Urban Update 15 June 2018


Urban Design Around the World

Australia

World first development in Melbournes east has farm on shopping centre roof

 

After the Griffins: reclaiming Canberras streets for people

 

Canada

Peterborough planners envision green city with more urban intensification

 

New Zealand

$6.5m upgrade to Wairoa's wastewater scheme proposed in Long Term Plan

 

UK

Why a little French surrealism (not big chains) can save our high streets

 

UK facing 'ecological apocalypse', Chris Packham warns

 

RIP Britain's high streets. Stop bewailing them and think afresh

 

USA

Six-acre park opens at Williamsburg's Domino Sugar Factory site

 

How A 1970s Plan For San Diego Sustainability Still Has Relevance

 

Chicago Needs More Classical Main Streets

 

Better than a wall: flood control thats sustainable, beautiful, and fair

 

 

News and Research

Built Environment

Planners are No Longer Generalists with a Specialty

 

UAEs National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale explores the capacity of architecture to connect with history, time, place and people

 

A Defence of the Suburbs

 

Energy

30% of the UKs natural gas could be replaced by hydrogen, cutting carbon emissions

 

Health

How physically active are adolescents, young adults?

 

Loneliness is bad for the heart

 

Large study finds workplace foods contribute to unhealthy eating

 

Natural Environment

Hurricanes Are Moving SlowerAnd That's a Huge Problem

 

Global vegetable supply could plummet by more than a third due to climate change, says study

 

Political

Philosopher warns against 'drifting into state terrorism'

 

Renationalising railways supported by almost two thirds of Britons, exclusive poll reveals

 

Research

3,000-year-old Bronze Age oak road to be preserved in Co Westmeath

 

Hun migrations 'linked to deadly Justinian Plague'

 

Social

Study Shows 'Collateral Damage' Tied to Neighborhood Violence

 

Bad news becomes hysteria in crowds, new research shows

 

Transport

A reader traces the electric scooter craze to the growing influence of Chinese manufacturing on our global urban environment.

 

What Mobility as a Service (MaaS) means for the transportation industry

 

Londons Oxford Street is 50 years behind cities where pedestrianisation has worked

 

Technology

First look: Londons roadmap to becoming the worlds smartest city