History / Preservation

World leaders are meeting in Paris this week for the United Nation's COP21 talks. But what exactly are the main topics of discussion?
18 hours ago   Doggerel
That's the title of an exhibit currently at The Museum of the City of New York, which shows how the auto dominated many aspects of city life. There are also showings of current "Streetfilms" by 'Livable Streets' showing how to undo it.
Jul 23, 2010   The New York Times - Art & Design
Last month I highlighted some important places in the history of planning. Responding to student requests, this month I turn to plans. Blog Post
Jul 22, 2010   By Ann Forsyth
Chuck Wolfe discusses the challenge of finding a more marketable term to encompass all of the prevailing theories of "transit-oriented development", "walkability", and "liveability." His suggestion? Urbandwidth.
Jul 21, 2010   myurbanist
Forest land and open space have been steadily gobbled up by development in the Pacific Northwest. A new initiative in Washington seeks to relocate some of developers' planned greenfield housing into cities.
Jul 21, 2010   Citiwire
Millions of Germans this weekend closed off a 40-mile stretch of autobahn for a banquet and party.
Jul 20, 2010   BBC
The American Institute of Architects discovers that architects are finding work redesigning stations, and that a new focus on transit is driving development.
Jul 16, 2010   AIA
The AIA Guide to New York City was last updated 10 years ago, and the latest version shows an explosion of glassy residential towers. James Russell says the guide is "monumental."
Jul 14, 2010   Bloomberg News
Carl Nolte, the San Francisco Chronicle's historian, writes on the 150-year anniversary of the Market St. Railway that began operation as a 2-car steam train on July 4, 1860, and the evolution of rail on/under Market St including BART & Muni Metro.
Jul 12, 2010   The San Francisco Chronicle
The Project for Public Spaces has begun to publicize improvements it has made to main streets across the country with a new web feature, reports Kaid Benfield.
Jul 9, 2010   Sustainable Cities Collective
Rome, a city steeped in history, is struggling to retain and protect its historical identity as the city modernizes and expands.
Jul 9, 2010   The New York Times