Urban Development

Urban Design and (Re)Development | Revitalization Strategies

Urban Design and (Re)Development

Why do cities exist and what makes them grow, Arch Daily

Life in the Slow Lane, from Architectural Record

Treasuring Urban Oases, from The New York Times

Seeing the Building for the Trees, from The New York Times

Mitchell Joachim: Redesign Cities from Scratch

Edge city morphology: A comparison of commercial centers.

Simulation of urban growth using a cellular automata-based model in a developing nation’s region.

Study Finds Greater Income Inequality in Nation's Thriving Cities.

Creativity becomes an academic discipline.

Technology is not driving us apart after all.

When pedestrians get mixed signals.

What snow can tell us about creating better public spaces.

Columbus 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change publication intended to be the start of the dialogue that is needed for planning for 2050 and beyond.

A case study of Environmentally Sensitive Planning and Urban Design in Provincial China, by the UC's professors David Edelman and Minelaos Triantafillou, 2012.

Special Report, Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO):

  • Discussion: Excellent New Guide for Historic Districts Infill
  • Roundtable: Scholars and Experts
  • Roundtable: Compatibility vs. Differentiation
  • The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation: Introduction to the Standards
  • The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, with guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings: Introduction to the Standards
  • Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs - a 2009 book by Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson.

    Waterfront Lessons, a collection of urban waterfront redevelopment case studies from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

    Remaking Cities: At What Price?, a 2006 special report series from the Cincinnati Enquirer on the Rookwood Commons development proposal and eminent domain in Norwood.

    University of Pennsylvania: A Vision for the Future campus master plan.

    Reburbia Suburban Design Competition top twenty finalists - a competition for redesigning suburbia to fit the needs of tomorrow.

    Connecting the Dots: Dubai, Labor, Urbanism, Sustainability, and the Education of Architects, a 2009 article from the Architectural Record calling for an interdisciplinary education for architects to integrate traditional architectural principles with Social Justince, Equity, and Environmental Concerns.

    Going to Town: New Urbanism Arrives in Northwest Michigan, a 2006 report from the Michigan Land Use Instuitute that includes development case studies and an explanation or New Urbanist principles.

    Young Buyers Want Better, Not Bigger, a 2006 New York Times article about the popularity of New Urbanist style residential subdivisions among younger house buyers.

    Field of Dreams, a 2006 article from The Economist about a neo-traditional new town development in the suburbs of Northampton, England.

    Revitalization Strategies

    If you Fix the Cities, You Kind of Fix the World - from The New York Times

    One Path to Better Jobs: More Density in Cities: an article from The New York Times, Ryan Avent is an economics correspondent for The Economist and author of the Kindle Single “The Gated City,” from which this essay is adapted

    Complexity and the Wealth of Nations : an article from Harvard Magazine

    Mayor of Rust : an article from The New York Times Magazine

    How sprawl was caused by the nuclear arms race, and why this matters more than ever today : TreeHugger from Steve Mouzon’s Tweet

    ToolBank lends a hand (and hammer) - a centralized local toolshed for rental.

    Self-sufficiency Research Clearing House - an online resource for Self-sufficiency info across the nation.

    Eight Ways to Use BALLE Calculators - a local economic development tool.

    The City Gets a New Lease of Life, a 2011 article about the concept of Creative Cities.

    Sonic City: The Evolving Economic Geography of the Music Industry, a 2009 article from the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

    From Rust Belt to Artist Belt II: A Practical Approach to Artist-Based Community Development from the Community Partnership for Arta and Culture.

    Bibliography pertaining to arts-based revitalization from the Urban Institute.

    Crowdsourcing a City’s Entire Downtown, a case study in downtown revitalization through Crowdsourcing.

    Cultivating Natural Cultural Districts, a report on the role of arts and culture in urban revitalization from Social Impact of the Arts Project and The Reinvestment Fund.

    Crowdsourcing Cool Places for Creatives, a report from CoolTown Beta Communities on placemaking for creatives in central cities.