As abstract as the study of philosophy may seem, it has to take place somewhere. Philosophy professor David Kishik posits that cities have influenced the development of philosophical ideas, from Socrates' Athens to William James' New York.
Jul 21, 2015 New York Times
A new report by the Urban Land Institute, "Density: Drivers, Dividends and Debates," examines the concept of density, its impacts, and how it can best be achieved in cities around the world.
Jul 9, 2015 Density Drivers Dividends and Debates
Pushing back on a version of futurism that imagines cities as a collection of iconic structures devoid of people and interactions.
Jul 9, 2015 Project For Public Spaces
My title reflects the theme of a breakout session at the fifth annual Rocky Mountain CitySummit held a couple of weeks ago in Denver. Blog Post
May 7, 2015 By
Secretary of State John Kerry recently began a two-year term as the chair of the Acrtic Council. He used the occasion to make a call for a stronger role for cities in international efforts to fight climate change.
Apr 26, 2015 The Washington Post
What helps make a downtown family friendly? Safe places to play, safe streets, good schools and attainable housing, writes Jennifer Hill.
Apr 14, 2015 Community Builders
For half a century, suburbs surpassed city centers in population and job growth. These economic and demographic trends appear to be reversing. America's cities have grown faster than outlying areas and new research that jobs are coming with them.
Feb 24, 2015 Surging City Center Job Growth
A post on Gizmodo traces the long and evolving history of defensive fortifications and how they influenced how cities were built and how people lived.
Dec 31, 2014 Gizmodo
A deeper look at the traffic data on Planetizen reveals trends from the planning and urban design conversation of 2014. Exclusive
Dec 31, 2014 By
When I was arguing with someone about sprawl in declining "legacy cities," I ran into the following argument (loosely paraphrased): "The reason places like Detroit are declining isn't because of sprawl but because of municipal corruption and mismanagement. Blog Post
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