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New Urban development policy soon in Andhra Pradesh - Think India Foundation

MYSORE: A Ravindra, advisor to the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Urban Development, said that the new urban development policy which focuses on comprehensive development of urban pockets will be placed before the Cabinet soon.

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Green cities of the future

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Peter Head and David Singleton: A sustainable world needs big cities to be self-sufficient and development of new energy efficient urban centres (@Guardian paints a picture of the future city.

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Food Urbanism - A Sustainable Design Option for Urban Communities

"The goal of this project was to research urban food systems and design based on the theory Food Urbanism; how food relates to the organization of a city and how it becomes infrastructurethat transforms the urban experience. [...]Continuous productive landscapes have the potential to become a tool and or mechanism to sustainable growth in urban communities. As infrastructure in a city or town, continuous urban agriculture (UA) has the potential of being a thread that is woven through a community creating a rigid and ecological backbone for growth connecting neighborhoods, open spaces, and urban markets. Research is based oncase studies, interviews of producers and city officials in Ames, IA and observations of UA inLondon, UK. This research demonstrates that urban food systems have a potential of creating environmentally, socially and economically productive communities." Jason Grimm and Mimi Wagner


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Harvard’s New Ecological Urbanism App: A Glimpse of Our Urban Future

Harvard’s New Ecological Urbanism App: A Glimpse of Our Urban Future | Urbanization | Scoop.it

The Harvard Graduate School of Design released its Ecological Urbanism app last month. The interactive app adapts content from the GSD book of the same name, which explores how designers can unite urbanism with environmentalism.


Combining data from around the world, the app “reveals and locates current practices, emerging trends, and opportunities for new initiatives” in regard to the future of cities.


A collaboration between the school and Second Story Interactive Studios,the app stems from the GSD’s Ecological Urbanism conference and dovetails with the duo’s ongoing efforts to explore sustainability in our cities of the future.

More than 100 participating architects and designers have provided content for the project, including such heavyweights as OMA, Rem Koolhaas, Kara Oehler, and Stefano Boeri. And the ever-evolving app allows designers and academics to add research and project updates as they happen...


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Beginning Emergent Urbanism

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A great collection of texts regarding Urbanism, Emergence and Complexity written by Mathieu Helie and published on his blog "Emergent Urbanism: Rediscovering Urban Complexity". For a quick introduction aimed at an advanced audience, see the Urban Complexity in the Practice of Urbanism slideshow here:

http://emergenturbanism.com/urban-complexity-in-the-practice-of-urbanism/

 

"The task of a complexity developer is to design a system where large numbers of people can create a shared space in their collective and individual image. These systems are based on sets of simple rules that define within what boundaries creation and interaction take place, and by following the rules of natural complexity, systems rivaling natural complexity are created."

Mathieu Helie, 2011


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A Gorgeous Map Of San Francisco, Stripped Of All The Urbanism

A Gorgeous Map Of San Francisco, Stripped Of All The Urbanism | Urbanization | Scoop.it
For all of its natural beauty, San Francisco is a city defined by its human imprint: zigzagging roads, floating bridges, touristy cable cars, and squashed, expensive housing.

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Vizualizing A Century of Urban Development in Manhattan

Vizualizing A Century of Urban Development in  Manhattan | Urbanization | Scoop.it

This unusual view of downtown New York growing buildings from 1840 to 2020 (the animation includes projects under development) is the work of the aptly named Cube Cities, an urban-visualization service. The company creates computer-generated skylines for major cities based on property listings and Google Earth data, with similar videos for Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, and elsewhere.

Cube Cities finished the Lower Manhattan project earlier this month. If you've got your browser plugins in order you can explore the air space around the ersatz city in three dimensions, like a seagull swooping through vividly colored canyons.

 

But the animation is cool enough as is: Watch as urban development sends structures leaping into the sky in the first couple decades of the 20th century, grind to a halt until the 50s, then go bonkers all the way to the new millennium.


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Over 60% Urban Indians Are Influenced By Social Media While …

Over 60% Urban Indians Are Influenced By Social Media While … | Urbanization | Scoop.it
The results could be a good moral booster for startups and ecommerce companies who are investing time and money in social commerce.

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From soldier to civilian: Colombia's ex-child combatants learn the laws of the ... - MiamiHerald.com

From soldier to civilian: Colombia's ex-child combatants learn the laws of the ... - MiamiHerald.com | Urbanization | Scoop.it
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From soldier to civilian: Colombia's ex-child combatants learn the laws of the urban jungle.
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New Urban development policy soon in Andhra Pradesh - Think India Foundation

MYSORE: A Ravindra, advisor to the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Urban Development, said that the new urban development policy which focuses on comprehensive development of urban pockets will be placed before the Cabinet soon.

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China’s rapid urbanization could prove illusory

China’s rapid urbanization could prove illusory | Urbanization | Scoop.it
Continued urbanization relies heavily on some very difficult policy decisions that Beijing is currently unwilling to make...

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China’s rapid urbanization could prove illusory

China’s rapid urbanization could prove illusory | Urbanization | Scoop.it
Continued urbanization relies heavily on some very difficult policy decisions that Beijing is currently unwilling to make...

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Charlotte's Green City Index ranking to help provide blueprint for future plans - Concord Independent Tribune

Charlotte's Green City Index ranking to help provide blueprint for future plans - Concord Independent Tribune | Urbanization | Scoop.it
Charlotte's Green City Index ranking to help provide blueprint for future plansConcord Independent TribuneCharlotte was ranked 20th in a recent Green City Index rating 27 major metropolitan areas in the United States and Canada in environmental...

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The Next Major Real Estate Cycle: Walkable Urbanism?

The Next Major Real Estate Cycle: Walkable Urbanism? | Urbanization | Scoop.it
How shifting demand could pull real estate developers (in cities and the suburbs) in a new direction over the next generation.

Not too long ago in Washington, D.C. – and still today in plenty of other cities – "walkable urbanism" was a niche real estate market. Developers weren’t all that interested in mixed-use, compact projects, of the kind where carless urbanites might live, work and grocery shop in strolling distance. And people didn’t seem to want to live in them anyway. But things have been changing in the capital. Now, argues real estate developer and George Washington University professor Christopher Leinberger, walkable urbanism is becoming the real estate market.

Washington’s evolution hints at what will happen in this next real estate cycle in cities everywhere, Leinberger concludes in new research to be presented at a conference on the topic next week. His findings build on an earlier study conducted at the Brookings Institution. In all, the Washington region now leads the nation with 43 distinct neighborhoods Leinberger has identified as “regionally significant walkable urban places” (in other words, those walkable places that also help power the metro economy as jobs centers). A mere .9 percent of the land in the entire Washington region is currently devoted to such places. But 34 percent of the region’s jobs are located there. And these places, Leinberger argues, represent the future of cities everywhere – for the coming wave of development in residential construction, in office space, in entertainment and in retail.


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Crowdsourcing utopia: 21st century urbanism

Crowdsourcing utopia: 21st century urbanism | Urbanization | Scoop.it

New forms of cooperative urbanism are harnessing the internet to achive grand civic goals.

A generation of intrepid software developers is creating powerful tools for ordinary people to work together to achieve civic goals. SeeClickFix.com and FixMyStreet.com are US and UK websites where users can report problems in their area directly to the relevant local authority. Collapsed walls, broken signage and faulty streetlighting can be logged by anyone in the community. Reports are mapped online while statistics about how swiftly issues are dealt with are automatically published, encouraging authorities to act quickly. Rather than individual complainants acting in isolation, the sites allow strangers to cooperate in holding their elected officials to account while improving their public spaces.

Critics argue the sites foster apathy − encouraging the public to rely on local authorities for relatively minor maintenance jobs rather than taking responsibility as a neighbourhood, but nevertheless, the idea of using decentralised web-based input as a generator for development is gathering momentum.


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Norm Miller's curator insight, August 5, 2013 4:21 PM

A new form of town hall meetings

 

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Urbanism According to Blade Runner

Urbanism According to Blade Runner | Urbanization | Scoop.it
On the surface, Blade Runner’s appeal to the science fiction community is not hard to see. Understanding its relevance to the urban planning community, however, takes a more nuanced approach.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, October 27, 2013 3:16 PM

If cities are machines (as in Blade Runner) than mine is a funky old thing that chugs along, requiring liberal amounts of grease, some cussing, and occasionally needing a hammer to keep it on its merry way.  

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Turning Old Gas Stations into Good Urbanism

Turning Old Gas Stations into Good Urbanism | Urbanization | Scoop.it
Aurash Khawarzad looks at three projects that turned crude into gold, as old gas stations are quickly updated into a movie theater, a cafe and a restaurant.

 

Different models of energy usage and urban form would lead to a radically distinct urban environment. 

 


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ALLEGRET Nicolas's curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:46 AM

Ce petit article évoque la réutilisation d'anciennes stations services de carburant pour de nouveaux usages comme en faire des cafés, des restaurants et même des théâtres ! 

 

On pourrait appeler cela de la réhabilitation urbaine ou bien des "changements de destination" de ces bâtiments, ces termes techniques en urbanisme désigne parfaitement l'action qui est menée sur ces projets. 

 

Il faut aussi évoquer qu'en faisant cela les rues voient leur cachet augmenter, il n'y a donc à première vue que des aspects positifs. 

ZiyCharMatt's curator insight, March 3, 2015 8:59 PM

This artice talks about how these old gas stations changed into something urban like Movie theater, malls and etc.

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Comparing Urban Footprints

Comparing Urban Footprints | Urbanization | Scoop.it

"This is a series of infographics (or geo-infographics) created by Matthew Hartzell, a friend of mine that I met when we were both geography graduate students at Penn State in few years back..."


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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 14, 2014 3:25 PM

This is an interesting way to graph out the urban footprints of various cities from around the world. This also shows how the United States has a number of the largest urban centers in the world. Along the top, New York, Chicago, LA, and Miami are massive compared to cities like Hong Kong. This shows how in the United States there are massive amounts of urban growth. Even in China where their population is one of the worlds biggest, Hong Kong a major city only has 7.1 million. In the United States, for the past century cities have been growing and this graph shows that.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:40 PM

These visuals really help to show that the size of a city doesn't necessarily correspond with it's population. Many years ago the trend was the larger the city in turn it would posses a larger population than a physically smaller city. Today this no longer holds true, in fact many smaller cities vastly out populate large sprawling cities. Most of these mega-cities in Asia and Latin America are incredibly over build and densely packed surrounded by miles of slums. 

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, January 22, 2015 7:16 PM

Pretty cool.

 

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Eyes on Milwaukee More Northwestern Mutual Skyscraper Renderings - urbanmilwaukee

Eyes on Milwaukee More Northwestern Mutual Skyscraper Renderings - urbanmilwaukee | Urbanization | Scoop.it
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On September 25th plans for Northwestern Mutual Life's $450 million, 32-story, 1.1 million square-foot office tower were revealed to the public.

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The End of the Nation-State?

The End of the Nation-State? | Urbanization | Scoop.it
With rapid urbanization under way, cities want to call their own shots. Increasingly, they can.

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Tony Aguilar's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:01 AM

The end of Soverign nation states has alot to do with how interact with other states into a more integrated regional economy. The global community is realizing its importance of woking together to mazimize on trade and technology building as an economic world effort. This would blur the lines of independent soverign countires and bring regions together for economic puprposes even redrawing regional lines. Cities want more autonomy on responding to urbanization and move more away from being identified as a nation state. It is the desire to listen less to what washington has to say and act more as an independent state which makes more decisons with the regions around it to mazimize on rapid city growth and the money making opportunities that a re created from a rapidly changing global community.

Keileem's comment, October 17, 2013 3:41 PM
Just end reading a book: the end of the nation state, but than in mind a non-democratic eu government.
Emma Boyle's curator insight, November 20, 2013 8:31 AM

Good examples: NYC, Washington DC, Brasilia, Hong Kong, London, and many more.

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With data, designing a better city | SmartPlanet

With data, designing a better city | SmartPlanet | Urbanization | Scoop.it
The National Building Museum’s “Intelligent Cities” project aims to explore where information technology and urban design collide.

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Green cities of the future

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Peter Head and David Singleton: A sustainable world needs big cities to be self-sufficient and development of new energy efficient urban centres (@Guardian paints a picture of the future city.

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