Urban Design

An unfamiliar title for a familiar collection of concepts, psychogeography examines the good and bad effects of environments on the thoughts and feelings of people.
Dec 31, 2015   The Urban Edge
Designers and architects in Charlotte, North Carolina are asking the city to raise the bar when approving new apartment buildings to prevent more of the repetitive wood-frame design that has swept the city.
Dec 29, 2015   The Charlotte Observer
Millennials and an aging Baby Boomer population have put a premium on "the hottest trend in real estate": walkability.
Dec 7, 2015   The Huffington Post
Ten key conferences in 2016 for planners, architects, and urban design professionals, summarized by Clement Lau, a Los Angeles County planner.
Nov 26, 2015   UrbDeZine
Research into the various shapes of cities in India may be able to predict the economic success of the city's residents.
Oct 31, 2015   Knowledge @ Wharton
With statistics showing that fewer than half of Americans know their neighbors, bringing neighborliness to neighborhoods remains a challenge for urban planners.
Oct 27, 2015   The Chicago Tribune
Blog Post
One of the most interesting and complex challenges a city planner can be a part of, is the creation of a new city-wide plan—particularly one for an ambitious municipality that truly wants to change business-as-usual. Blog Post
Sep 1, 2015   By Brent Toderian
Low crime rates and affordable property preoccupy adults, but kids need something more: the ability to walk the streets and play out on their own. In The Guardian, Viv Groskop explores the "popsicle test" and other elements of child-friendly cities.
Aug 25, 2015   The Guardian
Exclusive
Sean O'Malley and Andrew Watkins, of the landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm SWA, describe the benefits of a design process that empowers people and communities to participate. Exclusive
Aug 4, 2015  By Sean O'Malley and Andrew Watkins
A World Research Institute report offers seven prescriptions for designing safer cities. At the top of the list: avoid sprawl.
Jul 24, 2015   Motherboard
Could something as simple of the material selected for a residential tower prove the "antidote to suburban blandness"? A Parisian suburb thinks so.
Jul 23, 2015   Frame