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To build safe streets, we must fight rac...

Earlier this summer, activists in Ward 8 in Washington, D.C., held two vigils on the same day, one for one pedestrian killed in hit-and-run and the other for a young man lost to gun violence. By placing the two vigils one after the other, they drew a poignant link between the high rates of traffic […]

The charm and challenge of nostalgia in ...

A light article on Mashable this week took a stab at some people’s nostalgia for the 90s. Sure, the decade was full of things like Nintendo 64 and Jurassic Park set in a more or less modern world without the darkness of the early 2000s. But, according to Mashable, technology in particular at this time […]

The 52 best projects shortlisted for the...

Downtown revitalizations, eco-friendly housing, cycle paths, rail and metro developments, public squares, shopping center improvements and an education and community district are some of the projects revealed in the Australian Urban shortlist. Design Awards 2019 announced recently. Fifty-two projects from across Australia were selected from a field of 91 entries, and the winners will be […]

Denmark and Sweden are creative in urban...

Our friends at the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) organized a housing tour in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden, last spring. Their goal was to combine innovative ideas in terms of sustainability, urban design and architecture. Some of the key takeaways from their trip? Don’t be afraid to make mistakes when it comes to innovation; […]

Congress of key opinion leaders in urban...

The Congress for New Urbanism, an international organization dedicated to creating urban spaces, will hold its 2021 annual conference in Oklahoma City. The conference typically attracts around 1,600 of its 2,600 members, and the 2021 conference will feature a transformation of downtown Oklahoma City that will include a completed Scissortail Park, Omni Hotel, and convention […]

Inside Housing – Commentary – The buildi

Paul Timmins Paul Timmins is Executive Director of the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors As the post-Grenfell insurance crisis continues to rock the industry, Paul Timmins warns that private building control inspectors face an existential threat that demands urgent action Image: Getty dividing lines As the post-Grenfell insurance crisis continues to grip the industry, Paul […]

Beat extreme heat in cities with urban d...

The following is a contributed article from Adam freed and Jacob Koch of Bloomberg Associates’ sustainability practice. It’s no secret that climate change has caused extreme weather and record-breaking heat waves around the world. Last month, Europe experienced its hottest month on record. In France, hydration breaks were imposed during the Women’s World Cup and […]