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Max Walton on the evolution of Melbourne’s neighborhoods.
The Modernist Project, The Athens Chater
The cynic in me might suggest that this is how cities get planned….
Creating walkable cities is tough when we’ve built an infrastructure that discourages walking. But it’s worth it.
Mathew Wood-Hill on the challenges facing future cities.
Beautiful! If only we all engaged with the city from above…
The Garden City is a very British approach to cities, and despite crossing the boundaries into other countries, it’s a concept that has remained largely dormant for decades.
But is it time to reawaken the garden city? And could it solve the housing crisis in the UK (and beyond)?
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The L’Enfant Plan for the new District of Columbia, 1792.
The Human Scale by Andreas M. Dalsgaard
Excellent film. Worth watching the whole thing!
The American Planning Association wants to know: what do you think the planning office of the future will look like?
Jump in on the conversation, hosted in partnership with online engagement platform Mindmixer, here.
New Urbanist Andrés Duany created the rural-to-urban transect as a model of urban planning. The transect defines a series of zones that evolve from sparse rural farmhouses to the dense urban core. Each zone contains a similar transition from the edge to the center of a neighborhood. The transect is an important part of the New Urbanism and Smart Growth movements.
Transect planning can be seen as a contrast to the single land-use pattern favored by modern city zoning and suburban development. In these patterns, large areas are dedicated to a single purpose, such as housing, offices, shopping, and they can only be accessed via major roads. The transect, by contrast, involves mixed-use development and therefore decreases the necessity for long-distance travel by any means.
Very useful. If only it looked so awesome in real life!
New York City’s seminal 1960s urban design battle will be turned into an opera, with a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winner poet Tracy K. Smith. Here’s…
This will be an opera for the ages..