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5 Bold Urban Design Projects of 2019

You might think that the only changes to cities have been negative, and yes, urban areas have certainly seen increased traffic and increased housing issues, but many places have also launched new features that aim to have a positive impact. Whether it’s adapting to climate change, trying to be more inclusive of underserved populations, or […]

For more inclusive urban design, we need...

Following the announcement of the general elections, my 10 year old daughter asked me why she was not allowed to vote. “It’s also my future,” she said. She was right: children have little voice when it comes to decisions that will fundamentally affect their lives, for good or ill. If young people are disenfranchised by […]

Winners of the Best of Design Awards 201...

Best of Design 2019 Award for Unbuilt – Urban Design: St. John’s Park Designate: Ball player KhapalovaLocation: New York City St. John’s Park is the entrance to Manhattan through the Holland Tunnel, which 100,000 people pass through daily. The distribution of traffic in five directions using five exit ramps results in a difficult morphology, making […]

6 Clever Urban Design Ideas Every City S...

Year-end lists for architecture and development are somewhat curious affairs. Many of the urban mega-developments or towering skyscrapers announced at the end of the year have come at the end of long funding, design and construction cycles – New York’s Hudson shipyards been talked about for more than a decade and tends to illustrate urban […]