Urban Planning

June 03, 2015 | S&RC Editorial Network

What do you do with a struggling shopping complex? If you're Nashville, you turn it into a community asset. The city and the project team are taking the old Global Mall at the Crossings and breaking it into parts to provide different community services: a hockey practice arena, a library, and a... read more

June 04, 2015 | S&RC Editorial Network

Anyone who's walked Chicago's Millennium Park or New York's High Line knows the awe-inspiring beauty of these celebrated public spaces is due not to their grand scale, but rather to their tiniest details and charming character-the manicured landscaping, quaint places of respite, tasteful art... read more

June 04, 2015 | S&RC Editorial Network

Urban waterfronts have historically been the center of activity for many cities. They began as economic, transportation and manufacturing hubs, but as most industries changed their shipping patterns and consolidated port facilities, many industrial waterfronts became obsolete. In Europe, smaller... read more

June 03, 2015

Philadelphia is a resilient city that has worked hard to raise its global profile. Despite its struggles with the recent economic downturn, the city is always looking for ways to attract corporate investment and business development in its communities.

June 01, 2015

After Jim Rogers moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2006 to become CEO of Duke Energy, it didn't take long for him to see the importance of energy to the region. Charlotte was known as one of the biggest financial hubs outside of New York City.

June 06, 2015

The transition to a global digital economy in 2014 was sporadic - brisk in some countries, choppy in others. By year's end, the seven biggest emerging markets were larger than the G7, in purchasing power parity terms. Plus, consumers in the Asia-Pacific region were expected to spend more online... read more

January 29, 2015

This is the first installment (#1 of 4) of the - Smart Cities Tech Innovation Series. To view more posts within the series click here: Smart Cities Series Not long ago, the human race hit a significant milestone. In 2009, for the first time in our history, more of us lived in urban areas than... read more

May 25, 2015

Dear urbanists, urban planners, traffic planners, architects and others, Our work is done. Recently Google Maps does not show the same things to everyone. The uncrowned world leader in digital mapping breaks the tradition to display the city on a universal manner.

May 25, 2015

Global cities exist. Like globalization itself, they're new but real. And like globalization, they're both enriching and impoverishing, good for those who know how to navigate these global waters, bad for those left in their wake. What should we think about global cities?

May 08, 2015

The collision of four fundamental economic forces-urbanization, technology, demographics, and globalization-is producing monumental change. Global competition and technological change have sped up creative destruction and outpaced the ability of labor markets to adapt. Job creation is a critical... read more

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