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Pop-Up Planning: New Methods for Transforming the Public Process

Calling all urban planners and designers of the public realm! It’s time to turn the traditional planning process on its head! Want to liven up the planning process? Well pop a ‘Pop-Up’ into it and see what happens.

Riders making noise in the Second Street Tunnel during the Eddieboy Memorial Ride on August 16, 2013

How Cyclists Redefine Space in Los Angeles

Cycling in Los Angeles? Kelley Kim goes for a ride and finds there’s more to it than weaving through endless traffic.

Source: AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 39

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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Cycling in City: Kelley Kim in California

Cycling in the City is a special Transport Month 2013 feature interviewing cyclists about their experiences as a cyclist in different communities and cities.


WATCH: Traffic Infographic for Los Angeles

Video infographic about how we can reduce traffic in Los Angeles.

Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 29

News and views from cities around the world this week.


The Los Angeles Park That Used to be a Parking Lot

Los Angeles’ 50 Parks Initiative was launched in August of 2012 by then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and aims to transform underutilized properties in areas lacking recreational space into parks. The 16th park to open as part of this scheme is located on Spring Street in the city’s downtown and saw its official opening on June 17th. Lehrer Architects partnered on the project with the City of Los Angeles, and Michael Lehrer talks about his work on Spring Street Park.

A futuristic transport plan for Namibia’s capital aims to create a comprehensive, people-centred transportation system. Souce: Brian McMorrow via Wikimedia Commons.

The Cities This Week: Edition 14

News and views from cities around the world this week.

The old Indian Museum, left, stands near Maracana soccer stadium, right, in Rio de Janeiro, on March 19, 2012 (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

The Cities This Week: Edition 12

News and views from cities around the world this week.

A rust-covered stairway in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games Complex. Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Europe

In Pictures: Olympic Decay

Olympic Cities can spend billions in preparation for their hosting duties but without a long-term strategy what happens to Olympic infrastructure once the Games leave town?