Latest News for: Urban planner


From grey to green: world cities uprooting the urban jungle

Urdu Point 04 Aug 2021
So, are all urban replanting projects worthwhile? For a scheme to be seen as "virtuous", it must fulfil as many functions as possible, economist and urban planner Jean Haentjens, who co-authored the book "Eco-urbanisme" ("Eco-Urbanism"), told AFP ... planner Cedissia About said.

Extreme drought, urban heat and the killer targeting Utah’s vulnerable

Deseret News 04 Aug 2021
Urban heat islands are between 3 to 5 degrees hotter than rural areas because the pavement, the people and the infrastructure trap and store all the heat ... There are steps, however, that urban design planners and others can start to take to mitigate the effects of heat islands in general and extreme heat brought on by drought.

Mumbai: CR fines 90,000 commuters for travelling without tickets

Hindustan Times 04 Aug 2021
Between April and July, this year, 304,000 passengers travelling without tickets were fined by the Central Railway and ₹15.9 crore was recovered as a fine ... Urban planner Sulakshana Mahajan, said, “The doctors and the government agencies will be able to analyse the risks and the benefits and then decide on allowing general public in local trains ... ....

At least allow fully jabbed on Mumbai local trains, passengers association demands

Hindustan Times 04 Aug 2021
Decision of not allowing the general public to commute by local trains has irked passenger associations. PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2021 11.05 PM IST ... The associations have stated that commuters approach them desperately daily ... Government agencies will also have to work to control crowds inside train compartments,” said urban planner Sulakshana Mahajan ....

ADCOLOR Announces Nominees and Honorees for 15th Annual ADCOLOR Awards

Finger Lakes Times 04 Aug 2021
NEW YORK, Aug ... Coda ... Harleston, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Music GroupPhylicia Fant, Head of Urban Music, Columbia Records. ADCOLOR in TechBrandon Roots, Strategic Media Planner, FacebookJewel Burks Solomon, Head of Google for Startups, GoogleStephanie Geno, Chief Marketing Officer, Innovid.

Experts weigh in on Commercial Street woesBBMP took seven months to give the famous shopping ...

Deccan Herald 03 Aug 2021
Metrolife asked urban planners and architects how the famed shopping avenue can fix its problems. Traffic-free streets are feasible, especially on campuses and in gated communities and neighbourhoods, says Kala Seetharam Sridhar, professor, Centre for Research in Urban Affairs, Institute for Social and Economic Change.

Meet 4 candidates vying for 2 Rehoboth commissioner seats

Washington Blade 03 Aug 2021
“I’ve also been one of many who is advocating the need for our city to in the future, employ the services of a professional urban planner to help us and guide our work as we go forward,” Byrne said ... My only home ... Bennett supports a full-time city planner position that would help in land redevelopment for the city, according to his website ... ....

Post-blast, Beirut's LGBTQ+ community beset by homelessness

The New Arab 03 Aug 2021
When Zuhal moved into her new apartment in Beirut’s Geitawi/Achrafieh neighbourhood on August 1 last year, it was meant to be a new beginning for her ...The apartment got f*cked ... Oxfam interviewed 101 individuals, civil society organisations and informal aid groups, an urban planner, and business owners in the areas affected by the blast ... ....

Citing a shifting job scope, town's first historic preservation planner steps down

Palm Beach Daily News 02 Aug 2021
Laura Groves van Onna moved cross-country to join the town of Palm Beach as its first historic preservation planner ... An urban planner with a background in historic preservation, the Dallas native said she decided to step down because her duties became less clear-cut amid a transition period in the town's Planning, Zoning and Building Department.

Cotton Opinion: The conservative case for affordable housing

Missoulian 02 Aug 2021
Urban zoning policies actually began as a proogressive movement in the 1920s and ‘30s to atone for the perceived ills of capitalism brought by the Industrial Revolution. Planners sought to push American workers out of traditional multi-use dwellings in city centers and towards a ...

The More Things Change…

The Algemeiner 02 Aug 2021
Opinion. Antisemitic placards at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in London. Photo ... 0 ... Today, Rep ... As for the long history of Jews being expelled from country after country—Rome (139 BCE), Alexandria (415 C.E.), England (1290), Hungary (1360), Spain (1492), Yemen (1679)—were the proponents of these expulsion orders antisemites or merely urban planners? ... .

China’s Severe Flooding Causes Masses To Flee Their Homes

OWP 02 Aug 2021
... transportation lines, and other urban structures ... Taking note of the flood’s effects on urban infrastructure and the fatal underwater traps created by the storm, city planners have been obliged to adjust their plans to take harsh weather more firmly into account going forward.

Admiration for an amoeba

Tillamook Headlight Herald 02 Aug 2021
You could stop reading here, if you have not already done so. I will not be offended ... In less than a day it extended its cytoplasmic parts and gradually created a proportional network of connections between them all, a network that closely resembled the Tokyo rail system which had taken years for engineers and urban planners to design and create ... ....

The conservative case for affordable housing

Independent Record 01 Aug 2021
Urban zoning policies actually began as a progressive movement in the 1920s and ‘30s to atone for the perceived ills of capitalism brought by the Industrial Revolution. Planners sought to push American workers out of traditional multi-use dwellings in city centers and towards a ...