Green infrastructure reduces risks to gray infrastructure from hazards such as flooding and wildfire. It improves the performance and reduces the costs of operating gray water infrastructure when the two are integrated. In some cases, green infrastructure can be a more cost-effective alternative than gray. No one is currently bothering to grade our green infrastructure, yet keeping this infrastructure healthy is important to everyone in the US.
Read more from the source: Incorporating Green Infrastructure into Our Cities
Are workers ready to flee big cities? It’s not that simple.
In the news lately: Some superstar cities and metropolitan areas are losing population. Unfortunately for fans of longtime local newspaper columnist Emmett Watson’s “Lesser Seattle,” the Emerald City is not one of them. A Bloomberg analysis of census data found that last year an average of 277 people were leaving Greater New York City every day; 201 departing Los Angeles; and 161 leaving Chicago in the rearview mirror. (At least part of this is a result of fewer immigrants arriving, partly d...
How Silicon Valley Reshapes our Cities
So what are the (hidden) financial structures behind tech giants like Uber? Which are the transformative effects on the urban fabric of our cities? And how should we interpret the increased public criticism and regulatory scrutiny of these companies? Join us for a discussion on technology, capital and the city on September 27 @WORM. Mike Isaac... Read more »
Updating San Jose’s Urban Vision
Every four years, the City of San Jose has the opportunity to review and update selected elements of its general plan. Adopted in 2011, Envision San Jose 2040 is deeply important to the future of San Jose, laying out an urban vision for the Bay Area’s largest city. Envision 2040 has set progressive and aspirational goals for San Jose around housing, transportation and resiliency. It has also earned recognition and awards for its extensive community engagement process and interdepartmental col...
Gentrification and Race in the San Francisco Bay Area - News
A feature article revisits the gentrification and displacement discussion, especially as it pertains to racial and economic demographics, in one of the nation's most troubled and challenging housing markets.
Are college campuses becoming the new malls of the 21st century?
In an insightful Buzzfeed News article, Leticia Miranda explains why a large number of college campuses are becoming the new rulers of chain retailers. Although college is typically a time for young adults to pursue a higher level of academia, another type of
Most expensive city in your state
Americans' lifestyle is mostly determined by their income. Another factor, however, is where they live. The cost of everyday necessities, like food, transportation, and rent, varies considerably nationwide and can impact how far an income can stretch. The cost of living even among the cities considered the most expensive places in their state also varies widely. In the most expensive place in Alabama, a dollar goes about as far as it would in the least expensive place in California. This is t...
The Unlikely Urbanism of a Flea Market — Strong Towns – San Jose Community NETWORK
This place is a work horse. It grows small businesses from scratch without recourse to bank loans or government subsidies. It provides products and experiences that are genuinely needed in the comm…
Be Regionable: An Urbanist Poster Campaign
One of the goals of the SPUR Regional Strategy is to help the citizens of the Bay Area to think regionally. So we partnered with CCA TBD, a design studio at the California College of Art, to create a series of posters that would inspire people to feel passionately about not just the city they live in but the region we’re all a part of.
Catalyze SV Happy Hour to Introduce New Board Co-Chairs, ED
Drinks event in Santa Clara, CA, United States by CatalyzeSV and Taplands Taproom, Bottle Shop & Neighborhood Brewery on Wednesday, August 7 2019
BAM releases their 2019 rankings for top master of architecture programs
The rankings are in! With the upcoming school term quickly approaching where do the world's master of architecture programs stack up? This year Best Architecture Masters Ranking (BAM) has released their list of top programs. Coming in at the top once again is Harvard GSD's Masters in Architecture...
Urban Amenities Lure the Rich. Income Inequality Follows
A new study finds that as the rich move back to superstar cities' urban cores to gain access to unique amenities they drive low-income people out.
Which communities are left behind when infill housing policies are overwhelmingly focused on urban settings? We're digging into this & other questions in our new #CAhousing series: https://t.co/esYA09fCgM https://t.co/YR8jLntw6B https://twitter.com/MoveCAFWD/status/1157403275156697100
Which communities are left behind when infill housing policies are overwhelmingly focused on urban settings? We're digging into this & other questions in our new #CAhousing series: https://cafwd.org/reporting/entry-new/one-way-to-unlock-the-housing-ca-needs-encourage-more-varieties-of-infill …pic.twitter.com/YR8jLntw6B
One Way to Unlock the Housing CA Needs? Encourage More Varieties of Infill
(Photo: Will Buckner/Flickr) Editor's Note: This story is Part 1 of Unlocking Infill, a California Economic Summit series on the complexities of infill development. If you have ideas for topics that should be covered in this series, we want to hear them. Send your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org. California is increasingly focused on promoting infill development to meet greenhouse gas targets and satisfy consumer demand for walkability and short commutes. Gov. Newsom’s budget adds to that focus with a...
WRI Ross Center
#UrbanTransformation can be practical, low-cost, beautiful AND save lives. Read more about how Porto Alegre improved one of its most dangerous roads, welcoming space for the whole community. http://ow.ly/EvMe50vgV8d @WRIBrasil pic.twitter.com/NXeDdjWOc9
Principal Leader of Retail Design, Barry Bourbon, hosted a thought-provoking panel discussion in our San Francisco office to discuss the future of cities and the role stress and anxiety play in our daily lives as our environments become increasingly urban. https://bit.ly/2xnYcrI pic.twitter.com/CGiRyfMSuH
The surprising link between urban nature and human wellbeing
The surprising link between urban nature and human wellbeing A conversation with Anna Jorgensen, Lead Researcher, Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature (IWUN) and Head of Department, Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield Reimagining the Civic Commons Jun 20 Your research looks at the impacts to physical and mental health when people in cities have access to and experiences with the natural world. Why do you think people’s mental and physical wellbeing is measurably improved by na...
How To Nurture Urban Innovation
An interview with Rinat Guy, the CIO (Chief Innovation Officer) in the Municipality of Tel-Aviv - Yafo, Israel
Connecting people by proximity: A better way to plan metro areas
Proximity has always been an essential ingredient in building great places. From Jane Jacobs to Jan Gehl, urban theorists consistently argue that bringing people and opportunities closer together allows neighborhoods to flourish. New research from the Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking at Brookings confirms that when it comes to site selection, American businesses continue to value proximity. Our colleagues’ analysis found that, between 2004 and 2015, overall job density in large metr...
Proposed Tower In San Jose Distracts From Good Urbanism - News
A group has proposed a monumental tower to advertise San Jose and Silicon Valley to the world. The city would be better off focusing on its streetscape rather than its skyline.
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