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Twelve Contemporary Art Projects Exploring Sustainable Development

10- ECOISMI2014 - Cocoon - Ilaria Giulia Mafessoni - Riccardo  Lovatini There's some sustainable creativity afoot a few kilometres outside of Milan. Running for the third year, Ecoismi is an outdoor art project that looks at the topics of environmental protection and sustainable preservation. Read more
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Let’s Talk Cities: Fifteen of the Best Urbanism Quotes

We've been sharing our favourite city quotes on Tumblr in recent months, and it's time to share another fifteen here on our main blog. Read more

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The Social Library that Transformed a Berlin Street (And Community)

The Berlin Book Forest sees the street as a social library, installing a book exchange kiosk in a tree lined street in the neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg. Read more

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Planning for Local and Liveable Neighbourhoods in Melbourne

winter picnic melbourne museum Melbourne is a city defined by its suburbs. It is the distinct character of neighbourhoods from Footscray to Frankston that help Melbourne regularly sit near the top of world’s most liveable city rankings. But the quality of life provided by Melbourne’s suburbs comes at a price. Read more
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Participating in Planning Our Cities: Our next #CityTalk

Top-down or bottom-up approach to plan our cities. Join us for our next #CityTalk as we discussed citizen led urban planning and design. Read more

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Reimagining Planning in the Urban Global South

Caren Levy shares her reflections as a follow-up to the conference, Thinking Across Boundaries: Re-Imagining Planning in the Urban Global South as part of The Bartlett Development Planning Unit 60 year anniversary. Read more
 

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Infographic: The 5 Largest Public Transit Systems in the US

us transit info snapshot Did you know: the five largest public transit systems in the US can be found in Chicago, New York City, Boston, Washington, DC, and San Francisco. This new infographic looks at the history and development of these systems. Read more
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Bogotá Builds on its Bike Hire Scheme

One month ago, Bogotá launched the second corridor of its new city cycle hire scheme, adding 3 stations, 21 employees, and 55 bikes to their existing network. Read more

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How the “Six Californias” Plan Threatens California’s Transportation Future

Being the home state to Silicon Valley is a mixed blessing. There are enormous advantages to concentrating the world’s best programmers and electronics designers within your borders, but when the tech gurus think they can solve the problems of your state by treating it like a start-up, things start to get messy. Read more

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Regeneration by Shopping: Sheffield’s Missed Opportunity to Rethink City Development

Projects_1060_SheffieldRetailQuarter_Carousel-980x550 When shopping centre developer Hammerson walked away from Sheffield’s much-vaunted New Retail Quarter last year, it could have been a blessing in disguise. Here was an opportunity to radically rethink the ‘mall without walls’ template for city centre regeneration. Read more
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New York City Gets Ready for a Self-Reinforcing Fungus Tower

Typically “fungus” and “building” are not words people like to hear together. While we were busy scrubbing the black mold off our bathtubs, David Benjamin, head of the New York architectural firm The Living, was designing the Hy-Fi, a 40-foot-tall circular fungal tower, and potential precursor for more eco-friendly skyscrapers. Read more

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Building a Sustainable New York City

When it comes to sustainability, big cities can get a bad reputation. When so many people are concentrated in a relatively small area, convenience often takes precedence over environmental awareness. Cities like New York are trying to battle this though, and they’re starting on the home front: real estate. Read more

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Cities on the Move: Visualizing the Flow of Rotterdam’s Urban Landscape

birdseye view Rotterdam Zuid (c) FABRIC-JCFO These nine videos are the first visualization of Rotterdam’s urban metabolism. Read more
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Stretch Goals: Louisville Learns from Data to Reduce Injuries Among City Employees

In January 2012, Public Works in Louisville began benchmarking its rate of significant injuries that cause employees to miss time, limit their duties, or worse. Finding a rate of over 30 percent in the first month, officials in Public Works and Performance Improvement suspected they had significant room to improve. Read more

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Mega Events and the City: Introducing Our Next #citytalk

With the World Cup in full swing, along with obligatory controversy (not to mention the 2022 edition), mega events in cities are back in the spotlight. It is hard to ignore the fact that there has been a paradigm shift in how these events develop. Read more