Regional and Urban Design Committee

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  • Borders or openness? A question for anyone who plans anything   Borders and boundaries have affected the built environment throughout history. How we perceive them influences what we do.  In history books we learn about the wars between Sparta ...

  • YES! Wow, can we finally get there? My architectural undergraduate thesis was a proposal for Maglev train stations from a PB (Parsons-Brinckerhoff) California route study 22 years ago. So, yes this can make US a much desired leader in high speed rail ...

  • Hello Claire and Urban Design Group: I couldn't agree more. In Portland, Oregon we're facing this question today and finding that urban form and transit are two sides of the same coin. I'm available for further discussions. Cheers, Bob Hastings ...

  • I agree that this is as much an economic problem as it is an urban planning one. We need to convene interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, transportation engineers, economists, and policy makers to come up with a solution. Transportation ...

  • Can Maglev trains make the US a leader in high speed rail?   In the context of the wide outreach to politicians and the media by the Japanese rail consortium to promote their magnetic levitation train system (Maglev) for use in the US, the ...

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  • Designing a special room for gamers is not an easy job, why? because gamers are very particular about their likes and dislikes when it comes to gaming. A little mistake and you can kill their gaming aura. Recently I have noticed more of the gamers are ...

  • 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 ...