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It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy: We assume families don’t want to live downtown, we therefore don’t design for family, and, sure enough, families don’t come, or they don’t stay.

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Tag Archives: Cities

May 16, 2017
May 15, 2017
Sexism and Cities

I’ve lived in several cities across the world in my adult life and could never quite pinpoint why I felt safer in places like Mumbai and New York than Delhi and DC.

Dubai Focuses on Technology as Oil Won’t Last
Popular Science

Dubai drops away behind us, its ­comic-book skyline replaced by khaki sand dunes and the occasional wild camel. The first sign of the technological ambition we are about to see is a billboard

Showing How Climate Change Will Impact Home
Tech Crunch

We’ve all seen the maps that show Florida being consumed by rising sea levels. But many of us still underestimate the impact of climate change because we can’t actually visualize its effects on the places we care about.

May 4, 2017
Meet The Artist Who Draws Cities From Memory
The Guardian

British artist Stephen Wiltshire draws detailed panoramas from memory after just a brief gaze at the cityscapes. Wiltshire is autistic, but his family and those he works with are keen to stress that he’s seen as an artist in his own right.

April 25, 2017
April 11, 2017
April 6, 2017
April 5, 2017
Is A Universal Definition Of City On The Horizon?

This month, a group of urban thinkers from the United Nations, the European Commission and other organizations are meeting in Brussels to continue a curiously complex attempt: developing a universal definition of the “city”.

April 2, 2017
March 30, 2017
Stories From Dystopia
MTV News

From politics to pop culture, the present feels more like a grim sci-fi version of reality than ever before.

March 20, 2017
March 19, 2017
March 16, 2017
U.S. Cities Battle for Jobs With $45B in Incentives
Wall Street Journal

Already depleted by foreign competition, states and cities offer increasingly lucrative tax breaks and other benefits to keep companies local, sometimes squaring off with neighboring municipalities.

March 14, 2017
March 13, 2017
Why Are The Dutch Embracing A Far-Right Candidate?

Life in the Netherlands is pretty good. GDP per capita is the fifteenth highest in the world, the national Human Development Index is the fifth highest on the planet, and inequality is the ninth-lowest worldwide. So why is the country moving to the far right?

March 12, 2017
March 9, 2017


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