Figure 1: An Impression of a Multi-Level Transit City by W.H. Corbett, 1913 drawing “City of the Future”
by Patricia Woo 
Higher-density living has been long explored as a means to contain urban sprawl. Past research has found many environmental benefits with this strategy – reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, using less land and reducing air pollution and water usage. However, high-density cities pose two major problems for transport planning: one relates to planning for facilities necessary for ease of movement of a large number of commuters within the city, and the other to the task of addressing pedestrian-vehicular conflicts that could arise in the competition for space in the constrained spaces in cities.
Planners and architects in various cities have been pre-occupied with these two problems for a long time. Visionary architects and planners have come up with imaginative pictures like the “multi-transit city” (Figure 1), where several skywalk systems criss-cross at different levels, and working in concert with each other. Continue reading
by Brendan Colgan
A new city brand campaign, dubbed the ‘Creative Tokyo’ project, was unveiled by the Japanese government earlier last month in the nation’s capital. The campaign targets Tokyo’s creative industries and consists of numerous art, fashion, music, food, and other cultural events planned into the New Year. Continue reading
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Chung Yim Yiu: The impact of a pedestrianisation scheme on retail rent: an empirical test in Hong Kong, pp. 231 – 242.
Deborah Levy, Christina K.C. Lee: Neighbourhood identities and household location choice: estate agents’ perspectives, pp. 243 – 263.
Brídín McAteer, Simon Stephens: Town centre management: a solution to the challenges facing urban centres in Ireland?, pp. 264 – 271.
Brian Jones, John Temperley: Leeds Shopping Week: a case study, pp. 272 – 281.
Ares Kalandides: City marketing for Bogotá: a case study in integrated place branding, pp. 282 – 291