Category Archives: urbanism

Multidisciplinary Collaborations

The Spaces of History/History of Spaces conference scheduled for April 30, 2010 at University of California at Berkeley looks fascinating. Beginning with the framework of collaborative efforts to understand historical processes through space and the built environment and the writings … Continue reading

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Olympic Surveillance

The CBC news has reported that Vancouver is in the process of installing hundreds of surveillance cameras in the downtown area in anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games. 900 cameras will be installed in the next week to monitor crowds … Continue reading

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Ski Town Urbanism

Steamboat Springs is entering the fray of mixed-use development and downtown condominium housing. As the Steamboat Pilot reports, 56 units were built in two new developments, and many realtors targeted second-homeowners for the development. They were surprised, however, to find … Continue reading

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Economic Benefits of Walkability and Transit

In addition to the social, experiential and public benefits of walkable and transit-oriented cities, there are also many economic benefits to be considered. An article published in the New York Times in January of 2010 reported that some real estate … Continue reading

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People-centered Urbanism

If cities are not built for people, then what for? Alex Steffen’s article “Deep Walkability” points out the importance of a walkable and people-oriented city. He defines “deep walkability” as “the quality of having a feast of options available when … Continue reading

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