Results 40 - 52 of 173 for green infrastructure

City of Parks: The Inherent Importance of Park Land Preservation and Planning

by Jasna Hadzic

The Trust for Public Land Park Score index ranked the “City of Lakes” Minneapolis, Minnesota as the #1 Park System in the Nation, with New York, NY coming in second. The city’s park system scored high in every category, ... Read article

Cultura Ambiental: A Paradigm Shift for the People of Buenos Aires

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

In 2010, Siemens and The Economist published the first reliable index ranking for green cities worldwide. Among many other indexes concerning this subject published in the past few years, this is the first one with a spe... Read article

Biking in the Motor City: How Detroit, Michigan is Returning to Its Roots

by Meg Mulhall

Maybe one of the biggest surprises you’ll find in Detroit is the presence of a great bike culture. This is surprising for two main reasons: Detroit is the Motor City: a major part of your associations with Detr... Read article

Planning for the Sustainable Revitalization of Chicago’s Neighborhoods

by Sean Glowacz

What is the most effective method for rejuvenating neighborhoods that have seen chronic underinvestment for generations? This is a daunting question that major cities across the United States have struggled to answer f... Read article

Kane County, Illinois: Uniting Health and Urban Planning

by Sean Glowacz

Does the design of your environment, the man-made structures and infrastructure that permeate nearly every aspect of your life, influence behavior directly related to your personal health? The government of Kane County, ... Read article

Infill Development: Towards an Innovative Approach to Redevelopment

by Jasna Hadzic

It is no secret that vacant lots pose difficult challenges by influencing crime and the vitality of residential and commercial areas, which furthermore decreases tax bases and property values for urban areas. It is i... Read article

Retooling the Assembly Line at the Ford Plant in St Paul, Minnesota

by Matthew Traucht

In 2011, Ford closed their 122-acre St. Paul, Minnesota plant after 86 years of production. The community has developed around the plant and Ford’s impact on the area is a fixture of this cultural landscape.  The closure... Read article

Detroit Urban Laboratory: Michigan Urban Planning and Architecture Programs Take Advantage of Proximity

by Alexandria Huff

In many ways, Michigan’s current economic climate is distressing to architects and urban designers. Our regional dependence on the automotive industry has left Detroit, Michigan with a major identity crisis, not to men... Read article

Seattle, Washington’s Rain Wise Program: Making Managing On-Site Stormwater Easy

by Akua Nyame-Mensah

Cities across the United States are turning to property owners to help reduce the amount of stormwater runoff making its way into sewers and stormwater drains. In Seattle, Washington, the Residential RainWise Program... Read article

Urban Planners: How to Choose the Best Social Media for your Purpose

by Alexandria Huff

One of the most important components of your work as an urban planner is engaging community stakeholders. For urban projects in the main street district, the downtown development authority, city leadership, planning and ... Read article

Stormwater Management in New York City, New York

by Christine Camilleri

During rainfall and snow storms, 27 billion gallons of raw sewage and stormwater are released into New York City’s waterways. These discharges are called Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOS). CSOs occur when treatment plants ... Read article

Top 20 Active and Alternative Transportation Websites of 2018

by Sarah Essbai

May, National Bike Month, is over. To extend the momentum, we are releasing the second edition of our top 20 of the most visited active and alternative transportation websites according to Alexa Analytics scores. This ra... Read article

Book Review of “100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs” by John Hill

by Katie Poppel

“100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs” by John Hill calls attention to one hundred landscape designs, one per year, from 1917 to 2017. Hill and his publisher, Prestel, team up to construct a book that is enthralling – in vis... Read article