At a time when the spaces we inhabit determine our chances to survive a deadly virus, it is crucial to challenge canonical urban planning and its deep failures in the Global South.
One of the early insights of the Strong Towns movement was that the way North American cities have been built since World War II resembles, more than anything, a massive Ponzi scheme.
For us, it is good to know what we are against, but if we are to fight for something better, then we really need an alternative vision. Our idea is to work with those that come on that. What comes out of it will depend on the level of interest, enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to do further work.
I believe the New Urban Agenda has the potential to start a whole new conversation about food and cities and bring a whole lot of new people up to speed with where the early adopters have been — left out standing in their field, looking for someone to talk to – for some time.
What makes a broad mass of people generally be supportive of speculative public projects like new highways, stadiums, reconditioning the downtown or building an “entertainment district”, sold to the public as “growth”?
Big box retailers have been a major player in this economy and built-environment.
Biourbanism considers the city as an organism, but in a different way, because we apply some of the latest developments in the life sciences to architecture.
What America needs is a different system that begins on the block level and builds from there.
•The secrets of the world’s happiest cities •Fifteen Tons of Groceries, Sailing Down the Hudson •Flint’s Ingenious Plan to “Right-Size” Its Streets With Road Diets •Commuting’s Hidden Cost
Many of the elderly cannot (or should not) drive. Unlike children, it is not a phase that they will eventually grow out of.
UK report shows the economic case for designing urban spaces for walking.
If you’re looking for one book that explains the transformation taking place in our cities, towns and neighborhoods it is Leigh Gallagher’s new book The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving.