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All We Want to Do Is Watch Each Other Play Video Games - The New York Times
Gamers are the new stars. Esports arenas are the new movie theaters.

Here’s How to Save America’s Malls

Two days a week, Ms. Hand and her crews convert about 50 movie auditoriums into esports arenas, where kids, mostly younger, compete and watch the winners onstage, projected onto the big screen.
games  cities 
yesterday by jellis
Bijlmer, City of the Future, Part 1, 99% Invisible
a team headed by an architect named Siegfried Nassuth

Pruitt Igoe in St Louis, had also been an experiment in the modernist principles of CIAM
99percentinvisible  architecture  cities  history  modernism  urbanism 
yesterday by pierredv
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative - Wikipedia
It is known as the first and only community-run grassroots organization to gain "the power of eminent domain" by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, meaning the community controls its own development and the use of the land.[1]
commons  cities  housing 
3 days ago by zryb
London one of worst capitals in Europe for clean, safe transport, study shows | UK news | The Guardian
UK capital has the most expensive public transport, second-worst air quality and is one of most dangerous to walk and cycle, study of 13 EU cities reveals
ranking  cities  Europe  London  Copenhagen  Amsterdam  Oslo  Zurich  Vienna  Madrid  Paris  Brussels  Budapest  Berlin  Moscow  Rome  pollution  publictransport  safety  mobility  review  WuppertalInstitute  Greenpeace  Guardian  2018 
3 days ago by inspiral
St. George, Utah, Is Booming, and Guzzling Water - CityLab
St. George is the country's fastest-growing metro area (as of 2018), and one of the largest users of water, with the average resident consuming twice as much as the average resident in LA. Plans to build a pipeline from Lake Powell would increase supplies, but cause other problems.
cities  urban  water  environment  west  power_in_city 
4 days ago by johnmfrench
Pipe dreams: can 'nano apartments' solve Hong Kong's housing crisis? | Cities | The Guardian
On attempts to find creative solutions in the most expensive, and one of the most crowded, places in the world to live.
housing  cities  urban  power_in_city 
4 days ago by johnmfrench
Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action | TED Talk
"An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this spirited talk, the mayor of Bogotá shares some of the tactics he used to change the transportation dynamic in the Colombian capital... and suggests ways to think about building smart cities of the future.
cities  transport  buses  mobility  developing  Columbia 
4 days ago by spencertree
Peter Calthorpe: 7 principles for building better cities | TED Talk
A great video with some basic principles: More than half of the world's population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we build new cities will be at the heart of so much that matters, from climate change to economic vitality to our very well-being and sense of connectedness. Peter Calthorpe is already at work planning the cities of the future and advocating for community design that's focused on human interaction. He shares seven universal principles for solving sprawl and building smarter, more sustainable cities.
cities  p33507  urban  design 
4 days ago by spencertree
Finding happiness may depend on where you live - The Washington Post
Where you live has a bigger impact on happiness and health than you might imagine
Happiness  Cities  Livability 
4 days ago by phillanes

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