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The urban design news email from Wiser was created for those involved in creating America's towns and cities - architects, planners, engineers and builders. It is also for people who care about the built environment and how it fits in with day-to-day living, the environment, and the economy. Urban design can be traced back to ancient times. Many old cities in Europe and Asia, including those from the middle ages, show the signs of formal structure and design. Urban design is the process of shaping localities, whether that is a city, a town or a village. It looks at architecture and engineering structures overall, rather than as single, functional entities. The aim of urban design is to make the areas in which people live in high concentrations work efficiently, as well as making them sustainable and attractive. And as 70 percent of the world's population is predicted to live in a city by 2050, good urban design has never been more important. The concepts of urban design constantly change and develop in line with attitudes, priorities, tastes and technologies. But staying up-to-date with all of this is easy thanks to the Wiser urban design news email. Sign up today.

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Airbnb becomes flash point in the District’s hot debate over gentrification
Washington Post • Robert Mccartney
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Al-Monitor • Mahmut Bozarslan
Masters Candidate’s Design Concepts Turned into a Reality
News at FIU - Florida International University • Andrea Perez
Meet Member and Filmmaker Kristin Tieche
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition • Kelsey Roeder
A brief history of Britain's brutalist housing complexes from the 1960s and '70s.
The Morning News • Brendan Seibel
Shenzhen North Station Urban Design by Mecanoo
Archinect • Mecanoo Pr
A question for City Hall: who is downtown for?
Rochester City Newspaper, City Newspaper • Mary Anna Towler
The Lessons Jane Jacobs and Christopher Alexander Still Have to Teach
Planetizen • Planetizen
District of Columbia Center Point in Washington, D.C.
Atlas Obscura
Police arrest man wanted in connection with sexual assault
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Airbnb becomes flash point in the District’s hot debate over gentrification
Washington PostRobert Mccartney
Airbnb landlord Shaun Johnson talks with his tennant, Taylor Valencia of San Francisco, at his property in NE Washington. (Jonathan Newton/The ) Necessary extra income The implementation ‘We have to look to the future’ You’re all set! See all newsletters
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Urban Design
Heartbreak in Turkey's Diyarbakir as development transforms ancient Sur
Al-MonitorMahmut Bozarslan
"Had the civilization here dated back 70,000 years instead of 7,000, the same thing would have happened," said Serefhan Aydin, the president of the Chamber of Architects in Diyarbakir. Aydin looked resigned as he gazed around the ancient town that resembled a...
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Interior Design, Landscape Architecture
Masters Candidate’s Design Concepts Turned into a Reality
News at FIU - Florida International UniversityAndrea Perez
Masters candidate of interior architecture, Mikhail Kevin Orosz, spent the last 6 months interning for world renowned, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design corporation – Arquitectonica. As an intern under the interior design branch, Orosz was able to participate in several design projects....
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Climate Change, Urban Design
Meet Member and Filmmaker Kristin Tieche
San Francisco Bicycle CoalitionKelsey Roeder
We recently caught up with award-winning filmmaker, environmental advocate and SF Bicycle Coalition member Kristin Tieche to learn a little bit more about her and her art. Kristin, a San Francisco native, feels “blessed to call the most beautiful city in the...
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Urban Design
A brief history of Britain's brutalist housing complexes from the 1960s and '70s.
The Morning NewsBrendan Seibel
Decaying urban centers were overcrowded and infrastructure was outstripped. England’s best and brightest surveyed a homeland on the brink and enacted a series of policies to physically recreate the social order, clearing slums and packing entire communities into meticulously planned housing developments....
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Green Transportation, Landscape Architecture
Shenzhen North Station Urban Design by Mecanoo
ArchinectMecanoo Pr
4 more images ↓ With a scheme of twelve staggering skyscrapers, an elevated pedestrian network and a beautiful green urban park, Mecanoo architecten gives the Shenzhen North Station business district a distinct character. The main buildings of the business district are set...
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Real Estate, Urban Design
A question for City Hall: who is downtown for?
Rochester City Newspaper, City NewspaperMary Anna Towler
Last week, City Council bucked the mayor a bit and said no to loaning $1.5 million to one of developer Robert Morgan's companies for a project on Court Street in downtown Rochester. I could be wrong, but I'd bet that one way...
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Urban Design
The Lessons Jane Jacobs and Christopher Alexander Still Have to Teach
PlanetizenPlanetizen
Cities Alive: Jane Jacobs, Christopher Alexander, and the Roots of the New Urban Renaissance, by Michael Mehaffy, explores the work of Jane Jacobs and Christopher Alexander in critiquing "the root philosophical problems that created erroneous thinking in city building in the 20th...
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Urban Design, U.S. Congress
District of Columbia Center Point in Washington, D.C.
Atlas Obscura
Urban planner Pierre L’Enfant designed Washington, D.C. on an orderly street grid divided into four quadrants, with numbered streets running north-south and letters going east-west. The whole thing is centered on the Capitol Building, which has marked the exact middle with a...
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Real Estate, Urban Design
Police arrest man wanted in connection with sexual assault
CTVNews.ca - Health - Public RSS
Winnipeg police have arrested and charged a man they asked for public help to find last summer. In August, police said that Leslie Reid Contois, 42, had a warrant out for his arrest in connection with a sexual assault on July 15....
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