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PHOTOS: Move To An Entire IKEA City!

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

Do you ever dream of an entire city filled with Swedish meatballs and do-it-yourself furniture? That dream could soon be a reality. IKEA, the Swed...

Let's Talk: Democracy Depends on Civility

Jennifer Gennari | Posted 04.02.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Gennari

These days, self-government is under assault. Unfortunately, a minority faction is overtaking town halls around the nation and suppressing any discussion at all. In the Bay Area the problem is particularly acute.

LOOK: 8 Urban Planning Designs For The Future Of NYC

Posted 12.15.2011 | New York

Earlier this year we marked the 200th anniversary of the Manhattan grid plan, that easy-to-navigate layout of streets and avenues that gives us Manhat...

City Shaping III: The Philadelphia Story

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

For more than three centuries, city planning, landscape architecture and a unique civic ambition that emphasizes horticulture as much as the pedestrian experience in its public spaces and streetscapes, have made Philadelphia a fascinating city.

Bangkok Underground: How to Prepare for a Flood

Susanna Murley | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Bangkok is a city that has been dealing with flooding for hundreds of years. It's built on water. As the city has modernized, and its people moved on land, flooding has become more of an issue.

Moscow To Double In Size Over 20 Years

Posted 09.13.2011 | World

Moscow officials have approved an ambitious plan to more than double the Russian capital's size in an effort to alleviate the city's chronic overcrowd...

High Line Phase Two Is OPEN

AP/The Huffington Post | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The ribbon was cut Tuesday on the long-awaited second section of the High Line, revealing a lush green lawn, prime lounging spots and a l...

Can Architects Fix The Suburbs?

David Glick | Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts
David Glick

On a rainy Saturday in April, black clad city dwellers descended onto the quiet streets of Levittown, NY. Completely out of their element, and disori...

Detroit Turns to Children To Plan Its Future

Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

Recent plans for Detroit's urban renewal came from an unexpected group: children, who will arguably be most affected by the city's future development....

City Planning: How Cities Can Save Local Manufacturing Businesses

Larry MacDonald | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Larry MacDonald

All across America, small to medium manufacturing businesses are shutting down, resulting in lost jobs and lost revenues for cities. Everyone loses. ...

Building the Just City: Contemporary Urbanism in Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Gruber

Brazil was not the only developing country beset with exploding urban populations but the transition to democracy in Brazil allowed for a dramatic change in the goals and tools of urban planning.

Chicago Debates -- The Malling of Chicago

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

Is Chicago becoming the "Suburb of the Century" in the twenty-first? Are big box retailers eating up our neighborhoods? If you care about our city, be a part of the debate.

Fifty Cities in Twenty Years

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Michael Welton

The Chinese people, their collective memory wiped clean by Mao's Cultural Revolution, need context for their new cities. Not surprisingly, American architects are swarming there.

Making Plans; a Review of Clear as Mud: Planning for the Rebuilding of New Orleans

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Gruber

It's important to recollect that although planning has been instrumental in the creation and development of New Orleans, New Orleans still exists as a great city because of a planning failure.

Thinking About a Textile Recycling Program? What Every City Should Consider

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

City recycling programs can't stop at bottles and cans. There's still a lot more local leaders can do to drive down the amount of waste sent to costly landfills each year.

What I Want From LA in the Next Decade

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

Over the next 10 years, I want you to become a city -- that's right, a real city, like London or New York, Paris or Tokyo. Okay, maybe a collection of cities.

Grey to Green. Innovating the Sustainable City.

Marc Stoiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marc Stoiber

Cities cover only 3% of the world's land mass, but they house 50% of the world's population, consume 75% of the world's resources and emit a correspon...

Steve Price: Digital Artist Imagines The Future Cities

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Imagine some ugly, underused street in your town, marked by drab buildings, wide streets, and forbidding expanses of parking lot. If you have to go he...

Boulder's Transit Village Plan Debated

Bob Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

The discussion was mostly polite and the issues complex as 70 people crowded into a downtown Library room to hear four experts discuss Boulder's planned Transit Village redevelopment plan.

City Planning Classic On Environmental Efficiency (VIDEO)

Progressive Book Club | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Progressive Book Club In the annals of urban design and city planning, no book holds a higher place than The Death and Life of Great American Cities ...

Chicago Transit at a Crossroads

Aaron Renn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Aaron Renn

The CTA doomsday budget, even if it doesn't come to pass, has done a great service by showing the city the inevitable future. Service has been trending downward for decades.

A Fourth Urbanism, Part 6: Limitations on Urbanism

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Gruber

Bad schools and even the perception of disorder drive people from the city more effectively than bad urban form, and keeping people in the city is more important than the form the city takes.

Report From the Denver New Urbanism Congress Part 3

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Gruber

New Urbanism is an elastic concept, and an elastic movement. On one hand it's pragmatic, on the other, it's got a Charter with principles.

Report From the Denver New Urbanism Congress, Part 2

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Gruber

Theories were created for all kinds of urbanism except for the kind that became dominant in America: suburban sprawl.