Tagged: urban planning

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Pandemics pose urban planning problems

COVID-19 could impact how cities are designed. Urban density, the decentralization of essential services, data aggregation and the digital response all come into play. Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is part of a long list of...

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Net-zero-energy building takes shape in Boston

A building destined for Boston could signal a new way of creating residential structures in cities. The cross-laminated timber structure eliminates most greenhouse-gas emissions associated with standard building materials. Designed by architects from Massachusetts...

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Plants help combat urban heat islands

A team of American and Swiss researchers studied which factors best reduce temperature differences between cities and their surrounding environments. Their results could help urban planners keep cities cool. Urban heat islands are a...