Air Pods: Subway Operators' Bane
A rational consumer might have anticipated the anxieties brought on by such small, expensive portable devices. Now the public is paying the price in the.
Family-Friendly Downtown Living
What helps make a downtown family friendly? Safe places to play, safe streets, good schools and attainable housing, writes Jennifer Hill.
The Human Dimension of the Physical City
In his latest two contributions from the south of France, Chuck Wolfe reminds urbanists of the backdrop of the human dimension of affinity, conversation and daily rituals that stand behind the physical, human scale.
The Look and Feel of 'Inherently Urban'
Greek orators, current solution-based efforts, and 25 photographs remind us of the central role of human opportunity in the urban environment.
Listening to the People's Voice in Detroit
In this op-ed for The Detroit News, Rob Goodspeed argues that Detroit needs to exert more effort to dialog with its citizens about how the city should change.
Urban Life, In Dance
Choreographer Jenni Bregman studied human use and interaction in urban areas to create her latest dance piece, "Intimate City."
It's Spring, and the People Are in Bloom
Kaid Benfield gets philosophical about the turn of the seasons, writing that it's "not just nature that renews itself", but the city floods with people that had been hiding inside through the inclement weather.
The Pursuit of Form
Jan Gehl talks about the problematic history of architecture, landscape architecture and yes, planning, when it comes to building cities for people rather than celebrating form for its own sake.
Reasons to be Nice to Pedestrians
Anthony Flint offers this list of the top ten reasons to be nice to pedestrians in 2011.
In Memoriam: William Mitchell
I learned with great sadness about the loss of William Mitchell, 65, this past friday after a long battle with cancer. Bill was the chair of my Ph.D. committee, a mentor and a friend.
Citizen-Activated Adaptive Urban Spaces
The availability of information in the city is creating a new opportunity for adaptive and interactive urban spaces. As Carlo Ratti of MIT's SENSEable City Lab discusses, the key is people.
The Future of the Human Relationship with the City
A recent episode of the Australian radio program Future Tense examines how humans interact with the city and how it will likely change in the future.
City of Grand Forks, North Dakota
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
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Lassen County Planning and Building Services
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.