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Planning Mexico City’s future - Curbed
How Mexico City’s urban innovation lab tackles the city’s challenges
mexicocity  mexico  curbed  urbanism  urbanplanning  technology  innovationlab  cities 
april 2018 by brendanmcfadden
Once So Chic and Swooshy, Freeways Are Falling Out of Favor - The New York Times
Several cities face pressure to tear down the 1960s-era mega-roads
and reinstate pedestrian-friendly streets. Jane Jacobs told you so!
infrastructure  nytimes  urbanplanning  freeways  cities  urbanpolicy  janejacobs 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What It's Like To Be a City's Only Black Arbiter of Public Art - CityLab
It’s an interesting time to be an African-American city official with authority over whether racially controversial statues and monuments should remain standing.
citylab  pittsburgh  race  cities  kilololuckett 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Calling Someone Other Than the Cops
Many kinds of urban disorder would be better addressed by people who aren't police officers.
The  Atlantic  policing  police  policebrutality  crime  poverty  cities  conorfriedersdorf 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Designing Private Cities, Open to All
The world is building more cities, faster than ever before. China used more cement in the last three years than the United States used in the entire 20th century. By 2050, India will need new urban infrastructure to house an additional 404 million people — a task comparable to building every city in the United States in just 35 years. The global urban population is expected to rise to well over six billion by 2050 from 3.9 billion today.
nytimes  cities  urbanplanning  housing 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
How the Evolution of L.A.'s Broadway Traces the Life of the City
In the 1930s, an Angeleno looking for a night of entertainment could roll out of his rented room in a rambling old Victorian manse (which had long ago been converted into a boarding house), hand the landlord a sawbuck for his rent and amble over to the upper station of Angel's Flight, his long shadow preceding him as the sun began its lazy, languorous descent into twilight.
losangeles  downtown  broadway  city  curbedlosangeles  urban  cities  history 
november 2014 by brendanmcfadden
California Fool’s Gold – Exploring Westlake, Garden Spot of the Old Westside
Los Angeles‘s Westlake neighborhood is home to more people than the entire populations of well-known California cities like Berkeley, Inglewood, Burbank, Compton, Santa Monica, and Santa Barbara.
losangeles  neighborhoods  westlake  california  cities  history 
october 2014 by brendanmcfadden
When Gushers Sprang From the Los Angeles Basin
For his first in a series of four posts on L.A.’s water-fuelled growth, Nathan Masters rediscovers the city’s first free-flowing artesian well.
wells  water  cities  urbanplanning  losangeles  agriculture  citidig  lamagazine 
august 2013 by brendanmcfadden
L.A. 2013
On April 3, 1988, the Los Angeles Times Magazine published a 25-year look ahead to 2013. This year, USC professor Jerry Lockenour is using the series of articles in a graduate engineering class he teaches.
cities  future  losangeles  latimes  futurism 
march 2013 by brendanmcfadden
Laura Barraclough on A People's Guide to Los Angeles
Fear of Space: Pershing Square, Not-so-public Parks, and the Fight over Public Places
cities  publicspace  literature  losangeles  lareviewofbooks 
august 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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