BY SAMUEL STEIN 03.12.2019 – jacobinmag apitalism and state planning have a complicated relationship. Capitalist ideology insists that markets are the best mechanism for economic, social, and environmental decision-making, and that consumer choice is the fairest and most efficient arbiter of public will. Deregulation has been … Continue reading Gentrification Is a Feature, Not a Bug, of Capitalist Urban Planning
Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings. That’s according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. You’re probably used to hearing about how denser cities cut transportation emissions, thanks to reduced driving. This study … Continue reading Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings.
by Eric Barton January 2017 You’ve seen those videos from a half-century ago predicting a rosy future, right? Everything in the kitchen is done with the push of a button, and we all zip along in cars controlled by robots. It all seems a bit … Continue reading The Future Of Fort Lauderdale: Here’s What Our City Might Look Like In 2050
I have wondered this my entire life! What a fantastical read … By Justin Davidson Perhaps you’ve been stuck behind the wheel on a city street, cursing your fellow drivers and feeling tempted to abandon your ride and hoof it the rest of the way. … Continue reading 10 mph Moving Sidewalks Could Make Crosstown Buses Obsolete
Carolyn Abate | Published on November 7, 2016 A year ago Kelly Dearman was fed up with her commute. Every day the married mother of two would make the nearly three-mile drive from her home in San Francisco’s Cole Valley neighborhood to her office in … Continue reading Urban Planning: How a City Gets Health
Ariane Laxo – Published: August 1, 2016 We all spend the majority of our time in the built environment, be it outside in parks or driving on roads and bridges, or inside our homes and offices. But is this built environment prepared for the impacts … Continue reading Resilient by Design: Preparing the Built Environment for Climate Change
Aneri Pattani, Oct. 25, 2016 When one of the largest California wildfires on record broke out in 2013, raging for more than two months and threatening San Francisco’s water supply coming from Yosemite,firefighters used drones to get aerial shots of the blazeand determine the … Continue reading Building the city of the future — at a $41 trillion price tag
By Jonathan Lerner Unlike other small urban areas in its region, the city of Middletown, New York, has been gaining population and jobs. About 28,000 people live there, a nearly 10 percent increase since 2000. Among its centers of employment and vitality are a community college and … Continue reading A Course in Small Town Revitalization