Parks. Transport. ‘Transportation poverty’ predicted for Cincinnati’s aging Baby Boomer population — UrbanCincy. A new report, Aging in Place, Stuck without Options: Fixing the Mobility Crisis Threatening the Baby Boom Generation, released by Transportation for America finds that more than 64 percent of Cincinnati’s population between the ages of 65 and 79 will have poor transit access by 2015.
In the Cincinnati metropolitan area, that accounts for approximately 200,000 people. The Cincinnati region is not alone when it comes to providing adequate transit options to a growing aging population. The parable of Detroit: So cheap, there’s hope. BBC - The Code - The Wisdom of the Crowd. GaWC Research Bulletin 344. This Research Bulletin has been published in Urban Studies, 49 (5), (2012), 1127-1149. doi:10.1177/0042098011407095 Please refer to the published version when quoting the paper.
Satellite images of Earth show roads, air traffic, cities at night and internet cables. Air traffic routes are shown between North America and Europe.
Felix Pharand-Deschenes has created global snapshots depicting how power lines, roads and even air traffic corridors have come to dominate the surface of Earth. His visualisations based on real data show air traffic routes, the underwater cables that carry the internet, road and rail networks and electricity transmission lines all superimposed over cities at night.
Global population growth fears put to the test in Africa's expanding cities. John Baliruno, of Mpigi in central Uganda, has fathered nine children.
"I never intended to have such a big number," he reflected last week. "I with my wife had no knowledge of family planning and ended up producing one child after another. Rapidly Growing Cities Adopt Smart Technology. Cities are experiencing one of the biggest booms since the Industrial Revolution got under way.
In 2008, the number of urban dwellers for the first time in history eclipsed the number living far from the madding crowd. The United Nations projects that by mid-century, cities will be home to 70% of the world's 9.2 billion inhabitants, a figure that tops today's population by 30%. Livestream of Homework: Infrastructures & Collaboration in Social Practices Conference. Designing cities of the future. WALKABLE Dallas-Fort Worth: Pioneers Get the Arrows, Also Spread Small-Pox. Sylvan:Thirty and the West Dallas Plan There is an old saying in real estate development, "pioneers get the arrows, the settlers get the land.
" Most urban planning, as we know it, is an attempt to get out in front of those inevitable conflicts between past, present, and future. We like to think all places are permanent. What's Missing from the Latest Census Income Calculations - Jobs & Economy. Congratulations, greater Washington D.C.
You're the highest income metro in the nation, surpassing the much ballyhooed Silicon Valley, according to newly released 2010 Census data. The median household income for the D.C. metro area was $84,523, compared to $50,046 for the nation. A report over at Bloomberg credits this to federal spending, public sector employment, government contracting, lobbying and lawyers. +Augmented Urban Spaces.
Forum Nazionale per la difesa del paesaggio e dei suoli fertili. Stop Al Consumo di Territorio. I Comuni che dicono «basta così» Piani regolatori a crescita zero. Taifunschutz in Tokio: Unterirdische Kathedralen sammeln Regenfluten - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wissenschaft. Uld cities' problems be solved by urban acupuncture? Urban acupuncture favours a localised and community approach to urban renewal projects.
Photograph: Jon Feingersh/Getty Images/Blend Images RR Around the world, mass migration from the countryside to cities surges. Why Americans Love Chain Stores: A Psychological Perspective - Arts & Lifestyle. With Nils concept car, Volkswagen imagines urban future. German automaker Volkswagen this week unveiled its vision of an urban future with the Nils, a single-seat electric vehicle designed for "minimalist mobility.
" (Sound familiar? It's the polished version of the single-seat concept we told you about three weeks ago.) Revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the concept car touts an aluminum frame, top-hinged doors and exposed wheels on the outside and a zero-emissions powertrain on the inside. And the company isn't kidding about urban mobility -- with a range of just 40 miles (it tops out at 81 m.p.h.), this is definitively a city car, not a weekend cruiser. Understandably, the concept is designed for Europeans, not Americans: 74 percent of all commuters who live between Berlin and Munich drive less than 16 miles to work, according to the German Federal Statistical Office.
The Road to Exurbia. Essay: James Barilla [All photos by James Barilla, except as noted] Each year, by his own calculation, my dad drives as many miles as the circumference of the earth.
Our Picks From Next American City's Top Apps & Tools for Civic Engagement. As mutual advocates of issues central to the future of cities, Next American City is just one of the resources that EngagingCities staff refers to from time to time in search of the top trends and tools related to socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth in America’s cities. Recently, Next American City Magazine published a comprehensive list of best apps, websites and software for enhancing and improving urban life.
The list included tools affiliated with everything from city governance (ie: Diydemocracy and Datamasher), mapping and transportation (ei: Walkscore and Routeshout) to “living well” (Streetartview and Sportaneous). And our favorite - the robust civic engagement tools section with a list available specifically for community building, designed to help facilitate urban planning by engaging citizens to volunteer, share news and open lines of communication. Here, we’ve highlighted just a few of our favorites: Urbanology: An Online Game to Teach Users About Sustainability - Kaid Benfield - Life. Urbanology is a companion to a large-scale, interactive installation at the on-site BMW Guggenheim Lab, currently in New York City OK, this is really fun, if not to be taken too seriously.
Last month, the BMW Guggenheim Lab launched Urbanology online, a quick and fun game that forces users to make choices about urban issues, producing some quick findings based on the choices. The 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World - Jobs & Economy. Cities and their surrounding metro regions are the real economic engines of our time. Bringing together talented, ambitious people and the assets they need to succeed, cities propel the innovation and enterprise that spur long-term prosperity. Economists increasingly argue that clustering, concentration, and density stand alongside land, labor, and capital as key features that shape economic growth.
Creating-balanced-cities-interview-tia-kansara from... Sustainability activist Tia Kansara hopes for a future made up of cities that prioritise people and support nature. I was recently lucky enough to interview Tia on future urbanism, and how African cities can thrive, despite challenging natural conditions. Read on for how cities and rural areas can complement each other, how urban areas can adapt as the climate changes, and more: This Big City: How critical are cities for the future of our planet?
Architecture, urbanism, design and behaviour: a brief review. By Dan Lockton Continuing the meta-auto-behaviour-change effort started here, I’m publishing a few extracts from my PhD thesis as I write it up (mostly from the literature review, and before any rigorous editing) as blog posts over the next few months. The idea of how architecture can be used to influence behaviour was central to this blog when it started, and so it’s pleasing to revisit it, even if makes me realise how little I still know. “There is no doubt whatever about the influence of architecture and structure upon human character and action.
We make our buildings and afterwards they make us. They regulate the course of our lives.”Winston Churchill, addressing the English Architectural Association, 1924. GaWC - World City Research. Is ‘Urbanism Without Effort’ the Best Urbanism of All?