Urban Design

The multifamily industry is building more in walkable locations, but developers still need instruction on the manners of placemaking. Here are some hints.
3 days ago   Better! Cities & Towns
Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
Sep 23, 2011   urbanizedfilm.com
"There has been a long-standing thread of recognition that the way people live their lives is directly linked to the designed environments in which they live," writes Dan Lockton, reflecting back on his research.
Sep 18, 2011   Design With Intent
Planetizen and Project for Public Spaces want you to help us determine the best public spaces in the United States and Canada. Add your favorites to our list, and vote for other submissions to move them up in the rankings. The results will be published on October 20th, 2011. Exclusive
Sep 15, 2011  By Tim Halbur
Got what it takes to revamp the Union Square, Washington Monument Grounds, and Constitution Gardens? The design competition is now open to anyone who has the vision of making this revered space in D.C. the "best park in the world."
Sep 9, 2011   THE DIRT
For better or worse, cities mimic each other, making replicas of great landmarks down to unique light fixtures. The Infrastructurist selects top 5 cities that do the job well. Not surprisingly, Shanghai earns the title as the hallmark of knock-offs.
Sep 9, 2011   The Infrastructurist
The annual Burning Man festival is underway in Nevada, and this piece from <em>The New York Times</em> looks at the urban plan that undergirds the event.
Aug 30, 2011   The New York Times
The BMW Guggenheim Lab has released an online urban planning game called "Urbanology," which asks a serious of questions to determine the type of city you think is the future.
Aug 22, 2011   TheCityFix.com
Though much of its urban form requires a car to traverse, a few new projects in Miami are shifting the city away from its past of parking lot sprawl.
Jul 21, 2011   Wallpaper
A new project at the National Building Museum is collecting information to better understand the built environment. <em>Next American City</em> talks with the program's curator, Susan Piedmont-Palladino.
Jul 19, 2011   Next American City
Urban parks have an important role to play in solving the health and fitness crisis, but too many acres of parkland are not helping people become healthier. How can park systems be designed to be better-used and live up to their potential?
Jul 16, 2011   Philadelphia Daily News Digital / The Inquirer Digital