This week, New York wants to cap ridesharing vehicles to reduce traffic congestion, but Uber claims it’s immune from regulation because New York is bad at urban planning. If only that logic worked for the rest of us. Also, Los Angeles thinks it’s found a way to store excess solar and wind energy – by harnessing the power of the Hoover Dam. Plus, the story of the property in Manhattan that’s the size of a pizza slice and London could have had a futuristic pod system built on top of the Thames.
Look no further than almost any film produced or set during that time period. While Taxi Driver and Blade Runner are less subtle in their portrayal of the city as a place of terror, even films such as Ghostbusters, Back to the Future II, and Woody Allen’s cache during that era can’t help but show the city in poor form. Certainly cities back then had many charms, but there really is no avoiding the fact that they were largely in a free fall, a decline that society assumed to be perpetual.
Well a lot has changed over the past 20 years.
It’s 12 am. You’ve had a beer or 7 and now you’re walking home. Suddenly out of nowhere a car speeds around the corner and hits you straight on. The driver didn’t have his lights […]
This is an update/re-post of an article titled “Want to See the Milky Way and Live in the Eastern Time Zone? Good Luck” published back in 2013. That article, re-printed below, advocated […]
Weekly Links: A Concept Skyscraper with Jungles and Glaciers, Singapore Needs More Land (Will Just Make More Land), and Hiring Actors to Teach Transit Etiquette in South America
A weekly gathering of interesting articles and media from across the globe. New York City. 1990. Enough Said. This video (embedded below) takes place just before the major urban transitional period of […]
How and When is Atlanta Going to Adopt America's Renewed Fascination with Grand Central Rail Stations?
As the city formerly known as Terminus and currently known as the “Capital of the South,” Atlanta is interesting in that it lacks a grand central rail station offering local and regional […]