Planning

A City Center for the People: Athens, Greece

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Playing for Greener Streets in Vancouver, Canada

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Just One Way for a Bus Rapid Transit System in Buenos Aires?

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Taking Ownership In Unincorporated Communities: South Hill, Washington’s Community Plan

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What I Am Thankful For

Since today is Thanksgiving, I thought I would post about what I am thankful for (instead of complaining as usual about what I am not thankful for): I am thankful that in the year 2012, urbanism is, in some ways, winning over sprawl: (some) cities are being repopulated, transit ridership is rising, ... read more »

Capital MetroRail Prioritizes People to Create an Accessible, Connected, and Sustainable City

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Sprawl and Obesity, Part 2

After yesterday's post on obesity in New York, I thought I would do some more research comparing obesity in cities and suburbs, focusing on central cities that (a) were coterminous with their counties (so I could find obesity statistics for cities alone) and (b) were sufficiently transit-oriented an... read more »

Sprawl and Obesity: NYC as a case study

The City Data web page contains, among other things, county-by-county statistics on obesity.   Because each New York borough is a county, I thought that looking at New York might be more informative than looking at other metro areas where a county can include a wide range of cities and suburbs.... read more »

Sprawl and Postwar Growth

I just read the "Curbside Chat" booklet on the Strong Towns blog and found one observation that surprised me.  The booklet notes that after World War II, there was some public concern about the possibility of another Great Depression, "but another 'spatial fix' prevented that from happening... ... read more »

An excellent article in The Economist on the importance of cities

I had a feeling Glaeser's book would be mentioned as I started reading and there it was, in the fifth paragraph. Interesting statistics and argument. ... read more »