Issue 518 November 2012

Grand Reductions: 10 Diagrams That Changed City Planning

Many ideas that have most influenced the shape of our cities have been expressed through simple diagrams that have become iconic distillations of values, policy agendas and ideologies

The power of visual communication lies in its ability to convey urban ideas and the impact — for better or worse — those ideas have had on urban communities and discourses.

Urban Field Notes: The Sidewalk Economy

Regulated, informal, sometimes illicit, sidewalk businesses and vendors bring vitality and life to urban cities, especially at the pedestrian scale.

Regulated, informal, sometimes illicit, sidewalk businesses and vendors bring vitality and life to urban cities, especially at the pedestrian scale.