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Future of work in America | McKinsey
McKinsey report shows deepening disparities bt city/country and education level due to automation ( #AI #robotics )
usa  automation  robot  education  disparity  wealth  city  urban  town  county  comparison  digital  transformation  report  statistics  Q3  2019  manufacturing  services  artificial  intelligence 
10 weeks ago by csrollyson
Fueled by Defense Funding, DMDII to Become MxD
#DMDII and #CityDigital spin off from #UIlabs, mature past incubation #digital #manufacturing
dmdii  chicago  digital  manufacturing  q1  2019  news  city  spinoff  military  investment 
february 2019 by csrollyson
Chicago Bicycle Program - Posts
Chicag of Chicago bicycle support program.. news about new bike lane development #kudos
Chicago  cycling  city  facebook  page  news  development  transit 
january 2019 by csrollyson
Three families tell us why they ditched CPS | Feature | Chicago Reader
3 families committed to stay in the city end up fleeing to the suburbs to escape Chicago Public Schools
education  school  Rogerspark  19jam  charter  q3  2013  public  chicago  family  story  city  diversity  quality 
january 2019 by csrollyson
What is life really like in border country, where Trump wants his wall? | US news | The Guardian
Reporting from several places along the border, what life is like and the impact of the crackdown on people
border  immigration  usa  mexico  wall  trump  city  town  elpaso  texas  california  arizona  desert  asylum  Q1  2019  politics 
january 2019 by csrollyson
Peak car - Wikipedia
Economic hypothesis showing widespread fall in car ownership plus increased miles/kms driven
automotive  car  Ownership  transportation  model  economy  culture  hightech  uber  smartphone  infrastructure  reference  comparison  uk  Usa  france  europe  australia  driving  sharing  autonomous  cycling  urbanism  city  london  mobility 
november 2018 by csrollyson
Facial Recognition and the Disappearing Right to Be Faceless
The global “@facebook”: cities, police, smartphones, cameras track your every move, without your consent
facebook  surveillance  global  camera  hardware  software  city  tracking  face  recognition  smartphone  ethics  anonymity  right  autonomy  2018  q2  social  media  photo  video 
may 2018 by csrollyson
This New Tiny Electric Car Comes With Five Years Of Free Solar Charging
#Uniti is a new electric car that has a carbon fiber frame & is designed for #urban #commuting & comes w 5 years of free charging
electric  vehicle  car  autonomous  2018  Q2  Sweden  launch  power  battery  startup  model  carbon  fiber  frame  spare  environment  city  urban  manufacturing  cycling  comparison  walking 
may 2018 by csrollyson
How to Fix the El | Feature | Chicago Reader
Analysis and proposal to approach transit modernization from a system perspective, not band-aid as currently
transit  train  chicago  analysis  red  purple  yellow  city  suburb  Statistics  ridership  logistics  2011  upgrade  plan  drivetotrust  altrans 
april 2018 by csrollyson
Lima’s beautiful boulevard bike paths could be a hit in Chicago | Transportation | Chicago Reader
Another approach to #bike #paths #lanes from Lima, Peru: in the median, like Chicago's els #cycling
cycling  example  peru  chicago  boulevard  2018  model  development  sustainable  street  city  urban  plan  altrans  17bern 
march 2018 by csrollyson
Turning cities into sponges: how Chinese ancient wisdom is taking on climate change | Art and design | The Guardian
How Chinese cities use sponge + ancient design to sequester & reuse water, mitigate extreme weather; pioneer architect interview
china  wisdom  design  sustainability  architect  city  Urban  irrigation  sponge  concrete  drought  water  management  aquafer  climate  change  monsoon  asia  sequester 
march 2018 by csrollyson
Traffic Calming 101
Reference on concept & practice of street design to harmonize car bike & foot traffic while increasing enjoyment safety walkability
sustaindev  bullsi  europe  can  pedestrian  bike  cycling  plan  design  city  urbanism  walkable  reference  street  traffic  philosophy 
february 2018 by csrollyson
Urban Sustainability Directors Network
City executive network encourages sustainable programs, practices
sustainability  executive  network  usa  canada  website  urban  city  drivetotrust 
february 2018 by csrollyson
Walk Score Blog - Drive less. Live more.
Useful #urbanist blog ranks cities various ways, helpful to folks wanting to use cars less
Urban  website  rank  rating  transit  cycling  17bern  drivetotrust  altrans  realestate  value  proposition  blog  city  reference  bullsi 
january 2018 by csrollyson
Recumbent bicycle - Wikipedia
Useful article on recumbent bikes, their history & comparisons with upright bicycles
cycling  bike  recumbent  history  design  comparison  record  speed  endurance  physics  safety  traffic  commute  city  17bern 
november 2017 by csrollyson
Search: bike commute - CityLab
Superb trove of posts on all aspects of urban bike commuting
cycling  bike  commute  reference  bullsi  trove  city  urbanism  howto  value  proposition  17bern 
november 2017 by csrollyson
Davis Bicycles!: ‘Car children’ learn less in school
Davis article commenting on Danish study of the benefits of kids' walking/biking to school on their learning
davis  california  cycling  17bern  denmark  study  school  children  commute  walking  driving  car  comparison  learning  infrastructure  city 
november 2017 by csrollyson
Why Are America’s Suburbs Becoming Poorer? | The Nation
Reveals mistaken assumptions that poverty is urban and black/brown; suburbs less able to deal
poverty  usa  inequality  demographics  economy  industrial  suburb  city  comparison  nonprofit  services  agency  research  statistics  support  empowerment  q3  2017  race 
october 2017 by csrollyson
FORMER CHICAGO CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER BRENNA BERMAN JOINS UI LABS
#Digital #Chicago #ArrayofThings amps up: @BrennaBerman to scale @CityDigital
chicago  news  arrayofthings  iot  city  urban  q2  2017  empowerment  CDO 
may 2017 by csrollyson
Governing the City - OECD - Google Books
History and analysis of fragmentation of Chicago regional transit & transport development
chicago  city  suburb  planning  transport  transit  development  history  analysis  government  mayor  pace  cta  metra  reference  book 
april 2017 by csrollyson
Probabilistic Flood Mapping Using Volunteered Geographical Information (social media)
Exploratory research into using social media to create and compare flood|stormwater models
water  city  research  social  media  photo  video  casestudy  austin  texas  university  model  twitter  flickr  youtube  storm 
april 2017 by csrollyson
Mapping Police Violence
Compares kill rates, crime rates & other data of USA cities
police  violence  activism  Statistics  map  comparison  city  black  crime  white  howto  government  local 
february 2017 by csrollyson
Chicago Gets A New Cultural Czar: Columbia College’s Mark Kelly | WBEZ
Key supporter/booster for Columbia College Chicago moves to city's dept cultural affairs/festivals
columbia  college  chicago  culture  art  news  2016  q3  executive  city  16ccc  promotion  development  festival  special  event 
november 2016 by csrollyson
City of Chicago | Data Portal
Chicago's city data portal; all kinds of useful info
chicago  city  open  data  portal  database 
october 2016 by csrollyson
Why Creating Denser Cities Is So Difficult - CityLab
Shows USA density falling since 1950 BUT measures by new homebuilding; other measures also relevant
usa  realestate  analysis  city  urbanism  2016  1950  comparison  sprawl  density  house  2ghcj  development  economy  policy 
september 2016 by csrollyson
Shifting Gears: A Ten-Speed Essay about Becoming A Chicago Bike Commuter | Ms. Fit Magazine
Real-world stories of urban living & bike commuting, tongue firmly in cheek #kudos @lakatie
cycling  bike  commute  humor  exceptional  city  chicago  apartment  story  2ghcj 
august 2016 by csrollyson
Skid row - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Introduction to skid row, homeless areas of major cities
homeless  reference  city  urban  poverty 
may 2016 by csrollyson
Here comes the modern Chinese consumer | McKinsey & Company
Survey of #Chinese consumers: details spending behavior & trends in 22 city clusters
china  culture  economy  customer  analysis  report  survey  Competition  city  sales  retail  channel  Statistics  2016  2ghcj 
april 2016 by csrollyson
Disruptive trends that will transform the auto industry | McKinsey & Company
8 disruptors in #automotive: market segments, competitors, behavior #sharing #autonomous #connectedcar
trend  report  analysis  mckinsey  2016  Q1  connected  car  automotive  disruption  sharing  autonomous  selfdrive  value  chain  hightech  city  mobile  market  electric  vehicle  competition  reference  2snr  2csra  2cdo 
april 2016 by csrollyson
Could water be the next economic development disrupter?
#Water #infrastruction impact on economic development—right now: What's your strategy?
water  economy  development  pointofview  strategy  industry  employer  q1  2016  city  government  treatment  plant  infrastructure  2ghcj  2csra  2cdo 
march 2016 by csrollyson
Chicago Street List
Did you know... in GENeral...
Avenue - Title applied mostly to streets running North and South (horizontal).
Blvd - Title given to streets where trucks over 5 tons are not permitted.
Court - Title given to short roadway.
Parkway - Title given to street that ends at a park.
Place - Title given to street running the 1/2 block between streets.
Street - Title applied mostly to streets running East and West (vertical).
chicago  street  list  city  government  standard  plan  road 
december 2015 by csrollyson
8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like | WIRED
How #BigData is enabling a new era of #design of cities worldwide: short examples
q4  2015  city  development  design  architecture  culture  big  data  example  nairobi  sanfrancisco  losangeles  shanghai  medellin  mecca  dubai  2cco  2cdo  2ghcj  2csra 
october 2015 by csrollyson
Sprinkler requirements a cold shower for business owners
Sprinklers are the #smoke #alarm of tomorrow: Fun yet detailed discussion on changing city code sprinkler requirements, how they impact buildings & communities (CA)
15usbird  professional  fire  realestate  code  discussion  humor  department  budget  city  local  linkedin  regulation  Platform 
june 2015 by csrollyson
What a Creative Neighborhood Looks Like - CityLab
Comparing design- & engineering-oriented firms "native" habitats in 3 Canada cities
city  research  economy  development  Q2  2015  canada  toronto  vancouver  montreal  comparison  hightech  pharma  startup  design  firm  size  population  social  network  marketing  2ghcj 
may 2015 by csrollyson
C40 | Global Cities Acting in Concert to Combat Climate Change
Glocal initiative of cities working together to significantly reduce their contribution to climate change
climate  change  city  urbanism  collaboration  global  environment  green  initiative  government  local  energy  transport  water  waste  management  NGO  website  2ghcj 
may 2015 by csrollyson
Los Angeles River: From Concrete Ditch to Urban Oasis
Large project to transform the "LosAngeles River" into a large urban park
losangeles  river  design  transformation  q2  2015  project  history  water  city  urban  environment  green 
april 2015 by csrollyson
Where Millennials Are Moving Now - CityLab
Analysis of census data tries to show #millennial migration behavior & impact of #great #recession
usa  migration  population  geny  q1  2015  study  university  city  Urban  analysis  economy  higher  education 
march 2015 by csrollyson
Avoiding Smoke Detector Installation Problems - Security Sales and Integration
Superb post on the subtleties & complexities involved in installing #home safety #smoke alarm & detector systems
15usbird  smoke  detector  alarm  professional  howto  fire  code  bullsi  blog  q1  2005  install  false  city  cost  policy  regulation 
march 2015 by csrollyson
The Grumpy Economist: Uber and Occupational Licenses
Questions the "value" of licensing, some ironic examples + great references
economy  analysis  license  government  city  state  local  poor  value  proposition  q1  2015  competition  taxi  uber  healthcare  quality  rating  football  spain 
february 2015 by csrollyson
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