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 known about the new field of Landscape Urbanism. “Charles Waldheim | 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 crane.tv video ) Gehl gives some insight into cities such as Copenhagen and urban design.  “….its like a revelation, oh we forgot the people…”  

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 by PennDesign for our viewing pleasure.

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 (tCO2e) per capita where far higher than some of the | 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 than crime” to pedestrians. He also spoke about the need | 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 decade since 1970 lost population in the last two years. | 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 urbanisation. City dwellers in many Asian countries are increasingly suffering | 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 GOOD.is. He starts his post The quality of a city is determined by what life is like for the people who live there—not by how many | Read More

TED Talk – Carolyn Steel – How food shapes our cities

October 6, 2009,AEDT

Carolyn Steel recently gave a presentation at TED Global 2009 in Oxford, UK last July. Architect and author Carolyn Steel uses food as a medium to “read” cities and understand how they work. In her book Hungry City she traces — and puts into historical context — food’s journey from | Read More

Vertical Landscape – the only way is up – Gizmag

July 29, 2009,AEDT

Darren Quick writes at Gizmag ……..This shortage of land in many cities has unfortunately also led to a scarcity of natural vegetation in urban settings. We’ve looked at several vertical-farming concepts – dedicated buildings that provide space to grow crops in city centers – but a new architectural system from | Read More

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