Posts Tagged ‘ urban planning ’

Land of Opportunity

Nov 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Scenes from a new film on post-Katrina New Orleans, which chronicles the city’s troubled attempts to deal with its destruction, while planning its reconstruction.



Out of Control

Sep 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Tel Aviv’s affordable housing plan remains on paper, while rents continue to rise.



New Plan for Wall of Skyscrapers Outrages Local Residents

Jul 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

A dramatic plan that would change the face of Tel Aviv is likely to be approved, despite the adamant opposition of residents and charges of sloppy and unprofessional planning.



The Two-Wheel Solution

May 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: green transport

I recently joined the Tel Aviv Bicycle Association, an organization that advocates for bike-friendly planning in the city.



Let the Country’s Heart Thrive

Apr 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles

A few thoughts on moving toward greater urban sustainability in Tel Aviv, published on The Jerusalem Post’s op-ed page.



Raleigh Forsakes Sprawl

Apr 15th, 2009 | By | Category: urban planning

In its new comprehensive plan, Raleigh, NC aims to depart from its traditional sprawl and encourage a more sustainable vision of growth.



Paris in 2030

Mar 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Sustainable Design

“In every man there is a poet, and in the city in which he lives there should be mystery, secrets, and surprises.” After 9 months of work, ten architectural firms presented their proposals for a “Grand Paris 2030″ to French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday. Sarkozy had asked the firms to “project 20 years into […]



An Interview with Richard Register, Author of “Ecocities: Building Cities in Balance with Nature”

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Author, theorist and philosopher Richard Register is one of the pioneers of the ecocity movement, with 35 years of experience advocating for cities that facilitate humanity’s “creative and compassionate evolution” while contributing to the health of the planet. Richard is the author of several books, including Ecocities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature, and the […]



A Tour of World’s First Post-Petroleum City

Jan 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Masdar City in Abu Dhabi: zero waste, no cars, carbon-neutral, and powered by renewable energy. Could this be the template for future cities?



What Sank Dongtan?

Jan 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

A revolution in green city design or a modern-day Shangri-La? On this increasingly urban planet, it’s becoming clear that the solutions to our problems will come from our cities. But what happens when it is our cities themselves that are creating most of these problems? The emergence of the ecocity concept has been one of […]