study and dissect the plans for five cities, including the historic plans for one. In all, ten plans. These are the documents that cities routinely hire consultants to write, often compelled to do so by state statute.

May 6, 2013
Downtown Fort Worth Seeks Pedestrian Focus
Fort Worth Star Telegram

Future development in downtown Fort Worth should be done with the pedestrian in mind but should also find ways to transport people to the Cultural District, the Stockyards and even Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, according to a draft report of a new strategic action plan.

April 9, 2013
April 8, 2013
Non-Architects Need to Get Involved in Planning
Sustainable Cities Collective, via: @urbandata

In this beautiful TEDx talk Michiel van Iersel, founder of the Amsterdam based collective ‘Failed Architecture‘ explains how and most importantly why more and more non-architects get involved in urban planning


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