Posts Tagged ‘Urban Planning’

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 […]


Spatial data models and tools for urban design  Sustainable urban development objectives and comprehensive planning practice increasingly require knowledge-based and performance oriented approaches to urban design, using multiple layers of information contextualised at multiple scales of intervention (Gil & Duarte, 2013). However, urban design education and practice still lag in the adoption of GIS data […]


Muchas ciudades han adoptado el titulo de ser sustentables, aprovechandose de lo poco que se conoce al respecto, con un perfil muy publicitario y edulcorado. Para ser sustanbles enserio, son importantes todas las mediciones posibles para de esa manera poder generar una base de datos relacionada y obtener información confiable. Desde alli tomar decisiones y […]