VIDEO | Charles Waldheim: Landscape as Urbanism

March 28, 2016,AEDT

Charles Waldheim: Landscape as Urbanism from UM School of Architecture on Vimeo. Charles Waldheim provides a “sampler” in this video of his recent book project Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory – a monograph of landscape urbanism which consolidates what is | Read More

Jan Gehl on Urban Design | VIDEO

May 5, 2012,AEDT

Jan Gehl, architect and urban designer that has helped cities around the world focus on improving the quality of life. In this short 3 and half minute video ) Gehl gives some insight into cities such as Copenhagen and urban design. | Read More

Urbanized: A Conversation

April 21, 2012,AEDT

Urbanized,  feature-length documentary by Gary Hustwit was recently shown at University of Pennsylvania. Afterwards, a panel conversation took place between Gary Hustwit, James Corner and Ricky Burdett chaired by  Marilyn Jordan Taylor (Dean of PennDesign). The 40 minute conversation was caught on film and published | Read More

Mega Cities not always the biggest polluters

January 26, 2011,AEDT

Mega-cities around the world such as New York, London, Los Angeles, Shanghai are often blamed for the high Green House Gas(GHG) emissions but a recent report released found that cities like Sydney(20.6), Calgary(17.7), Stuttgart(16.0), Denver (21.5), Rotterdam (29.8) CO2 equivalent | Read More

Speck: Cars are a greater risk than crime to pedestrians

January 23, 2011,AEDT

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

Suburbs stop growing due to housing bust

November 24, 2009,AEDT

USAToday reports The recession and housing collapse have halted four decades of double-digit growth for nearly half of the nation’s biggest rapidly expanding suburbs. Twenty-four of the 53 cities of 100,000 or more that grew by at least 10% every | Read More

Asian cities are growing

November 3, 2009,AEDT

A great editorial from The Nation from the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 Conference (ANMC21) being held in Bangkok. The editor writes about various issues including: As Asian countries enjoy economic growth, many face problems that come with too-rapid | Read More

Bulldozing Cities – GOOD.IS

October 11, 2009,AEDT

Dan Kildee is the treasurer of Genessee County, Michigan, the county which contains the city of Flint. His recently written a guest post at He starts his post The quality of a city is determined by what life is | Read More

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