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Introducing Ron Woudstra, New European Editor of PlanYourCity

PlanYourCity is happy to announce Ron Woudstra as our European Editor.  Ron will be reporting on current planning issues and topics in Europe, as well as helping to grow our presence in Europe and coordinate the efforts of our European contributors. Ron is a city planner from The Netherlands whose interests intersect at transportation planning, urban design, and […]

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(In)formality (In)justice

As many New Yorkers know, the rent is too damn high. The neighborhoods of New York have always been dynamic and ever-changing, and today, this continues to be true, but perhaps, on a level unforeseen in recent memory. Many are being priced out of our neighborhoods that they’ve lived in, sometimes for generations. So I asked Jimmy […]

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Event 2/21: Resource extraction and urbanism

Storefront for Art and Architecture Presents: The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Environments of Extraction Join Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York for a discussion with Neeraj Bhatia, Dr. Paul Fennelly, Rob Holmes, and Justin Fowler on the occasion of the launch of new book The Petropolis of Tomorrow. An excerpt from the Storefront’s event […]

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Love Letters

Since this month happens to be 2/14 (a whole Valentine’s month!) we have asked our writers to post love letters to urban planning/architecture related things to express how deep their love is for the neighborhoods, cities, streets, architects, land use regulations, etc. that inspire them. Throughout the month expect to see these. I am not entirely […]

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New Years Steam

[UPDATE: Pratt Administration has stated that next year will be the last year (not this year) for the steam whistles, at Conrad’s discretion!] For the past 50 or so years Chief Engineer Conrad Milster has been setting up steam whistles at Pratt Institute’s campus in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn on New Year’s Eve. It is a […]

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EVENT: From Memory 9/13/13-10/19/13

From Memory is an exhibit of drawings (from memory) of the United States by famous artists. It is on view at Sean Kelly gallery (475 Tenth Avenue, Chelsea, Manhattan) from September 13 through October 19, with an opening reception on September 12 from 6–8pm. The drawings were done in the early 1970’s by a number […]

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Juzcar: The Smurf Town

Hollywood takes over the small town of Juzcar and paints it blue to promote their film The Smurfs 2.  See Metro Square   http://metrosquare.blogspot.com/2011/12/juzcar-smurf-town.html#more In 2011, Sony Pictures convinced the residents of Juzcar, a small town in Malaga Spain, to let them paint the entire town blue including the town church and gravestones, to celebrate the […]

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Call for Proposals: Disaster Planning for Archives

One of the things that can really impact local businesses, cultural institutions and residents after a disaster is the loss of paper and digital records. Loss of vital records can delay all sorts of recovery: Imagine trying to get emergency loans without any poof of identification, contacting clients without contact information, just accessing your digital […]

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EVENT: 7/20/2013 City of Water Day

What: The City of Water Day When: Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Where: Governors Island (NYC), Liberty State Park in NJ, and in local neighborhoods For Whom: Boat lovers, children and other water-loving humans. Price: FREE From the website:  MWA’s City of Water Day Festival is a free day-long celebration […]

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CHASING ICE: A Photographic Evidence of Changing Climate

  Chasing Ice is a film documenting the rapidly melting glaciers due to global warming.   In 2005 James Balog a renowned photographer, was sent to Arctic to take pictures, which would show the effects of climate change. National Geographic called it The Big Thaw in its June 2007 cover story.  While shooting this cover story in the Arctic regions Balog was astounded by the rapid change in glaciers […]

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