Results from a previous Gingertown, sponsored by David M. Schwartz Architects. Via Gingertown's Facebook page.

Headlines: Sweet, Sweet Safety

Gingerbread urbanism, automated cities, and mapping the safest places in America

All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI internet of things
Ars Technica, December 7, 2018
The Smart Cities movement, which looks for ways to find data-driven technological solutions to everyday urban challenges, is increasingly turning to artificial intelligence to deliver "services" to its residents—everything from locating gunshots and finding tumors to dispatching work crews to pick up trash.

Electric scooters are better for cities than cars
Wired, December 7, 2018
The narratives of hazards in “microbility” pale by comparison with the hazards of cars.

The 20 safest cities in America, mapped
Mental Floss, December 7, 2018
Columbia, Maryland, the diverse planned community created by James Rouse, tops the list.

Local News & Around the World

North Carolina has an urban-rural divide, right? Not really.
The News and Observer, December 3, 2018
The pundits worrying about the urban-rural divide are forgetting where most people really live.

Developer Monte Anderson wants to stop the handouts
D Magazine, December 2018
New Urbanist developer Monte Anderson wants people to have the power to rebuild their communities themselves.

Kentucky spent $1.3 billion on a highway no one wants
Streetsblog USA, November 28, 2018
Two years after the I-65 Kennedy/Lincoln bridge opened in Louisville, drivers aren’t using it.

What happens when a bunch of architects design a gingerbread village?
DCist, December 5
At David M. Schwartz Architects, a tasty annual tribute to good urbanism.

Luxembourg just made transportation free for everyone
Futurism, December 4, 2019
The tiny European nation has landed in the spotlight.

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