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 …
On November 28, 2011, City of Vancouver Planning Director, Brent Toderian, spoke to the members of the Urban Development Institute on issues relating to affordability, city planning, CACs, architecture and housing supply: You can follow along with the slides below (or download them for future reference): Brent Toderian’s Presentation UDI Final
This week’s news and views for urbanists… (and a few from last week too!)
How developers and their choices define city life and the urban experience.
The 1930’s saw two distinct trends with long-term impacts of the future of urbanism in North America, and particularly the United States.
A year ago, I shared my initial observations on CityScape Phoenix. At the time I wasn’t impressed. A year later, it impresses me even less.
Urban news and views from the past week.
How can we make the most of these developments and tilt them from quasi-urban to mostly urban?
New Urbanism is an urban design movement, which promotes walkable neighborhoods that contain a range of housing and job types.
We need to start creating neighborhoods that build authentic places that are intimately related, interconnected and interdependent.