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A social community for planners: Health-themed social media helps transportation planners rely and map pedestrians and cyclists, who’re notoriously troublesome to trace. Now planners can take a deeper dive a warmth map of those pedestrian routes, and use the info to foyer for higher infrastructure. (City Lab)
Can rezoning change Seattle’s segregation?: In sure wealthy white enclaves of Seattle, there are 100 white residents for each black resident. Traditionally that is the results of deed restrictions and redlining, so can altering the zoning code now to permit for extra housing varieties in these neighborhoods change the racial disparity? Former County Government Ron Sims says the injury is tough to reverse, however others pushing plans to vary it nonetheless maintain out hope. (Seattle Times)
Pricing congestion in NYC: With New York Metropolis’s transit infrastructure persevering with to endure from a backlog of infrastructure upkeep and Superstorm Sandy, some politicians at the moment are hoping to boost cash by means of congestion pricing schemes. Such a plan might increase as much as $1.1 billion per yr, however has stiff opposition within the suburban oriented state legislature. Success has are available London and Milan, however can it work in NYC? (Brown Political Review)
The top of the housing provide debate?: Constructing new houses reduces displacement, and constructing reasonably priced houses reduces displacement twice as successfully, a research exhibits. Stated one other means, constructing two market charges houses is roughly equal to constructing one reasonably priced houses when it comes to preventing displacement, however this in fact prices much more in subsidies. (City Observatory)
Strolling within the quick lane: Based on current analysis, 47 % of British individuals discover sluggish strolling on purchasing streets annoying. To treatment the state of affairs, Liverpool has determined to create quick strolling lanes within the metropolis middle. The thought is in fact extra well-liked with youthful individuals than previous, however in the mean time the markings are principally ignored. (Independent)
Quote of the Day
New York is brown, Berlin is pink, Paris is aquamarine, and San Francisco is a pastel rainbow, I assumed after visiting every of them. Typically this impression is predicated on the colour of paint and stone, different occasions it’s pure parts, and typically it’s only a feeling.
–Jessica Furseth in Curbed describing the colour of cities that comes from constructing supplies and private impressions.
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