Why Did Copenhagen’s Biking Rate Surge in One Year?

Copenhagen is famous for being a city where a lot of people bike. But for years the bike commuting rate has remained roughly steady at just over a third of trips. Then last year the city’s bike commute mode share increased from 36 percent to 41 percent. Meanwhile, driving declined 3 percent as a share … Continue reading

How are we going to plan the cities of the future?

With the Sustainable Development Goals under discussion and Habitat III on the horizon, we are arriving at a pivotal moment for the future of cities. As that most ubiquitous of statistics tells us, more than half of us globally now live in urban areas. This figure is projected to increase to 70% by 2050. And … Continue reading

10 of the Most Innovative Sustainability Solutions from Cities Across the Globe

This time last year we shared ten awesome sustainability ideas from cities, and now we’re doing it again. These ideas are taken from the 2014 Sustainia 100 report – an “annual guide to 100 innovative sustainability solutions from around the world” that launches today. One chapter in the report focuses specifically on city solutions, and … Continue reading

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE TEACHING FORMAT

. As of this coming 2014-15 edition, the Master in Urbanism “Regenerating Intermediate Landscapes” at ESARQ-UIC is offering a new format adapted to the current needs of professionals of the field which wish to combine their academic learning with their professional work. The format includes online theoretical classes and a two month hands-on workshop in … Continue reading

NEW LIVE INFORMATIVE SESSION (On-line)

Due to all requests for informations and doubts about our master and postgraduate degree in urbanism, next June 11  4:00pm (GMT+2), we’ve arranged another live (on-line) informative session for explaining the Master Degree in Urbanism ‘Regenerating Intermediate Landscapes (RIL).We will also introduce the new RIL’s Online Postgraduate Degree. The Online Postgraduate Degree is based on … Continue reading

LIVE INFORMATIVE SESSION (On-line)

  Next April 9  4:00pm (GMT+2), we’ve arranged a live (on-line) informative session for explaining the Master Degree in Urbanism ‘Regenerating Intermediate Landscapes (RIL). We will also introduce the new RIL’s Online Postgraduate Degree. This new programme provides the methodological grounding to regenerate contemporary landscapes that are both hybrid in nature and undergoing a transformation, … Continue reading

International Conference Call for communication

Describing, Inhabiting and Governing Urban Fringe Landscapes In Europe, urban projects at this beginning of a century are irremediably marked by references to sustainable development. New ways of considering the city and its development are announced. While it is best to take care when handling the new rhetorical devices and legitimating procedures rooted in sustainable … Continue reading

Not all young people will abandon their cars and leave the suburbs

More studies show that young people in North America – the millennial generation – are forgoing car ownership and choosing to live in cities over suburbs. These findings may get urbanists exchanging high-fives at their successful redesign of downtown centres, but I am not convinced that we should be celebrating yet. It only took a … Continue reading

Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)

Find below the link to the Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). University of Utrecht (Netherlands) from 9 to 12 July 2014. The deadline for abstract submission is January 1. http://congrexprojects.com/aesop/home Pablo Elinbaum, one of the RIL professors, is co-organizing the track “Regional and Rural Planning”, focused on the broad … Continue reading