Urban Engineers, the group behind the Rail Park, announced that they’ve won the 2018 award for Outstanding Engineering Achievement from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers’ Philly Chapter.
The Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Annual Report compiles fascinating stories from around the world that focus on building healthy communities, addressing homelessness, cutting carbon emissions, and sharing best practices in design and development.
Most cities have not been designed with women’s safety in mind but, from Egypt to Rwanda, new technology, design, and education are reducing the threat of violence on the street.
Value capture mechanisms capture a portion of the value created by a public investment and use those funds to help support the asset itself. A new toolkit developed by U3 for Reimagining the Civic Commons presents various value capture mechanisms and highlights their merits and drawbacks.
Klyde Warren is considered a world-class urban haven that’s providing a template for a new generation of innovative parks. From Los Angeles to Miami, urban parks over freeways and those transforming railway tracks are cropping up around the country, as cities look to add green space, revitalize their downtowns, and energize downtrodden neighborhoods.
This latest designs for Trinity River in Dallas represent refreshingly holistic approaches to thinking about the river. The designers have redirected their focus to enhancing the natural possibilities for the basin by understanding and designing for its form, function, and ecology.
The High Line is an urban park that might have never been built and is now estimated to be responsible for $2B in impact. The Atlanta BeltLine, Buffalo Bayou in Houston, The 606 in Chicago, The Underline in Miami, Philadelphia’s Rail Park, and the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C. are among the emerging projects looking to unlock the potential of reimagined infrastructure and the benefits it can bring to their cities.
New Monuments for New Cities is a public art exhibition in which artists were asked to imagine new monuments. Their designs will travel to five cities next year, to be displayed in industrial reuse spaces, beginning in Buffalo Bayou in Houston in February, and ending on the High Line in New York in October.
The BeltLine U. will bring neighborhood participants into shaping the BeltLine’s evolution by teaching the strategies and specialized knowledge required to do so.
As part of a community visioning process, a coalition of local organizations have proposed an urban greenbelt encircling downtown Austin, connecting Waller Creek, Lady Bird Lake, and several other parks. The proposal identifies four priorities for the greenbelt: creating a thriving center, growing neighborhoods, increasing mobility, and establishing welcoming places.