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Suburban Revitalization: Adjusting to the New Normal - Urban Land Magazine

Suburban Revitalization: Adjusting to the New Normal - Urban Land Magazine | Urban Design | Scoop.it
RT @Michael_MBA: Suburban Revitalization: Adjusting to the New Normal - Urban Land Magazine - http://t.co/kHrxTiDE94 #urbanism
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The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen | Urban Design | Scoop.it
In the era of Google Fiber, there's more reason than ever to confront America's digital divide.
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What Silicon Valley Might Look Like If All of Its Employees Actually Lived There

What Silicon Valley Might Look Like If All of Its Employees Actually Lived There | Urban Design | Scoop.it
Thousands of 800-square foot apartments in 20 to 50-story towers.
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The Commuting Penalty of Being Poor and Black in Chicago

The Commuting Penalty of Being Poor and Black in Chicago | Urban Design | Scoop.it
Low-wage black workers have longer commutes than whites traveling to the same kinds of jobs.
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Designs of the Year 2014 - Telegraph.co.uk

Designs of the Year 2014 - Telegraph.co.uk | Urban Design | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Designs of the Year 2014 Telegraph.co.uk If you thought public service design had vanished along with Mr Cholmondley-Warner, the Design Museum's shortlist for Designs of the Year 2014 might stop you short: one of the leading...
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Empty Urban Spaces and Revitalization | Sustainable Cities Collective

Empty Urban Spaces and Revitalization | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Design | Scoop.it

Robert Linn of the Southwest Detroit Business Association recently turned to the Placemaking Leadership Council’s LinkedIn group for inspiration about how to transform some vacant lots into people-friendly spaces.


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A Proposal to Turn Paris’ Unused Metro Stations Into Parks, Pools, and More

A Proposal to Turn Paris’ Unused Metro Stations Into Parks, Pools, and More | Urban Design | Scoop.it
We architects know full well the power of renderings to capture the imagination. Apparently - so too do politicians. Capitalizing on the popularity of adaptive reuse projects around the world (a trend instigated by the success of New York's High Line), French politician Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has made converting Paris' unused
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Bright ideas for the developing world: cheaper, superior lighting design

Bright ideas for the developing world: cheaper, superior lighting design | Urban Design | Scoop.it
New lighting designs being tested in Africa and India showcase efforts to match business models with local cultures
Designer Mike Lin knew developing countries needed better lighting, but he wasn't exactly sure how best he could help.
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Cracks in the pavement: Placemaking and the remaking of the modern city with Mark Lakeman

Cracks in the pavement: Placemaking and the remaking of the modern city with Mark Lakeman | Urban Design | Scoop.it

Placemaking pioneer Mark Lakeman returns to Vancouver to anchor and guide a 9-month placemaking course designed to empower and facilitate community leaders in creatively reimagining the way space can be used in urban environments, building...


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CommonSights - Interactive Wayfinding for the Mobile Age - YouTube

CommonSights helps organizations interested in promoting communities, downtowns, or neighborhoods to build an engaging, interactive map of local sights and a... (Interactive #Wayfinding for the #Mobile Age for #city and #community promotion.
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On Urban Exploration

On Urban Exploration | Urban Design | Scoop.it
To mark the fifth anniversary of the launch of Urban Omnibus, we look at themes that have emerged in our content over time and think about what those threads reveal about the needs, desires, and priorities of the city today.
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Project for Public Spaces | What Can We Learn about Road Safety from the Dutch?

Project for Public Spaces | What Can We Learn about Road Safety from the Dutch? | Urban Design | Scoop.it
Lesson fm Holland no1: "Self-explaining streets" http://t.co/X2WSZVNPrw via @tsmcnair via @PPS_Placemaking @benhbaillie #cities #bristol
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Experiencing Streets, Parks, and Plazas: A Review for “How to Study Public Life”

Experiencing Streets, Parks, and Plazas: A Review for “How to Study Public Life” | Urban Design | Scoop.it
As cities compete to attract new residents and businesses, the importance of vibrant public spaces is undeniable. Organizations like Project for Public Spaces and The Better Block have demonstrated...
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Why Do the Smartest Cities Have the Smallest Share of Cars?

Why Do the Smartest Cities Have the Smallest Share of Cars? | Urban Design | Scoop.it
What the metros with the highest percentage of non-car households tells us about driving and density.
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How Music Taste Varies State to State, Region to Region

How Music Taste Varies State to State, Region to Region | Urban Design | Scoop.it
Just as different regions like to eat different foods, they prefer different music, too. Yes, people everywhere listen to Jay-Z, Macklemore, and Daft Punk -- it's just that some artists are played far more in certain parts of the country than in othe...
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A New Documentary Highlights the Reinvention of America's Streets

A New Documentary Highlights the Reinvention of America's Streets | Urban Design | Scoop.it
Bike lanes, bike shares, pedestrian safety laws, and more.
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ANN ARBOR: Placemaking rises as economic development tool - Heritage Newspapers

ANN ARBOR: Placemaking rises as economic development tool Heritage Newspapers ANN ARBOR — More than a third of local jurisdictions reported using “placemaking” as an economic development strategy in 2013, up from 21 percent in 2009, according to a...
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Carlos Marín and José Muñoz-Villers Claim First Prize in Mexico City Urban Planning Competition

Carlos Marín and José Muñoz-Villers Claim First Prize in Mexico City Urban Planning Competition | Urban Design | Scoop.it
Plaza. Image Courtesy of José Muñoz Villers Arquitectos + lab07 A design team led by Carlos Marín and José Muñoz-Villers has claimed first prize (RT Carlos Marín and José Muñoz-Villers Claim First Prize in #MexicoCity Urban...
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Placemaking in Legacy Cities Must Be “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper ...

Placemaking in Legacy Cities Must Be “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper ... | Urban Design | Scoop.it
Center for Community Progress, a nonprofit focused on solutions for vacant properties (of which legacy cities see a lot of – upwards of 20% in some cases), has recently published Placemaking in Legacy Cities: Opportunities ...
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Hamburg’s Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

Hamburg’s Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years | Urban Design | Scoop.it
About 40% of the area of Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is made up of green areas, cemeteries, sports facilities, gardens, parks and
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Technology Is Not Driving Us Apart After All

Technology Is Not Driving Us Apart After All | Urban Design | Scoop.it
It turns out, we may be more social than we were 30 years ago — at least in public spaces.
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Project for Public Spaces | 10 Principles for Successful Squares

Project for Public Spaces | 10 Principles for Successful Squares | Urban Design | Scoop.it
10 clear principles 4 making squares work as places http://t.co/zhWu3WtkNj via @PPS_Placemaking @naturallycyclin @ecudielle @FutureofPlaces
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A hitchhiker's guide to Service Design!

A hitchhiker's guide to Service Design! | Urban Design | Scoop.it
Since the Jam is getting closer, we thought it would be a great idea if we post some information about Service Design. We are hoping that the following findings will be useful for the ones that are...

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Housing and Neighborhood Design | Gendered Innovations

Housing and Neighborhood Design | Gendered Innovations | Urban Design | Scoop.it
Definition:“Gendered Innovations” employs gender as a resource to create new knowledge and stimulate novel design. The Gendered Innovations project develops methods of sex and gender analysis for basic and applied research.
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L.A. Offers DIY Urban Design Kits

L.A. Offers DIY Urban Design Kits | Urban Design | Scoop.it
People St makes it way easier for community members to get a pedestrian plaza mini park or bike parking approved. (If you could design your own Public Park, what would it look like?
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9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe

9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe | Urban Design | Scoop.it
Understanding mistakes of the past can help guide U.S. transportation policy in the future.
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