Green Dreams: Reviving the Gardens of Riyadh
Parks are the focus in Yasser Elsheshtawy’s fourth blog on Riyadh, with fascinating insights and images from the city.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 8 Jul 2019
It was 20 years ago today, Sergeant Rogers taught the band to play….
20 years on from the publication of Urban Task Force report ‘Towards an Urban Renaissance’, Martin Crookston, one of our editorial board members, describes the UTF study of US cities.
By Martin Crookston 2 Jul 2019
Riyadh Drifting: Walking in the City
The third of a series of blogs from Yasser Elsheshtawy one of our editorial board members, reflecting changing impressions of the Saudi city.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 9 Jun 2019
Why Milton Friedman Got it Wrong on Planning
Introducing No Little Plans: How Government Built America’s Wealth and Infrastructure, from Ian Wray. A timely review of the societal value of planning in the USA.
By Ian Wray 29 May 2019
A Flâneur in Riyadh: The Transformation of Tahlia Street
Yasser Elsheshtawy, one of our editorial board members, brings us the second part of his series of reflections on Riyadh in transformation.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 1 May 2019
Three days in Riyadh: A city in transition
A special blog from Yasser Elsheshtawy, one of our editorial board members, reflecting changing impressions of Riyadh.
By Yasser Elsheshtawy 15 Feb 2019
A Sure Bet: Megaprojects - Not on Time and Not on Budget
In the wake of grand claims to make America great via new infrastructure, infrastructure Karen Trapenberg Frick explains “7 C’s of Megaprojects” and introduces the story of San Fransico's Oakland Bay Bridge.
By Karen Trapenberg Frick 7 Apr 2017
If you have to ask the price…
John R Gold presents Olympic Cities - A story that is “as complex and multifaceted as the Olympic festivals themselves … provide at least three compelling, but seldom stated reasons as why the Games have persisted and indeed thrived over the last 120 years.”
By John R. Gold 30 Aug 2016