The proposed location for the Lowline Park is a one-acre site where the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal used to be. It was first opened in 1908 but has been unused since 1948 when trolley service was discontinued. [Image courtesy of James Ramsey and Daniel Barasch] Under the streets of
ArtCenter College of Design has unveiled plans to expand their campuses into an urban center of art and creative education. The master plan includes a transportation hub, a cycleway, an elevated park-like quad and a student housing village. Spanning 4.7 miles, the proposal extends across the College's existing Hillside and
A future where cities are any more crowded than they already are is commonly imagined as a dystopia. But when Kent Larson looks at the current estimates placing 60% of 9 billion people in cities by 2030, he only sees opportunities to radically reimagine the way our cities work. As
Mcity in Ann Arbor, Michigan has all the makings of a small city—streets up to 5 lanes wide, cross-sections and stoplights, underpasses, buildings, vandalized signs, faded lane markings—all poised on a 32-acre site on the University of Michigan's campus. The elaborate mise en scène at Mcity is part of the newly formed Mobility Transformation Center, where researchers study and test the behavior of automated and connected cars.
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