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Blogs about Urbanism

17 blogs about Urbanism.

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

    A ride on the one day it almost looked like winter
    The winter season draws to a close in the Netherlands, although you can hardly call it winter this year. February has already claimed the title of the warmest February ever recorded. However, there was a …
    By Bicycle Dutch, 52 words
  2. Bryan Boyer – Medium
    Buildings & cities & all the things between. More at 🇺🇸 More info

    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

    Rethinking the Affordable Housing Crisis, Part 2
    Source: belonging.berkeley.eduPart 1Yonah Freemark, a senior research associate with the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, is someone I had the occasion of meeting a couple times in my career. A little more than ten years …
    By Pete Saunders, 2,021 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 3: The first walkable city in America in a century
    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, 2,314 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

    Time zone: How documents from the 1930s shed light on DC’s land use today
    The National Capital Planning Commission’s 100th anniversary is this year, and I was very chuffed that I was invited to present, alongside some distinguished planning professionals, at the kickoff of its centennial celebrations on January …
    By Alex Baca (DC Policy Director), 1,148 words
  9. Holy Mountain: A Blog about Our Common Life
    Commentary on public policy, place and social relations. By Bruce Nesmith. 🇺🇸 More info

    Metro housing update
    (L to R) Jennifer Pratt, Pat Parsley, Kim Downs, Drew RetzMy friend Eric Gutschmidt is fond of saying "You can't build a $100,000 house." That unpleasant reality underlay the lively discussion of housing issues Tuesday …
    By Bruce Nesmith, 1,152 words
  10. lukebennett13
    Tracing the spectacular within the humdrum of the built environment. By Luke Bennett. 🇬🇧 More info

    Perceiving Climate Change #1: Ice. Registration now open for Sheffield Hallam University Space & Place Group’s next online session, 15 February 2024, 7-9.30pm
    “Consider raindrops: you can feel them on your head – but you can’t perceive the actual raindrop in itself. You only ever perceive your particular, anthropomorphic translation of the raindrops. Isn’t this similar to the …
    By lukebennett13, 1,169 words
  11. Places Journal
    Public scholarship on architecture, landscape, and urbanism. 🇺🇸 More info

    This River Is a Model
    In the Netherlands, water management is stubbornly technocratic, driven more by metrics than people. As climate change upends calculations, can planners find new modes of ecological repair? Read on Places Journal
    By Lizzie Yarina, 36 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

    Taking The Rough With The Smooth
    The asphalt fairies have been out round my way and it gave me an opportunity to have a look at what they were up to a few nights ago.The road in question is a 50mph …
    By The Ranty Highwayman, 1,118 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

    Cloud 11 Bangkok: Creator economy hub in South Sukhumvit Innovation District
    Cloud 11 is a mixed-use development on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok that is being styled as a creator economy hub. The complex is comprised of four towers on top of a mega podium that will …
    By James Clark, 217 words
    Transportation and Land Use in Minnesota. 🇺🇸 More info

    Walk the Talk: Survey Sifting, Canvassing and Mapping Olson Memorial
    Editor’s note: Walk the Talk is’s carefully curated, highly partisan collection of both serious and fun-loving events, community meetings and opportunities for engagement that we think will interest our readers. Email your ideas to …
    By Hawken Habig, 873 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

    Undoing the Downtown Monoculture
    (Source: Alex Sawyer on Unsplash) When I graduated from high school, an older and wiser woman in my life gave me a copy of the children’s book The Big Orange Splot. The plot is pretty …
    By Emma Durand-Wood, 1,562 words
  17. The Urbanist
    Examining urban policy to improve cities and quality of life. 🇺🇸 More info

    Washington Senate Committee Guts Popular Neighborhood Cafe Bill
    The Washington State Senate’s local government, land use, and tribal affairs committee Tuesday adopted an amendment that turns House Bill 2252, a neighborhood cafe bill that passed the House unanimously on February 9, completely on …
    By Ryan Packer, 1,332 words