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Go Pokémon GO!: The Social Life of Virtual Urban Spaces

July 28, 2016 by Project for Public Spaces

Perhaps foreshadowing its future, here Pikachu (the most famous of the Pokémon) and a Pokeball, floats through the streets of NYC in 2007 | Image by Rian CastilloSince its launch only a few weeks ago, Pokémon GO has become a global phenomenon, and...[read more]

Design Competition: A More Resilient West Palm Beach

July 27, 2016 by The Dirt ASLA

 Shore to Core / Van Alen Institute and West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment AgencyWest Palm Beach, a city of nearly 100,000 some 70 miles north of Miami, is grappling with how to protect itself from sea level rise. Much of this long, thin...[read more]

Challenges to Implementing Green Streets for Stormwater Management

July 27, 2016 by Leda Marritz

Using green streets for stormwater management has become popular in many cities because they allow engineers, planners, and municipal officials to integrate water quality and regulatory compliance with pedestrian access, safety, traffic calming,...[read more]

The Value of an Integrated Sustainability Strategy for Real Estate Companies and Funds

July 26, 2016 by GBIG Insight

The 2016 installment of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Building Summit was full of friends and leaders from across the real estate industry.I had the opportunity to participate in a session moderated by Dr. Jason Hartke (DOE), David...[read more]

Can Parks Do Double Duty? Philadelphia Shows How

July 26, 2016 by City Parks Blog

Can a park be both a stormwater management unit and a recreation area? With proper negotiation, conversation, and careful planning, yes! However, it’s not common that goals easily jibe and that multiple benefits are received enthusiastically by...[read more]

The Changing Design of Urban Housing

July 25, 2016 by Klaus Philipsen

Last week I reviewed student projects at the local architecture department. One half of the projects dealt with a dis-invested community in Baltimore with most of the design task involving housing. The other half of the projects were part of a...[read more]