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Alexa, what happened to Seattle?

For centuries, cities have competed with their rivals to attract and retain humanity’s best, brightest and strongest. The battles fought between Athens and Sparta during the Golden Age of Greece more than 2,000 years ago provide a good example as did the competition between Florence and Sienna to be at the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance. 1,470 more words


UN lauds the bicycle as a wonder-machine and declares 3rd June as World Bicycle Day

Lobbying from the World Cycling Alliance and the European Cyclists’ Federation pays off


The United Nations has declared June 3rd as International World Bicycle Day. 293 more words


The Creative City's Potential for Urban Improvement

The creative city is a contestable model for urban redevelopment because of its repercussions on displaced members of community, on artists, non-profit organizations, as well as on nearby neighbourhoods of lesser affluence. 2,692 more words

You can't beat Wellington on a rainy day

Keen urbanistas arriving into Wellington early for the Urbanism New Zealand conference yesterday could partake of two special guided tours: either an e-bike foray with Boffa Miskell or a flaneur’s walk with Gerald Blunt. 402 more words

Urban Design

Uptown's Funk: An Introduction

A nod to Uptown’s complicated reputation: Graffiti tags calling for “Peace”, “Love”, and “Respect”.

(Image Source: Me)

Hi there! My name’s Justine and I’ve been a card-carrying Uptown Chicago resident for the last six years (Just kidding, they don’t really hand out cards. 1,279 more words

Chicago History

Urban is the answer: The life's work of Jonathan F. P. Rose

The world of knowledge about cities that Jonathan F. P. Rose will bring to the outcome-driven Urbanism New Zealand conference next week – when he speaks about developing communities of opportunity by video-link on Tuesday morning – has been deeply explored and distilled in his 2016 book… 1,585 more words

Urban Design