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

  • Monday, January 08, 2018 12:36 PM | Daphne Politis

    You're too expensive, you lack social skills and you're really segregated..."

  • Monday, January 08, 2018 12:34 PM | Daphne Politis

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

  • Monday, January 08, 2018 11:44 AM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    We need a bolder master plan from Mayor Walsh

    The Boston Globe_Boston Then and Now letters _11 -11-17.pdf

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 3:32 PM | Daphne Politis

    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.

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 3:31 PM | Daphne Politis

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

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 3:29 PM | Daphne Politis

    Joel Kotkin and Alan M. Berger discuss their new book, which analyses what the suburbs are and will become, in both the United States and around the world.

    "Two trends that may seem counterintuitive to urbanists have been the rapid pattern of diversification in suburbs, which now hold most of the nation’s immigrants and minorities, as well as the fact that suburbs are more egalitarian and less divided by class than core cities."

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:11 AM | Daphne Politis

    A Metropolitan Area Planning Council Research Brief

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:54 PM | Daphne Politis

    "Gentrification is big news all over L.A., and working-class and lower-income people across the county stand to lose a lot from its advance," writes Erin Aubry Kaplan. "They already have. But black people in particular will feel the sting."

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