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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Tag Archives: Cities

February 2, 2017
January 29, 2017
Cities and Suburbs: In Name Only
The Corner Side Yard

In a region of the country where the split between city and suburb might be at its starkest, there are still plenty of exceptions.

January 26, 2017
Understanding the Inner Workings of China’s iPhone City
ArchDaily

The New York Times has published an in-depth article entitled ‘How China Built iPhone City With Billions in Perks for Apple’s Partners’, revealing a treasure chest of public benefits for the world’s biggest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China.

January 10, 2017
NACTO Releases City Data Sharing Principles
NACTO

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an association of 49 cities in the United States, today released a framework for data sharing by private mobility providers, which account for a large and growing share of trips taken within U.S. cities.

Are Global Crises Making Our Cities Better?
CNN

What are the major changes we have seen over the course of these difficult years? Let’s use the global melting pot and urban laboratory that is London to illustrate 10 trends that are apparent in public spaces both there and globally.

January 4, 2017
The Grim, Awful Vision of the City of the Future
History News Network

It’s a scholarly cliché that Americans have a visceral dislike of cities. We relish the destruction of New York and Los Angeles in older films like When Worlds Collide and newer versions like Independence Day. But how else has science fiction depicted the city?

January 2, 2017
The Fall, Rise, Fall and Rise of Stamford, Connecticut
Bloomberg

The world’s largest trading floor is just up the street from the train station in Stamford, Connecticut. It was built in the mid-1990s for Swiss Bank Corp., and now covers 103,000 square feet. It’s also empty.

December 21, 2016
Cities Stand Strong on Climate in 2016
NRDC

As we close out 2016 and prepare for the challenges of an incoming administration, many are worried that progress in combating climate change and working toward a society where all can prosper could stall. But there are reasons to remain hopeful.

December 19, 2016
The Right Way to Build Infrastructure
Harvard Business Review

Following the election of Donald Trump, spending on American infrastructure appears to be one area where Democrats and Republicans can agree—at least in principle.

MAPS Is A Model Public Works Program
Forbes

There have been numerous failures throughout the history of public works initiatives, with different major U.S. cities subject to bureaucracy, graft and poor design. And then there’s the program in Oklahoma City.

December 15, 2016
Your Stories of the Nocturnal City
The Guardian

Readers share their experiences of cities at night – from hearing panther screams in Prague to wandering through the hidden neighbourhoods of Seoul.

December 14, 2016
December 6, 2016
History’s Largest Cities – Mapped
The Guardian

In his latest data viz roundup, Max Galka traces history’s largest cities, explores the great Uber takeover and searches for America’s creative communities.

December 5, 2016
How Loneliness in the City Affects Our Health
Live Mint

One can feel lonely anywhere, but the loneliness that comes from feeling alone in a big city despite living cheek-by-jowl with so many other people is a different thing altogether.

December 4, 2016
Two Mayors on Trump and the Future of Cities
Brookings Institution

Mayors, grounded as they are in the day-to-day workings of the cities they lead, often bring a unique – and refreshingly pragmatic – perspective to national political debates. My recent conversation with two former mayors was no exception.

December 1, 2016
Rethinking Cities in an Age of Intelligent Machines
City Minded

As Toyota Research Institute’s CTO looks around corners, Dr. Kuffner and his $1B+ organization are busy building intelligent machines of the future. What does the world’s largest automaker see in the road ahead? How fast and how far are we now traveling? What’s the mobility future?

A 4000 Year History of Cities Taking Over The World
The Guardian

From bronze-age Iraq’s market-driven cities to the riches of Antwerp to the tech revolution in India, Greg Clark identifies the many waves of urban globalisation in an extract from his new book, Global Cities.

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