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3 Winning Designs for Unplanned Cities Focus on the People Who Live in Them

BY RACHEL DOVEY | AUGUST 4, 2017 As more of the world’s population moves into refugee camps and slums due to war, climate change, rural-to-urban migration and ad hoc urban planning, discussions about housing are increasingly shifting toward how to meet these makeshift neighborhoods where they’re at. Shelter Global’s annual Dencity Competition urges architects and … Continue reading 3 Winning Designs for Unplanned Cities Focus on the People Who Live in Them

Reclaiming “Redneck” Urbanism: What Urban Planners can Learn from Trailer Parks

Nolan Gray writes for Market Urbanism Given that “redneck” and “hillbilly” remain the last acceptable stereotypes among polite society, it isn’t surprising that the stereotypical urban home of poor, recently rural whites remains an object of scorn. The mere mention of a trailer park conjures images … Continue reading Reclaiming “Redneck” Urbanism: What Urban Planners can Learn from Trailer Parks

How Six Major US Cities Are Revolutionizing Their Transportation Systems

ALY COMINGORE -Feb 13 2017 Mayors from Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, and Columbus met to discuss their visions for renewable energy sources and the future of public transportation. Barring a major shakeup in the US Congress, this month former Texas governor Rick Perry and Oklahoma Attorney … Continue reading How Six Major US Cities Are Revolutionizing Their Transportation Systems

11 Futuristic Ways to Improve Our Cities, From Robotic Rats to Talking Trash Cans

CITY HALL. IT’S traditionally the place where technology gets stuffed into a drawer and forgotten. But as budgets recover from the Great Recession and smartphone-toting citizens prod municipal officials, cities are now more Boston Dynamics than Boss Tweed. Soon the pols will be promising sensor-driven … Continue reading 11 Futuristic Ways to Improve Our Cities, From Robotic Rats to Talking Trash Cans

Dallas is getting a $600 million urban park that’s more than 11 times as large as Central Park

 Leanna Garfield Dallas, Texas, is getting a lot greener. The city is building a 10,000-acre nature district — nearly 12 times as large as Manhattan’s Central Park — along the Trinity River. Featuring plenty of walkways, sports fields, trees, and other flora, the site will … Continue reading Dallas is getting a $600 million urban park that’s more than 11 times as large as Central Park