I recently attended the World Urban Forum 6 in Naples, Italy.
Tag Archives | Urban Expansion
The city council of Barcelona, Spain, organized a competition in 1859 for a plan to expand the city and selected the visionary plan submitted by Ildefons Cerdá as the winning entry (Soria y Puig 1999).
The eBook edition of Planet of Cities is now available. This is a modified excerpt from Chapter 12 — From Centrality to Dispersal. Between 1810 and 2010 Buenos Aires made a transformation typical of many global cities. It shifted from a walking city to a monocentric city to a polycentric city, driven primarily by changes in [...]
Earlier this month at the World Urban Forum, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy announced the publication of Planet of Cities (now available for pre-order from the Lincoln Institute and Amazon). This post is a modified excerpt from the second chapter – The Inevitable Expansion Proposition. Honest and justifiable attempts to stop people from moving [...]
On August 28 the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will publish Planet of Cities. This post is a modified excerpt from the third chapter — The Sustainable Densities Proposition. Today, too small a share of the American population lives at urban densities that can sustain public transport. The country now produces an inordinate share of global CO2 [...]