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Urban Planning

The Weekly show: Universal design in multifamily housing, reimagining urban spaces, back to campus trends
October 22, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from KTGY Architecture + Planning, LS3P, and Omgivning...

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Unicorn Island aerial

All renderings courtesy MIR

January 23, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is the first on the 67-hectare island.

Drone technology is one of the tools that engineers and contractors are using to make their jobsites more efficient. A new report by Deloitte sees construction technology as a competitive advantage. Image: Deloitte

January 16, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Deloitte, in new report, lays out a risk mitigation strategy that relies on tech.

All images Henning Larsen

January 13, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project hopes to set a standard for how modern communities can live in harmony with nature....

Woven City aerial at night

All renderings courtesy BIG

January 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

It will be the world’s first urban incubator dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of mobil...

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January 03, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

BIG and WXY Architects are co-leading the project.

Culdesac Tempe courtyard space

All images: Opticos/Hugo Render

November 22, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The neighborhood is scheduled to launch in 2020.

South Koreas Hydrogen city plan

Courtesy FuelCellsWorks

November 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport is in charge of the project.

Mass transit is a way of life in some metros like New York City. And a new report espouses the benefits of public transportation over car ridership. Image: YouTube

November 06, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Despite recent data about ridership declines, a new report on mass transit is optimistic.

New Lasker Rink and Pool after renovation

All renderings courtesy Central Park Conservancy

October 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be the largest the Central Park Conservancy has ever undertaken.

Denny Substation in Seattle redefines this building type by its inclusion of neighborhood-focused amenities. Image: Benjamin Benschneider

August 28, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Denny Substation includes 44,000 sf of open space that invites local residents and visitors t...

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Slower speed limits in urban areas offer multiple benefits

Photo: Pixabay


August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Improved safety, better adoption of electric scooters and autonomous vehicles are possible if dri...

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Pop-up parks revitalize empty lots

Photo of a pop-up park in England. Source: Wikimedia Commons


August 27, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pop-up parks that provide instant open areas for public use and programming can revitalize under-...

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July 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The walkability trend is spreading to urbanizing suburbs.

Rendering by University of Notre Dame graduate urban design students Marie Acalin and Roger Foreman reimagines Chicago's Midway Plaisance as the site for the planned Obama Presidential Center.

June 20, 2019 | By Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Courtesy Henning Larsen

May 28, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

5.5 million sf waterfront district to be built in Shenzhen, China.

What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city

The mix of uses typically seen in downtowns—stores, housing, offices, arts and entertainment—typically generate far more fiscal revenue than other neighborhoods. Photo: Minneapolis Downtown Council

March 01, 2019 | Beth Elliott, AICP, Senior Urban Planner, Stantec

A new report from the International Downtown Association measures the true value and lasting impa...

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A park with light posts to the side of the path

Courtesy Svigals + Partners

February 06, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The park will be located in New Haven, Conn.

The 9 Holmene islands of the coast of Denmark
January 30, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be located 10 km (6.2 miles) south of Copenhagen.

January 25, 2019 | Kelly Ryan

Two recent studies by Pew Research Center and WalletHub shined a light on where we are in the mar...

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Shenzhen sky garden

Courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

October 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is designing the project.

September 11, 2018 |

Believe it or not, alleys started off as public spaces.

Deregulation for denser development in Los Angeles moves forward

Photo: PxHere

July 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The aim is to reduce housing costs, traffic congestion.

Autonomous vehicles and the city: The urgent need for human- and health-centric policies

Photo: University of San Francisco

July 10, 2018 | Michael Johnson, ASLA, LEED AP, PLA, Co-leader, Urban Design Practice, SmithGroupJJR

Rather than allow for an “evolutionary” adaptation to AVs, we must set policies that frame and in...

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One Delisle is a 522-ft-tall tower with 263 residences that Slate Asset Management is proposing to build on one of 10 properties it has bought in midtown Toronto. Image: Norm Li, Courtesy of Studio Gang

July 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building’s hexagonal façade will provide passive solar heating and cooling.

June 18, 2018 | Joe Geller

Five years ago, experts were predicting continued urban rebound and suburban decline. What really...

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Image: Gensler

May 03, 2018 | Audrey Handelman

What’s stopping us from creating more Permanent Supportive Housing? 

March 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hub will be the centerpiece of ARADA’s masterplan in Sharjah, UAE.

The Los Alamos main gate

Anyone approaching Los Alamos during the war had to pass through at least two checkpoints. Courtesy of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives

March 07, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The exhibit will run through March 3, 2019.

Our team helped implement public improvements along 1,500 feet of Wisconsin shoreline. This project benefited from community outreach.

February 26, 2018 | Lindsey Christopherson

A new community engagement program works with young adults to help the future of the neighborhood...

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