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  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:21 PM | Anonymous

    By Bob Zimmerman and Elizabeth Henry    JANUARY 04, 2018

    ... the most profitable use of the circle, sandwiched between the South End and South Boston, may lie in not developing it. City coffers would be in better shape if we scrape up the pavement, create a wetland, and invite the public into a vibrant open space...,. 

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 10:55 PM | Anonymous

    In September, 238 applicants dreamed the impossible dream of attracting the second headquarters of Amazon, along with some 40,000 jobs. Today, all but 20 of those applicants will have to find a new had whittled the list of possible homes for its second headquarters to 20, including centers of technology like Boston and some surprise locations like Columbus, Ohio

  • Friday, January 19, 2018 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    "The most essential designed component of New York is not a skyscraper or a station, but the street. That basic workhorse of public space carries people, freight, and vehicles on its surface; water, sewage, power, gas, steam, and data below. It is a complex but archaic machine — improvised, mistreated, and endlessly patched up. It needs an overhaul, and it needs one now."

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:46 AM | Anonymous

    There’s a certain type of house that people love to hate. They're called "McMansions," and architecture critic Kate Wagner has dedicated her website, McMansion Hell, to explaining why these houses rub people the wrong way. This was one of our most in-depth documentaries of 2017. Read the story (and see the video):

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:01 AM | Anonymous


    "Over the past century the automobile has turned out to be the ultimate disruptor to 

    human lives and our civic way of life."

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    “The social and emotional cost fell on poor people and people of color,” says University of Richmond’s Robert Nelson."

  • Monday, January 08, 2018 5:20 PM | Anonymous
    "We need openness and clarity about what the green belt does and its role in the undersupply of housing. Then we can ask if the price of green belt is one worth paying. If so, we can at least maintain the green belt without spurious justifications such as growing food and mitigating urban heat islands. If not, we can start to debate a new approach to green belt policy, which might include concentrating on corridors of green with improved public access, as in the Lee Valley Regional Park."

  • Monday, January 08, 2018 5:16 PM | Anonymous

    Nearly a quarter of Houston's population lives in poverty—a scenario five times more likely for Black and Latino children than white children, according to a new report from Mayor Sylvester Turner's office. 

    A city task force has proposed an ambitious public jobs program as a way to make an immediate impact.

  • Monday, January 08, 2018 5:15 PM | Anonymous

    "The new 25-tear London Plan would ban the construction of parking in large swatches of the city. It's just one component of an ambitious policy agenda presented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan this week."

  • Monday, January 08, 2018 4:45 PM | Anonymous
    "When Berlin unveiled its plans last week to become a more bike- and pedestrian-friendly city, it was almost immediately hailed as a revolution. "

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