Speck: Cars are a greater risk than crime to pedestrians

January 23, 2011,AEST

Jeff Speck of Speck Associates recently gave a presentation at the University Park Alliance as apart of the Urban Innovators Speakers series. Speck  stated that “Most American cities have been shaped around the automobile” and “Cars are a greater risk | Read More

Improving Superblocks in cities through Redevelopment

January 20, 2011,AEST

Superblocks have their advantages – internal circulation is pedestrian friendly but also disadvantages – long distances between blocks and sometimes impervious as they become more private rather than public space. Recently Under One Roof posted an interesting read about how | Read More

The Advantages of High Density

January 20, 2011,AEST

High Density cities have there advantages include convenience, access to transport, reduction in services & infrastructure. Prathima Manohar has outlined more advantages & challenges in a recent post – The Advantages of High Density at Urban Vision

Urbanism – trying to balance wants & needs

January 19, 2011,AEST

Kaid Benfield in his recent post for Switchboard asks “How much Urbanism is enough?”. What is the right balance of walkability and nature? What is your a person who need to retreat from the urban environment? How do we balance transit with | Read More

Toronto: Can it break free from the Sprawl

January 17, 2011,AEST

Christopher Hume, Architecture Critic for Toronto Star writes in Hume: Resisting the Call of Sprawl Though suburbia has failed to live up to the promise, its appeal isn’t hard to understand. The damage inflicted on cities during the last 50 | Read More

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