Urban and Regional Planning

Big Data Will Change Urban Life

Big Data Will Change Urban Life

So says a recent posting at the Economist.   NO FACE looks alike, but human bodies and their genetic make-up are almost identical. Cities too have distinctive charms—but are surprisingly alike behind their façades. Regardless of size, their populations grow at the same average rate everywhere in the world. A city twice as large as its […]

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Cities & Our Common Future

Cities & Our Common Future

We’re taking a break from regular blogging this week.  We leave you with this TED talk by Alex Steffen, in which he discusses how cities can create a “shareable” sustainable future.  Be back next Monday!

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Using Arts and Culture to Strengthen Community Character

Using Arts and Culture to Strengthen Community Character

This is an idea that is central to our economic development and planning practice,  whether it is in small urban centers like Peekskill, NY or rural areas like the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor in the Adirondacks.  The American Planning Association has come out with a briefing paper outlining 4 key elements involved in this approach.  […]

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