October 2, 2013, 7am PDT
Now that the dozens of repeal votes, budget battles, and court cases have failed to prevent the launch of the Affordable Care Act, we can turn our attention to its potential impacts. For cities and urban space, the Act's effects could be significant.
February 6, 2013, 12pm PST
This Big City reviews a new book by urban designer Julie Campoli that explores the elements crucial to creating walkable places. "Simply having shops, services and venues within walking distance is not enough."
February 14, 2011, 1pm PST
The award show, held at London's Building Centre, highlights social media use in the built environment, according to Joe Peach of This Big City.
February 8, 2011, 6am PST
"Open Buildings" App lets you discover the built environment with the touch of a screen.
June 12, 2010, 7am PDT
Joe Peach understands "that online technologies and the city are becoming increasingly integrated," and argues that social media should have a democratizing effect on the planning process.