URBAN ISSUESCities Don't "Aspire" to Gentrification
In a recent article posted on New Geography, Aaron M. Renn asks what seems to be a fairly straightforward question: "Why Gentrification?" But unlike most writing on the subject, the question isn't why it happens or how to avoid it, but why cities aspire to it.
ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYThrow Out Less Trash, Get a Smaller Bill
San Francisco Examiner
Waste bin, recycling bin or compost bin? Elliot Easom never paid close attention to which piece of trash belonged in which bin - black, blue or green - until he became aware of an incentive being offered to his neighborhood.
TRANSPORTShanghai Thinking Monorail
Shanghai is likely to introduce the country's first suspended monorail train by 2015 to improve the city's worsening traffic congestion and pollution levels.
URBANISM & DESIGNPrescriptive vs. Market Urbanism
From Ilan Greenberg in The New Republic - San Francisco's Gentrification Problem isn't Gentrification. Greenberg compares the public debate (often writen, and discussed previously here) in San Francisco compared to more the more familiar narrative in other cities.
URBANISM & DESIGNHow to be a Citizen Placemaker
Project for Public Spaces
Imagine that you live in a truly vibrant place: the bustling neighborhood of every Placemaker's dreams. Picture the streets, the local square, the waterfront, the public market.
ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYUrban Trees Provide Billions in Economic Value
rom New York City's Central Park to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, America's urban forests store an estimated 708 million tons of carbon, an environmental service with an estimated value of $50 billion, according to a recent U.S. Forest Service study.