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  • Urban Street Design Guide

    Font: Planetizen   A funny thing is happening among transportation engineers and officials — they’re starting to listen to what urban planners have been saying for years. Namely, that designing streets to favor driving and automobiles over...

    • novembre 20, 2015
  • Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia

    Font: Planetizen   Smart Cities is a manifesto of the coming of age of cities. Lauding the technological potential to re-imagine urban planning in the vain of ‘smart’, yet also critical of the often shortsighted and technocrati-elite, Townsend...

    • novembre 20, 2015
  • The Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities

    Font: Planetizen   As another of this year’s Top Books superbly explains, localities across the United States are taking ownership of their own destinies. Though many cities are in desperate need of economic and physical renewal, the...

    • novembre 20, 2015
  • The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy

    Font: Planetizen   The Metropolitan Revolution was one of the most lauded,dissected and debated, books of the year – and with good reason. It synthesizes much of what those of us on the front lines of urban...

    • novembre 20, 2015
  • How to Study Public Life

    Font: Planetizen   With all the attention paid by planners and urban designers today to implementing the current theories on what makes places vibrant and popular, it is surprising how little time is invested in actually going...

    • novembre 20, 2015
  • A History of Future Cities

    Font: Planetizen   Daniel Brook’s achievement does not exactly rival that of building the world’s tallest skyscraper or pulling a new Paris out of frozen mud, but he makes a good showing nonetheless.History of Future Cities is either...

    • novembre 20, 2015
  • Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

    Font: Planetizen   Charles Montgomery ponders, “is urban design really powerful enough to make or break happiness?” In an engaging new book, he explores the philosophy and the psychology of happiness as it relates to urban denizens....

    • novembre 20, 2015
  • The End of Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving

    Source: Planetizen   Of all the heartening news that comes from The End of the Suburbs, the most heartening of all may be the background of its author. Unlike the many tireless champions of smart growth whom...

    • novembre 20, 2015
  • The World Migration Report 2015: Migrants and Cities, New Partnerships to Manage Mobility

    Font: International Organization for Migration   The World Migration Report 2015: Migrants and Cities, New Partnerships to Manage Mobility ─ the eighth report in IOM’s World Migration Report (WMR) series ─ focuses on how migration and migrants...

    • novembre 16, 2015
  • Atlas of Urban Expansion

    Font: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy   Massive urbanization, accompanied by the rapid expansion of cities and metropolitan regions and the sprawling growth of megacities the world over, is one of the most important transformations of our planet....

    • novembre 6, 2015