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4 ways to make a city more walkable

Freedom from cars, freedom from sprawl, freedom to walk your city! City planner Jeff Speck shares his “general theory of walkability” — four planning principles to transform sprawling cities of six-lane highways and 600-foot blocks into safe, walkable oases full of bike lanes and tree-lined streets.

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Urban Change and Moving Images in London

I’ve recently returned from London where I attended a workshop on Urban Change and Moving Images hosted by the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image. It was intellectually gratifying to engage with scholars of film, media, and cities over several days, as well as personally refreshing to indulge my lifelong passion for cinema. 410 more words


(Re)Developing Abandoned Sites

“When urbanity decays, civilization suffers and decays with it.” – James Normal Hall

On the 16th of May, 2017, we started the following conversation with our followers on our Social Media Pages page ( 2,158 more words


We Have A Bird

Vancouver’s Official City Bird is Anna’s Hummingbird.  With 3,450 out of 8,259 votes (42%), Anna’s Hummingbird flew past the Northern Flicker, Varied Thrush and Spotted Towhee. 93 more words


CFP/Conference -- Black Geographies: Insurgent Knowledge, Spatial Poetics, and the Politics of Blackness

Black Geographies: Insurgent Knowledge, Spatial Poetics, and the Politics of Blackness

A symposium hosted by the Geography Department at the
University of California, Berkeley
Organizers: Dr. 219 more words

Conferences And Workshops

Can Art and Historic Preservation Coexist?

Annapolis is the historic capital city of Maryland and harks back to the Colonial days of the United States. The city’s core contains a lot of the historic fabric from the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s including historical gems such as the Maryland State House where the Continental Congress met in the 1780s, the William Paca House (1760s) and many others of lesser fame. 893 more words


Revitalization of Abandoned Quarry, Chennai

The industrial revolution provided us with the engineering and power necessary to make profound economic and social change. However, with this unprecedented growth and new found prosperity, an abuse of natural resources and our environment initiated a trajectory of unforeseeable consequences. 740 more words