Posted: 21. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: In a city where rents are being pushed up by the tech industry moving in and a profound lack of affordable housing, both low-income residents and middle class families are struggling to gain foothold on the housing market.
Posted: 18. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: Regarded as one of the greenest cities in the U.S., San Francisco sets the scene for green living and environmental goals. However, the city is projected to grow by 30% in the next 20 years. How does planning for growth and greening the city go hand in hand?
Posted: 16. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: To position itself as a city driven by technology and entrepreneurship, San Francisco opened its first office of civic innovation in the beginning of 2012. Promoting a focus on citizen engagement and data sharing, The Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) has set the scene for innovation offices spreading all over the US. In San Francisco, the accessibility to data has spurred citizen-oriented initiatives growing from the city’s numerous creative tech companies.
Posted: 14. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: The first Living Innovation Zone is to be launched October 29, 2013. A Living Innovation Zone (LIZ) is a designated area in the city where innovators can access and shape public space to demonstrate emerging solutions for public benefit. Even more important, it is a tool to make people interact with each other and the built environment.
Posted: 10. October 2013
The IFHP Travel Squad reports from San Francisco: After three days in the US innovation capital, a picture of a diversified, creative city with a strong community feeling is forming.
Posted: 04. October 2013
San Francisco - ‘America’s center of planning innovation’ – is often referred to as a green, data-driven, people-centered and multicultural city with a high degree of ‘DIY urbanism’. How does this seemingly innovative approach affect housing and urban planning in the Bay Area? The IFHP Travel Squad will visit San Francisco in October to report on insights and best practice from The City by the Bay.
Posted: 03. October 2013
As in 2012, the Young Planning Professionals Award (YPPA), a joint IFHP, ISOCARP, AESOP activity sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, was in 2013 again integrated into the European Urban Summer School (EUSS), which was held at the Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid, Spain from 8th-15th September last.
Posted: 18. September 2013
The Madrid Río project originated when the section of the M-30 ring road running parallel to the Manzanares River in Madrid was moved underground. From 2004 to 2011, an ambitious planning effort has resulted in a stretch of urban parkland more than 10 kilometers long on top of the former ring road. Today, the green river bank of Manzanares has become an integral part of the city centre, offering Madrilenians unique recreational facilities and a higher quality of life.