I randomly came across this article in Science, from 2009. If you aren’t at a campus library, or otherwise privy to an academic-journals subscription, the full text will be tied up behind the paywall. But Jayne Wilkins, a Toronto Ph.D. student who writes at Suite101, offers a nice synopsis. Meanwhile, closer to our own setting, New York magazine has dedicated much of its current issue to global trends in urban planning, with a focus on the design of cities.
Land Use Links: 788,000 BC to the Future
October 10, 2011 by Theo Mackey Pollack