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The pandemic poses challenges and new opportunities for city planning
New ways of urban living could emerge as the pandemic changes how people gather and move about cities.
With fewer cars on the road, some cities make more space for walking
Oakland is one of the cities experimenting with closing streets to through traffic to give room to pedestrians and cyclists to maintain social distancing.
Cities face a new battle over space on their streets and curbs
Instant deliveries and ride-sharing.services have increased demand for limited real estate.
Why flood maps may not include areas that actually flood
The maps take data from past disasters and apply it to future risk, but the calculations can get tricky — and political.
Can compassion have economic benefits?
Louisville, Kentucky, is providing compassion training in public schools and the city’s jail.
A game of (porcelain) thrones
Yes, they actually counted how many toilets exist in your city.
Mapping the city, statistic by statistic
The map, one of the central elements of navigation, has expanded in capability since the form has been translated to digital. Case in point, the MIT Media Lab’s “You Are Here” project is a collection of maps that visualize a variety of datasets over space. Things from bike accidents to coffee shops, graffiti reports, and […]
A small pocket of Detroit is thriving, but it's not a comeback city yet
There's an urban revival in the downtown neighborhood of Midtown, but the level of affluence is less than in other reviving urban centers.
What makes a city walkable?
According to urban planner Jeff Speck, designing cities for cars makes cities "crappy," but making a city walkable is no easy task.