Social / Demographics

The first in a series profiling grassroots activism to increase biking among the diverse populations of Los Angeles County. In this installment, we spoke with Karen Díaz, a core member of the Ovarian Psycos bicycle brigade. Opinion
1 hour ago   By Maayan Dembo
Detroit is a city of borders: international borders, borders between cities and not-cities, and borders between the success of the past and the uncertain future, writes Jerry Herron in this essay for <em>Places</em>.
Jul 14, 2010   Places
10 years after a town in England declared itself a "fairtrade" town, the ethical trading movement has grown to 500 towns across the world.
Jul 14, 2010   Guardian
There's a lot of babbling on in this blog about how streets are public space, that they are for people, and that they should be designed equitably for everyone. Opinion
Jul 13, 2010   By Ian Sacs
The "Build a Better Burb" contest from Long Island Index has chosen 23 finalists with a variety of interesting ideas for redesigning the suburbs for the next century - in this case, Long Island.
Jul 12, 2010   A Daily Dose Of Architecture
What's not known is how many of the homes are investments, or primary or secondary residences, but it's clear that the foreclosure rate for mortgages exceeding $1million is higher than for lower priced homes, according to the New York Times analysis.
Jul 11, 2010   The New York Times - Economy
Melissa Lafsky asks if citizen initiative facilities like '311' and 'fixmystreet' should be expanded into an "operating system" for cities.
Jul 9, 2010   The Infrastructurist
New York's historically Italian Little Italy is steadily being transformed by its growing Mexican population.
Jul 8, 2010   The New York Times
Munich returns to the top of Monocle's most liveable cities for 2010. According to Monocle, Munich is a place where "wealth and prosperity are reinvested in transport, infrastructure and environmental initiatives."
Jul 8, 2010   Monocle Magazine
A decade after its inception, Shanghai's One City, Nine Towns project, an ambitious attempt to manage the city's massive population growth via the creation of international-themed satellite communities, has failed to deliver hoped-for results.
Jul 7, 2010   Assembly
With the global urban population on the rise and cities expected to become densely populated mega-cities, automakers are trying to design cars for future cities.
Jul 5, 2010   The New York Times