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Public Square | Smart cities, fighting gentrification, straddling buses, environmental issues, reconnection, recognition, demonstration, and revitalization.
About thirty years ago, someone told me that “The best transportation plan for a city is a good land use plan.” Over the years, the more I thought about it, the more sense this idea made to me. I realized that the potential for land use changes to...
Public Square | Common narratives, urban accessibility, cabinet picks, self-driving cars, walkability rankings, downtowns, congestion, and revitalization.
The carnage continues. We need to go beyond policies and transform streets themselves, according to a new report.
A pithy summary of why our infrastructure spending goes wrong—and how to fix it.
Public Square | Innovation hubs, global crises, dangerous places, novice cyclists, affordable housing, city centres, and how to stop a flood.
Public Square | Dangerous cities, crime and gentrification, underground potential, urban green cover, parking minimums, and the Downtown experience.
Ebenezer Howard’s Garden Cities were carefully planned with strict design codes and infrastructure funded by the uplift in land values. The same principles should be applied to the new garden villages and towns across Britain..
Public Square | City blocks, infrastructure investment, big data, urban and rural, sidewalks, pop-up parks, walkability, and gentrification.
To bring citizens together is the very purpose of a city. Nashville’s sidewalk deficit emerged for many reasons, but it boils down to this: Planning and development during the Age of Sprawl was designed to keep people apart.
Public Square | Pollution and dementia, gentrification and crime, Congress and cities, mayors and inequality, and the Midwest and manufacturing.
When it comes to achieving a "Smart City," the qualities that make up the very lifeblood of urban living take priority over technocratic solutions.