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...a direct impact on the health of the people who live there. On World Health Day WHO is launching a campaign to highlight urban planning as a crucial link to building a healthy 21st century. In particular, the Organization calls upon municipal authorities,...
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The Master of Urban Management and Planning at the University of Western Sydney is located in the geographical heart of Sydney, a living laboratory where management and planning issues are always at the forefront. Visit www.uws.edu.au
As the world moves toward a global urbanism and centers issues of sustainability and international collaboration, cities are not so much planned as replanned and reborn. Qingyun Ma, dean of the USC School of Architecture, will moderate a conversation with city planners and administrators from four landmark cities: Gail Goldberg from Los Angeles, Felipe Leal from Mexico City, Jiang Wu from Shanghai and Richard Cohen from London. They will discuss the present and future of urban planning in the flux of unpredictable, migrant forces and the shaping of iconic, livable cities. From the density of London to the sprawl of Los Angeles and the expanding megacities of Mexico City and Shanghai, the juxtapositions of cultural, political and spatial differences will demonstrate how creative agents can transform a city physically and socially. Moderated by Scott Lash Visions and Voices is a university-wide arts and humanities initiative unparalleled in higher education. The initiative was established by Provost CL Max Nikias in order to fulfill the goals set forth in USCs strategic plan; to communicate USCs core values to students; and to affirm the human spirit. Highlighting USCs excellence in the arts and humanities, the initiative provides a unique, inspiring and provocative experience for all USC students, regardless of discipline, and challenges them to become world-class citizens who will eagerly make a positive impact throughout the world.
Reserves bill ill-timedWest Linn Tidings... changed the way counties and Metro can utilize urban and rural reserves. That's good news for David Bragdon, president of the regional planning agency. ...and more »
Bay Area ReporterHUD to hold SF town hall for LGBT housing studyBay Area ReporterBostic served as a professor in the University of Southern California's School of Policy, Planning, and Development, where he examined how credit markets, ...and more »
Sin Chew Jit PohDevelopment threatens Hong Kong bird migration havenSin Chew Jit PohUp to 100000 birds fly in from as far as Arctic Siberia and Central Asia to winter in marshes squeezed between the two urban giants, or to rest and ...and more »
Metro and the Portland-area counties head to a fractured agreement on land useOregonLive.comAfter two years of public hearings, meetings and studies, a plan has emerged that designates 28066 acres of urban reserves -- land where the urban growth ...and more »
Out of the boxBoston GlobeThe state is a hotbed of product design, architecture, urban planning, interior design, video game animation, graphic design, and apparel, but Aquillano and ...and more »
Shore conference promotes "good" town growthBaltimore Sun (blog)"About Town" is the title and focus of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy's 11th annual planning conference, to be held Friday (Feb. ...
Golightly-gate continues: Former manager speaks outLos Angeles TimesOne of the group members was upset that Chris was missing rehearsals because it was slowing things down -- he had missed a major show we were planning with ...and more »
Daily Journal of CommerceSherwood caught in urban planning disputeDaily Journal of CommerceOn the Clackamas County map set for approval this week, the area didn't make it into the urban reserve. It's marked “undesignated,” a sort of urban planning ...
Minister of Municipalities and Urban Planning of Qatar Visits GAMAl-BawabaMinister of Municipalities and Urban Planning of the brotherly country, Qatar, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Bin Khalifa Al Thani, reviewed with the Mayor of Amman, ...
ReutersMADEIRA: Disaster Blamed on Chaotic Urban PlanningInter Press ServiceEnvironmentalists have long complained about chaotic urban planning and overdevelopment as the island boomed as a tourist destination over the last few ...Breakneck development blamed for Madeira flood tollAFPMadeira in mourning as flood toll feared to riseNinemsnall 3,264 news articles »
...people outside the profession. John Wiley & Sons, a leader in professional publishing, has published a guide to careers in urban planning and urban design, with advice and first-hand accounts from about 50 of today's planning professionals and academics. BECOMING...
In this video, we show how to import GIS data in cityscape 1.8. This includes elevation data, road networks, building outlines, water bodies, and props. In cityscape 1.8, the import process uses a point-and-click interface while having enough functionality to import a large variety of data types. pixelactive creates state of the art tools and technology for interactive 3D worlds. Our flagship product, cityscape, is a rapid urban modeling tool that allows users to build both custom and real-world environments quickly and easily. cityscape is used by developers in the video game, simulation, urban planning, and GIS industries.
The "Attractive City Generator" - an interactive installation by: Sofia Georgakopoulou - Edyta Augustynowicz - Stefanie Sixt - Dimitri Demin - ETH D-ARCH CAAD MAS - www.mas.caad.arch.ethz.ch - Prof. L. Hovestadt - special thanks to Benjamin Dillenburger - Michael Hansmeyer - Steffen Lemmerzahl - developed with processing: www.processing.org - The Attractive City Generator was conceived and developed as a part of a research project at the ETH in Zurich, at the chair of Computer Aided Architectural Design. Our task was to explore urban design methodologies with the use of object oriented programing. The idea behind it, is to explore urban design methodologies, based on object oriented programing. Our particular area of interest is the use of interactivity in urban planning, with our main goal being the integration and emancipation of citizens. Attractive City Generator is a tool to educate people how cities could be created in many ways and different settings in a very playful way. We want to bring everyone closer to architecture, to inspire people for our field of activity and to encourage creativity. Our goal is to make people aware of social condititons in an urban network and encourage them to take part in decisions - involve people into the process of urban planning . We as urban planners are only setting the basic rules for the city as a basic framework. Instead of using a mouse or a keyboard, the application is designed much more intuitively and contextually for the user. The information can be presented more approachable.
Urban Growth Bill stalled in State Parliament.ABC OnlineThe Opposition's planning spokesman, Matthew Guy, says the Government appears to have lost interest in the legislation. "I get the feeling that it's become ...Rethink on outer urban expansionThe Ageall 4 news articles »
Effort to limit Valley sprawl hits crucial stageFresno Bee... three years hammering out a plan to control urban sprawl. That was the easy part. Now, as the Valley Blueprint Planning Process enters its fourth year, ...and more »
Mapping Africa's Largest SlumInter Press Service"One of the main obstacles to effective urban planning is a lack of up-to-date, comprehensive and sufficiently detailed information about urban areas. ...and more »
How to stop urban sprawlNEWS.com.auThe Advertiser yesterday published warnings from planning and community leaders that Adelaide's urban sprawl - spanning almost 100km between Gawler and ...Urban sprawl pushes Adelaide past 100kmAdelaidenowUrban sprawl pushes Adelaide past 100kmNEWS.com.auall 6 news articles »
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An early interest in how cities are designed translates into customer design experience across New York, London, and Mumbai. Fascinated by city planning and resident behavior gets Yahoo Experimental Marketing Director Jason Anello one credit shy of an urbanization minor during his University at Albany undergraduate experience. His work designing Yahoo Yodel studios opens doors for Anello to actualize his concepts across large scale Yahoo events, including Yahoo Yodel Studios....
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The table discusses the transformation of landscape architecture and how it compares/contrasts to the field of architecture and to respect disciplines. The evolution of landscape architecture is also discussed, from decorative to spatial art and how landscape/architect collaboration awareness is increasing. Participants: Stan Allen, Princeton University School of Architecture Dean & Stan Allen Architect Principal; Craig Borum, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning Associate Professor; Shane Coen, Coen + Partners Principal; Caroline Constant, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning Professor of Architecture; Hilary Sample, Yale School of Architecture Assistant Professor & MOS Principal; Nate Johnson, University of Michigan Taubman College graduate student. This conversation was recorded as part of University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning Future of Design conference Oct.9-10, 2009. For more, visit www.taubmancollege.umich.edu/futureofdesign.
Graduates of the Urban Planning program at the University of Western Sydney are highly sought after by city councils in the surrounding areas. Find out more at bit.ly
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Study Urban Planning at the University of Western Sydney located in the heart of the rapidly growing Greater Western Sydney area bit.ly
Maurice Cox, National Endowment for the Arts Director of Design, and University of Virginia School of Architecture Associate Professor,presented Oct. 10, 2009, at the Future of Design conference. University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning hosted the Future of Design conference, Oct. 9 & 10, 2009. Thirty designers, critics and provocative thinkers brainstormed how design is evolving across various disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture ...
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...out, are more susceptible to climate-related disasters. 'Land and housing for the poor should be placed in the center of urban planning in order to ensure the sustainability of cities,' Rolnik underscored. 'Concerned communities need to be consulted and be...
Watch Kevin Klinkenberg, Principal of 180° Design Studio, in Blue Springs, Missouri, the site of where 180° Design Studio (newurbanismblog.com did a downtown master plan in 2006 and then a form-based code, in 2007, was adopted for the larger downtown area. This doesn't look like a typical downtown environment because were on the edge of it in the mostly residential area. "What we wanted to point out today was some of the smaller projects that can happen when you do a really good detailed master plan that has consensus as well as a form-based code," explains Klinkenberg. "Very often we focus on the big glamorous projects, the multistory mixed use buildings, and not on the little things that can happen as well." "So in this case we have a couple of sites that are on the edge of the downtown in a neighborhood that hasn't seen any new residential in probably decades." To read more, visit the blog: newurbanismblog.com
Cato Institute Senior Fellow Randal OToole addressed some of the problems with long-term land-use planning at Cato University in Rancho Bernardo, California in July. OToole is author of the forthcoming Cato book, Gridlock.
pixelactive creates state of the art tools and technology for interactive 3D worlds. Our flagship product, cityscape, is a rapid urban modeling tool that allows users to build both custom and real-world environments quickly and easily. cityscape is used by developers in the video game, simulation, urban planning, and GIS industries. In this video, we show how to use the features of Water Mode, Texture Mode, and Prop Mode. Water Mode allows you to add global and local bodies of water to your environment. Texture Mode allows you to add textures to different regions of your environment for deep immersion. Prop Mode allows you to add buildings, cultural features such as connected power lines, trees, and other objects found in urban environments.
Global leaders in sustainable transportation and urban planning from the US and the Netherlands met in New York at the New Amsterdam Bike Slam to discuss current trends, cultural socialization, and the need for a higher quality of life provided by more sustainable transportation. Check out more NY400 events at NY400.org.
and technology for interactive 3D worlds. Our flagship product, CityScape, is a rapid urban modeling tool that allows users to build both custom and real-world environments quickly and easily. CityScape is used by developers in the video game, simulation, urban planning, and GIS industries. In this video, we show how to use the features of Road Mode to create complex intersections and highly detailed urban environments. ... tools technology video games serious urban planning simulation ...
...network will identify strategies and policy recommendations that can guide cities to better resolve the challenges of urban planning and economic diversified growth. The UPC and the WEF also forged a new partnership which includes the participation of key...
...recovery. Abu Dhabi is taking the lead in creating links between cities across the world to share best practices for urban planning and sustainable growth and the Forum shares this objective.” Thanks to accelerating urbanisation, many of the world’s most pressing...
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pixelactive creates state of the art tools and technology for interactive 3D worlds. Our flagship product, cityscape, is a rapid urban modeling tool that allows users to build both custom and real-world environments quickly and easily. cityscape is used by developers in the video game, simulation, urban planning, and gis industries. In this video, we show the different user interface elements of cityscape and the camera controls.
Urban Ecology is a project developed by the Urban Ecology Institute and Boston College to provide 7-12th grade teachers and students with scientific, instructional, and technological training in urban ecology field studies. This Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) project is funded by the National Science Foundation and supported by the Learning Resource Center at EDC, see more on ITEST at itestlrc.edc.org.
www.fifthfloorgallery.com On Saturday, August 8th, urban planner, James Rojas unveiled one of his interactive city models at Fifth Floor and invites the public to play and dream about the future of Chinatown. The economic, social, and built environment of Chinatown is rapidly changing and the model will capture that energy through an interactive public participation process. The 4x8 ft. model of Chinatown includes Los Angeles State Historical Park (formerly known as the Cornfields) and ...
The American Planning Association and Planners Press sit down with authors for interviews on their recent books in a series called "Meet The Authors". In this video, APA's Timothy Mennel sits down with Philip J. Walker, AICP, author of Downtown Planning for Smaller and Midsized Communities. ... "urban planning" cities community streetscape "urban design" APA Authors downtown
The Università Iuav di Venezia presents the faculty of urban & regional planning
Urban planners want to shape our cities. And they want our cities to shape you. That's the conclusion of Cato Institute Senior Fellow Randal O'Toole. He argues that the rationales for most urban planning collapses upon examination. O'Toole — author of the forthcoming Cato book Gridlock — spoke at Cato University at Rancho Bernardo, California.
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