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May 30 2013

Nature & Urbanism with Richard Louv: Opening Plenary of The Congress for the New Urbanism’s CNU21

May 30th, 2013Posted by 

To officially begin CNU21, Salt Lake City’s Mayor, Ralph Becker, welcomed all of the Congress attendees. Most had travelled quite a long way, and he encouraged attendees to explore his fair city while here. Richard Louv, author, was the most impassioned speaker. Best known for his book, “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children […]

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May 30 2013

Students for CNU Session Summary: The Congress for the New Urbansim’s CNU21

May 30th, 2013Posted by 

This CNU21 session was geared toward student, campus, and faculty involvement with SNU, or Students for the New Urbanism. This is the only session offered that has a focus on students. The purpose of the meeting was to essentially brainstorm ideas for a better CNU, or the Congress for the New Urbanism, and SNU involvement […]

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May 29 2013

Visit Public Square: The Congress for the New Urbanism’s CNU21 is Taking Requests

May 29th, 2013Posted by 

Have you ever been able to control what you learn in a class? You can with CNU21’s clever combination of MindMixer and all of the 202 courses offered at the conference: Public Square. CNU21 is this year’s annual Congress for the New Urbanism conference and will be held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt […]

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May 24 2013

Spinning Wheels: Cincinnati Bike Month 2013 & Cincinnati Bike Advocacy

May 24th, 2013Posted by 

The Month of May in Cincinnati celebrates cyclists & cycling in all forms – ushering in hundreds of events hosted by local bicycling advocates including the City of Cincinnati, Queen City Bike, Mobo Bicycle Coop and many other bike friendly businesses such as Park + Vine. This year, wheels are spinning, and gears are shifting […]

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May 15 2013

European Influences on Early American Planning: A Review and Summary of “Town Planning in Frontier America” by John Reps

May 15th, 2013Posted by 

This is the third post in a three-part series reviewing and summarizing the CNU21 suggested reading list. CNU21 is this year’s annual Congress for the New Urbanism conference and will be held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah May 29th through June 1st, 2013. The first review and summary discussed, “Cities […]

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May 15 2013

Thinking Globally, Building Locally: CNU21 Preview Podcast Summary

May 15th, 2013Posted by 

This post summarizes the CNU21 Preview Podcast, “Thinking Globally, Building Locally.” CNU21 is this year’s annual Congress for the New Urbanism conference and will be held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah May 29th through June 1st, 2013. For this podcast preview, John Norquist, the current President of the Congress for […]

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May 07 2013

Richmond, California’s Safe Return Project Inspires Change

May 7th, 2013Posted by 

How can we most effectively prevent crime? America has invested a lot of money in its prison system. In fact, the FY 2013 budget requests $8.6 billion for federal prisons and detentions according to the US Department of Justice. However, there is a different, more contemporary thought process that does not agree with this type […]

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May 03 2013

Green Schoolyards and Their Effect on Education: Thessaloniki, Greece

May 3rd, 2013Posted by 

It is really disappointing that every time we think of schools, a rigid, concrete structure comes to mind. Even in kindergarten, some of us remember playing inside the building, rather than enjoying a large green playground. Hopefully, this won’t have to be the case for our children. A few months ago, the municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece, […]

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April 29 2013

Jan Gehl’s Cities for People Reviewed: Two Copies for Giveaway

April 29th, 2013Posted by 

“Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.” – Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher Danish architect, Jan Gehl’s, latest book, Cities for People (Island Press, 2010), explores the better designs of cities through designs for the people to live and work simultaneously. In this follow-up to Life Between Buildings (1971), Gehl explores the shifting […]

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April 22 2013

Addressing Food Security in Urban Settings: Twin Cities, Minnesota

April 22nd, 2013Posted by 

With the continuing onset of urbanization, urban poverty continues to grow and so does the importance of food security. The subsequent response to this emerging problem has been the emergence of community gardening and locally produced foods for many city-dwellers. In addition, with increased urbanization comes the issue of poor and unsanitary living conditions and […]

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April 19 2013

Farewell From Bonnie Rodd: Blogging from Austin, TX

April 19th, 2013Posted by 

In the summer of 2012 I was a fresh graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, trying to make my way into the working world. Having been an Urban Studies student minoring in Architecture, I was hopeful I would be able to find work in which I could apply my passion for urban development, […]

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April 14 2013

Seeking Spring 2013 Internship Applications: Environmental Design Blogger

April 14th, 2013Posted by 

Do you have a unique specialty in the field of environmental design? Do you currently live in a town or city that has not/or is currently not being covered by another blogger? Have you successfully managed social media platforms? Do you have a passion for writing and want to learn how to successfully blog? If […]

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March 19 2013

Smart Cities Buenos Aires: IT, Entrepreneurship and University

March 19th, 2013Posted by 

Work has been done to create “smart communities,” a concept which includes information technologies as indicators for future urban planning and development, but there is still some blurriness about what these transformations really intend to do. In a October 2007 report presented by Smart Cities in Europe, developed by the University of Ljubljana, Vienna University of Technology and Delft University […]

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March 01 2013

Forty Miles from Eight Mile: University of Michigan Engaged with Detroit

March 1st, 2013Posted by 

The University of Michigan is a world-class university with its main campus in the idyllic small-town Ann Arbor, Michigan. Students and Ann Arbor natives often refer to their little slice of heaven as “28 square miles surrounded by reality.” The reality coming to mind now is the high poverty, crime, and population decline plaguing Detroit, […]

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February 15 2013

Visualizing Our Shared Urban Ecology Through the Welikia Project

February 15th, 2013Posted by 

On the surface, the iconic 200-year-old urban grid of New York City’s Manhattan Island towers over the surrounding hinterland. John Randel Jr., who surveyed & engineered the future of NYC urban growth from 1818-1820, used hand drawn maps that effectively mapped out today’s modern metropolis. But New York City, like all cities, also carries a […]

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January 21 2013

Gonzaga University’s Influence on Spokane’s Planning Future

January 21st, 2013Posted by 

Gonzaga University (GU) has been in the same location across the river from downtown Spokane since its opening in 1887. GU is within a 20-minute walk from downtown, and maintains a balanced mix of park-like campus setting with just a few urban touches thrown in. Gonzaga University has grown and evolved with the city, and […]

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January 10 2013

Floating Cities and CO2 Glass: Landscape Futures of The BLDGBLOG Book

January 10th, 2013Posted by 

Ultimately, the real strength of The BLDGBLOG Book is Geoff Manaugh’s skills as a compelling storyteller. As Manaugh delves into the world of Landscape Futures in the fifth and final chapter of his book, the reader is simultaneously immersed in the floating canal city of London A.D. 2109 and in the Cloud City that hovers […]

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January 08 2013

Megaciudades Buenos Aires 2012: Clear Ideas for a Renewed Interest in Urban Planning

January 8th, 2013Posted by 

The main slogan for this past August 29, 2012 event was “Towards the Buenos Aires of 2030;” and for now Megaciudades is the most important conference regarding Urban Planning and Sustainability taking place in the city on an annual basis. In its third year, the event was organized by the German-Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, […]

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January 07 2013

3 Ways Spokane, WA is 20 Years Behind Portland, OR

January 7th, 2013Posted by 

Today, Spokane, Washington and Portland, Oregon are home to multiple universities, both public and private. They also have a reputation with their locals for having quality live performances and concerts featuring local, as well as popular, artists. Both have their respective small coffee roasters that most residents are loudly proud of, Stumptown and Thomas Hammer. […]

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December 27 2012

Jamaal Davis: A Farewell to Global Site Plans and The Grid

December 27th, 2012Posted by 

Wow, how fast time does fly! It seems like only yesterday that I was signing my first set of paperwork to do my internship with Global Site Plans. Initially, I must admit that I was a little nervous about doing an internship with Global Site Plans because I feared that I could not produce quality […]

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