Planning, Preservation, and Design from a Master of Urban and Regional Planning Student in Richmond, Virginia


The German city of Hamburg has announced an ambitious plan to create, and link, an amazing 27 square miles of new and existing green space all over the city. The plan, called the "Green Network," will effectively remove all cars from the city centre and promote cycling and public transport - and it is planned to be in place by 2034.

If fully realised, the network will cover some 7000 hectares, over half the size of Boston or San Francisco. 

(via urbanination)


Skyline from Brown’s Island


This image from an excellent NYT interactive map shows where residents of each US state were born (as of 2012).

(via fuckyeahcartography)


Introducing Cards Against Urbanity: The Card Game for Horrible Places http://ift.tt/1sulC2I


St. Francis de Sales / Marcel Breuer, 1966

by Brad Gillette

(Source: bradgillette)


New York City Aerial

by Tim Sklyarov


ClimateWorks is a San Francisco based foundation whose mission is to support public policies that prevent dangerous climate change and promote global prosperity. This infographic about wlkable neighborhoods is part of a document called Planning Cities for People, which was prepared for the Chinese government. The document, which contains 8 research-based recommendations that lead to prosperous, low-carbon urban areas, uses richly illustrated maps and diagrams to present examples of street-grids that promote walking, prioritize bicycle networks, create mixed-use neighbourhoods and support high-quality transit.

You can find the document here.

(Source: alexinsd)

Here’s a foolish attempt at describing pure, large scale sprawl, as Smart Growth

"Pristine, untouched 1100 Acres"

A development placed in the center of the vast nothingness between Fredericksburg and Richmond, taking 1100 acres of forested farmland, based around a non-existent train station (to be built in an era without rail funding)

Visit their website, which bills this development as “Washington D.C. South,” whatever that is supposed to imply, and share a few laughs with me.

Curbee bicycle footrest - first in the USA from Steven Vance on Vimeo.


A Copenhagen urban-biking staple finds its way to Chicago.

Mount Storm Wind Farm

With all the times I’ve spent in Petersburg, I had never seen Mount Storm until today. It was nothing short of breathtaking.

Fixed. theme by Andrew McCarthy