Sarah Laskow

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The French Invented the Apartment

Two New York architects enamored with Parisian flats convinced Rutherford Stuyvesant to build New York's first apartment building in the late 1860s.

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Do Places Seem Farther Away When You Have to Walk to Get There?

Turns out pedestrians who live in cities consistently over-estimate the amount of time it takes to walk somewhere. Why this matters to density.