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It’s not that everything is going to be gentrified because of transit — that’s not what we’re arguing. But in Los Angeles, you have the highest possibility of gentrification near stations than in other areas.

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, UCLA Magazine Online

Tag Archives: Urbanism

March 14, 2017
March 9, 2017
March 8, 2017
February 27, 2017
February 26, 2017
The Rise Of Smombie Urbanism
Pop Up City

In recent articles, we’ve already reported on the fact that increasing numbers of people are glued to their smartphone screens. Whether we want it or not, this undeniable trend forces governments and designers to rethink the use and design of urban spaces.

February 22, 2017
Seattle Mayor Advocates Immigration, Urbanism
The C Is For Crank

In an uncharacteristically fiery address Tuesday morning, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray laid out an urbanist, unabashedly activist agenda that drew a straight line between President Donald Trump’s executive actions against immigrants and refugees to Seattle’s own exclusionary zoning laws.

February 20, 2017
February 16, 2017
A Great Idea: Tactical Urbanism

The latest trend in urban design and planning gets them off of the paper and out of a big room, testing ideas in the real world. It is fun and hands-on, and making many converts.

February 14, 2017
Living for the City: Jane Jacobs’s “Vital Little Plans”
L.A. Review of Books

I read most of Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs while riding the bus in Los Angeles. It was a fitting backdrop for Jacobs’s observations on the “physical-economic-ethical processes” that comprise a city.

Hong Kong Needs Quality Underground Urbanism
South China Morning Post

N. Balakrishnan says the city needs farsighted laws so the profit motive doesn’t rule future underground developments which, with imaginative handling, could be welcome urban sanctuaries for its space-starved populace.

February 9, 2017
My New Book On Market Urbanism
Market Urbanism

I am happy to announce that my new book “Government Intervention and Suburban Sprawl: The Case for Market Urbanism” is now available at Amazon. There is a “look inside the book” feature at the book’s Amazon webpage for those who would like to know more.

February 2, 2017
The Life, Death and Demolition of An Urban Street
Washington Post

For more than a century, hundreds of people called this patch of East Baltimore home. Now the 900 block of North Bradford Street is about to be ripped down as a city with 17,000 boarded-up buildings lays waste to its blight and its history.

February 1, 2017
Simple Urbanism Is So Elusive

At first blush, the new Harriet’s Inn at 40th Street and Lyndale Avenue in south Minneapolis is a nice addition to the city and its urban fabric. But is it actually an urbanist’s dream? Far from it.

January 4, 2017
Is There A “Charleroi Effect”?
Art Media Agency

Since 1997, much has been written about the “Bilbao effect”. But is the creation of “mega-museums” still adapted to our society today? We probe this question by examining Charleroi, which has chosen to privilege depth in a project that combines urbanism and culture.

December 21, 2016
December 20, 2016
Phoenix Urban Designer Recognized for Innovative Alley Plan
Downtown Phoenix Journal

Phoenix urban designer and landscape architect Tiffany Halperin proposed that all alleys in the city of Phoenix be repurposed as pedestrian and bicycle corridors, getting second place in the This is Phoenix 2016 design competition.

December 19, 2016
Streets as Places: Q&A with Yuval Fogelson of Urb-i
Project for Public Spaces

Urb-i is a multidisciplinary Brazilian placemaking startup that inspires people to see their Streets as Places. We sat down with co-founder Yuval Fogelson to learn more about their work.

The New Suburbia: More Urban
New York Times

Some suburbs around New York City are becoming decidedly less suburban, as new apartment buildings and condominium communities close to mass transit help expand the downtowns of these villages and towns. Multifamily housing is also popping up near highways and main thoroughfares.

December 15, 2016
December 14, 2016


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