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Entries in Urban Planning (58)

Tuesday
Feb152011

First Look: Houston Ballet Center for Dance

Opening April 9, 2011, Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance will create both a new gateway to downtown Houston and a visual reminder of the city’s commitment to the performing arts. Jim Furr, who hosted this weekend's Houston Ballet Annual Gala with his wife Jo, recently sat down with me to discuss Houston's vibrant arts scene and why ballet is so important in his hometown.

Why is Houston Ballet important to the city of Houston? What role do the arts play in the city’s culture?

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Friday
Jan212011

Care to Take a Stroll on the River Thames?

Gensler's Plan for London River Park Wins Best Conceptual Project at Planning Excellence Award

Wednesday
Sep222010

Reviving a Rustbelt City

Monday
Aug162010

Evolving Cities / Evolving Use

Cities throughout the world today are facing an unprecedented challenge to provide ‘more’ – more buildings and more infrastructure for more people. The UN World Urbanization Prospects, published in March this year, tells us that there will be 2 billion new urban dwellers in the next 20 years.

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Wednesday
Aug112010

Welcome to Loop U

Given that my office shares a building with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, my perspective may be somewhat skewed. But any time you head to the park for lunch, hop on the El, or just walk down State Street, it’s hard to shake the feeling that you’re back in college.

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