Ruchir Sharma MAY 6, 2017 What makes America great? The standard answers point to qualities that the United States is said to have in greater abundance than its peers in Europe and Japan. There are the innovations that pour out of Silicon Valley companies and elite … Continue reading To Be Great Again, America Needs Immigrants
The improvements could get you a shorter commute By Sara Freund Feb 5, 2018, 11:17am CST Four of the busiest CTA train lines will get a $179 million investment thanks to a small fee added on to every Uber and Lyft ride. In Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 … Continue reading City rideshare fee to pay for $179 million in CTA upgrades
Can We Just Call This a Bus? LAURA BLISS – NOV 8, 2017 It’s the shape of a swoopy modern streetcar, but it’s got rubber-shod wheels of a bus. Also, there’s no driver—it’s automated like a tram. The “trackless train” is sort of a jackalope of … Continue reading New “trackless trains” out of China suggest buses by any other name could smell sweeter.
BY LENA AFRIDI | OP-ED | OCTOBER 10, 2017 People were investing in their communities long before government intervened with its own notions of what “good economic development” looks like. Yet today, when we talk about models for strengthening the financial health of U.S. cities, we mostly … Continue reading Two Words Are Missing From the Economic Development Conversation
BY : KELSEY E. THOMAS | OCTOBER 11, 2017 Despite the image of clean air, green backyards and fresh food often associated with leaving a dense urban core for more spread-out surroundings, new research finds that city dwellers are actually healthier — and happier — than … Continue reading Researchers Calculate the Healthiest City Density
By Susan Goldberg The world’s great metropolises will need to adapt to survive a huge growth. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/urban-expeditions/ This story appears in the October 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. In 1950 less than a third of the world’s people lived in cities. Today more than half do. By 2050 two-thirds … Continue reading What Will the City of the Future Look Like?
Claudia Dreifus –A CONVERSATION WITH SEPT. 12, 2016 Edward Humes, 59, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose latest book, “Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation,” is a wide-ranging look at the planes, trains and cars that Americans have chosen to rely … Continue reading Edward Humes on How Transportation Overkill Is Killing Us
September 7th, 2016 by Sandy Dechert On Monday, September 7 (the Labor Day holiday in the US), the government of Mexico announced that the nation “south of the border” would soon join the growing ranks of countries that have adopted cap and trade to reduce … Continue reading Mexico Will Launch Carbon Pricing In November
As Millennials and Boomers move into cities, will this trend continue? How will cities and regions allocate funds? Will this exacerbate the problem? All questions we need to understand before it is too late. by Timothy B. Lee on September 13, 2016 The latest Census Bureau … Continue reading American cities are getting richer. Rural areas are getting left behind.
Josh Stephens – September 15, 2016 2016 is more than halfway done, but the year has already produced a bumper crop of books related to cities. This year, authors are exploring imaginative topics and focusing on micro-geographies. Cities are treated as neighborhoods (prosperous and otherwise), … Continue reading A Back-to-School Reading List of Books About Cities