The Plans for the World’s Next Largest City Are Incomplete

Delhi is growing far beyond the formal confines of the city, a case study in the complexity of what we call urbanization.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #delhi-india, #internal-open-access, #population, #urban-areas

‘American Urbanist,’ a Well-Timed Biography of a Man Who Reshaped City Life

Richard K. Rein’s book tells the story of William H. Whyte, a sociologist who wrote “The Organization Man” and helped to rethink how cities look and feel.

#american-urbanist-how-william-h-whytes-unconventional-wisdom-reshaped-public-life-book, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #new-york-city, #rein-richard-k, #urban-areas, #whyte-william-h, #writing-and-writers

Donald H. Elliott, Innovative Urban Planner, Dies at 89

He preserved landmarks in New York through creative zoning, involved communities in decision-making and insisted on aesthetic standards for urban design.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #city-planning-commission-nyc, #city-planning-department-nyc, #deaths-obituaries, #elliott-donald-h-1932-2021, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #land-use-policies, #new-york-city, #urban-areas

Alexander Garvin, Visionary City Planner, Is Dead at 80

Architect, author, Yale academic and City Hall official, he directed the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site and helped plan a New York City Olympics.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #atlanta-beltline-atlanta-ga, #deaths-obituaries, #garvin-alexander, #lower-manhattan-development-corp, #new-york-city, #urban-areas, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny, #yale-university

Behind Kentucky’s Tornado Recovery Plan

On states that bite the hand that feeds them.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #federal-aid-us, #federal-taxes-us, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kentucky, #paul-rand, #united-states-economy, #urban-areas

In Bakersfield, Many Find a California They Can Afford

Known for both oil and agriculture, the “Texas of California” rises in population as city dwellers seek backyards and shorter commutes.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bakersfield-calif, #brookings-institution, #california-state-university, #fresno-calif, #irvine-calif, #kern-county-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas, #valadao-david-g

How the Suburbs Have Changed Gerrymandering

Republicans have historically used the suburbs to defend against the electoral threat of cities. Now the suburbs themselves are posing the threat.

#race-and-ethnicity, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #suburbs, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-areas

Where Will We Be in 20 Years?

Looking at demographic data can help us assess the opportunities and challenges of the coming decades.

#delivery-services, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #entrepreneurship, #infrastructure-public-works, #urban-areas

Everyone’s Moving to Texas. Here’s Why.

We studied 16,847 places to find out why Dallas is so popular.

#california, #dallas-tex, #global-warming, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #texas, #urban-areas, #wildfires

The Debate Over the Future of Outdoor Dining in New York

As the city debates a plan to make outdoor dining permanent, vocal opposition is growing in affluent, restaurant-rich neighborhoods like the West Village.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #manhattan-nyc, #noise, #restaurants, #transportation-department-nyc, #urban-areas

What’s the Future of Outdoor Dining in New York?

As the city debates a plan to make outdoor dining permanent, vocal opposition is growing in affluent, restaurant-rich neighborhoods like the West Village.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #manhattan-nyc, #noise, #restaurants, #transportation-department-nyc, #urban-areas

Michelle Wu Is Neither White Nor Male. She Was Elected Mayor of Boston.

Her election represents a seismic shift to the political landscape of the city. 

#boston-mass, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #essaibi-george-annissa, #race-and-ethnicity, #taiwanese-americans, #urban-areas, #wu-michelle-1985

Glimpses in Los Angeles of an Oasis With Deep Immigrant Roots

The San Pedro Community Gardens have provided physical and spiritual nourishment for the past half a century to multiple generations of immigrant Angelenos.

#gardens-and-gardening, #immigration-and-emigration, #los-angeles-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #urban-areas

The Park Bench Is an Endangered Species

In a world that wants you to pay for everything, public seating is becoming a luxury.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #china, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #urban-areas

Tech Jobs Are Everywhere Now

New data show that companies are increasingly hiring outside of places like Silicon Valley.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-sub-only, #labor-and-jobs, #musk-elon, #relocation-of-business, #tai-katherine-1974, #telecommuting, #tesla-motors-inc, #urban-areas

As Bikers Throng the Streets, ‘It’s Like Paris Is in Anarchy’

An ecologically minded experiment to make Paris a cycling capital of Europe has led to a million people now pedaling daily — and to rising tensions with pedestrians.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #environment, #france, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #internal-storyline-no, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #paris-france, #roads-and-traffic, #urban-areas, #walking

The Delta Variant’s Economic Damage Isn’t Over

The continuing struggles of U.S. cities suggest the worst of the damage is far from over.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy, #urban-areas

Has the Pandemic Changed Cities Forever?

In “Survival of the City,” Edward Glaeser and David Cutler explore a range of issues that will affect how our urban areas will look into the future.

#affordable-housing, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cutler-david-matthew, #glaeser-edward-l, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #survival-of-the-city-living-and-thriving-in-an-age-of-isolation-book, #urban-areas

The Work-From-Home Economy and the Urban Job Outlook

Offices are unlikely to be as full after the pandemic as they were before. Service businesses and their employees will have to adapt.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #united-states-economy, #urban-areas

Want to Solve the Housing Crisis? Build More, and Build Higher.

Down with historic preservation!

#affordable-housing, #crime-and-criminals, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #internal-sub-only, #police-reform, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas, #zoning

Climate Change Is Bankrupting America’s Small Towns

Repeated shocks from hurricanes, fires and floods are pushing some rural communities, already struggling economically, to the brink of financial collapse.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #army-corps-of-engineers, #buildings-structures, #disasters-and-emergencies, #fair-bluff-nc, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #north-carolina, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #small-business, #southern-states-us, #urban-areas

The Downtown Decade: U.S. Population Density Rose in the 2010s

Outer suburbs still grew the fastest, but many downtowns and central districts also grew rapidly.

#census, #los-angeles-calif, #population, #suburbs, #two-thousand-tens-decade, #urban-areas

How to Make a Neighborhood Farm for an Entire Metropolis

A program being started in Atlanta helps midsize farmers buy their own land while providing much-needed fresh food to urban consumers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #atlanta-ga, #chicago-ill, #emory-university, #finances, #food, #land-use-policies, #small-business, #urban-areas, #working-farms-fund

What Technology Could Reduce Heat Deaths? Trees.

At a time when climate change is making heat waves more frequent and more severe, trees are stationary superheroes: They can lower urban temperatures 10 lifesaving degrees, scientists say.

#des-moines-iowa, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trees-and-shrubs, #urban-areas

What Utica Could Teach New York City

The upsides of a real estate glut.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #united-states-economy, #urban-areas, #utica-ny

A Rural-Urban Broadband Divide, but Not the One You Think Of

Many more people in cities lack broadband access than in rural areas, but lawmakers are primarily focused on extending high-speed access to remote areas.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #computers-and-the-internet, #federal-communications-commission, #fiber-optics, #local-government, #poverty, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #rural-areas, #rural-utilities-service, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-areas, #welfare-us

China Adds More Parks to Its Cities to Raise Quality of Life

A national push to build urban parks is transforming Chinese cities, as the country tries to improve the quality of daily life.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #building-construction, #china, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #real-estate-commercial, #shanghai-china, #urban-areas

Manhattanhenge 2021: When and Where to Watch

Saturday will bring New Yorkers their first shot at “the best sunset picture of the year.” Sunday and two days in July will provide more opportunities.

#manhattan-nyc, #seasons-and-months, #space-and-astronomy, #summer-season, #sun, #sunlight, #urban-areas, #your-feed-science

The Market Tectonics of California Real Estate

Some residents have left the state, but many others have just moved out of big cities in search of more space and lower prices, creating hot spots in the suburbs and the once-sleepy exurbs.

#beaumont-calif, #california, #central-valley-calif, #contra-costa-county-calif, #east-bay-san-francisco-calif, #fallbrook-calif, #fresno-calif, #orange-county-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #riverside-county-calif, #san-bernardino-county-calif, #suburbs, #temecula-calif, #urban-areas

Taking Art to the Streets, Just Look Down

Aided by grants, artists are creating ground murals and other projects on roadways, underpasses and in public squares.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #asphalt, #chattanooga-tenn, #culture-arts, #infrastructure-public-works, #kansas-city-mo, #murals, #philanthropy, #reno-nev, #urban-areas

Sustainability and Climate Change: Join the Conversation with Experts

The Covid-19 pandemic has driven changes in how people live and work. On June 24, join The Times and experts as we discuss how this shift can present new opportunities.

#global-warming, #urban-areas

Reimagining the Justice System, From Inside the Mayor’s Office

Eric Cumberbatch has been on a mission to curb violence through community outreach.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #firearms, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #urban-areas

The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, Reignited

Rockets, airstrikes and mob violence: Why is this happening now, and how much worse could it get?

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #urban-areas

Biggest U.S. Urban Counties Got a Little Less Big

Fewer arrivals from other countries and more people moving to less populous areas accelerate a trend, new census estimates show.

#census, #immigration-and-emigration, #population, #urban-areas

A Growing Summertime Risk for Cities: Power Failures During Heat Waves

The author of a new study said the combination of blackouts and extreme heat “may be the deadliest climate-related event we can imagine.”

#air-conditioning, #atlanta-ga, #detroit-mich, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environmental-sciencetechnology-journal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heatstroke, #phoenix-ariz, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #research, #stone-brian, #urban-areas

Reverse Migration: Moving to Cities While Others Flee

Suburban homeowners who have profited from the urban exodus during the pandemic are leaving small-town life behind to find out what they have been missing.

#boston-mass, #chicago-ill, #denver-colo, #los-angeles-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

After Pandemic, Shrinking Need for Office Space Could Crush Landlords

Some big employers are giving up square footage as they juggle remote work. That could devastate building owners and cities.

#boston-properties-inc, #buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #dimon-james, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #property-taxes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #recession-and-depression, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #sl-green-realty-corporation, #stocks-and-bonds, #telecommuting, #united-states, #urban-areas, #workplace-environment

Would You Jump In to Stop an Assault?

A recent video showed several men seeming to ignore an anti-Asian attack in Midtown. Yet research shows that most people are more than willing to intervene and help someone.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #chauvin-derek-1976, #crime-and-criminals, #floyd-george-d-2020, #genovese-kitty, #hate-crimes, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #urban-areas

If You Build It, They Will Bike: Pop-Up Lanes Increased Cycling During Pandemic

A study of European cities adds to a growing body of evidence that investments in cycling infrastructure can encourage bike commuting, which helps cut greenhouse gas emissions.

#air-pollution, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #medicine-and-health, #research, #urban-areas

Riders Are Abandoning Buses and Trains. That’s a Problem for Climate Change.

Public transit offers a simple way for cities to lower greenhouse gas emissions, but the pandemic has pushed ridership, and revenue, off a cliff in many big systems.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

Why Riders Abandoning Buses and Trains is a Problem for Climate Change

Public transit offers a simple way for cities to lower greenhouse gas emissions, but the pandemic has pushed ridership, and revenue, off a cliff in many big systems.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

Cities Are Flouting Flood Rules. The Cost: $1 Billion.

Cities and towns nationwide are failing to properly restrict construction in flood zones, an analysis for The Times found, violating taxpayer-subsidized insurance rules.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #federal-state-relations-us, #flood-insurance, #floods, #global-warming, #local-government, #national-flood-insurance-program, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states, #urban-areas, #zoning

If You Look at Your Phone While Walking, You’re an Agent of Chaos

An experiment by Japanese researchers revealed how just a few distracted walkers really can throw off the movements of a whole crowd.

#cellular-telephones, #research, #roads-and-traffic, #science-advances-journal, #smartphones, #urban-areas, #walking, #your-feed-science

We Need Buses, Buses Everywhere

Better service would improve millions of Americans’ lives.

#buses, #infrastructure-public-works, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

America Is Not Made for Anatomically Correct People

As Biden pushes for an infrastructure package, let’s fix our scandalous lack of public restrooms.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #infrastructure-public-works, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-areas, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Now Making Electric Bikes: Car and Motorcycle Companies

They see branding opportunities as the pandemic and a desire by cities to curb traffic propel e-bike sales to new heights.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ducati-motor-holding-spa, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #harley-davidson-inc, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #urban-areas

Covid Emptied Europe’s Cities. What Will Bring People Back?

City life came to a standstill from London to Berlin when the coronavirus struck. Now worries of a lasting exodus are pushing urban authorities to address long-festering problems.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #foreign-workers, #labor-and-jobs, #telecommuting, #urban-areas

U.S. Cities Are Vastly Undercounting Emissions, Researchers Find

Inconsistent and flawed data is undercutting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from American cities, according to a new study.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gurney-kevin-r, #nature-communications-journal, #research, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #urban-areas

The Future of Offices When Workers Have a Choice

Some work spaces in central employment districts may become housing, and some housing in residential areas may become work spaces.

#labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #urban-areas, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

What is the Future of Offices When Workers Have a Choice?

Some work spaces in central employment districts may become housing, and some housing in residential areas may become work spaces.

#labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #urban-areas, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment