Regional and Urban Design Committee

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  • Pimping for Amazon   The mad dash of cities across the nation to please a rich corporate suitor is as educational as it is obscene. The latter because public agencies from the state level all the way down to city departments are shamelessly ...

  • Architecture and the Nobel Prize for Physics   This week's steady trickle of news about the Nobel Prize winners is soothing the soul amidst the barrage of disasters which can debilitate the most resilient mind. This year's Nobel crop with ...

  • The future we must dare to imagine   "When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?"  ―  Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters  ― Seeing major cities and communities being battered by two hurricanes in as ...

  • Tell us more. Bryan Grunwald, AIA, AICP ------Original Message------ I guess I will be forever be gobsmacked, dumbstruck, and confounded by architects so willing and eager to cede such vast swaths of our profession and purview, and our responsibility ...

  • I guess I will be forever be gobsmacked, dumbstruck, and confounded by architects so willing and eager to cede such vast swaths of our profession and purview, and our responsibility for the built environment. ------------------------------ James Piatchuk ...

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  •    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 ...

  • From March 9-13th, the Center for Communities by Design conducted "Reimagine Dublin One," a design assistance project with a joint European and American team. The 4-day process involved over 200 people and produced an 80-page final report with ...

  • Thursday, November 21, 2013 John F. Kennedy And Urban Policies From our current 21st century vatage point with euphoria about millennials flocking back to cities, streetcars, bicycling, walkability and everything else that ...

  • A Streetcar Trip Down Memory Lane Baltimore Streetcar Network 1954 Even on a freezing day it is elating to board a vintage 1900 streetcar ...

  • In Welsh, ddinas livable means “livable city”. Cardiff, Wales is a capital city for governance and sports that is at the center of a well-planned region. Cardiff is livable, international, ethnically and culturally diverse, and economically ...