Urban areas impact individuals’ relationships with one another. Economic problems and power dynamics are intensified in small spatial areas in which resources are scarce due to dense populations.
Social scientists seek to understand how metropolitan social dynamics are distinct from those in…
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: Illuminated by roadways
by Marc Khachfe on Flickr.
The story of Atlanta’s Summerhill and Peoplestown neighborhoods is a cautionary tale for the residents of cities indulging in Field of Dreams type thinking.
The government built Fulton County stadium in 1965…
Bruce Sterling - Smart City States
A group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders predict the future of livable, walkable cities. The list includes Luís Bettencourt, Geoffrey West, Alissa Walker, Jeff Speck, and Jennifer Pahlka, among others.
Trending timeline of future city terms based on the number of books, journals & presentations in which they appear. (Source: Google Scholar)
The Guardian’s Google Street View specialist Halley Docherty has released an incredible new series of images that bring together famous album covers and their modern-day settings. Docherty uses Google Street View to pinpoint the exact location that’s depicted in the album cover, and then meticulously lines up the Street View scene and the album cover so that they blend together seamlessly. The series features albums by iconic artists like Bob Dylan, Oasis, the Beatles, and Led Zeppelin.
Falkirk Wheel in Scotland
At this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, a group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders were asked to predict the future of livable, walkable cities.
“If I could have one wish for people who live in cities, it’s that we find ways to connect back to nature, to remind [people] that nature isn’t out there—outside the cities—but right in their homes where they live.”—M. Sanjayan, Conservation…