Urban Design

May 15, 2019, 5am PDT
A design-focused study of mode choice doesn’t consider the many ways people interact with and travel through urban environments.
City Observatory
Blog post
May 7, 2019, 8am PDT
After 12 days of walking the Portuguese Camino, the importance of many urban planning and development debates—from balanced growth to banning cars—became abundantly clear.
Charles R. Wolfe
May 3, 2019, 7am PDT
A longread, written by Sam Boch and published by Places Journal, has been creating a stir online and is highly recommended for those with an interest in intersections between social justice and urban design.
Places Journal
April 23, 2019, 10am PDT
D.C. youth collaborate with local hip hop artists to create planning inspired music video.
Curbed Washington D.C.
April 12, 2019, 7am PDT
Gender equality has never played such a prominent role in the design of public and urban spaces. The world needs more than superficial, reactionary measures to address the long history of public space as the physical realm of patriarchy.
Behavioral Scientist
March 30, 2019, 9am PDT
The new urban public realm in the United States is highly programmed—some of that design approach reflects the trends of culture and some reflects a history of violence and bad for PR for parks at the end of the 20th century.
American Scholar
March 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Fornite is one of the fastest growing multiplayer games in the history of games, with over 125 million players in one year. A teenager Fortnite player publishes a collection of images from the major cities in the game.
Grant Reviews Blog
March 7, 2019, 5am PST
A new game called Imaginable Guidelines invites participants to imagine, explore, discuss, and share their vision for the future.
CityLab
March 6, 2019, 1pm PST
The city of San Francisco is proposing an ambitious renovation of its Civic Center—the series of public spaces connecting Market Street to City Hall.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 22, 2019, 10am PST
New York City is holding a competition for a distinctive logo to clearly demarcate all of its 550 privately-owned public spaces.
AM New York
January 22, 2019, 9am PST
The wisdom of a broad cross section of residents and stakeholders is an essential part of planning and designing livable, efficient, and authentic communities.
Strong Towns
January 4, 2019, 8am PST
A stakeholder group hopes to create a pedestrian- and business-friendly streetscape in Downtown Seattle.
The Urbanist
December 6, 2018, 6am PST
While it's fun to tease about the architectural shortcomings of most newly constructed urban residential buildings in the United States, the causes of its ubiquitous sameness reveals the depths of the country's housing crisis.
Curbed
November 20, 2018, 11am PST
Transit writer Alon Levy argues it will take more than system improvements to integrate public transit into L.A.'s urban fabric.
Pedestrian Observations
November 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Modern zoning practices separated uses, claiming this was a better way to organize American cities. However, the social, cultural, and urban design outcomes drastically changed the world we live in.
Greater Greater Washington
July 25, 2018, 9am PDT
San Francisco's street furniture predates Google, but the city hopes a new design will bring it into the Information Age.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 13, 2018, 8am PDT
CVS is about as American as apple pie, but at what cost to American communities?
The Dallas Morning News
Feature
July 2, 2018, 5am PDT
Evidence described here suggests that urban design for "eyes on the street" is not enough to lower crime.
Fanis Grammenos
Feature
June 28, 2018, 9am PDT
Thanks to the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and UN-Habitat's World Urban Campaign, fundamental relationships at the heart of urban public health and livability are under scrutiny in tropical Australia.
Charles R. Wolfe, Silvia Tavares, and David Sellars
June 27, 2018, 11am PDT
A partnership between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Omaha Stormwater Program are tackling the challenges of combined stormwater systems in the Omaha area.
University of Nebraska College of Architecture