Urban Design

Yes, say experts. A working group meeting this month hopes to offer first-ever guidance in the next few years.
Brendon Bosworth April 5, 2017
An article in the Journal of the American Planning Association kicks off a debate among urban planners on the value of compact city designs.
David Hatch March 3, 2017
The issue is likely to receive significant consideration, particularly around public space — more so than at previous Habitat conferences.
April 5, 2016

With fewer cars on the roads, cities would have more real estate for homes, businesses and pedestrian and cycling lanes, TechCrunch reports. 

November 11, 2015
Local governments use event, which bookended Expo 2015, to bolster recognition of the Habitat III process.
Simone d'Antonio November 5, 2015

A U. S.-based firm plans to open training centers across Africa to address the shortage of architectural and design professionals, Dezeen reports.  

October 5, 2015

The homeless and elderly residents have made considerable use of the fountains, Cities Today reports.

August 31, 2015
A new book puts forward dozens of urbanization innovations that spark hope among practitioners — and offer grounding to the new Sustainable Development Goals.
Gregory Scruggs August 25, 2015

A museum exhibition in Holon, Israel, explores creative ways to add shade to urban public squares, the Times of Israel reports. 

July 31, 2015

Chinese developers are playing a lead role in the urbanization of Kigali, Lagos, Addis Ababa and other African cities

July 28, 2015

South Korea’s largest city is a leader on urban freeway removal, but this time an abandoned highway would become a city park, the Korea Herald reports. 

May 28, 2015

Architects are looking for a new way to recycle the massive ships, Fast Company reports. 

May 25, 2015

Demolition of historic buildings and neighborhoods and an overemphasis on motorways and tunnels has spurred criticism of Brussels’ approach to urban design, CityMetric reports. 

April 15, 2015

Johannesburg is implementing design changes that seek to end the physical isolation of black communities wrought by Apartheid, the Economist reports. 

August 18, 2014
Laboratorio para la Ciudad is the latest city innovation lab to hit the global urban scene. It’s created a place to invent and test new ideas but some say it’s not focused enough on the needs of the urban poor.
Ana Arana August 1, 2014

The South African city is safer due to upgrades that include well-lit walkways, community centers and sports facilities, according to The Dirt blog.

May 22, 2014
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