Low crime rates and affordable property preoccupy adults, but kids need something more: the ability to walk the streets and play out on their own. In The Guardian, Viv Groskop explores the "popsicle test" and other elements of child-friendly cities.
2 days ago The Guardian
In a recent article, Joel Kotkin critiques the work of Jane Jacobs; he points out that Jacobs idealized middle-class city neighborhoods, and suggests that because cities hav Blog Post
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As the nation becomes more racially diverse, so too do the suburbs.
Jul 31, 2015 Brookings: The Avenue
As abstract as the study of philosophy may seem, it has to take place somewhere. Philosophy professor David Kishik posits that cities have influenced the development of philosophical ideas, from Socrates' Athens to William James' New York.
Jul 21, 2015 New York Times
A new report by the Urban Land Institute, "Density: Drivers, Dividends and Debates," examines the concept of density, its impacts, and how it can best be achieved in cities around the world.
Jul 9, 2015 Density Drivers Dividends and Debates
Pushing back on a version of futurism that imagines cities as a collection of iconic structures devoid of people and interactions.
Jul 9, 2015 Project For Public Spaces
My title reflects the theme of a breakout session at the fifth annual Rocky Mountain CitySummit held a couple of weeks ago in Denver. Blog Post
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Secretary of State John Kerry recently began a two-year term as the chair of the Acrtic Council. He used the occasion to make a call for a stronger role for cities in international efforts to fight climate change.
Apr 26, 2015 The Washington Post
What helps make a downtown family friendly? Safe places to play, safe streets, good schools and attainable housing, writes Jennifer Hill.
Apr 14, 2015 Community Builders
For half a century, suburbs surpassed city centers in population and job growth. These economic and demographic trends appear to be reversing. America's cities have grown faster than outlying areas and new research that jobs are coming with them.
Feb 24, 2015 Surging City Center Job Growth