Urban Planning

An innovative effort to keep a megacity's urban edge green.
Ignacio Amigo February 24, 2017
Findings offer insight for countries across the world dealing with spiking rates of driving and increasing car-focused urban planning.
David Hatch January 27, 2017
Two new courses, including a free online class open to anyone, take a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how to build better cities.
Carlin Carr January 6, 2017
ANALYSIS | Spatial thinking does not have a high profile in the Habitat III strategy. That’s concerning.
December 13, 2016
A review of “The Well-Tempered City” by Jonathan F.P. Rose
Neal Peirce November 23, 2016

The expansion of the central business district’s car-free zone is among the agenda topics, The New Times reports. 

November 15, 2016

The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community will offer online tools to help resource-strapped cities plan for huge population growth.

November 11, 2016
Good urban planning can’t happen without a better understanding of informal settlements, advocates say.
Brendon Bosworth October 20, 2016
El nuevo Atlas de la Expansión Urbana utiliza datos antiguos y nuevos para representar gráficamente lo que verdaderamente significa el crecimiento urbano masivo.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
The new Atlas of Urban Expansion draws on old and new data to paint a picture of what massive urban growth really means.
Gregory Scruggs October 19, 2016
A new plan aims to guide more compact, transit-oriented development of the city through 2040.
Brendon Bosworth October 18, 2016

Greenery, good access to public transit and dense living environments have positive impacts on mental health, the American Psychiatric Association says. 

September 19, 2016
Rivers in the Welsh capital once ran black with coal dust. Now, they form a clean lake that has become the revitalized heart of the city.
David Thorpe September 9, 2016

Cities are passing laws that require growth to be upward, taxing unoccupied dwellings and adding buffers to limit expansion, Apolitical reports. 

August 30, 2016
¿Cómo puede el Sur Global implementar la Nueva Agenda Urbana con planes de estudio de la época colonial y poca inversión en la formación? Ahora, Zambia ofrece un nuevo modelo.
How can the Global South implement the New Urban Agenda with colonial-era curricula and little investment in training? Now, Zambia offers a new model.
‘The future of sustainable cities has to take into account … a re-belief in planning and an understanding that the market cannot deliver everything,’ says the curator of the ‘Conflicts of an Urban Age’ exhibit, which opened in May.
Alex Ulam July 21, 2016

Kigali and other Rwandan cities must construct more high rises as land becomes scarce for development, the New Times reports.  

June 30, 2016

The city-state’s long-term plans encourage residents to abandon private car ownership for public transit, cycling and driverless cars, GovInsider reports.

June 16, 2016

Ontario’s cities would be required to prioritize dense, walkable neighborhoods, public transit and ample green space, The Star reports. 

May 20, 2016
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