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Info-Tech head office wins two urban des...

Breadcrumb Links Local News Info-Tech Research Group’s downtown headquarters is the overall winner of the city’s 2021 Urban Design Awards. Publication date : December 07, 2021 • December 8, 2021 • 1 minute read • Join the conversation Info-Tech Research Group headquarters in central London. Photo submitted Content of the article Info-Tech Research Group’s downtown […]

Studio nominated for the urban design co...

Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 9:54 a.m.Press release: Timaru District Council The multi-million plan to guide growth and investment in downtown Timaru over the next decade and beyond has taken a big step forward with the appointment of an innovative urban design studio. Isthmus Group has been appointed Urban Design Consultant to work with council and […]

Urban Design Excellence Award winners ‘p

Markham’s best buildings and public spaces were honored with Urban Design Excellence Awards at a virtual gala on October 28. The event honored members of the community who have made “significant contributions to our public realm and our urban form”, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti said, adding his congratulations and sincere appreciation to the design leaders […]

perceptions of security: Weronika Zdziar...

Weronika Zdziarska, 2021 recipient of the RIBA Norman Foster Travel Fellowship. Photo courtesy of Weronika Zdziarska. How safe can you feel in a city? To be more specific, how safe do women feel in the city? While the discourse on public space and perceptions of women’s safety in urban and rural areas has been a […]

Urban planning for the Minecraft generat...

Have you ever dreamed of building a few people, for real, right here in the middle of York? Well, now is your chance. York community group YoCo (which stands for York Central Co-Owned) has partnered with top national think tanks Demos to design an online toolkit that will allow York residents to ‘redesign’ York Central […]

Here are the nominees for the London Urb...

Breadcrumb Links Local News City Hall has opened voting for two public choice categories for the 2021 Urban Design Awards, a recognition of London’s best buildings and public spaces and the work of developers, architects, planners and designers. Publication date : Sep 07, 2021 • September 7, 2021 • 2 minute read • Join the […]

Urban design meeting at GHD Woodhead

GHD Woodhead has announced the appointment of Anne Sutherland as Director of Urban Design in Sydney. In a statement, the practice noted that Sutherland is an established leader in urban design and a licensed architect with extensive experience in the design of public spaces and enclosures. She has held senior positions with Transport for NSW, […]

Water Sensitive Urban Design and Plannin...

Appointment: 07 – 20 September 2021Course duration: Fourteen days (16 hours)Learning platforms: Moodle and Zoom The Water and Waste School in partnership with the National Mission for a Clean Ganges (NMCG) organized an online training program on water-sensitive urban design and planning from September 7 to 20, 2021. The training was aimed at building the […]

Tactical Participatory Urban Design – Ci

Representative image: survey results shared with the community. Image: IT for change With Indian cities constantly growing and rapidly changing, the range of issues affecting them is not only increasing, but becoming very specific to the local context. Policy makers and designers are rethinking urban design to make cities more livable and public spaces more […]

Urban design expert Jan Gehl on living s...

Liveable, vibrant, healthy and sustainable cities of the 21st century Concrete spikes under a road bridge in Guangzhou City, Guangdong, China (Photograph by Imagine China) Various anti-homeless or defensive architectures have recently appeared online. Spike-laden floors, steep benches and rocky sidewalks are among those modern torture devices incorporated into the streets and street corners of […]

Open call: FLORENC 21 – International Ur

Open call: FLORENC 21 – International Urban Design Competition, Prague – Czech Republic ONplan To share To share Facebook Twitter pinterest WhatsApp To post Or https://www.archdaily.com/959209/open-call-florenc-21-international-urban-design-competition-prague-czech-republic Florenc is a district located about 1 km east of Prague’s Old Town Square. Its present character is shaped by the transport infrastructure, including a bus station, a railway […]

Urban design expert tackles anti-black r...

Breadcrumb Links Local News Publication date : Sep 23, 2020 • September 24, 2020 • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Pictured in this photo is Jay Pitter, an award-winning placemaker and author whose practice is bridging growing divisions in cities across North America. Pitter gave a virtual keynote address – titled “The City’s […]

Policing debate prompts rethinking of Am...

Urban planning can tear communities apart or bring them together, practitioners say By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Justin Garrett Moore and his partner were walking through a private public square in New York City when they were suddenly confronted by security guards asking to be present. The nightly standoff […]

Chennai: Urban design prepares for a rad...

CHENNAI: Our way of looking at urban design will change after the pandemic. The Greater Chennai Corporation is in discussion with architects, urban design experts and engineers to incorporate some changes into upcoming projects. For example, parks will be designed in such a way that visitors can maintain social distancing and will also have facilities […]

The impact of women on urban design and ...

We men and women work, live and play on the streets of the city. Over the past century, we have seen how the changing roles of women in society have impacted facets of urban design. The 1970s, for example, saw cities welcoming single women more than ever. Families followed suit, thanks to the entry of […]

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 […]

Ric Abramson to lead new urban design an...

Eric Abramson The City of West Hollywood has chosen Ric Abramson, a West Hollywood-based architect who has long been active on city-related boards and commissions, to spearhead its new Urban project. Design and architecture workshop. The Urban Design & Architecture Studio is a new division within the city’s Community Services Department. the Studio will oversee […]

How urban design can help people with de...

Roger Marple was standing outside the door of his apartment, but he didn’t even know it. “I’m walking down the hall, I don’t even know where I am,” said the 61-year-old, who was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease a few years ago. “It took me a while to realize that I was at home.” Marple […]

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; […]

Superblocs – Urban design for communitie

It’s a normal Monday morning when residents of Barcelona’s Poblenou neighborhood leave their homes and start a new working week. The streets previously occupied by vehicles are empty and it’s a short walk to the nearest bus stop. This is “superblock” city living, an experiment in giving the streets back to the communities. […]

China can learn from Australian urban de...

By 2017, 58% of Chinese lived in cities. This is much lower than the 79% for Western Europe and the 86% for Australia, but China is experiencing very rapid urbanization, as shown in the graph below. It’s expected 70% of the Chinese population will live in cities between 2035 and 2045. Source: OWID based on […]

Water Sensitive Urban Design and Plannin...

Date: August 6-9, 2019 Anil Agarwal Environmental Training Institute (AAETI) Nimli, Rajasthan (301405) contextThe Center for Science and the Environment (CSE) in collaboration with the Cooperative Research Center for Water-Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) is organizing a four-day training program on “Water-Sensitive Design and Planning water “. The CRCWSC is an Australian research centre, which envisions future […]