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A new report by the United Nations projects the growth of the world's urban population, which is expected to surpass six billion by 2045.
12 hours ago   Quartz
Joyce Lee discusses NYC's Active Design Guidelines and how they address the relationship between urban form and public health.
Apr 25, 2011   THE DIRT
This interactive visualization presents population data and projections for the world's 590 most populated, showing how their populations compare to one another over time.
Apr 25, 2011   Visualizing
The 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition turned up some unusual and futuristic designs for future skyscrapers and other structures, from a reimagined Hoover Dam to a Ferris Wheel-shaped wind turbine.
Apr 24, 2011   Popular Science
In a world heavily composed of and reliant on water, how we treat our oceans should be a major aspect of the way we think about planning and living on this planet, according to Timothy Beatley.
Apr 22, 2011   Places
This week the city of San Francisco will launch its SFpark Program in an attempt to appropriately price street parking and reduce traffic due to people cruising for available parking spaces.
Apr 21, 2011   StreetFilms.org
Wubbo Ockels, a Dutch physicist and astronaut, has designed and built a prototype high-speed bus as an alternative to high-speed rail. (VIDEO)
Apr 21, 2011   The Antiplanner
At a national conference on brownfields, representatives from the EPA outlined how to safely farm an urban garden on top of a contaminated site.
Apr 21, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
UN-HABITAT (United Nations Human Settlement Programme) recently adopted its first ever resolution on public space, encouraging equity and the development of quality public spaces.
Apr 21, 2011   Project for Public Spaces blog
At the Shanghai Motor Show, Volkswagen debuted its concept E-Scooter, which has a range of 25 miles per charge. Of more interest to urbanists is their intention to use the vehicle in a "bike-sharing" system.
Apr 20, 2011   Autocar
When one thinks of prefab, its usually a lowslung modernist building sitting by itself on a lot. A group of designers and engineers are debuting a plan for multi-story prefabricated buildings.
Apr 20, 2011   Fast Company