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Social Networks

Feature
June 24, 2020, 8am PDT
As the pandemic has made clear, a healthy, prosperous future will depend on the development of the kinds of density that encourage strong social infrastructure.
Jordan Sand
May 6, 2020, 8am PDT
Initial research on social isolation as a method to combat contagious disease included a high-school science fair project modeling social networks. Doctors learned that the spread of disease could be decelerated by disrupting these networks.
The New York Times
September 21, 2018, 12pm PDT
The New York Times published an interactive map that shows how important distance is in determining connections on social media.
The New York Times
April 25, 2018, 7am PDT
Big data has ushered in a new era of Social Physics.
BBC - The Big Idea
January 27, 2016, 11am PST
When charrettes and public design workshops reach their most inclusive and transparent forms, do they become social innovation labs? Hazel Borys thinks so.
PlaceShakers
March 5, 2015, 2pm PST
As social media platforms evolve into specific niches, the Nextdoor platform is quickly expanding its online version of neighborhood-level interaction.
New York Times
April 5, 2014, 1pm PDT
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.
Next City
October 25, 2012, 2pm PDT
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.
The Atlantic Cities
March 23, 2012, 10am PDT
Andrew Michler gives an overview of a brand new social networking platform that could reshape how we evaluate and compare buildings.
Inhabitat
September 29, 2009, 11am PDT
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.
Urban Omnibus
September 16, 2009, 9am PDT
Orenco Station in Portland, OR shows that traditional neighborhood development (TND) can decrease car use and encourage walking, according to a new study.
New Urban News