Urban Quality Of Life

Gentrification

Study Finds Evidence of 'Nationwide Gentrification'

A new study finds that economic inequality is a national problem, evidenced by the access of college educated residents to quality of life indicators in cities all over the country—not just San Francisco, New York, and Boston.

July 14, 2014 - The Washington Post - Wonkblog

Exploitation or Affordable Option? Melbourne Debates Micro Apartments

The increasing scarcity of affordable accommodation in large cities has seen the rise of the 'micro apartment'. Taking its lead from studios but on a much smaller scale, this article questions the appeal of living in a space of less than 15m2.

August 23, 2013 - Sydney Morning Herald

Chinese Cities Aren't as Bad as You've Heard

Lisa Gu pens a passionate defense of Chinese cities in response to a recent article that claims they are virtually "unlivable."

September 2, 2012 - New Geography

Digital Democracy in the Big Apple

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NY's "Chief Digital Officer" Rachel Sterne presented plans to use enhance technology that connects citizens with their government.

May 24, 2011 - SeeClickFix Blog

Mass Transit on Track in Tehran

Over the past 30 years, the overgrown Iranian capital has arrived at unhealthy levels of air pollution and traffic congestion, but with the installation of a metro, BRT system, and bike rental program seems to be heading in a new direction.

December 2, 2010 - TheCityFix

Urban Living Linked To Heightened Risk of Schizophrenia

For some time researchers have noticed more instances of non-affective psychosis in urban populations than in rural groups. Now the American Medical Association has found "certain elements of city living raise the risk of developing schizophrenia."

September 19, 2010 - The Atlantic

How Philistinism and Contempt For Urban Planning Scarred England's Crowded Cities

England is now the second most densely populated place in Europe, after Malta. New data shows the UK as a whole has roughly the same density as Germany. This indicates a concentration of population in particular places and underpopulation elsewhere.

August 27, 2010 - The Guardian

A New Ethic for Urban Reinvention

In a unique collaboration, an American lawyer and a Venezuelan architect merge thinking on holistic design, planning and regulation

August 23, 2010 - myurbanist

Ghetto-ization: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Density

At first glance, the historic Ghetto streetscene in Venice is an appealing new urbanist community. In another place at another time, the virtues of compact, walkable and dense were the very isolation we now abhor.

March 15, 2010 - myurbanist

So Many Cities, So Much Mediocrity

Here's an item that should be more than enough to make you spew your morning latte all over the Starbucks: In a survey, conducted last year and released yesterday by Mercer Consulting, ranking the top 50 global cities by quality of life, not a single American city cracks the top half. Zero.

April 3, 2007 - Josh Stephens

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