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80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World – Book Review

May 20, 2015 by The Dirt ASLA

Designed for the Future by Jared Green

In Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World, Jared Green offers 80 thought-provoking and frequently inspiring answers to this question from landscape architects, urban planners, architects, journalists, artists, and environmental leaders in the U.S. and beyond[read more]

My Placemaking Wishes for 2015

January 4, 2015 by Kristen Jeffers

Placemaking in the Coming Year

I flew and rode trains more than I’ve ever done in my life this year and it was great! I gave my first solo keynote. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at Transportation Camp, DC and festivities surrounding the Transportation Review Board Annual Meeting in a few weeks.[read more]


Planning for One Planet: A Dialogue for Thought

December 1, 2014 by Luis Rodriguez

Planning and Dialogue

The reality is that access to opportunity varies depending on where you live. Different regional labor markets offer different types of jobs, and not all pay wages that offer a path out of poverty. Those jobs that do aren’t spread evenly across places, and may not be accessible to low-income workers.[read more]

5 Things that Architects Will Never Tell You or They’d be Out of a Job

October 11, 2014 by Taz Loomans

Architecture and Practicality

Build it and they will come, right? For architects, all solutions to urban, suburban, and even rural problems lie in the built environment. Just look at Le Corbusier’s Plan Voisin, Paolo Soleri’s Arcology. These are all visions for cities that are supposed to be more egalitarian, more accessible and in harmony with nature.[read more]

How Does Your City Address its Streets - Literally?

October 3, 2014 by Brandon Donnelly

Cities and Addresses

Depending on where you live, street numbering may not be something you’ve given a lot of thought to. In Canada, and in many other places in the world, the convention is usually to start on one end of the street and count up — with even numbers on one side and odd numbers on the other.[read more]


WEBCAST: An Interview With Pedro B. Ortiz

December 16, 2013 by David Thorpe

How will Istanbul and Los Angeles develop sustainably?

Might suburbia, urban freeways and six lane interchanges disappear in the future, in cities like Los Angeles? Pedro B Ortiz - World Bank consultant, ex-deputy mayor of Madrid, and board member of the International Urban Development Association - thinks so, and explains how.[read more]

The Rich Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.

October 20, 2013 by The Dirt ASLA

Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr.

Frederick Law Omsted Jr. was in large part truly responsible for the development and recognition of landscape architecture as a profession. He also was responsible for the rapid evolution of the study of landscape architecture and the development of the field of urban planning.[read more]

Livable Portland? A New Plan

October 9, 2013 by Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

Livable Portland

There’s something brewing in Portland, and it’s probably not what you’d expect. As we speak, planners and stakeholders are currently working on arguably the most important planning document since 1988: the Central City Plan 2035.[read more]

Ahead of His Time: Gandhi's Ideals on Sustainable Transport and Rrban Planning

Ghandi and Urbanism

Recently, India celebrated the 144th birth anniversary of its greatest leader, Mahatma Gandhi, a visionary whose fundamental principles and vision are universally applicable – especially to issues such as sustainable transport.[read more]

Quadrilateral of Fashion: Milan's Planning Design Shapes its Economic Districts

October 4, 2013 by The Global Grid

Milan Urban Planning

Often called the ‘design heart’ of Italy, Milan is a city that provides a cultural and economical diversity which is reflected in the strong urban planning and layout of its districts, as well as in the wide variety of events that take place during the year.[read more]

Stockholm, Sweden: An Urban Planner's Dream City

September 27, 2013 by Christopher Berggren

Stockholm and Urban Planning

The city of Stockholm, admired the world over for its beauty, cultural assets, and exemplary urban planning, is sometimes called the ‘Venice of the North’ because of its setting on 14 islands in a large archipelago on Sweden’s East Coast.[read more]

The Legacy of Soviet Architects and Planners in Astana, Kazakhstan

September 12, 2013 by The Global Grid

Astana and Soviet Architecture

Though Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa designed Astana, Soviet theories on architecture, planning, and urbanism continue to shape the city’s environment. A monumental, central axis and monolithic high-rise apartment blocks are legacies of Soviet architects and planners.[read more]