HoUSe modular housing scheme by Urban Splash

HoUSe is a new type of modular home, designed by award-winning architects ShedKM and built by regeneration developer Urban Splash. The factory-built HoUSe is available as a two or three stroey town house and is customisable in terms of layout and room numbers. Prices start from £280,000 for a two storey town house and £345,000 for a three-storey. Urban…

Quick build bike lanes in San Francisco

The City of San Francisco has adopted the ‘quick build’ method of implementing new cycle routes across the city, writes Michael Andersen from PeopleForBikes over on StreetsBlog USA. Instead of the traditional local government approach of spending a significant amount of time and resources planning and engaging with residents and stakeholders up front, the city…

How one planning department has embraced tactical urbanism

The planning department of The City of Hamilton, Ontario has embraced tactical urbanism as a key part of its strategic city planning. In a series of Tweets to close out 2017, Jason Thorne the City’s planning director showcased a series of planning innovations that the City had adopted, including: Special loading zones for musicians outside…

Helsinki’s participation game

The City of Helsinki launched the Participation Game in 2017 as an internal training tool to help City employees to engage more effectively with citizens in planning, developing and improving city services. According to the City’s website, the Game helps city employees ask different resident groups smarter questions about the things under preparation. The game…

City Vitals – a city performance framework from CEO’s for Cities

City Vitals is a framework of city performance metrics produced by CEOs for Cities that benchmarks the 130 largest metro areas in the United States across six domains set out below: 1. THE CONNECTED CITY Cities thrive as places where people can live, work, play, and connect. It is through these connections that regions prosper….