/r/urbandesign

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Re-design of a 5.5 intersection into a pedestrian-friendly roundabout.

71 Comments
2024/06/26
18:56 UTC

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Search of a book showing unusual urban amenagement/sculptures or architectures in urbanism through the world

Hello,

I search a book that showing unusual/hidden urban amenagement. He could take the form of sculptures in urban area and be diverse like thomassons. I want more a picture book with short explanation that covers entire world.

Do you know something like that ?

What I want is like a guide, like an atlas obscura of urbanism if you know the principles.

0 Comments
2024/06/24
20:53 UTC

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Free Resources for self-study on urban and green design requested

I've been interested in urban and green design and decided I should actually (self)study up on the subject rather than just reading random stuff and watching videos on Youtube about the subject.

Can you point me in the direction of quality (preferably free) resources on the subject?

I'm not sure if urban/ green design resources drastically differ between Europe and the US.
If they do, I'd prefer european resources.

Thanks in advance.

6 Comments
2024/06/24
14:24 UTC

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I redesigned a horrible 5.5 way intersection in my city.

My first attempt at intersection design.

79 Comments
2024/06/23
21:08 UTC

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i kindi fixed this horible road in morocco

3 Comments
2024/06/23
20:44 UTC

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What are your favorite books about urban design and urban planning

14 Comments
2024/06/23
15:10 UTC

8

What is the best way to draw a fake city map?

Like what website would be best?

2 Comments
2024/06/22
21:20 UTC

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What can we do with these foot wide road verges?

This neighborhood is a middle class neighborhood built in the 1920s. The size of the homes, their setbacks, and the spacing between them is much smaller than the other half of the neighborhood a few blocks away. As a result, the sidewalks and road verge are also much smaller. The road itself is a two way with street parking on either side, so a rather average street size.

City ordinance allows the road verge to be landscaped by the abutting home owners, and so I'd like to do something with improving the looks of our street's road verges. As you can tell, it's a very small space measuring about a foot wide. Trees are probably out of the question.

What can we do with landscaping to improve this street's appearance?

12 Comments
2024/06/21
18:20 UTC

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How would you fix this terrible roundabout and intersection in R. Moulay Ali Charif, Tanger 90060, Morocco. there are bus lines that go from north-south and east west. I will sent it to the city.

11 Comments
2024/06/21
17:20 UTC

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what is beter, the old intersection or the new intersection in Vilvoorde, belgium?

1 Comment
2024/06/21
16:37 UTC

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I gave up my car last year, and am seeing Philly — and its people — in a whole new light | Opinion

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2024/06/21
03:22 UTC

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Handboek Rood in English?

Anyone know where I can find/buy a reliable English translation of the Handboek Rood (Red Book), Amsterdam's urban street design guide? I would love to give it a read to study their design strategies.

1 Comment
2024/06/20
19:29 UTC

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Mapping

My first real attempt at a map of a fictional town I’ve been writing about. Population of about 1500. Located in Winnebago County, Illinois.

Does this make sense? What can I improve on?

10 Comments
2024/06/19
21:26 UTC

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Seeking Feedback on "The Fundamentals of GIS" Course Collaboration

Hi everyone,

I’m a Professor an Urban Designer & Planner with a strong background in applied GIS. Over the last few months, I’ve working on a course called "The Fundamentals of GIS" in collaboration with Felt, and I would like to share it with you here. This course is designed to be comprehensive and useful for GIS / Cartography professors, as well as other educators and professionals in Urban Planning, Environmental or Social Sciences.

The course consists of seven modules covering a range of topics, including:

  • Effective Practices for Teaching GIS with Felt
  • Vector and Raster Styling and Visualization
  • Data Exploration and Spatial analysis
  • Creation of Geospatial Datasets

All modules are filled with interactive content, including over 50 slides and practice exercises. You can access the modules using this link.

I just wanted to share this with you, and if you have any feedback or comments, I would greatly appreciate your insights. You can also DM me here or via LinkedIn!

Thank you for your time and help!

0 Comments
2024/06/19
18:12 UTC

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Visiting PDX - Recommendations

It's been 10+ years since I last visited Portland, OR.

I'll take any recommendations where to see the latest cool architectural and urban design developments worth experiencing over a weekend.

Specific areas/neighborhoods to walk through?

I'm really curious about East of the Willamette, too. As that seemed very sleepy compared to the West Siiide at the time. Any new nice developments there?

5 Comments
2024/06/19
15:55 UTC

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Simply put, should cities be for those who don’t drive?

37 Comments
2024/06/19
04:25 UTC

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Dutch Street Design

It’s well known that the Netherlands is a pioneer in Urban Design and Transportation Engineering…

But what has the Netherlands exactly done that has or is unique from other nations in terms of urban design innovation or street design innovation? Especially in cities like Delft, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, etc…

17 Comments
2024/06/18
22:43 UTC

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Walkability in urban settings survey

Hello!

We’re thrilled to share a new survey from Michigan State University focusing on walkability in urban settings.  We’d love your input on making our cities more walkable and enjoyable. Your feedback will help guide urban planners and decision-makers!

It’s quick and easy—just 15-20 minutes, and it’s all anonymous. Dive in, and let’s make a difference together!

We truly appreciate your insights and support for this important research project.

 
Please randomly select ''  ''one or multiple'' '' of the following links to participate in an online survey. 

(A-1) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdj4P3wGCBeOGYbCQh7lDLNt4DBVpFPrBmeYN03HnLSEp1dXQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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(B-1) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGODV0iGKa05bSt55QDgxYRV9wOFW1DWJC_pffHzsTXq2TgQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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(C-2)
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(D-1)
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(D-2)
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0 Comments
2024/06/18
21:39 UTC

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Victor Gruen - The Mall Maker

0 Comments
2024/06/18
17:25 UTC

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Why are tower blocks sometimes designed like this?

Hi all,

Just a question, why are some tower blocks design like this, with an inwards ridge going up the middle instead of a complete square/rectangular design?

Thanks in advance!

13 Comments
2024/06/17
20:41 UTC

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Urban Design/Planning Vs. Civil Engineering

Hello everyone,

I'm an upcoming high school senior and facing some important college decisions. My passion lies in urban walkability and implementing infrastructure that increases walkability and reduces car dependence in the US.

Initially, urban design or urban planning seemed like the perfect fit. However, concerns about its earning potential and a sense of potentially underutilizing my academic strengths (top of my class, 4.8 GPA, AP physics and calc, etc.) have led me to explore other options.

Civil engineering offers a respectable, well-paying career path with some overlap with urban planning or design. The transportation sector particularly interests me. However, I'm concerned that civil engineers often have limited influence on design decisions, as they primarily implement plans created by others. They tend to be more "downstream" in the urban development, at least from what I've seen. Additionally, many aspects of civil engineering do not interest me, even slightly.

I envision a career that combines the vision of urban planning with the technical expertise of civil engineering, allowing me to make a real difference in promoting walkable cities. My goal is to find a career path that allows me to pursue my passion for walkable infrastructure while also achieving financial stability and utilizing my academic strengths. I appreciate any insights from professionals to help me make the best decision for my future. What should I major in, and what sort of path should I take?

3 Comments
2024/06/16
15:00 UTC

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