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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

November 1, 2016
When Texas Stopped Looking and Feeling Like Mexico
Governing Magazine

U.S. cities like Brownsville, McAllen, Laredo and El Paso are demographically similar to their counterparts in Mexico, yet look like classic American Sun Belt cities. But walking across the bridges from these cities into Mexico is like entering another world.

October 31, 2016
How Cities Get Their Names
The Guardian

On World Cities Day, Deyan Sudjic explores the intriguing stories behind cities’ names – from Soweto to Milton Keynes – in an extract from his new book.

Suburbs and Cities Are Becoming More Alike
Urban Land Institute

American suburbs can be developed into more walkable, sustainable places to rival urban ones and potentially satisfy the changing needs of all generations, panelists said at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas.

October 30, 2016
Cities Now Matter in Trudeau’s Canada
Toronto Sun

One year into the mandate of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, a new way of nation building has emerged in Ottawa that has cities taking a significant role at the federal table.

October 27, 2016
Video: Planning While Black

As a civil rights lawyer who is now Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Tamika Butler has spent years working on transportation equity issues.

October 26, 2016
October 23, 2016
October 20, 2016
The New Mythology of Rich Cities and Poor Suburbs
City Observatory

There’s a new narrative going around about place. Like so many narratives, it’s based on a perceptible grain of truth, but then has a degree of exaggeration that the evidence can’t support.

How Political Science Can Lead to Better Future Cities
Washington Post

As more than 30,000 mayors, policymakers and urban planners in Quito discuss the biggest urban issues, what can political scientists contribute to these debates? Here are four areas where political science research can help improve our understanding of urban dynamics.

Germany: Parents With No Day Care Options Can Sue City
Deutsche Welle

Germany’s highest court has decided that muncipalities are the responsible party for the lack of legally-mandated day care spots for every child. The ruling comes after three mothers sued for lost earnings.

October 17, 2016
IMF Head Should Enlist Cities in Inclusive Growth Push
Brookings Institution

To ensure that growth is more inclusive, Christine Lagarde called for stimulus, commitments to infrastructure, research and development and trade. These efforts are just as likely to be accomplished by finance ministers from the top down, or cities from the bottom up.

Reflexions on Designing Cities and Transport

I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest book: Spontaneous Access: Reflexions on Designing Cities and Transport on Kindle Editions and at the iBookstore.

October 13, 2016
Where U.S. Cities Say They’re Still Struggling Financially
Next City

The fallout from an inequitable post-recession recovery and growing costs related to employees, retirees and aging infrastructure threaten to destabilize city finances in the long-term, according to the National League of Cities’ 2016 City Fiscal Conditions report.

October 12, 2016
Green Bond Strategies for Developing Cities

Green bonds are gaining favor among city leaders as a way to finance environmentally conscious projects. But it’s mainly developed cities issuing this form of debt.

Cities Must Control Energy Use

City leaders have more power to determine their energy needs than they realize. That’s the central theme of a new report that Arup prepared for the World Energy Council.

Markets as Cities
Market Urbanism

Why are a growing number of libertarians fascinated by cities and indeed pinning their hopes for a freer future on cities?

October 11, 2016
October 9, 2016
Why Punk Moved to the Suburbs
The Guardian

With cities stricken by affordability crises affecting spaces to live, rehearse and perform, the bright lights don’t beckon young punks like they used to.

Floating City Planned for South Pacific

A small “floating city” that can accommodate 90 residents is coming to French Polynesia. Melia Robinson reports for Business Insider that the community would consist of three floating platforms, each half the size of an American football field.


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