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Homepage Transforming Urban Transport Program Director: Diane Davis 2013-2016 Sponsors: Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Harvard University's Graduate School of Design is hosting "Transforming Urban Transport—The Role of Political Leadership," a research project sponsored by Volvo's Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) and led by GSD Professor Diane Davis. This project seeks to advance our knowledge of how, when, and where political leadership has been critical to the successful implementation of path-breaking transportation policies. It will do so through case study research of 8-10 cities where political leadership has been central to the adoption and implementation of significant, transformative, and innovative transportation policies in their locales.

Superblocks to the rescue: Barcelona’s plan to give streets back to residents In the latest attempt from a big city to move away from car hegemony, Barcelona has ambitious plans. Currently faced with excessive pollution and noise levels, the city has come up with a new mobility plan to reduce traffic by 21%. And it comes with something extra: freeing up nearly 60% of streets currently used by cars to turn them into so-called “citizen spaces”. The plan is based around the idea of superilles (superblocks) – mini neighbourhoods around which traffic will flow, and in which spaces will be repurposed to “fill our city with life”, as its tagline says.

Famous Urban planners: List of The Top Urban planners in Their Field List of famous urban planners, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top urban planners in the world? This includes the most prominent urban planners, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable urban planners is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic urban planners were born and what their nationality is.

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Producers Group Imagineer Bob Gurr has always been a man on the move. And for nearly 40 years, he's helped move many happy Disney theme park guests aboard one of his own designs. As he has often quipped, "If it moves on wheels at Disneyland, I probably designed it." And he certainly has, developing more than 100 designs for attractions ranging from Autopia to the Matterhorn Bobsleds to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Monorails, and more. Kindergarten in Selo by MINIMART This is a project by MINIMART and it is located at Selo, Ajdovscina, Slovenia. Project's program: Kindergarten. There are eleven images for Kindergarten in Selo. © Matevz Paternoster Unlocking the future: The keys to making cities great More than half the world lives in cities, and that figure is likely to increase to 60 percent by 2030, adding 1.4 billion more people than today. The rush to urban centers, particularly in emerging economies, is driven by a desire for a better life with more opportunities—as economies start to centralize in cities, so do people. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has estimated that between now and 2025, the world’s urban population will grow by 65 million people a year, or almost 179,000 every day.