Regional and Urban Design Committee

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  • Strikes me that it’s just the other end of the covered wagon spectrum, an efficient way to move from one urban destination to another, assuming it is financially sustainable. ------Original Message------ I don't think this idea represents good urban ...

  • Appreciate this discussion. Even if it doesn't meet the ideal standard of urban design interventions, we have had almost no significant long-distance transportation innovation in this country since the highways were built. While I would prefer to see ...

  • Why are so many US cities still so empty?   Buildings are used as a people stage. Everybody uses them for a myriad of simultaneously animated play areas. Balcony, forecourt, window, gateway, stairs, roof are the stage and box seat at the ...

  • I don't think this idea represents good urban design nor good transportation.  It would be horribly claustrophobic and one more solution that disenfranchises citizens from their community.  Imagine going into a vehicle from downtown and coming out in ...

  • Musk's proposal and Emanuel's endorsement promise a hyped-up version of what is known in Chicago as the "honky tube" (elevated walkways thanks Michael Sorkin) i.e. another step in isolation for the benefit of the privileged few. ------------------------------ ...

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  • In 1968, civil rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr. delivered an historic address to the American Institute of Architects. He challenged the profession to enfranchise all citizens in the conversations about cities and work toward a more inclusive ...

  • How can architects and mayors work together to plan for stronger communities? View these short clips below to hear from some of the participants at Civic I/O, a meeting of mayors at SXSW that invited architects to join their conversations.   Stephen ...

  •    In 2007, Dubuque, Iowa hosted a Sustainable Design Assessmyent Team (SDAT) to look at a number of issues ranging from smart growth and sustainable development to stormwater management and flood mitigation. Ten years later, the city ...