Evaluating Cities, Building by Building
Dan Probst 5/20/2013 Post a comment
Dan Probst, chairman of energy and sustainability services at Jones Lang Lasalle, talks about the need for cities as the next great frontier to know and be responsible for their carbon output.
Why Detroiters Oppose Hantz Farms
Malik Yakini 4/29/2013 13 comments
The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and many others are "vehemently opposed" to the Hantz Farm "beautification project" in Detroit. Here's why.
Fighting Food Insecurity in Detroit
what.the.ferraro 4/17/2013 11 comments
Detroit's urban communities do not have access to healthy, affordable food, or even grocery stores, says Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
Challenging Censored Cities
Daniel Brook 4/9/2013 8 comments
How can people in the censored cities of China, Russia, and beyond carve a successful future for their regions? Author Daniel Brook says the onus is on dissidents.
The Key to Prosperity? Connectivity
Ben Hecht 3/12/2013 16 comments
A new high-speed rail being built in Minneapolis-St. Paul captures the need for cities to connect low-income people to places of economic opportunity and services.
West Meets East in Future (& Past) Cities
Daniel Brook 3/8/2013 1 comment
Snippets of the West have been appearing in the developing world for over three centuries, says author Daniel Brook, whose book analyzes four historical cities to understand what's happening in emerging megacities all over the globe.
The State of the City Park
what.the.ferraro 3/5/2013 10 comments
Adrian Benepe, SVP and Director of City Park Development at the Trust for Public Land, calls city parks in the US a "mixed bag." But to have a great city, you need great parks.
More Density Doesn't Mean Taller Buildings
Sarah Watson 2/27/2013 12 comments
Communities in New York City are not in favor of ever-taller buildings. Sarah Watson, deputy director at the Citizens Housing & Planning Council, discusses the need for alternative solutions.
Putting Dollars to Use in US Cities
Ben Hecht 2/14/2013 6 comments
Despite the United States' presence as the capital of financial innovation, most "impact investing" is happening abroad, says Ben Hecht, President and CEO of Living Cities.
Hands On at Habitat for Humanity
what.the.ferraro 2/11/2013 8 comments
On the ground with Dale Kollars, House Leader at Habitat for Humanity in Phoenix, discussing house building, sustainability, and Nicole's bloody finger.
The Real Way to Stop Subway Deaths
what.the.ferraro 1/25/2013 29 comments
Manhattan's Borough President has called on the MTA to consider expensive techs like safety doors to prevent further subway deaths, but that would only address part of the problem.
Defining the Urban Edge
Richard Saul Wurman 12/12/2012 5 comments
Without a defined area within which you collect information, it's impossible to compare one city to the next.
Outgrowing Our Parks
Daniel L. Doctoroff 12/10/2012 4 comments
Bloomberg president and CEO Daniel L. Doctoroff discusses the need to find parkland in New York and the role of public-private partnerships.
Scaling Innovation Across Cities
Nigel Jacob 12/5/2012 1 comment
Boston's New Urban Mechanics is working on systems that allow different municipalities to take advantage of the technologies the city is creating and using effectively.
The Business of Government
Manny Diaz 11/28/2012 9 comments
Having a business background is useful for politicians, but ultimately government is not a business and shouldn't be treated as such.
Key Qualities of Vertical Cities
Barbara Byrne Denham 11/23/2012 3 comments
Vertical cities will define our urban future, but the success of this model is dependent on the city's ability to leave enough open green space.
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