Mitchell Reardon

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Cycling changed my life, and I never want to own a car again

Three years ago when I moved to the Netherlands, I knew the cycling culture would be intense going in, but what I wasn’t prepared for is how it would …

Bike Lanes

Path

How Seoul transformed a disused highway overpass into a botanical garden in the sky

South Korea’s bustling capital city is crammed with gleaming skyscrapers, packed with lower-slung commercial and residential development, and woven …

Trails

Artists lent their talents to colour Ramadan fridges

A couple of artists from a Dubai-based art studio for people of determination have lent their talents to add colour and vigour to a couple of …

Ramadan

Metro will stay open later for Caps-Lightning Games 3 and 4 — thanks partly to … Qatar?

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>One day after saying that the tiny, wealthy nation of Qatar had agreed to pay the $100,000 fee to keep Metro open an extra hour after Game 4 of the Capitals’ Eastern Conference finals series on Thursday, D.C. Council member Jack Evans, also chair of the Metro board, said …

Tampa Bay

Loneliness May Be a Bigger Public Health Threat Than Smoking or Obesity

Since stepping down as surgeon general in April of last year, Vivek Murthy has turned his attention to what he considers to be America’s …

Health Care

Want To Be A Great Storyteller? First, Break These Habits

The story you decide to tell matters just as much as how you decide to tell it.<p>You’ve heard dozens of times that you’re more likely to engage your audience when you tell a story in your presentation. A story that’s powerful and relevant can galvanize people and inspire action. But even otherwise …

Public Speaking

In Photos: Are Smartphones Killing The Suburbs?

One photographer’s images of the suburb where he grew up suggest as much.<p>The photographer Marc Vidal’s series <i>Journey to the End of Boredom</i> <i></i>perfectly captures the banality of the French suburbs where he grew up, built in the 1980s and ’90s like so many others around the world. These suburbs, once …

InterAct

Making cities more dense always sparks resistance. Here’s how to overcome it.

Urbanist Brent Toderian on how to deal with NIMBY [Not In My Backyard].<p>Urban density, done well, has all kinds of benefits. On average, people who live in dense, walkable areas tend to be physically healthier, happier, and more productive. Local governments pay less in infrastructure costs to …

Urban Design

Beware the Feel-Good Campaign Promise - Guest Opinion

It must be election season in San Francisco, because it smells of political bullshit—specifically, the bullshit of feel-goodism policies is wafting …

San Francisco

Danny Brown Has No Competition

On the cusp of the Detroit rapper's 'Atrocity Exhibition,' the now 35-year-old is more comfortable than ever. This is his moment.<p>Danny Brown can barely keep his eyes open. He's sitting alone, in a corner booth on the roof of the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. In front of him: a paper cup of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

3Dux/design shark tank style pitch at CTNEXT Entrepreneur Awards

Awards

Using software to measure the UrbanFootprint

Peter Calthorpe and his partner Joe DiStefano have a venture-capital funded startup designed to provide municipalities, non-governmental …

Salt Lake City

Copenhagen Mastermind Jan Gehl Isn't Sold on 'Smart' Cities

Architect and planner Jan Gehl looks back on how he helped transform Copenhagen into one of the world’s most livable cities and talks about how people can reclaim the streets.<p>Advocates of bike lanes, shared streets, and walkable cities could take a lesson from their adversaries: If they want to …

Urban Design

The Case for Preserving Mobile Homes

Preservationist and landscape architect Eduard Krakhmalnikov thinks these places are overlooked in the national conversation on affordable housing.<p>Today, about 40,000 mobile home parks exist across the United States. They were critical to filling housing shortages during World War II and even more …

Housing

By 2020, China plans to give all its 1.4 billion citizens a personal score based on how they behave. Some with low scores are already being punished …

China

Why boring streets make pedestrians stressed and unhappy – Colin Ellard

In 2007, the Whole Foods supermarket chain built one of their largest stores on New York City’s storied Lower East Side, occupying an entire block of …

Psychology

Physiotec

Video Home Exercise Program<p>With Physiotec, patients have access to their <b>home exercise programs</b> online through their smart phone, electronic tablet or …

Parking and the City (Hardback)

Description<p>Donald Shoup brilliantly overcame the challenge of writing about parking without being boring in his iconoclastic 800-page book <i>The High</i> …

How Chinese gangs are laundering drug money through Vancouver real estate

Criminal syndicates that control chemical factories in China’s booming Guangdong province are shipping narcotics, including fentanyl, to Vancouver, …

Corruption

How BART used social media to turn crisis into opportunity (and how WMATA didn’t)

March 16, 2016 was a very bad day for transit riders.Two major transit agencies – Washington DC’s WMATA and San Francisco’s BART – both stopped …

Social Media

What is Vienna's Secret to Being the Best City

What is the secret behind Vienna's commendable progress? The government and business leaders say it's the perfect combination of long-term planning

Something, but Almost Nothing: The Origin of Bike-Sharing

Published by carfreematt<p>Matt Pinder is a transportation engineering student at the University of Toronto dedicated to changing the way we think about …

Promoting children’s ‘sense of home’ with city design

<b>A city designed with its youngest residents in mind can ‘transform’ not only their future but its own social and economic outlook, says acclaimed</b> …

Built Environment

Urban Quilt

“Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.” – Louis Kahn

The roaming empire

As buying a house becomes harder and remote working simpler, should we remain wedded to the idea of settling down? Jonathan Beckman meets the people …

New Jersey

Teenage flicks: how 'phone boredom' became Gen Z's answer to passing the time

From Twitter to Tumblr, swiping through your mobile’s apps is the new doing something while doing nothing at all. Is it simply a case of new technology, same old humans?<p>Horizontal. Phone propped less than 10cm away from your face: minimum hand muscles engaged. Twitter: meme (it’s funny, but you …

Apps

SUUNTO X9i Compendium

<b>X9i</b><b>:</b> <b>How to Achieve a Maximum Performance?</b><p>Willem.Minten@telenet.be<p>Creation date:<p>June 3, 2006<p>Last revision date:<p>April 19, 2008<p>(covers <b>Suunto Trek</b> …

California's Housing Prices Need to Come Down

Shifting control of housing decisions from local to state oversight could be a way to slow the rise of California’s house prices. A newly proposed bill, SB 827, is a step in that direction.<p>Housing in California has been appreciating much more quickly than in the aggregate of the U.S. for about half …

Urban Design

Dubai Aims To Be The Happiest And Smartest City In The World

Is happiness the key to the growth and prosperity of the world? Will it ensure the future of human beings on this planet? World leaders from over 100 countries as well as economists, F500 executives, psychiatrists, and journalists believe it is, and to prove it, they met recently at the Global …

Happiness