Most policies regarding poverty are driven by obsolete metrics. Another model, which measures the very basic needs for survival, reveals deep poverty in New York City.
2 hours ago Quartz
The Northern Avenue Bridge in Boston—a 100-year-old swing bridge used by pedestrians and cyclists—was closed abruptly due to structural defects.
18 hours ago The Boston Globe
After controversy derailed an earlier plan by the Golden State Warriors to build a new arena at Piers 30-32 along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, a new plan at a new location has made progress toward completion.
20 hours ago San Francisco Chronicle
The Prince of Wales took to the pages of The Architectural Review to share his vision for the future of architecture and planning.
22 hours ago Dezeen
Seattle tenants win in rejecting public housing's proposal to quadruple rent.
Recently we noted that Chevron had dropped their Arctic lease due to falling oil prices. With falling gasoline prices, Americans may no longer see the Keystone XL pipeline as urgent. In addition, President Obama appears likely to oppose the project.
Yesterday The Wall Street Journal
If Jesus and Mary came to Bethlehem in 2014, they'd be frustrated by high levels of congestion before finding a place to settle down for the night.
Yesterday AP via Yahoo News
All those toys under the Christmas tree came from somewhere.
Yesterday The Washington Post
The New York Times Upshot and Google team up to reveal the top three most-searched holiday gift items for U.S. cities, revealing local and regional trends.
Yesterday New York Times - The Upshot
The death of suburban malls at the hands of online shopping is well documented. It turns out Santa also has a cyber proxy rendering the old way of doing things obsolete.
2 days ago The Wall Street Journal