Broken Windows: The police and neighborhood... →
This is a great article, now taught in many urban planning classes about the way people act when they live in an area where “no one cares”. Do you feel safer in an area with a constant police presence or do you wonder why they’re there? Small things like a broken window that goes unfixed change the way people feel about their surroundings, perpetuating a cycle of hopelessness,...
In a Bronx Complex, Doing Good Mixes With Looking... →
Decaying Minneapolis Building to be Revived →
The building featured in this article is on the right side of this picture.
Living With History: Restoring, Redesigning and... →
Hello NYC readers, if I was in the area I would go to this event - historic preservation is so interesting! October 22, 9:30 AM–1:00 PM Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue , New York, New York 10029 In the past decade the city has been the setting for some extraordinary projects aimed at bringing historic buildings back to life. This half-day...
Cities are an immense laboratory of trial and error, failure and success, in...– Jane Jacobs (via jstengersmith)
On Biking, Why Can’t the U.S. Learn Lessons from... →
Building bike paths alone will not get people out of their cars in the U.S. and onto bicycles. To create a thriving bike culture in America’s cities, people must begin to view bicycling as Europeans do — not just as a way of exercising, but as a serious form of urban mass transportation.
Could cities rely 100% on urban agriculture for... →
Scores Dead in Kenyan Pipeline Fire →
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan police officials said at least 73 people were killed on Monday after a leaking pipeline exploded in a crowded slum. Witnesses said a large crowd had gathered to recover the leaking fuel and burned to death in the explosion and ensuing fire. The cause of the explosion, which erupted in an industrial area of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, called Sinai, has not yet been...
Urbanized from Director Gary Hustwit →
From the Walker’s website: Urbanized, the latest film by director Gary Hustwit, joins Helvetica and Objectified as the third installment of his acclaimed design film trilogy. Traveling around the globe, Hustwit interviews some of the world’s leading urban architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers, about the future of cities. A majority of the people on the planet currently live in...
MIT Releases Free GIS Toolbox →
The City Form Research Group is releasing a state-of-the-art toolbox for urban network analysis. As the first of its kind, this ArcGIS toolbox can be used to compute five types of graph analysis measures on spatial networks: Reach; Gravity; Betweenness; Closeness; and Straightness. The tools incorporate three important features that make them particularly suited for spatial analysis on urban...
Earning $100K at ‘man camp’ - Chicago Sun-Times →
This is an interesting story about Williston, ND. Currently booming due to a recently discovered oil field, there is no housing or infrastructure available for the new workers. This will be an interesting place to follow in terms of infrastructure management, economic pressures and rural development.