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‘We Could Do Without Urban Planning’: Destiny Thomas on the 2021 Un-Urbanist Assembly

On Dec 22, 2020
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"The truth is, we could do without urban planning. And if we did, that wouldn’t mean that no one would be thinking intentionally about how to make cities. But the machine that we’ve used to do city-making for so long — it's got to go." - @DrDesThePlanner https://t.co/Yq6aJlXhBh
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“The truth is, we could do without urban planning. And if we did, that wouldn’t mean that no one would be thinking intentionally about how to make cities. The instrument, the arm, the machine…

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On Dec 22, 2020
@StreetsblogUSA shared
"The truth is, we could do without urban planning. And if we did, that wouldn’t mean that no one would be thinking intentionally about how to make cities. But the machine that we’ve used to do city-making for so long — it's got to go." - @DrDesThePlanner https://t.co/Yq6aJlXhBh
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‘We Could Do Without Urban Planning’: Destiny Thomas on the 2021 Un-Urbanist Assembly

‘We Could Do Without Urban Planning’: Destiny Thomas on the 2021 Un-Urbanist Assembly

“The truth is, we could do without urban planning. And if we did, that wouldn’t mean that no one would be thinking intentionally about how to make cities. The instrument, the arm, the ...

Whose streets? Black communities sidelined as slow streets reboot redlining for gig workers

Whose streets? Black communities sidelined as slow streets reboot redlining for gig workers

Anthropologist planner Dr. Destiny Thomas questions how the recent decisions to rethink of urban streets were implemented in communities of color.

How Should We Interpret Jane Jacobs?

How Should We Interpret Jane Jacobs?

At first blush, the enterprise of interpreting the Jane Jacobs’ work might seem like one best left to the proud and peculiar few, or to put it less charitably, those of us with nothing ...

City and Regional Planning

City and Regional Planning

Register Dr. Destiny Thomas will deliver a virtual lecture, "In Search of Our Mother's Urbanism: A Womanist Call for Spatial Reparations" on Monday, October 12th at 6:30pm. She is the ...

Harvard GSD faculty take on the challenge of building just cities

Harvard GSD faculty take on the challenge of building just cities

AN checked in with several faculty members at Harvard GSD who have been developing new frameworks for building and evaluating more just cities.

How can cities become healthier, greener, and more equitable in the future?

How can cities become healthier, greener, and more equitable in the future?

In a year marked by COVID-19, renewed calls for racial justice, a contentious presidential election, and an active wildfire and hurricane season, Penn experts share what’s needed to make ...

Night of Ideas SF: How to Make Our Future Cities More Like Black Rock City

Night of Ideas SF: How to Make Our Future Cities More Like Black Rock City

On February 2, Burning Man participated in Night of Ideas at the San Francisco Public Library after we were asked to share lessons from Black Rock City with other more permanent cities and ...

How 2020 Will Impact Smart Cities

How 2020 Will Impact Smart Cities

A global pandemic, police protests and privacy pushbacks (not to mention a major recession) are changing the future of smart city tech.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: How do the french react to digital involvement in decision-making on urban planning ?

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: How do the french react to digital involvement in decision-making on urban planning ?

At the same time that French Government, leaded by Emmanuel Macron, was organizing his “Great National Debate”, I was mailing the larger…

Why are we so bad at planning cities?

Why are we so bad at planning cities?

From cul-de-sacs to retail parks, Britain’s planning rules cause environments that are bewildering, illogical and ugly. We have forgotten that urban areas are grown

Active Learning Puts a Spin on Urban Planning Education

Active Learning Puts a Spin on Urban Planning Education

As Smolka explained, “GIROS is designed to teach the kind of professional who is averse to equations or formulas the fundamentals of how land prices are determined and how norms and ...

'Unite us': Policing debate spurs U.S. urban design rethink

'Unite us': Policing debate spurs U.S. urban design rethink

City planning can tear communities apart or bring them together, practitioners say

The Top Urban Planning Books of the Decade

The Top Urban Planning Books of the Decade

These 14 books, selected by Planetizen for lasting relevance and excellence in research and rhetoric, will continue to define the ambitions and the shortcomings of the urban planning field ...

It’s time to factor remote work into our urban planning

It’s time to factor remote work into our urban planning

From overcrowding to worsening pollution, remote work solves a lot.

Conference on SMEs and the Urban Fabric

Conference on SMEs and the Urban Fabric

The OECD Conference on SMEs and the Urban Fabric was organised by the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development in collaboration with the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, Sweden ...

On belonging and becoming in the settler-colonial city: Co-produced futurities, placemaking, and urban planning in the United States

On belonging and becoming in the settler-colonial city: Co-produced futurities, placemaking, and urban planning in the United States

(2020). On belonging and becoming in the settler-colonial city: Co-produced futurities, placemaking, and urban planning in the United States. Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City. Ahead ...

City Lights: Thomas Madreiter, Director of Urban Planning, City of Vienna

City Lights: Thomas Madreiter, Director of Urban Planning, City of Vienna

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Thomas Madreiter, Director of Urban Planning, City of Vienna, about the city’s climate change focused strategy and how the term "smart cities" should be replaced ...