Harvesting of Rainwater in the U.K.: Storm Water Management
by Finbar Gillen
The UK is a rich western country with a population of 60 million. Average water use is 150 litres per person per day (55m3 per person per year). Although the perception (not least by its inhabitants) is that the UK is a ...
Traffic Signals on the Scale of Cyclists in Montreal, Canada
by Devon Willis
As a part of its plans to invest in sustainable transportation, Montreal has built several bicycle lanes over the years. However, traffic signals for bicycles have yet to follow in many neighbourhoods. Although there are...
Urban Airports in Buenos Aires: Are They Too Far? Too Close?
by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes
Like many global cities, Buenos Aires has more than one airport serving the transportation needs of its citizens. But the main international airport Ezeiza, located almost forty miles from the city center, lacks many of ...
How the Micro-Climate of Athens is Changing Everyday Life
by Athina Kyrgeorgiou
The urban environment today is certainly different from what it used to be. City expansion, increased populations in urban centers, and CO2 accumulation are some of the reasons for so-called micro-climates. Greek citi...
Bus Rapid Transit: Reducing Traffic Congestion in Kane County, Illinois
by Sean Glowacz
Kane County, IL, like most developing counties across the United States, faces a significant challenge in addressing the issue of mounting traffic congestion. One of Kane County’s major thoroughfares, Randall Road, ...
Preserving Chaffee County, Colorado Through Environmental Design
by Katie Poppel
Preservation of one’s heritage plays an important role in environmental design, especially today. Architects, planners, and designers, in general, are strongly encouraged to incorporate the past, present, and futur...
Forty Miles from Eight Mile: University of Michigan Engaged with Detroit
by Meg Mulhall
The University of Michigan is a world-class university with its main campus in the idyllic small-town Ann Arbor, Michigan. Students and Ann Arbor natives often refer to their little slice of heaven as “28 square mile...
Lessons of Observation: What William H. Whyte Would Say
by Amanda Bosse
We’ve all seen empty public spaces before. So what makes some urban spaces fail while others succeed? William H. Whyte, author of The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1980), conducted pioneering studies on human beha...
Phoenix Metro Area Plans for Transit Oriented Developments
by James Gardner
Phoenix, Arizona has been making changes from its suburban, single story, sprawling past. The inception of Phoenix’s , light-rail system, METRO, has acted as a catalyst for the proliferation of transit oriented develo...
Innovation In Revitalization: The Lincoln, Nebraska Haymarket Development Project
by Lisa Gran
Downtown Lincoln, Nebraska has always been the economic and social center of the city; the Haymarket area being the heart of this downtown area. While parts of the Haymarket remain popular hot spots for restaurants, farm...
Bertrand Goldberg and Marina City: Architecture’s Lost Civic Engagement
by Andrew Kinaci
Bertrand Goldberg’s iconic Marina City project has been a fixture of Chicago’s skyline for decades. The unique, futuristic, corncob-shaped towers, constructed using innovative concrete pouring techniques, represented...
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