Planning

Seeing the Better City

Seeing the Better City (image: book cover)

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While big data, digital mapping and simulated cityscapes are valuable tools, using them without on-the-ground personal observation risks creating places that do not reflect authentic local context—the key to the method addressed in "Seeing the Better City" by Charles R. Wolfe.

The Little-known Behavioral Scientist Who Transformed Cities All Over the World

Behavioral psychologist Ingrid Gehl influenced much of the thinking of her husband, the celebrated urbanist Jan Gehl. Imagine if all designers were married to behavioral scientists–or even if they just talked with each other.

After a Dark Past, Boston's Urban Renewal Agency is Building a Citizen-Led City for the Future

The Boston Redevelopment Authority was infamous for bulldozing neighborhoods and displacing residents. Now, it’s using human-centered design thinking to shake that reputation.

 

 

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