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Cities Should be Asking Amazon for More Than Jobs

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3 mentions5 hours ago
If cities are going to sell the farm to Amazon, then the proceeds better benefit the entire community, especially those who can easily be left behind. The specters of white ...

What Urban Anchors Like Amazon and Google Owe Their Cities

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10 mentions3 hours ago
Corporations like Google and Amazon reap the spoils of winner-take-all urbanism. Here’s how they can also bear greater responsibility. As some of the main drivers and primary beneficiaries of the ...

The Absurd and Offensive Musings of the 'City Describer' Twitter Bot

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2 mentions2 days ago
L.A. looks like "a Cactus." Is that plain wrong? Or is our hubris keeping us from recognizing the profound meaning behind these captions? Los Angeles. City of Angels. La La ...

Mexico City Was Built on an Ancient Lake Bed. That Makes Earthquakes Much Worse.

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4 mentions12 hours ago
SIERRA DEGUADALUPE Simulatedepicenter MEXICOCITY Area of ancientlake bed Shock waves froma simulated earthquake SIERRA DEGUADALUPE Simulatedepicenter MEXICOCITY Area of ancientlake bed Shock waves froma simulated earthquake Simulatedepicenter MEXICOCITY Area of ...

Facing Months in the Dark, Ordinary Life in Puerto Rico is ‘Beyond Reach’

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2 mentions13 hours ago
“People will start going nuts pretty soon,” said Miguel A. Soto-Class, president of the Center for a New Economy, a nonpartisan research organization. “I don’t think it will be 'Mad ...

What Are D.C.'s Bike-Share Competitors Trying to Disrupt?

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2 mentions48 minutes ago
Three private bike-share companies are determined to shake up the streets of D.C. But what, exactly, are they trying to disrupt? Dwight Eisenhower once said, “I have always found that ...

Beyond “Amazon Idol” toward a real regional growth strategy

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2 mentions12 hours ago
Amazon’s request for proposals (RFP) for a second headquarters complex continues to rivet city lovers, economic development leaders, and the site selection crowd (and its critics). Like a reality TV ...

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

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2 mentions4 hours ago
Now men’s rights advocates in Silicon Valley have galvanized. “What Google did was wake up sectors of society that weren’t into these issues before,” said Paul Elam, who runs A ...

101 ways to improve transportation in your city

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9 mentions2 days ago
Whether you live in the farthest suburb or in the heart of downtown, how you move around your city shapes your social interactions, your job, and even your family dynamics.

Buses, Yes Buses, Are 'the Hottest Trend in Transit'

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14 mentions13 hours ago
Technology, declining ridership and changing demographics have spurred cities across the country to redesign bus systems that are more convenient. It's no easy task. A few years ago, as the ...

When Coffee Came to London (Not a Starbuck's Story)

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3 mentions2 days ago
Walkability makes markets! Scott Bernstein tells the Lloyds of London story from the urbanist's perspective. "Around 1650, coffee came to London. The refreshing and slightly habit forming beverage was a ...

More people walking, cycling into downtown core: City

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2 mentions2 days ago
The City of Calgary’s annual count of traffic into the downtown is showing some surprising numbers on how many people are using pedal power to get to work. The annual ...

Entitled drivers are getting in the way of California’s climate change efforts

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2 mentions1 day ago
For all the talk in California about leading the world in fighting global warming and resisting President Trump’s climate-denial agenda, the state faces one powerful obstacle that limits its environmental ...

Want Amazon's new HQ in your town? Gotta have bike lanes, says Amazon

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3 mentions1 day ago
7th Avenue in Seattle, just outside Amazon’s headquarters there. Photo courtesy Seattle Department of Transportation. Amazon may be looking for another city to call home, but here’s one thing it’s ...

If Rent Were Affordable, The Average Household Would Save $6,200 a Year

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4 mentions2 days ago
A new analysis points to the benefits of ending the severe affordability crisis. If renters paid just what they could afford in rent, the average household would have $6,200 a ...

High paying jobs alone won’t save big cities

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2 mentions1 day ago
The specters of white worker angst and racial disparities that took center stage during the 2016 presidential election created conditions for a corporate hero to swoop in and make America ...

The A-frame effect

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2 mentions16 hours ago
Picture it: a triangular wall of windows and a sleeping loft; sliding glass doors out to a terrace; deck chairs, a barbecue grill, a picnic table, a dinner bell to ...

'Make New History,' the second Chicago Architecture Biennial, brings the focus back to square one

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2 mentions1 day ago
Architecture has taken an extrospective turn in recent years, looking outside itself for new ideas and to measure its progress. Or maybe just to feel more useful in a world ...

DC is debating a plan that pays you to walk or bike to work

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3 mentions1 day ago
Recent data from the 2016 American Communities Survey has spoken: at 18.3 percent, DC now has the highest percentage of commuters in the country walking and biking to work, while ...

Opinion: What’s Wrong With Shipping Container Housing? Everything

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3 mentions2 hours ago
At ArchDaily, we believe it's important to keep our readers up to date on all the most interesting developments in architecture. Sometimes, we will present ideas and projects with a ...

"I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical."

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3 mentions2 days ago
I have spent the bulk of 2017 writing about the different Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Graham-Cassidy, in my view, is the most radical of them all.

The Campaign to Fix Atlanta’s Most Dangerous Street and Preserve Its Immigrant Cultures

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3 mentions1 day ago
Most American cities have at least one street like Atlanta’s Buford Highway: a mixed-use corridor developed decades ago on the assumption that people would drive everywhere, but which over time ...

What Happens When Lyft Redesigns A Street

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2 mentions24 hours ago
Picture 10 lanes of gridlock. Now imagine replacing them with wide sidewalks, public benches, planters filled with lush flowers and grasses, trees offering shade, protected bike lanes, buses traveling from ...

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Media Coverage That Blames Pedestrians for Getting Struck

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5 mentions3 days ago
When a driver struck a 14-year-old girl in a crosswalk outside her Philadelphia-area high school last week, the local media pounced. Headlines highlighted police accounts that said the victim, Kelly ...

When Suburbs Need to Merge

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3 mentions3 days ago
For older, inner-ring suburbs in the Northeast and Midwest, the best hope often lies in merging with the city. East Cleveland, a suburb contiguous to Cleveland, Ohio, has lost 36.7 ...

The End Of The High Line Era

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2 mentions6 hours ago
It’s the end of the line for one of New York City’s most imaginative and controversial park proposals. Developer Barry Diller announced this week that he’s killing his plan for ...

Another potential Mueller honey pot: Spicer's notebooks

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2 mentions2 days ago
Today's teens aren't as likely to get summer jobs as they used to be. But data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that they're four times as likely to ...

Transbay Transit Center: A difficult journey

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3 mentions2 days ago
Librarian: Bill Van Niekerken

The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer

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2 mentions11 hours ago
Until 3:35 That summer, Gray was preparing to move into a ramshackle Victorian mansion in a neglected area of Cincinnati, which its residents called an “urban commune.” There, she hoped,

Metro advises customers to expect fewer trains, possible crowding as safety concern is reviewed

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2 mentions3 days ago
Following a safety concern raised by ATU Local 689, Metro voluntarily initiated a "safety stand-down" that resulted in the temporary suspension of mechanical inspections on 7000-series railcars. The concern raised ...

The Freeway Fight of the Century Is Coming to Portland

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3 mentions2 days ago
A grass-capped highway expansion in a gentrifying neighborhood? Sounds familiar. No two transportation projects are identical. But an investment in freeway infrastructure is, at the end of the day, an ...

Five major problems with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

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2 mentions23 hours ago
The second Chicago Architecture Biennial opened last week at the Chicago Cultural Center, one of the country’s grandest interior public spaces. Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Los ...

Can Our Democracy Survive Tribalism?

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2 mentions24 hours ago
From time to time, I’ve wondered what it must be like to live in a truly tribal society. Watching Iraq or Syria these past few years, you get curious about ...

'A biennial is not an all-star team': Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee on 'Make New History'

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2 mentions2 days ago
Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, husband-and-wife architects and co-founders of the Los Angeles firm Johnston Marklee, are artistic directors of the second Chicago Architecture Biennial, a dense and ambitious portrait ...

Price traveled by private plane at least 24 times

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2 mentions2 days ago
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has taken at least 24 flights on private charter planes at taxpayers’ expense since early May, according to people with knowledge of his ...

Perspective

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2 mentions14 hours ago
It was the end of a semester at Harvard University, where I was a doctoral student, and I’d been called into a professor’s office. He was the faculty member overseeing ...

The City Of The Future Is In Beta Testing At Cornell’s New Tech Hub

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2 mentions1 day ago
The university campus of the 21st century is here–and it’s a far cry from brick buildings draped in ivy huddled around a cloistered quad. Instead, its landscaping is designed to ...

It Takes a Village, of Octopuses

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3 mentions3 days ago
Scientists were surprised to find that this smart and solitary species had built a cephalopod city. Why? Despite his name, Squidward Q. Tentacles—the grouchy neighbor of SpongeBob SquarePants in Nickelodeon’s ...

In Washington, a Truly Underground Arts Scene

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2 mentions11 hours ago
Yet, the tunnels are now part of a wave of spaces — from small galleries that host artists to sitting rooms that accommodate musicians — where local talent can showcase ...

Millennials spend three times more of income on housing than grandparents

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3 mentions1 day ago
Millennials are spending three times more of their income on housing than their grandparents yet are often living in worse accommodation, says a study launched by former Conservative minister David ...

Tech’s Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd

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2 mentions12 hours ago
“Basically every step is very collaborative,” said Tracy Chou, who was an engineer at Pinterest and Quora and is now working on start-ups. “Building a big software system, you could ...

Storefront for Art and Architecture asks: What are the architecture books yet to be written?

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2 mentions1 day ago
On Saturday, September 23, Storefront for Art and Architecture will launch the New York Architecture Book Fair with a day-long conference, Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052.

North Carolina men’s basketball team won’t visit White House

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2 mentions5 hours ago
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Opinion

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3 mentions13 hours ago
Last week, Google fired a software engineer for writing a memo that questioned the company’s gender diversity policies and made statements about women’s biological suitability for technical jobs. “Portions of ...

Why Leading Smart Cities Are Often Bike-Friendly Cities

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3 mentions3 days ago
When it comes to smart city project planning and deployment, bicycles are just as much a part of the equation as the many other components (like street lights and parking ...

What lurks in the sludge that Harvey left behind?

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3 mentions3 days ago
All over the Houston area, as Harvey's floodwaters receded, they left behind sludge – a mix of grit and debris picked up from streets and sewers and eroded bayou banks.

G.O.P. Health Plan Is Really a Rollback of Medicaid

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2 mentions4 days ago
Advertisement The UpshotTucked inside the Republican bill to replace Obamacare is a plan to impose a radical diet on a 52-year-old program that insures nearly one in five Americans. The ...

The Federal Government Pays People to Drive to Work, And It's Making Rush Hour Worse

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5 mentions4 days ago
The federal government spends $7.6 billion a year paying people to drive to work, and it’s making traffic and pollution worse. Here’s how some cities are fighting back. There’s no ...

Octlantis: the underwater city built by octopuses

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3 mentions1 day ago
If animals are our other, there is nothing quite so other as the octopus. It is the alien with whom we share our planet, a coeval evolutionary life form whose ...

Axios AM

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2 mentions3 days ago
Good Thursday morning. Chris Krueger, in his "D.C. Download" for Cowen Washington Research Group, has perfect headline for GOP's health-care repeal-quest: "What Is Dead May Never Die." Trump talks with ...
 

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