I walk to work in about ten minutes, give or take jaywalking and red lights. I walk through one of the more dense areas in Calgary, an area peppered with medium-rise apartment buildings (65.9 units per hectare/26 UPA). Opinion
Feb 26, 2014 By
A valentine to ten cities around the world that are quietly creating urban paradigms to admire and emulate.
Feb 14, 2014 Future Cities
After months of back and forth, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell L. Clarke “reached an agreement that would allow the rehabilitation of John F. Kennedy Plaza and the sale of the garage beneath LOVE Park.”
Feb 12, 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
Cities around the country are implementing alley improvement programs as a tool for neighborhood revitalization, with benefits to the economy and the environment. A recent article celebrates the strides cities have made in reclaiming alley spaces.
Feb 11, 2014 Urbanophile
One of the best ways to gain citizens' perspectives of their cities is to see what they see, and how they see it. Here are 30 photos sent in by people from global cities that capture that point of view.
Feb 11, 2014 Future Cities
On a recent work trip to New York City, I took some extra time out to see some of the recent landscapes that have been built since I was up there last. Opinion
Feb 10, 2014 By
Metropolis Magazine examines the 21st century efforts at creating wild places in cities, exemplified by the Buffalo Bayou Promenade in Houston and the Passaic River in Newark.
Feb 7, 2014 Metropolis Mag
The flood management story of Boulder, Colorado, includes a successful encounter with a 1,000-year rain event, and its lessons are less about concrete and dams than one might think.
Feb 6, 2014 Next American City
We desire character, complexity and freedom to move in our urban parks. We prefer wild to “human formed” landscapes. We enjoy a sense of mystery, a sense of discovery as we pick our way and wander through non-concrete environs. Opinion
Feb 6, 2014 By
Minneapolis is working to turn the deteriorating Nicollet Mall into a vibrant public space—even hiring James Corner Field Operations (of High-Line fame) as designer. Will the revitalization of the area require the removal of the mall’s four skyways?
Feb 6, 2014 Minneapolis Post