News tagged with urban planners

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 ...

Mar 25, 2013
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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.

Jun 21, 2011
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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 ...

Apr 02, 2012
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Native street trees can boost birds' survival

As native birds continue to lose their homes due to the spread of the Australia's cities, scientists are urging city planners and householders to help save them by planting more Australian trees.

Nov 13, 2012
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Designing a city for safe protests

Civil protests, from peaceful sit-ins at the Pentagon to violent riots in Cairo, nonetheless share some common characteristics. To study how protests evolve in public spaces, Dr. Tali Hatuka, an architect and head of Tel ...

Feb 23, 2011
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