It is part of the San Francisco Bay area’s long-term planning goal to develop innovative high-density, transit-oriented communities with housing close to jobs and transportation and to create dense urban centers in the locations where they are needed most.Read More
Compared with the old gray-blue box that has saturated suburban and small-town America, the new urban Walmarts in Washington, D.C., are a remarkable departure.Read More
Ten integrative approaches to the design of health care facilities illustrate ways to forge links with nature, existing buildings and institutions, and communities.Read More
Graduate student teams representing Georgia Tech University, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Texas at Austin make the final cut.Read More
New urbanism’s rise has been a quiet revolution—a gradual introduction of walkability and outdoor rooms into the vocabulary of urban development. In his book Building the New Urbanism, Aaron Passell does a masterful job of explaining the growth of this approach to urban design.
“Vancouverism” is synonymous with tower-podium architecture, green space, and breathtaking views. But the city’s development process is sometimes overlooked.
In the 1970s, Ron Basford, a Canadian Cabinet minister and loyal Vancouverite seized on the idea of converting Granville Island into a special place.
Where biking, walking, and other activities have been built into the landscape, the numbers reveal a good investment.
While many books have recently focused on making cities denser, more walkable, or more functional, asking how to make urban populations happier is a slightly different question. Charles Montgomery makes his case in his new book The Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design.
The redevelopment of a former port area is allowing the inner city of Hamburg to expand toward the Elbe River.