Will Houston’s data-driven approach help it distribute recovery funds more fairly?
An excerpt from Jeff Speck’s Walkable City Rules, a step-by-step guide to fixing America’s cities and towns.
Vacant properties add up to more than eight times the size of Central Park. The city could do more to encourage short-term uses of these spaces.
Also: How to fix Bronx bus service, and detecting tsunamis before it’s too late.
Even the world’s best system “is really not a technological solution to the problem of a near-field tsunami.”
A four-month program that started in San Francisco is now helping entrepreneurs across the nation tap into the $400 billion gov-tech industry.
Also: The man behind the scooter revolution, and the comeback of the mid-sized city.
To make a real difference, think policies, not thought training.
Also: Say goodbye to Confederate Avenue, and some rural counties are seeing a job boom.
Also: The Obama Library after Rahm Emanuel, and a look into the Museum of Broken Windows.
Also: Central Park’s hungry creatures of the night, and where environmental justice is threatened in the Carolinas.
Also: Judged in the court of public support, and the global mass transit revolution.
Participants and graduation, instead of defendants and parole. Since April, Redmond, Washington’s, new community court has focused on assistance rather than punishment.
Also: A short guide to Tulsa’s $465 million park, and the toxic legacy of urban industry.
It starts too early for teens’ sleep patterns, and ends too early for working parents. Does the country have to be stuck with it?
Also: D.C.’s heated battle over tipped workers, and what Republican mayors said at the climate summit.
Also: How Boston got its “T,” and remembering the “mother of all pandemics.”
Also: Doug Ford blows up Toronto’s city council, and another threat to Carolina’s lowcountry.
Also: Hurricane Florence fueled a pop-up micro-economy, and the bodega signmakers of New York.
Also: Mapping the unequal burden of Hurricane Florence, and the trouble with TIF.