Urban Planning for City Leaders

Urban Planning for City Leaders is a valuable source of information, inspiration and ideas on urban planning that is designed for city leaders and decision makers at a critical moment in human history. Predicted human population growth over the next 50 years will have immense consequencesfor all cities, in particular intermediate cities with populations of up to two million people. Developed countries will need to double the amount of urban space they have by 2050 to accommodate the expected numbers of people, whereas developing countries will need to expand their urban space by more than 300 per cent.

ISBN: 978-92-1-132505-8
Pages: 188
Year: 2012
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
Languages: English

 

Invitation to Exhibit – Reshaping Suburbia

 

Successful Designs for Reshaping Suburbia
50th
IMCL Conference on
Reshaping Suburbia into Complete Healthy Communities
Governor Hotel, Portland, OR
June 23-27, 2013

Sprawling and fragmented suburbs where distances are too great and streets are too dangerous have significantly contributed to our massive problems of obesity, chronic physical ill health, social isolation, violence and crime. We must act now to adopt healthy, equitable planning practices for Reshaping Suburbia. This is the most critical challenge we now face in making our cities healthy and livable.

The good news is that some of the most exciting urban design projects today – transformations of shopping malls into mixed use town centers, transit-oriented infill development, neighborhood plazas, green streets and green playgrounds – are taking place in the suburbs.

For more information, see: http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/50th-conference-portland

Four categories of exhibits are eligible:

 • Mixed Use in Suburbia: Infill & Re-Shaped

• 10-Minute Neighborhoods

• New & Restored Neighborhood Plazas

• New & Restored Nature Places

 Deadline for submission: November 1, 2012. All selected projects in all categories will be exhibited at the conference. Awards will be made for outstanding completed projects already in use.

You will find more information on the website at Invitation to Exhibithttp://www.livablecities.org/conferences/50th-conference-portland/special-exhibit. Please submit proposals online.