Regional and Urban Design Committee

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  • Spatial History of South India: Custom Road in Calicut (4)   Customs Road in Calicut, Kerala is short, beginning at a T intersection with Beach Road at the Arabian Sea and ending at another T junction just two blocks inland. Its name stems from ...

  • Behind the Scenes of South India (3): Homes and Palaces   Modern with historic touches This is the third in a series of reports from a three week study trip to Kerala and Tamil Nadu in southern India The tour ...

  • Southern India behind the scenes (2)   This article is second in a series of reports from a three week trip through Kerala and Tamil Nadu in Southern India.  Some say, that you either love or hate India the moment you step out of the plane. ...

  • Smart Growth as Foundation of Wealth, Equity and Justice   "An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics." PLUTARCH There is no better time than the holidays and the cold season to reflect ...

  • Technology Cannot Replace City Planning   We have to really figure out how to build cities, not just buildings.(Martha Schwartz, landscape architect) Nothing has disfigured the modern city more than the automobile. Unfortunately, the 21st ...

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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 is seeing the outcomes ...

  • 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 vibrant. ...