Three Futurist Urban Scenarios v. 01

© Nir Buras, December, 2018 Fantastic World by Robert McCall 2019-12-03T00:00:00  days  hours  minutes  secondsuntilClassic Planning Book Release The challenges of the 21st century have been forecast and are well known. In many ways we are already experiencing the future now. But predictions are hard to validate. A way around that is turning to slightly …

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Not a “Manhattan of the Desert” but a Lesson in Sustainability for Manhattan

Shibam sits dramatically on a rocky ledge that rises out of the flood plain river bed of the Wadi Hadhramaut in Yemen. It is comprised of approximately 500 densely-knit, contiguous tower houses that run up to 82 feet high and are built on the remains of earlier towns out of traditional mud brick architecture, the …

Letter to a Bostonian

Writing my book on classic planning I revisited Boston. Walking around from the place I was staying on Boston Common, I found myself charmed by it. Looking more closely at Boston’s pre-World War II architecture with author James Stevens Curl, we concluded that Boston’s traditional architecture was exceedingly well-built and sustainable. Attending a lecture by …

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