Posts tagged with 'urban design'
Friday Fun: Urbanology by the BMW Guggenheim Lab
Friday Fun: Urbanology by the BMW Guggenheim Lab
The BMW Guggenheim Lab released an online urban planning game, “Urbanology,” as a platform to explore urban issues. Urbanology was developed by Local Projects, and the physical design was created by Zones Urbaines Sensibles. Each player assumes the role of a decision maker ...
Wayfinding Maps for Urban Navigators
Wayfinding Maps for Urban Navigators
Hansel and Gretel may have had bread crumbs to lead their way, but New York City’s pedestrians will have something less edible to follow: Maps! Taking a page from London’s pedestrianization efforts, New York City’s Department of Transportation released a ...
Urban Design Competition: My Sustrans Dream Street
Urban Design Competition: My Sustrans Dream Street
Sustrans, a sustainable transport charity based out of the United Kingdom, launched a competition for primary and secondary level students to design their “dream street.” Open to 7- to 14-year-olds, the competition is hoping to find what U.K. children would ...
Apple’s New Campus Eliminates Surface Parking, Adds Cars to Traffic
Apple’s New Campus Eliminates Surface Parking, Adds Cars to Traffic
Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., unveiled his company’s plans for a new campus for approval on Tuesday at the Cupertino City Council Meeting. The new campus will occupy 98 acres of land bought from Hewlett Packard Co., in ...
New York City's High Line Unveils Second Phase
New York City's High Line Unveils Second Phase
New York City’s famous High Line opened its second section to the public today, doubling the park’s length to reach a full mile. Extending from West 20th and 30th streets, the High Line’s original elements, like its elevated promenade and ...
Friday Fun: Driverless City
Friday Fun: Driverless City
The Audi Urban Future Award is an international competition among privately selected architectural firms to design the future of cities. The initiative is Audi’s effort to look at the urban environment as a laboratory and to create a changed reality ...
Research Recap, May 9: Biking to Work, Urban Contiguity, Power of Marketplaces
Research Recap, May 9: Biking to Work, Urban Contiguity, Power of Marketplaces
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. The Habit of Biking to Work For those considering participating in Bike to Work day on ...
By The City/For The City: Civic Involvement Improves New York
By The City/For The City: Civic Involvement Improves New York
The Institute for Urban Design (IfUD), a nonprofit organization fostering dialogue in urban planning, and the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a nonprofit planning and design organization, are collecting ideas on how to design a better New York City through ...
Los Angeles County “RENEWS” Model Streets Manual
Los Angeles County “RENEWS” Model Streets Manual
In an effort to improve the health and livability of cities, Los Angeles County (LAC) provided grants of up to $240,000 to nine applicants as part of its Renewing Environments for Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness (RENEW) initiative. The grants are ...
New Report: Cities "Driven Apart" by Sprawl
New Report: Cities "Driven Apart" by Sprawl
A new report by CEOs for Cities analyzes transportation in 51 major U.S. cities, with an emphasis on land use patterns and community design, calling into question the highway-oriented industry standard for measuring congestion created by the Texas Transportation Institute’s annual Urban ...
Masdar City: An Urban Fantasy
Masdar City: An Urban Fantasy
Six months ago, we wrote about the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) and its plans to position the city as a leader in sustainable design and development. This is no small feat, considering the United Arab Emirates was once ranked ...
Dimming the Lights in Cities to Improve Quality of Life
Dimming the Lights in Cities to Improve Quality of Life
We often don’t think of how we light our cities, but lighting in urban environments is an important piece of city design and residential safety.  Our relationship with space and each other is largely influenced by light. It provides safety; ...
Students Design Sustainable Solutions for the Future
Students Design Sustainable Solutions for the Future
Student competitions like Urban SOS gather ideas from students around the world about how to confront problems of urban mobility. There’s been a lot of news this week about students designing a future of sustainable mobility. (Andrew Revkin from The ...
Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning Make a City Fast
Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning Make a City Fast
Fast Company named Seattle the “City of the Year” in its annual “Fast City” issue, which handpicks cities around the world that exhibit “smarts, foresight, social consciousness [and] creative ferment.” San Francisco was chosen for its innovative public-private partnership that ...
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