Urban and Civic Links

The 2020 publication, Municipal Smart City Street Light Conversion & Evolving Technology Guidebook was commissioned by New York State’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (Capital District Tran

This second webinar in the series will focus on the design elements and trends represented in the manual and will be tailored for designers. 

While Rome may not have been built in a day, Shenzhen pretty much was. In the 1970s, China’s start-up capital was a fishing village.

The Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit is taking place next weekend at the Renaissance Cincinnati Hotel downtown.

Developers utilize placemaking to drive up traffic, buzz, and ultimately revenue at their respective projects.

Last month, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) used a Detroit wall as a platform to highlight how discriminatory housing policies have divided our communities.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has won several awards for its public art projects and its crime prevention designs.

Alex Knoll's concept app could make getting around easier for people living with a disability.

On Monday, Google Maps, the leading online map system in the world and a brand from Google, announced that they want to make it easier for people to find their way in busy urban spaces by using lar

A new study published in the journal Social Science Research finds that Americans report greater levels of happiness in states that spend more money on public goods such as parks, libraries, infras

When a city’s character honors and reflects the local culture, everyone benefits.

Many U.S. cities today promote biking and walking, but streets have actually become more dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians. Here’s what needs to change.

Now more than ever, builder owners and city planners are looking to design firms to incorporate crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) as an initial line of defense against public th

In this installment of IFA's Smart City series, Marc Bielas provides four different sources of smart city media to frame your understanding of smart cities in 2019 and beyond.

Late last month, The Guardian published a piece with the somewhat incendiary title “How placemaking is tearing apart social housing communities.”

We look back at the top smart cities stories of 2018.

Autonomous car proponents say that they will make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists–but will car drivers accept the changes in car culture that come from truly livable streets?

Pentagram's New York office has updated the visual identity for America's Library of Congress in Washington DC, with a shape-shifting logo that resembles stacks of books and bookends on a shelf.

Italian architect Carlo Ratti and Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs have worked together on a modular paving system that can change the use of a street throughout the day.

After more than a decade of planning, the first stage of San Francisco’s new transit hub is almost complete.

A new exhibition looks at how buildings can make recycling easier.

Behavioral psychologist Ingrid Gehl influenced much of the thinking of her husband, the celebrated urbanist Jan Gehl.

Hostile designs can look innocuous, like “armrest” bars dividing up a public bench to prevent rough sleeping.

Ford tries to find out with its new pilot project.

On December 1st 2017, reSITE invited a handful of intellectuals to Berlin for the My City / Your City salon held in partnership with Airbnb, spending a day and night with them brainstorming about p

Heatherwick Studio’s glimmering staircase monument, ‘Vessel,’ has topped out after eight months of construction at New York City’s Hudson Yards development.

After speaking with Boissy and getting a taste for the passion he has for his job, I'm thinking of referring to him as "The CMO of Smart Cities."

A ‘Hack the City’ wayfinding hackathon on Saturday 25 November is challenging people to travel across Cambridge by walking, cycling or using public transport, then come up with

The work of late gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk will be celebrated in San Francisco's famous Castro District with a large set of ramping steps, designed by US architecture firm Perk

Intersection, the leading smart cities technology and media company, today announced that Philadelphia is the latest city to join the fast-growing Link network.

It’s currently being trialed in Ísafjörður, Iceland, and looks brilliant.

The city of New York is connecting all 32-miles of coastline with public amenities, piece by piece. 

Cities already have tolls and charges for a lot of services (parking and roads, licenses) in a city but Google is far more efficient at generating money from targeting ads and mobile ads.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has pulled back the curtain on NYCx, a civic tech initiative that will test smart city solutions through startup collaboration.

The Starling Crossing is designed to reshape streets by responding in real time to pedestrian movements.

Several high-profile, billionaire-backed public spaces are on the outs.

The City of Thunder Bay is inviting citizens to help plan and design new wayfinding street signs and maps for walkers and cyclists.


Brand identity firm Matchstic has worked with Atlanta's Department of City Planning to redesign its branding and create new zoning signs around the city.

The installation celebrates the 70th anniversary of Vestre, a Norwegian family-driven furniture manufacturer known for its colorful, high-quality and long-lasting designs.

Now researchers at MIT have designed a smart city system that leverages the windshield tags used to smooth drivers’ passage onto toll roads and bridges. 

For more than a decade, 1010 has been painting colorful cave-like illusions that make flat surfaces appear as if they have been breached by holes go on forever. 

A clever new traffic implementation in Britain has many hopeful that neighborhood streets will be able to to get all the benefits of speed bumps without the jarring disruptions they create.

Developed in Germany, the CityTree is a mobile structure that incorporates mosses and urban furniture to create a possible solution to the polluted air of urban centers.

Creating 3D maps of all city streetscapes is paramount to the future of self-driving cars. While we’re at it, can it also be helpful for cities?

The High Line Network, a new forum for cities around the world, isn’t about cloning the park.

As in previous years, the event was launched with a mesmerizing video projection mapped onto the sails of Sydney's iconic O pera House.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority was infamous for bulldozing neighborhoods and displacing residents.

In the 1970s, good design became federal policy.

During the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, Street Furniture Australia launched a pop-up park in the underused urban space of Garema Place. 

A crowdfunding campaign to bring a lightning-bolt statue in memory of David Bowie to London aims to raise just under £1 million in 28 days.

The shortlist for the National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre was revealed on January 27 – Holocaust Memorial Day.

"Like great companies, great cities need to think about user experience."

A projection mapping project celebrates a fading layer of our cities.

The 2016 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects jury said, “It was uplifting to see the exceptional entrants and excellence in landscape architecture across a wide range of project typo

Wayne Hunt Recently conducted a tour of the National Mall for the SEGD Experience and Exhibition Workshop.

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