Latest News for: Urban planner


Architect Oriol Bohigas, 'father of modern Barcelona,' dies at 95

Catalan News 01 Dec 2021
The urban planner passed away on Tuesday, as the culture minister, Natàlia Garriga, informed on Twitter just past midnight on Wednesday ... In 2001, he was awarded the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona in Architecture and Urbanism and, in 2011, Catalonia's National Culture Prize. .

Do Electric Cars Make Noise? EV Sounds Compared to Gas Cars

Treehugger 01 Dec 2021
While city planners have made various efforts to mitigate urban noise pollution, such as redesigning building layouts, road networks, green spaces, or street configurations, only in the past two decades has a solution come from the primary sources themselves ...Noise Pollution and Urban Planning.” Current Pollution Reports 4 (2018), 208-219.

Public Workers Can Expand Job Opportunities with New WT Graduate Degree Program

Borger News-Herald 01 Dec 2021
Those who would benefit from the new degree include those working in or targeting careers as social and community service managers, urban and regional planners, administrative services managers, emergency management directors, budget analysts, human resources managers, ...

In the L.A. of my dreams quintessential Angeleno housing will be livable and communal

The Los Angeles Times 01 Dec 2021
This story is part of Image issue 7, “Survival,” a collective vision for the L.A. of our dreams. See the full package here. Dear House (or “Housie,” as you are sometimes called), ... The first space where I mentally settled ... Advertisement ... Architects and urban planners think of you as the future and a solution to appalling housing shortages in this city.

Andhra Pradesh: ‘Smart’ cities up against unplanned urban growth

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021
While increasing migration to urban areas is a welcome sign as urban areas are considered as growth engines, the unplanned growth of townships is expected to cause more troubles,” said an expert urban planner and dean of planning at School of Architecture and Planning (SPA), Vijayawada, Dr Abdul Razak.

Forest capital stirs climate debate in Indonesia

China Daily 30 Nov 2021
  ... Hendricus Andy Simarmata, president of the Indonesian Association of Urban and Regional Planners, said moving the capital will certainly require the clearing of some forest land to give way to urban development ... "Of course, as a professional association in urban and regional planning, we will keep giving input for this preparation." ... .

Letters: Half-done road projects leave New Orleans streets impassable

The Advocate 30 Nov 2021
The city and its contractors have left half-completed projects unattended for over seven months, leaving many streets impassable ... R.L ... retired urban planner ... .

Kansas has many older houses and too few workers in skilled trades, statewide survey says

Garden City Telegram 30 Nov 2021
On the flip side, holding on to affordable units which might be older, keeping those houses in good shape and preventing a shortage of those units in the market is vital, said Amy Haase, principal and urban planner for RBG, the firm which handled the housing survey.

Mama Louise's wisdom: Why one judge suggested another ignored racial bias

Reuters 30 Nov 2021
(Reuters) - A federal appellate judge made a rare move earlier this month when she called out – within the pages of a formal ruling – a fellow judge's "lecture on when, where, and how to identify racial injustice." ... Register ... Sociologists, urban planners and activists had been writing about it since at least the late 1960s ... Register.

Megapolis to rise in Pampanga

The Manila Times 29 Nov 2021
WITH Metro Manila becoming congested, concerned parties are turning to the provinces seeking potential sites to build a new megapolis. Among the provinces, Pampanga is considered one site to build such a megapolis north of Metro Manila ... To make this vision a reality, renowned urban planner Felino Palafox Jr ... .
photo: AP / Gero Breloer
People enter a job center in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010. The number of unemployed in Germany rose in December by 60,000 amid the global economic downturn, pushing the jobless rate up to 7.8 percent, according to official figures released on Tuesday. The Federal Labor Office said the German unemployment rate grew by 0.2 percentage points from the previous month. A total of 3.276 million people were without jobs in Germany at the end of last year.

Which creates more jobs? Green or polluting industries?

GreenBiz 29 Nov 2021
This article was originally published on WRI ... It’s also exacerbated inequality ... For example ... City projects such as walking and cycling infrastructure require more urban planners, engineers and construction workers per dollar compared to road construction, where a higher share of the investment is spent on materials such as asphalt and stone products.

Charleston hopes old Piggly Wiggly site will modernize West Ashley. Skeptics see a one-off.

The Post and Courier 28 Nov 2021
A byproduct of 1950s-era urban ... It received an onslaught of attention from urban planners, architects, city officials and area residents eager to inject a sense of vibrancy on what is otherwise a triangular slice of property wedged into the intersection of two major thoroughfares.

Major planned activities to align with revised TSP

Kuensel 27 Nov 2021
Yangyel Lhaden ... Other activities such as the construction of a fuel depot between Langjopakha and Taba, and archery ranges within Thimphu thromde, have also been deferred ... The review is expected to finish by 2030 ... “Developing the TSP requires various stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, such as economists, transport experts, and urban planners.”.

Eight malls in Mumbai to offer night parking soon

The Times of India 26 Nov 2021
MUMBAI ... The malls will charge anything between Rs 2,500 and Rs 3,500 per month for the facility ... Urban Planner Prachi Merchant, a member of the proposed MPA, said that they had facilitated the plan and had held several meetings with officials from the traffic police, the BMC’s roads department and the mall owners ... TIMES VIEW ... Start a Conversation. .

The design technology space in India is undergoing a massive transformation!

Live Mint 26 Nov 2021
MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All ... Premium Premium What are NFTs? ... Post the pandemic, there is a need to design shared spaces with a focus on individual experiences, social distancing, and technological innovations – a demand that has challenged the traditional design narratives for architects, urban planners, interior designers and product designers ... .