Posts Tagged ‘city planning’

Gotta Drive. Why?

March 10, 2021

If they want to work, shop for groceries, or visit, most Americans have to drive. Why? Laura Bult explores. A Vox video.

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US cities were segregated by design.

June 4, 2020

The 20th Century segregation of America’s cities was not a natural event, explains Richard Rothstein. Unconstitutional schemes and policies ruined cities and left minority residents to languish. We still live with the consequences.

More:

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein, 2017.

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Music Row Resurrection?

November 14, 2019

Nashville’s reputation as the recording capital of Country Music took off in 1954, when Owen and Harold Bradley established Bradley Film and Recording Studios, later called the Quonset Hut Studio, on 16th Avenue, opening the first of many major label studios in the neighborhood in and around 16th and 17th Avenues South. 21st century commercial real estate pressures moved many studios out of Music Row, but cultural preservations and country music enthusiasts are fighting back. The National Trust declared the district a National Treasure in 2015, and the city’s planning department now envisions a culturally-sensitive development process to resurrect Music Row.

More:

“How Nashville plans to save Music Row, a endangered cultural treasure,” Patrick Sisson, Curbed.com

Video: “Murder on Music Row,” written by Larry Cordle and Larry Shell, recorded by Alan Jackson and George Strait, 2000. Originally recorded by Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, 1999.

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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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Bicycles = Elitism?

December 5, 2011

Bicycles = Elitism?

It’s back! That 21st century city transportation question:

“Are urban bicyclists just elite snobs?” Will Doig, Salon.

Earlier iterations:

“Are Bike Lanes Expressways to Gentrification?” Paul M. Davis, Shareable

“Bike Lane Backlash, Even in Portland,” Sarah Goodyear, Atlantic Cities

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