Part of the Gap Filler Tactical Urbanism Project in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo: Jocelyn Kinghorn, shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 license. More info: www.gapfiller.org.nz/about/

Headlines: Pop-ups, pedestrians, and a great city threatened

Super-affluence and the poisoning of New York, the Instagram view of urbanism, and a call to end the victim-shaming of pedestrians

The death of a once-great city
Harpers, July 2018
​The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence.

The politics of pop-ups: tactical urbanism in post-quake Christchurch
Foreground, July 12, 2018
After natural disaster devastated Christchurch in 2011, the city became a test-bed for tactical urbanism. Eight years later, what has been learned?

Is Instagram changing the way we design the world?
The Guardian, July 12, 2018
First it was food. Now whole neighborhoods are being styled to look good on social media. But by viewing the world through a screen, do we miss the bigger picture?

No, “drunk walking” is not causing the rise of pedestrian deaths
StreetsBlog USA, July 6, 2018
A new report from PBS News Hour pins the rise in pedestrian fatalities on people who drink and walk.

Local News

Why developer Monte Anderson is betting big on this urbanist market in DeSoto
Dallas Morning News, July 3, 2018
It's tricky forming an urbanist oasis in an area that lacks public transit and with roads that a city report called "hostile to pedestrians."

Commentary: Reflecting on a Long Beach that Is Rapidly Disappearing
Long Beach Post, July 8, 2018
Woman’s heartfelt tribute toward family business closing up shop in Long Beach after 30 years paints close-up on troubled past and future of city.

Judkins Park Development is both affordable housing and an environmental cleanup project
Curbed Seattle, July 9, 2018
On land that has sat vacant and contaminated for more than a decade, 700 homes—300 of them affordable—will soon stand.

Mega-developments are hoping to make downtown Nashville greener
The Nashville Tennessean, July 12, 2018
Several Nashville developers are introducing new, private parks into the fabric of the city

How do you fix a broken street? Portland tries on Division
Oregon Public Broadcasting, July 12, 2018
It took generations for Division and suburban-style streets like it to get this bad. It will take at least a few more years to fix them.

Public meeting about Penn Station redevelopment set for July 31
Baltimore Fish Bowl, July 12, 2018
The long-awaited overhaul of Penn Station in Baltimore will include a hotel, apartments, retail space, offices and a new concourse stretching over the tracks to W. Lanvale Street.

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