It is not often that a graduate school project turns into a best-selling book, let alone a transformative infrastructure projects that is reshaping a large North American city. Yet, that is exactly what happened to Ryan Gravel when he envisioned a streetcar loop inside the Atlanta city limits connecting four …
In May 2010, a few months before he was elected mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi spoke at TEDxCalgary on ‘Calgary 3.0.’ Using insights drawn from his work in business, entrepreneurship and social change—as well as modern GIS data—he explored the challenges of how a modern city grows, and what some of …
This week’s wrap of good reads for urbanists.
This week’s news and views for urbanists… (and a few from last week too!)
The 1940’s saw the construction of the first American planned communities. It also saw the passing of a wave of federal legislation in the United States.
Here’s the Canadian premiere of my articles for urbanists. Different city; same urban goodness.
The 1930’s saw two distinct trends with long-term impacts of the future of urbanism in North America, and particularly the United States.
Matt Yglesias comments on Phoenix’s light rail investment.
Rob Carter’s stop-motion paper animation film, Metropolis, is like “a pop-up book on speed.” The nine-minute stop motion animation chronicles the urban expansion of Charlotte, North Carolina from a Native American trading post to a sprawling megalopolis. This clip is the last three minutes of the film, showing the last 70 years …
While an interesting premise (and a great term), X-Urbanism never really caught on outside academic circles.