Using examples of exceptional streets from diverse settings across the world, Kaid Benfield tries to tease out what makes a great city street.
Sep 7, 2012 Switchboard
Leda Marritz notes that renderings of proposed landscape improvement projects often feature beautiful mature trees intended to spruce up streetscapes. But the associated plans regularly overlook a crucial element: room for the trees to grow.
Jul 10, 2012 Next American City
Tim De Chant compares satellite images of neighborhoods from cities around the world to see if inequality is manifest in the patterns of the landscape. The differences are striking.
May 27, 2012 Per Square Mile
Trees are an increasingly important part of the urban infrastructure. However, a lack a awareness about how to plant and nurture large trees in urban environments dooms many trees to lackluster performance and a short life.
Jan 4, 2012 The Globe and Mail
A new online tool uses the power of crowdsourcing to "map, inventory, and preserve the Philadelphia urban forest."
Apr 29, 2011 Azavea
Hong Kong's oldest living resident, the banyan tree, once lined entire streets in the city and provided an iconic presence that many enjoyed and many felt classified as a nuisance. Now, due to urban expansion, only a cluster of twenty trees remain.
Dec 7, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
Everyone wants street trees, but roots can tear up sidewalks and cause pedestrians to trip. John Olson has the infrastructure solution.
May 6, 2010 EV Studio
With communities balking at the purported ugliness of windtowers and solar panels, a Dutch company proposes using nature's own designs.
May 27, 2009 Fast Company
Another week has passed, and some more exciting and interesting ideas have taken root in the world of urban planning.Using Fees On Motorists To Fund Public Transit Blog Post
Apr 4, 2008 By
<p>A new zoning requirement passed by the New York City Planning Commission will require all new developments to plant trees along the street.</p>
Mar 28, 2008 The New York Times