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People


Upending Urbanism: How New Postgraduate Programs are Revolutionizing the Way We Create Cities

rio favela Today’s realm of urban possibilities has never been so expansive, and for students interested in becoming professional urban practitioners, postgraduate options have expanded similarly. Read more
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Is Buying a Sign of Loneliness in our Cities?

If we really want to quit buying and lessen the epidemic of loneliness we need to put an end to throwing out the ‘old’ to make way for the new. Let’s switch off the TV, get outside and focus on things more interesting. Read more

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Why the Future Of Art is on City Streets

Violence rates have increased markedly in Caracas. This ranks the city among the top five most dangerous in the world, not only for high homicide rates, robberies and kidnappings, but the hostility against minorities. Street art can play a part in addressing this. Read more

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Planning


Five of the Best Placemaking Initiatives in the US

paint placemaking Creating unique public spaces in cities can encourage citizen participation and transform placemaking values in that community. Here's five excellent placemaking projects in the USA. Read more
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Urban Word Wars and the Nouveau-Eco-City Brand

A new city prototype has quietly arisen to capitalize on the push for sustainable urban development: new, privately funded, planned cities which bleat tried and true urban buzzwords like “eco-city” and “sustainability” on their shining new city websites. But are these urban prototypes really really sustainable? Read more

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Seven Myths About New Urbanism

Joel Kotkin, a fellow at Chapman University and an untiring defender of the suburbs, begins a recent column in the Washington Post with a valid question: “What is a city for?” He then proceeds to get that question completely wrong. Read more

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Transport


Turning Parking Lots into Places for Sustainable City Discovery

parking kiosk How can Los Angeles outdoor surface parking lots be repurposed to increase their variety of uses, or aesthetic value, while enabling parking in the city? Read more
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Infographic: The 5 Largest Public Transit Systems in the US

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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Digital


Eight Cities in the USA With High Speed Broadband Connections

internet open Broadband speed in cities is becoming a competitive topic in the USA. Read more
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What Makes a City ‘Smart,’ Anyway?

In recent years, urban planners, cross-sector leaders, and city enthusiasts have trumpeted the rise of "smart cities." As that conversation gets louder, we can't help but ask: What exactly makes a city smart? Read more

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Are Smaller Cities Across Asia Neglecting Their Online Presence?

City websites matter because they market and promote the city, and form the image of the city online. With this in mind, we did a quick survey of the online presence of secondary cities from across Asia. What was the overall impression and which cities fared the best? Read more