Tag: urban planning
Jay Walljasper: The Year Bike Sharing Came of AgeDecember 2013
Once dismissed as a hippy-dippy dream, bike sharing is now reality in New York, Chicago and other cities.
Jay Walljasper: Walking as a Way of LifeDecember 2013
A new movement for health and happiness depends on creating more commons where we can easily walk.
Breaking Down WallsApril 2013
The landscape architect on living cities, the tyranny of lawns, and how mayors will soon rule the world.
Jen Vafidis: Jane Jacobs Looks into the GloomDecember 2012
In her last book, one of the country’s great thinkers lost her edge. Why the decline evidenced in Dark Age Ahead is about more than just Jacobs’s age.
Steve Fraser: The Archeology of DeclineDecember 2012
Debtpocalypse, austerity, and the hollowing out of America.
Jay Walljasper: How One Dutch Neighborhood Helped People Everywhere Reclaim the CommonsSeptember 2012
A case study in traffic calming, and why it’s sometimes better to ask for forgiveness than permission.
Jay Walljasper: Not Your Father’s Motor CityAugust 2012
Southwest Detroit has defied the stereotype of urban decay.
Natasha Lewis: The Grand Project of the OlympicsJuly 2012
What the top-down planning of the games will bring to East London: dispersal zones, rooftop missiles, and a giant shopping mall.
Jay Walljasper: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Great Public SpacesJuly 2012
Many public spaces have long been neglected, but it’s time for their revitalization.
Paris StupidesJune 2011
What if a site with the exact geographical features of Paris had existed at another spot on the globe?