A mobile mapping station being developed by a team in the Master’s Urban Planning department at Lawrence Technical University, wants to help residents of embattled neighborhoods.
Freeways by Justin Smith is an urban planning simulator where players construct complex highway systems while avoiding traffic jams.
There once was a time when the resistance movements of New York pushed back against the regimenting, state-sponsored programs known as “urban renewal.”
The Museum of the City of New York explores how a century of zoning code in New York City has influenced the built environment of today.
“The kind of planning for a city that would really work would be a sort of informed, intelligent improvisation, which is what most of our planning in life is in any case,” said Jane Jacobs in a 1962 interview with Mademoiselle, conducted just after the 1961 publication of her influential The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
DETROIT — I didn’t know what to expect as I prepared for the first evening of Ideas City Detroit on April 25.
The district of Kangbashi in Inner Mongolia, China, is famous for its emptiness.
If you’ve ever found yourself lost in Manhattan, you know that city grids are a beautiful thing.
The photographer Patrick Gookin recently explored the psychological ramifications of car culture in a series called LA by Car.
Around the world people are rapidly moving to cities in an incredible manifestation of consolidated growth. The Museum of Modern Art’s Uneven Growth is the culmination of a 14-month initiative to address developing problems in six of those cities by involving the communities most impacted.
Frank Lloyd Wright believed dense urban cities would never make it into the next century. He wrote that “the citizen of the near future preferring horizontality — the gift of his motorcar, and telephonic or telegraphic inventions — will turn and reject verticality as the body of any American city.”
I suspect most of us take the designs of our cities and streets for granted, at least when they’re working the way we want them to. But planning a single street requires myriad decisions. A nifty new web app called Streetmix, made by the current fellows of Code for America, lets you think about and play around with all those choices.