Archives for May 2014

Who should lead cycling change?

Image: Copyright AECOM / Robb Williamson Last week Jamie Oliver launched his latest campaign: better, healthier and affordable fresh food for everyday Australians in a bid to tackle Australia’s obesity epidemic. “We’ve got more opportunities to affect change than any Government,” said Jamie, and he’s right. This guy reaches 300 million people on social media […]

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Connection is King

What will define the new NBA Sacramento Kings Arena is its openness: a sense of connection from the court, to the stands, to the site, to the city. The key architectural and engineering element is what an SI.com article calls “the world’s largest patio doors.” This central design feature is a response to the area’s […]

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Livable infrastructure

Fourth Ward Park, Atlanta. The world’s cities are already home to the majority of the global population, with this forecast to grow by a further 3 billion people by 2050. The infrastructure needed to support this growth is often underfunded or falls short of what it could deliver to urban communities. Cities have long planned […]

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In search of urban equity

La Plaza Mayor: the site of the forum in the foreground at the border of recent manifestations of the city’s prosperity – including the towers of la Plaza de la Libertad, designed by OPUS, a renowned Medellin firm – juxtaposed with lower-income residential neighborhoods blanketing the slopes beyond. “Urban Equity in Development – Cities for […]

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