As Cities Evolve, ‘Access’ Means More Than Cars

Chuck Wolfe My Urbanist, via Sustainable Cities Collective July 22, 2015 Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge. Photographs are one tool to illustrate the … More As Cities Evolve, ‘Access’ Means More Than Cars

Play the City: A Game That Lets Everyone Plan the Future of a Town

Charlotte Scott Future Cape Town, via Sustainable Cities Collective July 10, 2015 ‘The participants move around small blocks that look like mini-buildings’ Inside Khayelitsha’s well-used Harare Library people can be seen standing around playing on a large circular table, interacting, debating and explaining. The participants move around small blocks that look like mini-buildings around the … More Play the City: A Game That Lets Everyone Plan the Future of a Town

Conservatives, Light Transit, Baltimore and the Urban Question

Klaus Philipsen Sustainable Cities Collective July 6, 2015 Baltimore, synonym for how conservatives fight cities The name of my hometown by choice, Baltimore, Maryland, has lately become a synonym for America’s urban condition. Baltimore: it stands for police violence and the war on drugs, urban poverty, and the country’s historic and unresolved problems with race. … More Conservatives, Light Transit, Baltimore and the Urban Question