Posts Tagged ‘Urban Planning’



City of Bits Space, Place, and the Infobahn ISBN 0-262-63176-8 232 pp. – 16 illus. from William J. Mitchell Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT Download the article

ABSTRACT Immense environmental changes and technological advancement, which are causing rapid and unexpected changes, are forcing our cities to reorganize and transform at all levels. As modern cities are becoming ever more dynamic and opened for future changes, the traditional operative instruments of development regulation (e.g. master plan) fall behind. They lack the flexibility and […]

by Mike Wheathely Envelope, a software-as-a-service company for real estate professionals that enables them to visualize and run scenarios on development potential based on zoning, has just secured a $2 million funding round to develop its platform and launch marketing efforts in New York City and beyond. Cre.Tech first reported the news, saying it’s the […]

Urban spaces are creating an unprecedented amount of data, from mobile phone data about individuals to the traces created automatically from machine-to-machine interactions. In discussion: Nicholas Arcolano, Senior Data Scientist, FitnessKeeper (RunKeeper) Oded Cats, Asst. Professor, Delft University of Technology Matthew George, CEO, Bridj Marta Gonzalez, Asst. Professor, MIT Civil & Environmental Engineering Katja Schechtner, […]

Can Boomers Make Cohousing Mainstream? Popular in northern Europe, cohousing is still a fringe option in the U.S. But the number of cohousing communities here is set to climb, thanks to Baby Boomers. CHRIS BENTLEY @Cementley When architects Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett made their first pilgrimage to Denmark in the early 1980s, they were out […]

By Russell Fortmeyer @archrecord Divining rods—really, just forked sticks—supposedly tremble when you hold them over any ground that conceals water below. Whether or not you subscribe to their seemingly magical, analog effectiveness, you might be thinking, isn’t there an app for that? Photo courtesy Arid Lands Institute Digital tools are being created to assess local […]

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Edited transcript of a talk given at the High Level Group meeting on Smart Cities, Brussels, 24 September 2014. I had a sinking feeling as I was listening to the talks by these prominent figures in the field of smart cities because the city used to be the domain of the architect, and now, frankly, […]

por Dpr-barcelona — Viernes, 25 de julio de 2014 ‘Igual que en la pseudociencia de la sangría, en la pseudociencia de la reconstrucción y planificación de la ciudad, se han erigido años de aprendizaje y una plétora de dogmas sutiles y complicados basados en sinsentidos’. Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. De […]