Posts Tagged ‘cities’

Elvis & Corporate Welfare

April 18, 2019

The dirt-poor city of Memphis is giving tax breaks to Graceland.

“So why, you might ask, is a city that regularly ranks among the nation’s poorest giving several hundred million dollars in tax breaks to a long-dead rock star’s house museum where the cheapest ticket costs $41?”

— “This Has to Be One of the Most Ridiculous Corporate Welfare Deals in Quite Some Time,” Henry Grabar, Slate

 

Video: “Money Honey,” written by Jesse Stone, recorded by Elvis Presley, 1956.

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What Makes Paris Look Like Paris

March 22, 2019

What Makes Paris Look Like Paris? It’s complicated.

More:

“What Makes Paris Look Like Paris?” Carl Doersch, Saurabh Singh, Abhinav Gupta, Josef Sivic, Alexei A. Efros, Communications of the ACM

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Seattle: View from the Space Needle

February 8, 2019

A 3-year time-lapse video from the Space Needle shows the scale of new development in Seattle. No wonder Amazon needed to expand to other cities.

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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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