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  • 08 Jan 2018 5:20 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)
    "We need openness and clarity about what the green belt does and its role in the undersupply of housing. Then we can ask if the price of green belt is one worth paying. If so, we can at least maintain the green belt without spurious justifications such as growing food and mitigating urban heat islands. If not, we can start to debate a new approach to green belt policy, which might include concentrating on corridors of green with improved public access, as in the Lee Valley Regional Park."

    http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/beware-new-justifications-for-green-belt-what-we-need-is-a-new-approach/

  • 08 Jan 2018 5:16 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Nearly a quarter of Houston's population lives in poverty—a scenario five times more likely for Black and Latino children than white children, according to a new report from Mayor Sylvester Turner's office. 

    A city task force has proposed an ambitious public jobs program as a way to make an immediate impact.

    https://www.planetizen.com/node/96044?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news-12042017&mc_cid=e64f0c0c60&mc_eid=b9p0fICGm0

  • 08 Jan 2018 5:15 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    "The new 25-tear London Plan would ban the construction of parking in large swatches of the city. It's just one component of an ambitious policy agenda presented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan this week."

    https://www.planetizen.com/node/96059?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news-12042017&mc_cid=e64f0c0c60&mc_eid=b9p0fICGm0

  • 08 Jan 2018 4:45 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)
    "When Berlin unveiled its plans last week to become a more bike- and pedestrian-friendly city, it was almost immediately hailed as a revolution. "

    https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2017/12/berlin-bike-revolution/548297/

  • 08 Jan 2018 12:36 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)
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    You're too expensive, you lack social skills and you're really segregated..."

    http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2018/01/04/breaking-up-boston-anya-weber

  • 08 Jan 2018 12:34 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    "I wondered what it might be like to shack up in another city where..."

    http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2018/01/05/staying-with-boston-miles-howard


  • 11 Dec 2017 3:32 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Data analysis reveals which cities have the most working artists.

    Richard Florida shares data on the concentration of artists in the country's 100 largest metros to find out which cities are the leading art hubs of the 21st century. "While New York galleries will be well represented at Art Basel Miami Beach, the metro is no longer the nation’s leading center for art and artists," writes Florida. But, the numbers don't bear out the narrative that large cities like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have completely priced artists out.

    https://www.planetizen.com/node/96194?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news-12112017&mc_cid=7d2af21323&mc_eid=b9p0fICGm0

  • 11 Dec 2017 3:31 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

    Several cities located in the Northeast, especially in the New York region, saw a significant increase in the number of car-free households.

    https://www.planetizen.com/node/96176?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news-12112017&mc_cid=7d2af21323&mc_eid=b9p0fICGm0

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