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  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:36 PM | Daphne Politis

     "Greater Boston is thriving... Can Greater Boston reap the rewards of a booming economy without sacrificing the people who are just trying to live there?"

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/29/magazine/success-is-killing-san-francisco-is-boston-next/?et_rid=1767609057&s_campaign=globesmostpopular%3Anewsletter&et_rid=1767609057&s_campaign=globesmostpopular%3Anewsletter
  • Friday, January 17, 2020 11:41 AM | Anne McKinnon (Administrator)

    WalletHub ranked 100 U.S. cities across three dimensions:  accessibility and convenience, safety and reliability, and public transit resources. You may be surprised at Boston's rank.

    Reprinted in Metro mag:  https://www.metro-magazine.com/management-operations/news/735547/2019-s-cities-with-the-best-and-worst-public-transportation?utm_source=email&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_campaign=20200117-NL-MET-Trending-BOBCD200111008&omdt=NL-MET-Trending&omid=1102541393&oly_enc_id=9241D0898712E7T 


  • Friday, January 10, 2020 5:22 PM | Leonardi Aray (Administrator)

    Boston Cyberarts Gallery usually leans toward the future. In this exhibition, curators Mark Favermann, Keaton Fox, and George Fifield look to technologies of yesteryear, spotlighting contemporary works in art and design intended to provoke marvel, which are mechanical or animated by natural phenomena such as gravity and wind. 

    Through Feb. 16. Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-2109, www.bostoncyberarts.org


  • Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:09 PM | Daphne Politis

    "It seems to be an article of faith among some urban planners that transit can’t be private. If it’s to serve poor demographics and remote areas, the thinking goes, it needs heavy public planning and subsidization. But that view turns out to be parochial. Cities worldwide—including in the US—have proven that with the right conditions, private transit can flourish. It often does so in spite of attempts by the government itself to shut these services down."

    https://marketurbanismreport.com/blog/peseros-the-vast-private-bus-network-of-mexico-city?fbclid=IwAR18JtxXFVv_GkfmUxwfJRjET2vn0MsGd-kUZBH3baxEEqXNOMT_sEb4NtM

  • Saturday, December 21, 2019 7:51 PM | Daphne Politis

    1. From NIMBY to YIMBY

    2. Mitigation and Adaptation

    3. Tactical Urbanism

    4. Social Equity in Planning

    5. Shared Cities

    6. The Era of Big Data

    https://www.planning.org/blog/9192292/10-years-of-transformation-6-ways-planning-changed-in-2010s/

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:44 PM | Daphne Politis

    "How the patron saint of progressive urban planning’s ideas and ideals were implemented - and corrupted."

    https://thenib.com/jane-jacobs-vs-the-power-brokers

  • Friday, December 06, 2019 4:04 PM | Daphne Politis

    "The Pacific Northwest is leading the way for bicycle safety at the state level, according to the latest report from the League of American Bicyclists."

    https://www.planetizen.com/node/107489?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news-12052019&mc_cid=a99aa219f5&mc_eid=b9p0fICGm0

  • Sunday, December 01, 2019 8:15 PM | Daphne Politis

    "Cities are supposed to be built for all of us, but they aren't built by all of us. 

    Every city in the world has been designed and built by men. But what if the other half had a go? 

    Barcelona might be able to give us that answer. 

    For the past four years the city has had a female mayor with a profoundly feminist agenda. 

    We spoke to feminists working in urban planning in the city to find out what they think needs to change to make cities better for women."

    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-50269778/what-would-a-city-designed-by-women-be-like

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