urban planning

Cabins in this ski resort are only listed by numbers, causing confusion among tourists and emergency responders. Source: Knut Røsrud / NRK

With Only Numbers and No Street Names, This Norwegian Town is Confusing Tourists

Caitlin Dempsey

A Norwegian municipality decided to only give the chalets in a development numbers with no corresponding street names.  

What is Necrotecture?

Caitlin Dempsey

Necrotecture is an urban planning coined termed by Rowland Atkinson to describe the "dead residential space" created by a high density of mostly vacant residential dwellings.

Free Urban Planning GIS Book and Exercises

Caitlin Dempsey

An open access book focusing on the use of GIS in sustainable urban planning and management includes six chapters containing exercises and GIS data.

Using GIS to Study Gentrification

Mark Altaweel

Amid US gentrification trends, municipalities are increasingly using GIS to study its impacts.

Review | A History of the Future

G.T. Dempsey

The History of Future presents a survey of the history of futuristic predictions from the nineteenth century on through the first two-thirds of the twentieth, in the English-speaking world