City Centers

Cars and double-decker bus in Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Will Ban Through Traffic Downtown

A vast majority of residents support a plan to limit vehicular traffic through the city’s center.

February 20, 2024 - Bloomberg CityLab


Design Activism, Texas-Style

With suburban sprawl a long-standing issue in Texas, one San Antonio-based architecture firm is aiming to strengthen and revitalize its city's downtown core.

April 10, 2017 - Doggerel

New York City Construction

Job Growth Accelerates in Urban Centers, Slows on the Periphery

City centers have caught up to suburbs in terms of economic performance, according to new analysis.

October 11, 2016 - City Observatory City Commentary

Los Angeles Downtown Historic Core

Study Reveals a 'Bull Market for City Centers'

If housing prices were tracked like the stock market, urban cores would be soaring to new highs.

August 27, 2015 - City Commentary

Glasgow City Center

Tomorrow's Digital City Center: The Glasgow Agenda

Take a walk around your downtown and what do you see. Most people are attached to their mobile phones, using them for directions, searching, and texting. See how can cities leverage digital technology to create a more engaging city center.

July 17, 2015 - Jennifer Evans-Cowley

Charting the 'Urban Shift' Among Technology Start-Ups

Once upon a time, tech start-ups located almost exclusively in the suburbs. New data reveals the extent to which this pattern has been reversed.

April 2, 2014 - Atlantic Cities

Development in Cities Outpaces 'Burbs

Development is occurring more rapidly in urban centers than in the suburbs, according to a new study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

March 30, 2010 - The New York Times

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.