• Daily Headlines for Thursday, May 26, 2016

    "The unprecedented safety shutdown of Washington’s subway for a day in March laid bare the deteriorating conditions that created a crisis."
    For many poor families, housing costs are ‘out of reach’ The Washington Post — May 26, 2016 Even as the federal government provides housing assistance for 5.5 million households, 7.2 million housing units are needed for more than 10 million extremely low-income families. To make streets walkable,...Read more
  • Daily Headlines for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    "What would happen if your city, in the name of progress, started giving poorer residents vouchers for landline telephones rather than smartphones?"
    Walkable Neighborhoods Cut Obesity and Diabetes Rates The New York Times — May 24, 2016 Neighborhoods designed for walking may decrease the rates of being overweight or obese and having diabetes by more than 10 percent, a new study concludes. 100 Resilient Cities announces hundredth member, but '...Read more
  • Daily Headlines for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    "Urban planners can take steps to reduce the heat cities may experience from climate change, but there would be other consequences and tradeoffs to consider, according to a study at Purdue University."
    The best U.S. Main Streets are .... CNN — May 24, 2016 No need to travel to Disneyland or watch fictional Mayberry on "The Andy Griffith" show to experience Main Street USA. Just head to Audubon Park in Orlando, Florida; Dahlonega, Georgia; or the Shaw District in Washington, D.C. Designing cities...Read more
  • Daily Headlines for Monday, May 23, 2016

    "Between 1840 and 1910, the population of Manhattan grew sevenfold, reaching a peak of 2.3 million in 1910. The average population density of its built-up areas tripled during this period."
    Three Steps to Making the New Urban Agenda Implementable NextCity — May 20, 2016 In one of the most famous books on self-improvement, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey wrote, “Begin with the end in mind.” Sun Tzu, in The Art of War, says, “Plan for what is difficult while it is...Read more