Posts Tagged ‘cities’

Parking

January 10, 2019

“Why we should pay more for free parking.” A Guardian video.

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Ghost Bikes

October 1, 2018

 “Ghost Bikes,” a short documentary by Ethan Brooks.

Related: GhostBikes.org

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Uber Makes Traffic Worse

June 28, 2018

You can call Uber and Lyft from your phone and get a ride. Smooth, right? But with all those rideshare vehicles picking up and dropping off fares, city streets are more congested than ever. Video from Streetfilms.org.

More:

“How to Fix New York City’s ‘Unsustainable’ Traffic Woes,” Laura Bliss, CityLab

Update:

“A new study says services like UberPool are making traffic worse,” Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post

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The Price of Parking

June 15, 2018

The Price of Parking

A Hong Kong parking spot measuring 16.4 feet by 8.2 feet sold for US$760,000 on June 4th, according to the South China Morning PostThat’s about US$5,600 per square foot, three times the average price of residential property in Hong Kong. The spot is in a parking bay in the Ultima luxury development (average apartment price: US$12.7 million) where there are only 370 car spaces for 527 units. An Ultima parking space recently rented for US$1,274 per month.

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China’s Cities Devour Farms

December 6, 2017

“Village in the City,” a short documentary by Tom Ford of BAMM about urbanization in Guangzhou, China.

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The High Cost of Free Parking

December 1, 2017

Will Chilton and Paul Mackie of Mobility Lab explain how the cities we live in are shaped by the way we get around them (more here).

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Hello Tokyo

September 15, 2017

“Hello Tokyo,” a 4-Minute tour of Tokyo by filmmaker Christoph Gelep. Music by Bonobo.

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The First City

May 30, 2017

Jonathan F. P. Rose explains how the first city was started in Turkey, 12,000 years ago.

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The Pentagon Preps for Urban Growth

January 31, 2017

Growing megacities are breeding grounds for “adversaries and hybrid threats,” and the U.S. Armed Forces are unprepared, claims a video from the “Advanced Special Operations Combating Terrorism” course at the Joint Special Operations University. The privately-produced video, made public by The Intercept’s Nick Turse, is based on a 2014 Army report.

We’re surprised the footage wasn’t used by the Trump campaign.

More:

“Pentagon Video Warns of ‘Unavoidable’ Dystopian Future for World’s Biggest Cities,” Nick Turse, The Intercept

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Big Apple Manhole Covers: Cast in India

January 10, 2017

When you’re crossing the street in New York, look down. See that heavy iron manhole cover? It was cast in India.

A film by Natasha Raheja.

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