1523 POSTS 34 COMMENTSStephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.
https://youtu.be/omigBsOmtjw Skateboarding as a recreational activity and sport mostly started in cities using unique bits of infrastructure and public space to bring creativity and excitement in accomplishing tricks. Tony Hawk, a renowned skateboarder, talks with Vox about some of skateboarding’s most legendary...
https://youtu.be/KOAOVbyfjA0 How did America’s civilian police forces go from just uniforms and basic equipment to militarized forces mirroring the national military? Vox takes a look at the rapidly changing face of American police forces over the past few decades.
LAX-LAS: A private passenger rail service is poised to launch next year between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. 15-minute cities: Top mayors are pledging to build 15-minute cities. Pushed out: As gentrification happened in Seattle, a quarter of residents were pushed...
https://youtu.be/yxdIluAPLt8 Cheddar documents the rise of glass building and skyscrapers and how tides are beginning to turn against the overuse of glass in skyscrapers.
https://youtu.be/qp5CEcIyk94 Vox explains how human expansion into natural habitats is directly linked to the spread of new and deadly diseases in human populations.
https://youtu.be/h-I6HFQXquU Bloomberg CityLab explains how cities can rebuild around bikes quickly for the Covid and post-Covid era and why it’s vitally important to do so.
Open top buses: In London, a tour bus company wants to use open top buses for commuters. AFFH Rule row: The occupant of the White House wants to undo a prominent federal fair housing rule, but what is his real motivations in doing so?
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Inadequate: The CARES Act has come up short for transit and existing formulas for funding are inadequate. Scott Walker's ghost: Wisconsin's Democratic governor is still moving forward with a misguided highway expansion project. The real looters: Neoliberalism has been a period...