Research across a range of fields is beginning to offer useful new guidance for planning policy and practice—and pointing the way to more effective “bottom-up” strategies. The urbanist Jane Jacobs was famous for her withering 1961 criticism of modern urban planning: it was, she said, a “pseudoscience” that was “almost neurotic in its obsession to imitate empiric failure and ignore empiric success.” Since then, by some accounts, planners and urban designers have not
How can the contemporary concepts in ecology studies—adaptability, resiliency, and flexibility—advance urban planning practices?
Moving from “muddling through” “to adaptive muddling” and developing the tools for a just transformation in the face of climate change. Why we need a new approach to fast tracking adaptation.
Human beings have always experimented to adapt. When our ancestors migrated from savannahs to…