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demographia.com[edit]

Your input is very welcome at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#demographia.com. User:Elockid suggested here that it would be a good idea to post at this page, as we are considering now removing all the figures and accompanying references where they exist. Please feel free to comment at the reliable sources noticeboard. Many thanks, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 08:52, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Correct link: Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard/Archive_161#demographia.com. This is archive. So? Subtropical-man (talk) 17:13, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, source of demographia.com exists on dozens or hundreds of articles, why no one has been informed? This is too big a change in Wikipedia that made ​​it a few people with quiet/hidden discussion about which no one knows. Furthermore, in my opinion Demographia is reliable source, better source than UN or similar. Subtropical-man (talk) 16:00, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

After consultation, I restart discussion about the source Demographia: World Urban Areas. New discussion is here. Ping to participants of WikiProject Urban studies and planning: Mcginnly, Chriswaterguy, Aude, Nick, CQ, CComMack, Chaerani, Rickyrab, TonyBoswell, DWaterson, Uneirlys, Bjrobinson, Dogears, Bossi, Isles, H Padleckas, Futurano, Midwestmax, Hydrogen Iodide, treekiller, Trulystand700, MRSC, Parkwells, Mesmith9, Bhockey10, Damian Doyle, Daniel Case, AlexPlante, Kagcole, Elekhh, Wittyallusion, Stevevance, Pondle, Jcovarru, MetroFan, Yclept:Berr, Jon314, PhantomPlugger, Mar4d, MakeBelieveMonster, LNWWatcher, Lggernon, Mwtwgt, NehemiahAnkoor, NehemiahAnkoor, PatSunter, Feihuamengxue. Subtropical-man (talk) 15:24, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Urban Studies and Planning At Wikimania 2014[edit]

Are you looking to recruit more contributors to your project?
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Adikhajuria (talk) 14:41, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Urban Studies and Planning at Wikimania 2014 (updated version)[edit]

Please note: This is an updated version of a previous post that I made.

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Adikhajuria (talk) 12:32, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Ecological Factors in Design[edit]

You might be interested in a Wiki Education Foundation class at USC called "Ecological Factors in Design" is happening this fall semester. I'm sure these students would appreciate your input. Chris Troutman (talk) 16:59, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Urban studies and planning articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 00:21, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

The term viewshed is used very often to simply refer to a "valuable" view that is publicly visible from a publicly shared thoroughfare. The Wikipedia definition of viewshed is too complicated and confusing to be of use in the arena of land use, where it is perhaps most commonly and usefully used. 75.161.122.204 (talk) 02:29, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

The term viewshed is used very often to simply refer to a "valuable" view that is publicly visible from a publicly shared thoroughfare. The Wikipedia definition of viewshed is too complicated and confusing to be of use in the arena of land use, where it is perhaps most commonly and usefully used.75.161.122.204 (talk) 02:31, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

"Stanley Park"[edit]

The usage of Stanley Park is under discussion, see Talk:Stanley Park (disambiguation) -- 67.70.35.44 (talk) 10:40, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Should there be a Vancouver-centric split of Chinese Canadians in British Columbia?[edit]

Should there be a Vancouver-centric split of Chinese Canadians in British Columbia?

See Talk:Chinese_Canadians_in_British_Columbia#Enough_sources_to_prove_standalone_notability_of_Vancouver_Chinese_and_do_an_article_split.3F WhisperToMe (talk) 05:23, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:58, 14 January 2015 (UTC)


Urban Planning and Urban Planner Articles[edit]

Hello WikieProject Urban studies and planning, Are there any editors out there willing to help revise the urban planning and urban planner articles to improve their quality and resolve the article issue tags/problems? It looks like things haven't improved since 2013... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.171.131.160 (talk) 19:26, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Expansion of overurbanization[edit]

Hello! As a part of a course on Human Development in Global and Local Communities, I am working on expanding the page on overurbanization. The article is currently both a stub and an orphan, so I hope to expand it and connect it to other related pages. Since there is a decent amount of controversy around the definition, I plan to include an extensive section on how scholars have defined overurbanization and the characteristics of a city that is "overurbanized." I then want to break the article up by region. Most of the research I have found so far is on Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, but I do not want to limit the article in scope of other regions that might be experiencing this phenomenon. I hope to create sections for these regions, and sub-sections with the historical background, causes, impact, and policy response. This seems to be most appropriate from my initial research, but I would really appreciate any suggestions on how this might be better organized. Currently, I am drawing research from economics and sociology journals such as Economic Development and Cultural Change and Sociological Quarterly. I also plan to use the book "Third World Cities in Global Perspective: The Political Economy of Uneven Urbanization" by David Smith, though I hope to find more books that discuss urbanization. I would really appreciate any feedback on how I should approach writing this article. One concern that I have is that in many cases where this phenomenon is occurring, the term "overurbanization" may not be explicitly used in scholarly research, so I may end up excluding some regions unintentionally. Any feedback would be very appreciated! Rgalts (talk) 22:28, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Proposed merge: Rent regulation and Rent control[edit]

Please see Talk:Rent_regulation#POV_fork. So far I've had no response.

Thanks. --Langus (t) 20:56, 14 March 2015 (UTC)