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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.

Frida Escobedo, Architectural Digest

Tag Archives: Cities

April 8, 2013
Is CityScan the Future of Code Enforcement?
Urban Land Magazine

From smuggled cigarettes to illegal billboards and overcrowded homes, Chicago-based CityScan uses technology to identify a variety of infractions, which could lead to millions of dollars in revenue for cities.

April 3, 2013
April 2, 2013
Big Data in New York City
New York Times, via: Smart Cities

It was a case for a digital Sherlock Holmes. Last fall, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection wanted, finally, to crack down on restaurants that were illegally dumping cooking oil into sewers in their neighborhoods

March 31, 2013
Shocking Rahm’s Shock Doctrine on Schools
The Nation

One thousand Chicago Public School teachers and their supporters, including this correspondent, packed Daley Plaza in forty-degree temperatures on Wednesday for a rally protesting the city’s announced plans to close 54 kindergarten-through-eighth-grade schools next year.

March 27, 2013
Film Portrays Cities as Oil Addicted Monsters

Director Patrick Jean combined OpenStreetMap data and animation for this short film, which shows a generic American city called Motorville going in search of the oil that gives it life.

March 25, 2013
How SF Will Upgrade Data for Decisionmaking
Tech President, via: @nclarkjudd

San Francisco city officials have watched their brethren in New York have a day in the sun for a new emphasis on what you might call data-driven governance — and they’re ready for their turn.

Should San Bernadino Cease to Exist?
City Journal

As one of the largest American cities ever to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy, San Bernardino found itself driven to insolvency by three things.

Seville’s Wild Pre Easter Procession
The Atlantic Cities

Seville’s Holy Week is one of the most famous events in Spain. For the seven days preceding Easter, pilgrims come from all over the country (really, all over the world) to take part is giant processions through the town square.

March 19, 2013
Reasons You Should Avoid Top 10 Lists
Metropolis Magazine

Last month, Public Interest Design named me as one of the top 100 people re-imagining the world. As honored as I am – and please do put me on all your lists!

March 5, 2013
It Pays to Build Sustainable Cities
Business Times

THE developing world is experiencing rapid urbanisation, with the number of city dwellers set to reach four billion in 2030 – double its 2000 level.

March 4, 2013
Cities Breaking Free to Shape Their Own Destinies
Seattle Times

Can the world’s cities break free of economic restraints and “standard practices” to shape their own destinies? The short answer for cities such as Portland, Ore., is “yes,” writes Neal Peirce.


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