Tuesday, 19 January, 2021
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https://youtu.be/q4FY4Ml7toE What does folklore and media tells us about the kind of city planning that the North Pole is built around? Nolan Gray takes on that fanciful question in a Christmas explainer. Hat tip to Ray Dubicki for finding this...
https://youtu.be/g9-9CxCxrVE Dave Amos looks at how cities across the globe are making streets and districts car-free. He also explains how this is improving economic and social outcomes.
https://youtu.be/XAFD-0aMkwE Vox explains how environmental racism through public policy and private actions can lead to environmental health catastrophes for people of color. Coronavirus is killing disproportionate numbers of black people in Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley,” and Vox explores why environmental racism...
https://youtu.be/7540qHh-ozQ The Washington State Department of Transportation provides an aerial overview of the SR-520 project affecting Montlake and Portage Bay.
https://youtu.be/_MpV7w6NxFE Dave Amos explains how automobile interests fought against pedestrian rights by concocting "jaywalking". He also argues that "jaywalking" should be legal.
https://youtu.be/ETPogv1zq08 Vox highlights how the United States casually engages in environmental racism through the lens of the Navajo Nation and the Red Water Pond incident.
https://youtu.be/To8PwGTMBoY Marijuana legalization and drug decriminalization took a big leap forward this year. Arrests and prosecution of drug possession and sale has been disproportionate, but decriminalization can go a long way to undoing this paradigm. So far, politicians have not...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJesS4zH2GI Davos Amos ask how big cities can get. Many megacities, largely defined as over 10 million people, are rapidly growing in industrialized countries. But cities over 100 million--gigacities--could be possible this century as megacities grow and merge. Happy Thanksgiving Day...