News tagged with urban planners

Urban areas offer hidden biodiversity

( -- Urban areas around the world are places of hidden biodiversity that need to be protected and encouraged through smart urban design, said an authority in green city design.

dateMar 23, 2009 in Ecology
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Urban vegetation deters crime in Philadelphia

Contrary to convention, vegetation, when well-maintained, can lower the rates of certain types of crime, such as aggravated assault, robbery and burglary, in cities, according to a Temple University study, "Does vegetation ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Glimmers of green hope for Asian cities

The air in most Asian cities is getting more polluted and the rivers filthier, but experts say there are many reasons to believe in a green vision for the region as urbanisation powers ahead.

dateJun 21, 2011 in Environment
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3D planning tool for the city of tomorrow

Noise levels, fine particulate matter, traffic volumes – these data are of interest to urban planners and residents alike. A three-dimensional presentation will soon make it easier to handle them: as the user virtually ...

dateApr 02, 2012 in Engineering
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