Meet Nextdoor, the social network based on proximity, inspired by the conclusion of Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone that neighborhood social networks make crime go down and test scores go up.
Apr 5, 2014 Next City
Richard Florida speaks with sociologist Zachary Neal, author of <em>The Connected City</em>, a new book that examines the essential role that social networks play in defining community.
Oct 25, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Andrew Michler gives an overview of a brand new social networking platform that could reshape how we evaluate and compare buildings.
Mar 23, 2012 Inhabitat
Mary Newsom recently argued that social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter don't create a "third place". But what if the network is hyperlocal, like within a skyscraper? STACKD is a new site that does just that.
Sep 29, 2009 Urban Omnibus
Orenco Station in Portland, OR shows that traditional neighborhood development (TND) can decrease car use and encourage walking, according to a new study.
Sep 16, 2009 New Urban News