News tagged with urban design

A manifesto for designing cities

"The city is a people's art, a shared experience," a Philadelphia architect and planner named Edmund Bacon once wrote, adding that any urban designer's job was to "conceive an idea, implant it, and nurture its growth in the ...

dateJan 04, 2018 in Environment
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We should create cities for slowing down

Peter Jackson employed an intricate approach to the stage design of Lord of the Rings. The people who inhabited Middle Earth for hundreds of generations slowly left cultural traces, alterations, artefacts and remnants of ...

dateMay 01, 2017 in Energy & Green Tech
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A radical plan to save the delta

On Jan. 9 2016, as record floodwaters roared down the mid-Mississippi River valley, hundreds gathered on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to witness the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. Completed in 1931, the spillway ...

dateApr 01, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Looking upwards for transport solutions

Level crossing removals should be viewed as part of a total picture for an effective transport system and the best way to achieve this is to incorporate elevated lines or 'skytrains', according to Melbourne researchers.

dateMar 02, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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