KunstlerCast – Jane Jacobs, Urban Thinker

October 9, 2009,AEDT

Duncan Crary and James Howard Kunstler in their latest podcast have a conversation about Jane Jacobs, her theories, works and her impact on urban planning. The catalyst for the conversation was Planetizen’s poll about the Top 100 Urban Thinkers on | Read More

San Francisco tilts toward wind power

October 5, 2009,AEDT

SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle) reports The two famous windmills in Golden Gate Park could soon have a lot of company as a broad array of city officials, business leaders and environmentalists push for streamlined, modern versions to spring up at | Read More

Parking Day – this Friday

September 17, 2009,AEDT

PARK(ing) Day is occurring across the world on the 18th of September. PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day global event where artists, activists and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks. PARK(ing) Day | Read More

New version released of CityEngine 2009

September 17, 2009,AEDT

Procedural Inc. have announced the CityEngine 2009.2, the latest version of its software for the fast creation, visualization and analysis of large 3D cities. The software is used by high-profile companies such as Foster+Partners, Microsoft, Navteq, Boeing, IBM, Thales, Blizzard, | Read More

Clive looks at nature & recreation centers

September 15, 2009,AEDT

Clive is looking at new facilities suggested by a new plan approved by the City last week. The facilities include a nature center, community gym and a dog park. Genus Landscape Architects has developed a plan for a nature center | Read More

Urban farms springing up on rooftops

September 15, 2009,AEDT

All across Manhattan urban farms are springing up across one of the densely built cities in the world. Urban Farms (community gardens) are nothing new but recently they are moving up onto the rooftops across the world as urbanites want | Read More

Aboriginal landscape management used to reduce emissions

September 14, 2009,AEDT

Dean Yibarbuk from the Bininj(Aborginal) man from Nangark of the Gurrguni clan has written an article in The Guardian about using ancient landscape management practices to manage Northern Australia. The article does not provide how the techniques are reducing emissions | Read More

Can a rail line reinvigorate a city?

September 11, 2009,AEDT

The people in Dallas are hoping that the new Green Line with 4 stations opening on Monday will reinvigorate areas of the city that have fallen into neglect. According to the Dallas News In South Dallas, there are ambitions for | Read More

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