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Blogs about Urbanism

17 blogs about Urbanism.

    All about cycling in the Netherlands. By Mark Wagenbuur. 🇳🇱 More info

    New York City ride and the Congestion Pricing fiasco
    Today’s extra post features footage from my ride in New York City last April. With Clarence Eckerson as my generous guide and bicycle provider, I cycled nearly 30 kilometers through Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. In …
    By Bicycle Dutch, 50 words
  2. Bryan Boyer – Medium
    Buildings & cities & all the things between. More at 🇺🇸 More info

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    What does it mean to design urban technology?
    We’ve recently launched a new degree program in Urban Technology at University of Michigan that combines urbanism, technology, and design. But what does design mean in this context? Like many aspects of creating a new …
    By Bryan Boyer, 5,739 words
  3. City Monitor
    City Monitor covers housing, transport, infrastructure, design, zoning and urban policy innovations in cities around the world. 🇬🇧 More info

    Refurbishing existing office space could support businesses and help the planet
    The pandemic changed office culture irrevocably. With hybrid working now fully instilled, this has impacted not only companies’ organisational structures, but their physical infrastructure as well. (Photo by Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock) Building design now needs …
    By Leadmonitor-Ai, 1,220 words
  4. The Corner Side Yard
    Yelling from the window as the world passes by. By Pete Saunders. 🇺🇸 More info

    So Long Blogger, Hello Substack
    It's time. After 12 years of writing about cities with a Rust Belt perspective on this platform, I'm closing it down. And no, this is not an April Fool's joke. I'm moving on to a …
    By Pete Saunders, 187 words
  5. Dan Hill – Medium
    Designer, urbanist, etc. Director of Melbourne School of Design. Previously, Swedish gov, Arup, UCL IIPP, Fabrica, Helsinki Design Lab, BBC etc. 🇦🇺 More info

    Spring to Autumn. Or, a ‘new metabolism’ for a circular society with Japanese characteristics
    Announcing Circular Design Praxis, a new movement in and around Japan concerning Asia-Pacific circular design principles and practicesContinue reading on A chair in a room »
    By Dan Hill, 40 words
    I’m a writer of code and words. The thing that matters most to me is unlocking human potential, so I think a lot about incentive design, tools for thought, and cities. By Devon Zuegel. 🇺🇸 More info

    Part 6: Is the proposed new city in California climate resilient?
    A new city has been proposed in California, and I’ve never been more captivated by a vision for the future of my home state in my lifetime. This post is part of a series I’m …
    By Devon Zuegel, 1,703 words
  7. Granola Shotgun
    By Johnny Sanphillippo. 🇺🇸 More info

    Whatever Works
    Sometimes a story takes a number of years to ripen. And sometimes two or three stories merge in unexpected ways. I just had a moment of convergence when new infill development, sub rosa adaptation, and …
    By Johnny Sanphillippo, 731 words
  8. Greater Greater Washington
    Builds informed and civically engaged communities who believe in a growing and inclusive Washington region and speak up for livable communities for all. 🇺🇸 More info

    Events: Weigh in on WMATA’s proposed bus network redesign
    WMATA has released the proposed bus network redesign. Along with a new map with new route names, the proposal includes major changes to routes and service frequency, including more service during off-peak hours and on …
    By Kate Jentoft-Herr (Engagement Manager), 704 words
  9. Holy Mountain: A Blog about Our Common Life
    Commentary on public policy, place and social relations. By Bruce Nesmith. 🇺🇸 More info

    Book review: The 15-Minute City
    Carlos Moreno, The 15-Minute City: A Solution to Saving Our Time and Our Planet (Wiley, 2024), xxii +276pp."The 15-minute City" has become a widely popular concept and widely used phrase, especially after it was adopted …
    By Bruce Nesmith, 1,296 words
  10. lukebennett13
    Tracing the spectacular within the humdrum of the built environment. By Luke Bennett. 🇬🇧 More info

    “Heat” – the third session in Sheffield Hallam University Space & Place Group’s online series on ‘Perceiving Climate Change’, 13 June 2024, 7-9.30pm
    “The harshest truth about life on a superheated planet is this: as temperatures rise, a lot of living things will die, and that may include people you know and love.” Jeff Goodell (2023) The Heat …
    By lukebennett13, 1,019 words
  11. Places Journal
    Public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism. 🇺🇸 More info

    On the Brinck | Places Prize
    Proposals are being accepted for the inaugural On the Brinck | Places Prize, a collaboration between Places and the School of Architecture + Planning at University of New Mexico. Read on Places Journal
    By Places Editors, 39 words
  12. The Ranty Highwayman
    The adventures in time & space of a Chartered Civil Engineer, specialising in designing for walking and cycling. By Mark. 🇬🇧 More info

    Go Dutch 2024 - Part 4: Intercity
    When I visit the Netherlands, one of the things I enjoy doing is cycling between towns and cities because it is a great way to experience just how the cycle network operates separately to the …
    By The Ranty Highwayman, 1,573 words
    A builder, developer, urban designer, and recovering electrician. His work focuses on small scale, incremental design and development. By R John Anderson. 🇺🇸 More info

    Office Vacancy Chaos and Opportunity
    There is an opportunity within the chaos created when work from home and hybrid work hollowed out the Central Business District (CBD) of places like San Antonio and Portland. In San Antonio I saw a …
    By rjohnanderson, 470 words
  14. Southeast Asia construction, transport, and infrastructure
    Transport and urban development in Southeast Asia. By James Clark. 🇻🇳 More info

    Makassar MRT: A proposed urban rail transit system in South Sulawesi
    The Makassar MRT is a proposed urban rail transit system in Makassar, South Sulawesi. It’s also known as the Mamminasata Urban Rail Transport (the name of the Makassar metropolitan area), and it’s also being referred …
    By James Clark, 689 words
    Transportation and Land Use in Minnesota. 🇺🇸 More info

    Legislative Session Wrap-up 2024
    This was our second year with a DFL trifecta, let’s check in with a few transportation and land use advocacy organizations to find out what we accomplished and what is on the horizon for next …
    By Ian R Buck, 7,698 words
  16. Strong Towns
    We produce content that analyzes the failures of the post-war North American development pattern while giving citizens the knowledge and tools to start making our places better today. 🇺🇸 More info

    How To Escape the Housing Trap: A Special Q&A Session
    Can your city escape the housing trap simply through blanket rezoning? Is completely eliminating zoning compatible with an incremental approach? How should your city handle historic designations that are blocking housing development? Strong Towns President …
    By Strong Towns, 166 words
  17. The Urbanist
    Examining urban policy to improve cities and quality of life. 🇺🇸 More info

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    Transportation Levy Amendments Would Fund Missing Link, Ballard Avenue, and More
    This week, the Seattle City Council will discuss potential amendments to the eight-year transportation levy that will be sent to voters this November, replacing the expiring 2015 Levy to Move Seattle. The amendments seek to …
    By Ryan Packer, 2,177 words