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COMMENTARY | Manhattan Institute’s Michael Hendrix hopes we’ll not only look to the new, but consider taking down the old to “reknit” our urban fabric.
, Special to Route Fifty
March 21, 2018
In the 19th century, fire escapes saved tenement dwellers from peril. Today they are more likely to cause harm than to prevent it.
, The Atlantic
February 26, 2018
City halls, planners and community stakeholders ignore the current instability in the grocery sector at their own potential peril.
Digitizing curbs is “something that has benefit today, benefit in the future, and doesn’t require so much investment from cities that they can’t do it today.”
January 26, 2018
“What today’s bike sharing players must understand is that it takes a true, dedicated partnership between cities and providers to ensure bike sharing thrives,” according to the co-founder and CEO of Zagster.
, Special to Route Fifty
January 17, 2018
A powerful Nor’easter storm brought some of the highest tides on record to Massachusetts—and they’re a taste of what’s to come.
Bollards and barriers can help protect pedestrians and crowds from malicious and unintended acts by motorists but can also limit walkability and pose their own hazards and nuisances.
“The whole view of the function of streets has had a metamorphosis,” according to DePaul University transportation professor Joe Schwieterman. “It’s made us rethink the opportunity cost of plopping a parking garage in prime downtown property.”
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
December 12, 2017
Predictability is proving a priority for bicycle riders among the 98 cities adopting Zagster’s new Pace offering.
Climate change is putting increased pressure on often-chronically underinvested and already failing systems, forcing municipal agencies to experiment with new funding mechanisms.
“The terrible human suffering and economic damage wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria make apparent the immediate need to focus on future-proofing communities…”
As attacks become less sophisticated, they are also becoming harder to prevent.
November 1, 2017
Fostering social cohesion post-emergency is just as important as rebuilding infrastructure stronger.
A band of architects and city planners insist that trash shouldn’t be a permanent feature of urban topography.
October 20, 2017
Corporations like Google and Amazon reap the spoils of winner-take-all urbanism. Here’s how they can also bear greater responsibility.
September 23, 2017
But a design challenge focused on resiliency currently underway hopes to change that.
“To be a strong city, we must learn to understand one another, break down the systemic racism of our history, and advocate for the rights of every Bostonian,” Mayor Marty Walsh said.
Carmel, Indiana, Mayor Jim Brainard, who has built a lot of traffic roundabouts, has reservations about the Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal.
The costs of living in a car-centric culture can be particularly hard on undocumented immigrants.
May 24, 2017
North San José—and the rest of Silicon Valley—is full of office parks sitting in seas of parking lots, creating a tough environment to improve planning approaches.
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