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What a City's 'Soundscape' Reveals About Its Character - CityLab

What a City's 'Soundscape' Reveals About Its Character - CityLab | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
Researchers at MIT are asking people to record the sounds of their streets, which can reveal the social and economic dynamics of a place.
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What is Placemaking? - Project for Public Spaces

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Project for Public Spaces - Placemaking for Communities :

 

Placemaking’ is both an overarching idea and a hands-on tool for improving a neighborhood, city or region. It has the potential to be one of the most transformative ideas of this century. -Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago


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Here's how DC's youth are getting involved in urban planning - Greater Greater Washington

Here's how DC's youth are getting involved in urban planning - Greater Greater Washington | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
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Here's how DC's youth are getting involved in urban planning
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The IWWL program took the teens on an investigative journey of their city, leading to a new understanding of urban planning.
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Urban Planning and Knowledge Problems | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Planning and Knowledge Problems | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
Yesterday a friend of mine sent me this article written by a city planner talking about the death of planning expertise. The article talks specifically about the rise of “community participation” and how it has undermined the modern planning process.

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Donovan Gillman's curator insight, June 27, 2014 12:29 PM

Is this good or bad - "planning  experts" created places like this in the picture  and  the people flocked in and to buy them - mortgaging their lives for 25 or more years to own them?

Who was wrong - the experts, the people or both ?

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Seven Big Lawn and Garden Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them - Wall Street Journal

Seven Big Lawn and Garden Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them - Wall Street Journal | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
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Seven Big Lawn and Garden Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them
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Instead, group three or five identical plants together in a flower bed to create big blocks of the same color or leaf texture.
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Measuring Urban Design's Impact on Our Brains | Planetizen: The ...

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Sarah Goodyear reports on her personal experience as a participant for a "brain-imaging experiment," run by Mark Collins of Columbia University's Cloud Lab. In the study, which Collins describes as "more of a large-scale art ...
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Leading architects transform former hospital into community facility - Infolink Architecture & Building

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Infolink Architecture & Building Leading architects transform former hospital into community facility Infolink Architecture & Building The three highly-awarded Sydney architecture firms - a blend of well-established and younger, up and coming...
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African Urbanism and the Integration of Green | Sustainable Cities Collective

African Urbanism and the Integration of Green | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
With examples from several cities across East and West Africa, it is recognized that there is no framework for analysis and planning to integrate natural resource management in sustainable urban development. Planning frameworks continue to treat ecological zones as separated from other land uses.
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Urban Planning Cycles and Meaning | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Planning Cycles and Meaning | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
Dogma about cities takes a long time to percolate. Le Corbusier was espousing his city building ideals of “towers in parks.” That’s when he proposed to demolish 2 square miles of Paris (Plan Voisin) and turn it into what most people today would think looks like a New York public housing project.
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Why Public Space is Overrated (and probably dead) | GeoPickmeup

Why Public Space is Overrated (and probably dead) | GeoPickmeup | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
The sociologist will tell you that: “public space is a never neutral open space where different groups with various degree of power interact, leading to power games, dominant groups taking over dominated ones, pushed away”.
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How can secular and religious individuals share the same public ...

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“We must learn to share public space.” The journey toward truth. The idea that there are different forms of belief and unbelief, and that many people are on a common journey to greater understanding, shines through Halik's ...
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Marseille Vieux Port wins European Prize for Urban Public Space ...

Marseille Vieux Port wins European Prize for Urban Public Space ... | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
The redevelopment of Marseille's Vieux Port was jointly awarded the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space at a ceremony in Barcelona on Friday 25 April. The biennial prize, which attracted 274 entries from 30 countries, is organized ...
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The Simple Ingredients of a Good Public Space | Smart Growth for ...

The Simple Ingredients of a Good Public Space | Smart Growth for ... | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
What makes a good urban public space? It takes more than an open plaza, which can be barren, inhospitable and desolate. The fountains, as shown here on Park Ave. in New York, are a definite bonus. But the critical ...
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Noise Levels of Urban America - Why the City Soundscape Needs to ...

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The fast-paced urbanization across the world is a fact and society faces a great challenge in terms of managing the urban soundscape. There is indeed a lot of beauty in the eclectic sounds of city life, but the noise levels have ...
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Technology Recharges Public Space - Project for Public Spaces

Technology Recharges Public Space - Project for Public Spaces | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
An intersection of wired and non-wired users in Bryant Park, New York | Part of a photo essay by Keith Hampton, Photo by Oren Livio Widely read articles published recently in The New York Times Magazine and The Guardian affirmed the importance of...

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Millions of water drops collide to show the sound of rain | Spoon ...

Millions of water drops collide to show the sound of rain | Spoon ... | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
What is the sound of rain? It's a simple question with a seemingly simple answer. But how do you prove that a single drop of water, when accumulated by the millions, will actually sound like rain? Digital mastermind Yugo ...
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Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council approves 13 development ...

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) announced today that 13 development projects covering over four million sq.m. were approved during the first quarter of the year, with 70% of that being residential.
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Recap: What is Tech's Impact on City Planning? - thebolditalic

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Recap: What is Tech's Impact on City Planning?
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Lacking a Coherent Urban Planning Vision? 'Build More Roads' Will ...

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A recent article addresses the illogical planning agenda set by states (Missouri, in this case) because local governments (St. Louis, in this case) lack a coherent planning vision. The situation is surely not unique in the annals ...
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Green Living City – Urban Architecture and Design (video) - The Epoch Times

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Green Living City – Urban Architecture and Design (video)
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Several public routes ensure the accessibility of the public and green super floors and at the same time function as streets and city gardens.
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City Considers Raising Fees For Sidewalk Cafes - DCist.com

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City Considers Raising Fees For Sidewalk Cafes DCist.com Since 1992, businesses have paid $5 per square foot of public space annually for an unenclosed sidewalk cafe and $10 per square foot for enclosed cafes, with the total prorated based on...
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Planning professor-turned-entrepreneur to help SF tackle urban problems with Big Data - Directions Magazine

Planning professor-turned-entrepreneur to help SF tackle urban problems with Big Data - Directions Magazine | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
Paul Waddell, a city planning professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with a penchant for conducting research with what he calls his “big urban data,” is putting his work to a real-world test in San Francisco.
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Why Public Places are the Key to Transforming our Communities

Why Public Places are the Key to Transforming our Communities | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
The future of our communities and cities depend on great public places and more specifically, on Placemaking, a powerful approach to creating and revitalizing public spaces around the specific needs and desires of the ...
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Public Spaces – Their Use and Management: What the USER ...

Public Spaces – Their Use and Management: What the USER ... | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
When we think “public space management”, what usually comes to mind is household waste management and keeping the public space looking attractive (treating damage, graffiti, etc.). Our discussions at the Lisbon seminar ...
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A brief word on Auckland Council privatising our public spaces ...

A brief word on Auckland Council privatising our public spaces ... | Urban Public Space | Scoop.it
They say the council is looking at a deal with Precinct Properties for public space outside the Downtown Shopping Centre where a stand of kauri and a basalt fire rock occupy a shaded and windswept part of the square.
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