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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

January 31, 2017
January 30, 2017
Actually, the Romans Invented Sustainable Urbanism

In any debate on new construction in our urban centres you are likely to hear phrases like sustainable urban planning, adaptive reuse and recycling heritage – so much so that anyone would be forgiven for thinking that these were modern concerns.

January 26, 2017
What Does Smart Growth for St. Louis Look Like?
St. Louis Public Radio

On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh discussed the idea of “smart growth” in the St. Louis region with organizers of an upcoming conference called the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference.

January 25, 2017
January 24, 2017
Leaked Austin Code Draft Worries Real Estate Community
Austin Business Journal

While the first step in the long-awaited overhaul of Austin’s development code, a process dubbed CodeNext, isn’t happening until Jan. 30, a preliminary version of the code is making waves in the real estate and urban planning communities.

How Tech Is Making Urban Planning More Inclusive
The Guardian

Having a say in what your city or neighborhood should be like is often complicated, time-consuming and full of confusing jargon. A new wave of digital tools are trying to make the process transparent and interactive.

January 23, 2017
January 22, 2017
David Adjaye and Living Architecture
The McGill International Review

The product of a complex array of planning policies, migratory patterns, warfare, business interests and zoning laws, architecture acts as a reflection and extension of power struggles. Who owns the streets? How do the spaces we inhabit influence the trajectory of our daily lives?

Teens Foresee Cities of the Future
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette

Consider, if you will, the power of public spaces. That’s the challenge area middle school students received this year for the 2017 Indiana Future City Competition.

Planning Laws Are Not The Whole Housing Problem
Adam Smith Institute

Notwithstanding the huge detrimental effect of planning laws, we have laws that would allow for a lot more house building than we currently have and they aren’t utilised for political rather than legal reasons. But this is often forgotten.

Why Are Planning Awards Important?
Planning Theory and Practice (abstract)

Planning awards can help cultivate public appreciation for a profession in the midst of an unfavorable political environment.

January 19, 2017
Community Planning Advice: Never, Never Give Up
Otis White

What’s odd about this work – the countless meetings, the retelling of the proposal and its benefits over and over, the endless rumor-quashing and infinite adjustments – is that when a major proposal finally succeeds, it’s usually done quickly and sometimes unexpectedly.

How Seattle’s Well-Intentioned Planning Experiment Went Wrong
The C Is For Crank

When the city of Seattle began drafting a proposal to increase density and improve housing affordability across the city, known as the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda, or HALA, city officials knew the plan would be controversial.

Poor Planning Endangering Mega-City Environments
The News

Expansion of cities without urban planning has resulted in devastating impacts on ecology and environment, observed vice chancellor of the University of Karachi (KU) Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser, on Wednesday.

January 17, 2017
L.A. Made Your House Historic and Never Told You

According to this op-ed, the city of Los Angeles is implementing a sweeping, yet almost completely unpublicized, effort to give historic status to tens-of-thousands of homes and properties across the city, without ever telling anyone about it.


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