Chicago’s new Riverwalk offers a vision of the future of urban parks

 Posted by on 2016-10-24 at 21:27  architecture, chicago, cities, design, Reblog, travel, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on Chicago’s new Riverwalk offers a vision of the future of urban parks
Oct 242016
 

Chicago’s Lakefront Trail is arguably one of its finest civic asset, a cherished 18.5-mile linear park that showcases the beauty of Lake Michigan. Grant Park, which sits adjacent to the Lake at the center of the trail network, is often called Chicago’s front yard.

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LED streetlights save cities millions, but raise health issues — and urban residents hate them

 Posted by on 2016-09-29 at 14:03  health, led, lighting, Reblog, science, sleep, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on LED streetlights save cities millions, but raise health issues — and urban residents hate them
Sep 292016
 

LED streetlights are spreading like wildfire in cities as municipal governments take advantage of the cost savings offered by these energy efficient bulbs. This conversion from conventional street lighting to LED technology has been rapid with approximately 10 percent of existing U.S.

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New York City Approves The Lowline, The World’s First Underground Park

 Posted by on 2016-07-15 at 08:57  cities, new york, nyc, Reblog, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on New York City Approves The Lowline, The World’s First Underground Park
Jul 152016
 


The forecast for the planet’s future isn’t so great lately, so it might be time to start thinking about relocating underground. To help us lead happy lives below grade, we’re probably going to need some sort of park land.

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Golden Gate Fancy Fruits and Vegetables in Brooklyn Still Looks Like 1939, When John Cortese First Started Working There

 Posted by on 2016-07-13 at 23:23  brooklyn, cities, food, history, new york, nyc, Reblog, travel, urbanism  Comments Off on Golden Gate Fancy Fruits and Vegetables in Brooklyn Still Looks Like 1939, When John Cortese First Started Working There
Jul 132016
 

“You better tell me what you’re looking for, because I haven’t got anything set out yet,” John Cortese calls out from his perch by the cash register, his back against stacks of Barilla pasta and jars of tomato sauce. It’s around 9:45 a.m.

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Secretive Alphabet division aims to fix public transit in US by shifting control to Google

 Posted by on 2016-06-27 at 15:26  google, mass transit, public transportation, Reblog, transportation, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on Secretive Alphabet division aims to fix public transit in US by shifting control to Google
Jun 272016
 

Exclusive: Documents reveal Sidewalk Labs is offering cloud software Flow to Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade bus and parking services – and bring them under Google’s management 07.00 EDT Last modified on Monday 27 June 2016 14.

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The Economic Benefits of Walkable Neighborhoods : George Washington University Report

 Posted by on 2016-06-17 at 01:26  cities, economics, Economy, mass transit, public transportation, Reblog, urban, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on The Economic Benefits of Walkable Neighborhoods : George Washington University Report
Jun 172016
 

Urbanist scholars as far back as Jane Jacobs have extolled the benefits of walkable neighborhoods, though they have been notoriously hard to quantify.

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