August 2018 | Modelur
Chart Your City’s Street Network To Understand Its Logic

Chart Your City’s Street Network to Understand its Logic

  • August 29, 2018

Geoff Boeing, Urban planning professor at Northeastern University, has developed a tool to visualize the consistency of a city's street network. Boeing's tool calculates what percentage of a city's roads run along each section of a compass, and plots it on a circular bar chart. A similar concept was created recently by data scientist Seth Kadish. Let us look at how the tool works on two examples - the Manhattan island and Boston. Streets on…

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5 Inventive Urban Design Concepts Proposed By Sidewalk Toronto

5 Inventive Urban Design Concepts Proposed by Sidewalk Toronto

  • August 26, 2018

City of Toronto and Sidewalk Labs joined forces in October 2017 on a project called Sidewalk Toronto. The goal of the project is to create a modern, sustainable and dynamic neighborhood on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront. The new neighborhood will be called Quayside. At a roundtable meeting on 14th and 15th of August, the leaders of the project presented some of the proposed design features to the public. Let's look at the five of the most…

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Complete Streets Design Policy In Vancouver

Complete Streets Design Policy in Vancouver

  • August 20, 2018

Over the last two decades, Vancouver has put a complete streets design principles into action and the city is already seeing the benefits. Complete streets design policy Complete streets is a transportation policy and design approach. It requires streets to be planned and operated in a way that enables safe and comfortable travel and access for all users - for those who are walking, cycling, driving automobiles, riding public transportation, or delivering goods. Complete streets design approach includes adding…

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Design Garages So They Can Easily Become Housing!

Design Garages so They Can Easily Become Housing!

  • August 14, 2018

Increased use of autonomous ride-sharing cars is expected to reduce the need for parking spaces in the future. Therefore, it is wise to design today's parking garages in a way that they can be easily transformed into offices, shops or even housing. “Future-proof” parking garages “Within a decade, certainly within two decades, the demand of parking is going to radically change. These buildings that we’re putting up are going to last more than two decades,” said Thomas Fisher, director of…

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Inventive Urban Greening: Sydney Rises To The Green Infrastructure Challenge

Inventive urban greening: Sydney rises to the green infrastructure challenge

  • August 9, 2018

Two previously industrial areas in Sydney are undergoing enormous urban development. One area - Coal Loader Platform - became a public space for meeting, resting and recreating. The other area became a multi-residential development called Eve Apartments. These projects demonstrate how to create a new and improved environment with inventive urban greening. The Coal Loader Platform The Coal Loader Platform is located on the western side of Sydney’s Waverton peninsula. This area was dedicated as…

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