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The Innovative Metropolis: Fostering Economic Competitiveness through Sustainable Urban Design

March 3, 2013 - in Announcement, Smart Cities

As global cities have embraced sustainable urban design and entrepreneurism, their strategies can serve as a source of inspiration and new knowledge to U.S. cities and beyond. By pairing best practices from international metros with their U.S. counterparts,…

Is Urban Design Making Our Cities Sick?

November 25, 2012 - in Planning, Smart Cities

The University of Canberra recently held a forum on urban design and healthy cities. A provocation was posed by the organizers at the final research…

A Design to Save American Cities

May 30, 2012 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

When Brent Ryan started doing academic research on Detroit, in the 1990s, he was immediately taken aback by the city’s plight: derelict commercial buildings,…