A woman bikes in downtown Seattle, Washington. Seattle Department of Transportation

Biking in 2017: New products, paths, and tech – Curbed

Celebrate National Bike Month with a look back at our recent cycling coverage by Megan Barber Over the last 20 years, the number of bicyclists has grown rapidly from coast to coast. Although still a small minority, an increasing number of people in cities like Portland,...
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These Self-Driving Cars Assemble Into Moving Towns | Co.Design

A compelling concept imagines how autonomous vehicles might revolutionize suburban and rural life. by Mark Wilson We’ve been told that the self-driving car will lead to better cities, that it could dock with your apartment to add more space, or be an office on the way to work....
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How cities embraced biking and walking in 2016 – Curbed

Now we’re getting somewhere BY ALISSA WALKER In many ways, 2016 was a bad year for all commuters. Even as cities made vast expansions to their cycling networks, bike share programs, and pedestrian infrastructure, vehicle-miles driven grew to an all-time high. Consequently, after...
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Placemaking’s power to build healthier, happier communities outlined in new report – Curbed

The Case for Healthy Places connects community building with wellbeing BY PATRICK SISSON Good health starts at home. But researchers are discovering that it also starts with well-designed neighborhoods, smart urban design, and healthy streets. A new report by the Project for...
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How an MIT lab plans to build more data-driven cities – Curbed

The new Real Estate innovation Lab will push data analysis, 3D printing, and new construction technologies by Patrick Sisson A new program announced earlier this month at MIT seeks to bring cutting-edge, high-tech analysis to the world of real estate, bridging the disciplines of...
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MiamiCentral, a massive new train station and mixed-use mega project, is being built in the center of Downtown Miami. (Courtesy All Aboard Florida)

Eight years in, how has Miami’s form-based code primed the city for unprecedented growth?

The form-based Miami 21 was a citywide rezoning—the first New Urbanist code applied to a large, preexisting city—has been a huge test for that movement. By Sean McCaughan Over the past 15 to 20 years, Miami has become a city of condo dwellers, a shift that transformed the...
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It will take more than bike lanes to make biking safe – Curbed

Cities need to give bikes a dedicated, prominent place on our streets By Alissa Walker Last week, hundreds of people took to New York’s streets on bikes to send a message to the city: Too many people are dying. The ride was organized by the advocacy group Transportation...
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The High Line has become one of the most famous examples of parks as tools for urban regeneration. joevare: Flickr/Creative Commons

Why landscape architects are the urban designers of tomorrow – Curbed

At a recent Landscape Architecture Foundation summit, it became clear the profession has a big role in shaping the future of our cities By Patrick Sisson For landscape architects, the ground has shifted in serious ways over the last few decades. Earlier this summer in...
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Y Combinator is building a brand-new city from the ground up – Archpaper.com

By Audrey Wachs Y Combinator, the Silicon Valley–based business accelerator and investment firm that backed Airbnb and Dropbox, has turned its attention towards an ambitious project that most of us only dream about during a SimCity gaming binge. Y Combinator’s nonprofit division,...
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How Architecture Can Make A City More Bike-Friendly

By Stephannie Stokes When Atlanta finally kicked off its bike share program last week, city officials boasted of the new infrastructure in place for cyclists, like buffered bikes lanes. But according to Rosser International architect Michael Kahn, that’s not all there is to being...
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