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Urban Times - Be the Change

Urban Times - Be the Change
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Modern Hieroglyphics | Full Print Magazine Coming Spring 2014… The Price of Walkability This is a community post, untouched by our editors. Not so long ago, walkable neighbourhoods had a price penalty associated with them – not a price premium. However, a structural shift is occurring, which demonstrates a fundamental change in demand in our cities. The Atlantic Cities recently released an article based on research from the Brookings Institution that shows just how much more expensive walkable, mixed-use, dense, and amenity rich neighbourhoods are in comparison to the typical suburban communities. Photo c/o ifmuth (Flickr) Of course, the flip side of this coin is that retail businesses do better in walkable neighbourhoods, due to increased footfall, houses are worth more per square foot, and even rent for office spaces increases. Although baby boomers and millennials (those born between the early 1980s and 2000) are extremely different in a number of respects, they share a similar desire to live in dense, walkable, urban communities with easily accessible amenities.

WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE? Justin Erik Halldór Smith Archinect | Connecting Architects Since 1997 Futility Closet Sophie Chevalier sophie.chevalier7@wanadoo.fr Sophie Chevalier est maître de conférences en ethnologie à l’Université de Franche-Comté depuis 1996. Elle a aussi enseigné ponctuellement en Grande-Bretagne, en Suisse et au Brésil. Après une licence de droit à l’Université de Genève, elle a étudié à l’Université de Paris X-Nanterre où elle a obtenu sa thèse de doctorat ; puis elle a passé deux ans post-doctoral comme chercheur associé au Department of Social Anthropology de l’Université de Cambridge (GB). Elle s’intéresse à l’anthropologie économique, plus précisément ses travaux concernent la culture matérielle contemporaine, les pratiques de consommation et les échanges. Elle a ensuite mené des recherches en Bulgarie, sur le passage d’une économie planifiée à l’économie de marché, vu à travers les pratiques économiques quotidiennes des habitants d’une petite ville. Par ailleurs, elle vient de terminer une recherche européenne qui incluait huit pays, « Parenté et solidarité » (6ème PCRD). Co-direction :

Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist PopMatters | Cultural Criticism from the World of Pop. Reviews, Essays, and Ideas in Culture, Music, Film TV, Books, Games, Comics Parlour | women, architecture, equity. Everyone Calls Themselves An Ally Until It Is Time To Do Some Real Ally Shit | Unsettling America By Xhopakelxhit, Ancestral Pride [PDF]: Every single time we speak publicly, or put ourselves out there we are always asked by other Indigenous Nations, settlers, and settlers of color: what can we do. We then go on to outline all the ways those who want to be potential allies can help us out in a tangible way, in a targeted way, and in a general way. Everyone takes notes, asks more questions, and seems really earnest. Then inevitably soon after something happens that we need to utilize these tools and reach out to our settler allies, guess what happens?! Not much. This is when the reality of doing something other than agreeing with us, reveals the struggle that settlers face when it comes to actually being an active ally; the word ally evokes images of rallies or marchers and bullhorns and social media call outs complete with said ally in the pic standing next to indigenous whoever with fists raised! There has always been a great many of us who are not OK with being assimilated.

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