Local Culture

The city of Anchorage, Alaska has a number of new developments in the pipeline—some of which are located adjacent to residential neighborhoods. Can new development respect the values of native culture?
Mar 10, 2014   Arctic Urbanophile
One of the ways we identify places is by foods for which those places are known. Baltimore – crab. Maine – lobster. Cincinnati – chili. San Francisco – sourdough bread. Vienna – pastry. Even for a city to which you’ve never been, chances are that in your mind that city has some food association. Opinion
Jun 28, 2012   By Lisa Feldstein
Single-story, tiled-roof houses called hanok used to cover the footprint of Seoul, now a city of skyscrapers and avant-garde architecture. Today many describe the hanok as "endangered,"and conflict has come to a head in the small district of Bukchon.
Dec 14, 2010   The New York Times
An influx of chain stores and new development in Harlem has many residents worried about retaining the historical character of the nation's so-called "African American 'Main-Street.'" Not everybody minds the changes though.
Dec 14, 2010   The Columbia Daily Spectator
An under-20 population of more than 13 million and an eagerness to move the national economy away from oil production have the Saudi government investing heavily in huge new cities that are designed to encourage a 'Western-style modernity.'
Dec 13, 2010   The New York Times
Global corporations like Frito Lay and Barnes and Noble are attempting to co-opt the word 'local' into their branding.
Oct 21, 2009   Utne Reader
<p>Planners in Seattle want to add housing to Little Saigon, a neighborhood with a strong Vietnamese culture, without disrupting the district's character or displacing residents.</p>
Jul 15, 2008   The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Cities are sized-up, measured and analyzed in countless ways. The Economist uses statistics to indicate how New York's financial sector is faring against its London counterpart. Richard Florida measures the extant of the creative class. Allan Jacobs carefully records Opinion
Apr 17, 2008   By Mike Lydon