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Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research

Throughout his long life, Lewis Mumford wore multiple hats, including those of a prolific author, accomplished chronicler of urbanism, and social critic. In 1988, a group of scholars from the University of Albany visited Mumford and his wife to discuss a plan for an academic center whose work would be both "comparative and historical in scope." The fruits of this initial idea became the Lewis...
State of World Population 2007

In terms of human settlement patterns, the world's population is undeniably becoming more and more urbanized. By 2008, over half of the world's population will be living in urban areas, and by 2030, it is estimated that 5 billion people will live in urbanized areas. This is but one of the aspects of the world's population that is discussed within the interactive pages of the 2007 State of World...
Can "Big Data" tell us new things about big cities?

Why Bigger Cities Are Greener Cities The Economic Productivity of Urban Areas: Disentangling General Scale Effects from Local Exceptionability Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis SENSEable City...
Featured Videos: Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) offers up high-quality seminars, conferences, research materials, and long term planning information for real estate professionals, urbanologists, public leaders, and others. Its Featured Videos include observations from professionals in Europe talking about large scale megaprojects to conversations about transit planning in Chicago. A good place to start is with...