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Long commutes cause obesity, neck pain, loneliness, divorce, stress, and insomnia. - By Annie LowreyThis week, researchers at Umea University in Sweden released a startling finding: Couples in which one partner commutes for longer than 45 minutes are 40 percent likelier to divorce. The Swedes could not say why. Perhaps long-distance commuters tend to be poorer or less educated, both conditions that make divorce more common.
Van Alen Institute is an independent nonprofit architectural organization that promotes inquiry into the processes that shape the design of the public realm.
A study by Transportation Alternatives found that up to 45 percent of traffic in an area of Brooklyn was caused by cars circling the streets looking for parking.
Project Jonathan Schultz Give a Minute homepage features a user interface modeled on Post-it notes.
If we aim to create communities where the car is one among many road users, where reasonable efforts are made to protect and expedite each mode according to its ability to use space efficiently, and where we are not preferring one mode through vast hidden subsidies, then as far as I’m concerned we’ve done our job, which is to help create a free society where people are expected to bear both the costs and benefits of their choices. In such a future, communities will be designed with attention on multiple modes, for example, not because we planners have decreed it, but because more and more people will insist on living in places where they have modal options, and the market will respond to that. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Essay: Nate Berg
As more people move to cities, it is becoming increasingly challenging to design infrastructures that efficiently support the many changing needs of its inhabitants.
The LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF URBANISM is focused on changing the way we understand cities based upon the experience of Los Angeles and Southern California.
Dru Donovan for The New York Times Mind- Bending At Jump’s corporate seminars, group stretch comes before groupthink. Which was pretty much what happened.