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Who Gets Peace and Quiet?: Urban Noise in the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 stay-at-home advisories of 2020, the world quieted. As a community noise researcher, I felt the changes acutely.

#cities #health

This Spanish city has been restricting cars for 24 years. Here’s what we can learn from it

Pontevedra, Spain, offers some of the best evidence available about what happens when a city is reconfigured to accommodate people, rather than cars.

#cars #cities

Boston’s transit agency used one weird trick to increase bus driver job applications by 356%

Spoiler: pay them fair wages and they'll suddenly want to work again.

#work #cities #finance

In Pictures: Street art murals in Baghdad

Iraqi group of artists paint murals in Al Anbari district inspired by traditional folklore

#middle east #cities #art

Multi-Use Public Spaces and Urban Design: Copenhagen and Social Integration

#europe #cities

Revisiting the Playground

#youth #cities #history

The humble roundabout

A thought-provoking write-up, doubly so as it's written by someone living in South Africa. (Well, we have the same problem with beggars at traffic lights in Romania.) But it's also flawed: you can so tell it's written by a driver. Not a word about traffic light queues being caused by way too much traffic, for example. Also, you got the meaning of "implicit" and "explicit" backwards. An explicit rule would be mandating lower speed limits. You know, like cities in France and Belgium have been doing for years now.

#cars #cities

Sacred Spaces: Ultimate Play The Game

The birthplace of a gaming legend

#games #cities

Woodtick: The Piratey Town of Monkey Island 2

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Cruise robotaxis blocked traffic for hours on this San Francisco street

#robots #cars #cities

Toronto wants to kill the smart city forever

#cities #tech

Hoboken Hasn’t Had a Traffic Death in Four Years. What’s It Doing Right?

#cars #cities #politics #america

A 3,400-year-old City Emerges From The Tigris River

#antiquity #cities #climate

Seattle sets minimum wage requirements for app-based delivery workers

#cities #work #law

Giant Rodents 'Invaded' a Wealthy Gated Community. What Happened Next is a Lesson for Cities in the Climate Change Era

#animals #cities #environment

Street Views

Long, stunning dive into the history of urban photography at the intersection of technology and society.

#photos #tech #vintage #society #cities

When Cities Die

#cities #history #games

Colonial Williamsburg is Uncovering America’s Hidden Queer History

#cities #america #sexuality #history

In Photos: The Disfigured Urban Landscape of Hong Kong

The city will never be the same, and you can literally see why.

#cities #politics #photos

Interview: Konstantinos Dimopoulos Discusses "Virtual Cities"

#games #cities #books

Stunning Aerial Photographs Find The “Hidden City” Inside New York City

#cities #photos

How Oslo Achieved Zero Pedestrian and Bicycle Fatalities, and How Others Can Apply What Worked

#cars #cities

See the secret buildings that make cities run

#cities #architecture

Urban foxes 'more like domesticated dogs'

#animals #cities

A Love Letter to the Slums: The Urbanism of Final Fantasy 7

#games #cities

European cities bet on pedal power after lockdown

#europe #cities #bikes #pandemic

S’inspirer de l’urbanisme tactique pour adapter les villes à la distanciation sociale

#pandemic #cities

In a Pandemic, We're All 'Transit Dependent'

Now more than ever, public transportation is not just about ridership. Buses, trains, and subways make urban civilization possible.

#pandemic #cities

Vancouver council consensus: Remove 400 parking spaces from Columbia Street

#cars #cities

The Word from Wuhan

#pandemic #cities

Dropping speed limits in central Toronto has made pedestrians safer, new report says

#cars #cities

No Cars in Downtown San Francisco? It's Happening.

The plan to ban private cars from Market Street—one of the city’s busiest and most dangerous downtown thoroughfares—enjoys a remarkable level of local support.

#cars #cities

Vision Zero! Norwegian Capital Completely Quashes Road Deaths

#cars #cities

Barcelona's car-free smart city experiment

#cars #cities

This Decade’s Mobility Winner? The Bicycle

#bikes #cities

The scary real-life town that inspired the Silent Hill movie

#cities #games #environment

The discovery of the ancient Greek city of Tenea

#antiquity #cities

Lille passe à 30 km/h : "L'idée c'est vraiment que tout le monde se sente plus en sécurité"

#france #cars #cities

This Is What Beirut Was Like Before The War

#cities #vintage #photos

Locked Out

Airbnb promises anyone can “live like a local” while driving out the people who actually live there, and making the usual suspects rich.

#cities #business #comics

Oslo: The city that's banned cars

#cars #cities

Carmageddon: it’s killing urban life. We must reclaim our cities before it’s too late

#cars #cities

Why the soft machine will dominate urban transport

#bikes #cities

Des micros dans les rues de Saint-Étienne pour assurer la sécurité des habitants

#cities #privacy #law

'It’s a miracle': Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness

#cities #housing

Quels véhicules tuent les piétons à Paris ?

#france #cars #cities

Kiwibots win fans at UC Berkeley as they deliver fast food at slow speeds

#food #work #robots #cities

New Eiffel Tower Park Plan: More Trees, Fewer Cars

The most famous space in the city is set to get a pedestrian-friendly redesign that will create the city’s largest garden by 2024.

#cities #environment

Wild boars make a home in urban Hong Kong’s high rises and highways

#cities #animals

To Stop Climate Change—More Shared Mobility, Fewer Cars

#cities #climate

Virtual Cities explores the urban landscapes of 40 video games

#games #cities #books

The Dangers of Elite Projection

#cities #society

Hattusa: The Ancient Capital of The Hittites

#antiquity #cities

Cosmopolitanism on the Move: Port Said around 1900

#cities #history

Gustav Wunderwald’s Paintings of Weimar Berlin

#cities #art #vintage

Scrolling Beat ’em ups, urban blight and the neoliberal city

#games #cities #politics

6 Big Differences That Turn City Dwellers Into Liberals

#cities #politics

Finding North America’s lost medieval city

#middle ages #america #cities

Once a magnificent medieval city and home to 200,000 people, the ghost city of Ani is now completely abandoned and has stood empty for centuries

#cities #middle ages

The NYPL's Map Expert Explains This "Wondrous" Map Of 1920s Manhattan

#vintage #cities #maps

Mayor of Paris remains committed to the struggle to reclaim her city from the car: Hume

Anne Hidalgo admits her traffic plan is “radical,” but makes no apologies.

#cities #environment

The Mind of a Helmet Camera Cyclist: Red Lights, and Red Herrings

#bikes #cities

"Enough empty floor space to cover Madrid": so why are China's ghost cities still unoccupied?

#china #cities

People In Toronto Created A Memorial To A Dead Raccoon After The City Forgot To Pick It Up

#cities #animals #humor

London opens a bar where you can pet owls

#uk #animals #cities #photos

The Medieval Tube Map

#middle ages #cities #maps

How the Shinkansen bullet train made Tokyo into the monster it is today

#japan #trains #cities

A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City

#antiquity #cities #architecture

Our obsession with green lawns drives me nuts, and it's killing the environment

#cities #environment

Nara’s deer continue their summertime tradition of commandeering one of the city’s streets

#cities #animals

Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Nation

#america #cities #environment

11 Remarkable Ways Detroit Changed The World For The Better

#cities #history

The Safest Suburb In The World Did It By Ending The Culture Of Cars

The difference between this Dutch city and most North American commuter towns is that it actually makes good on its promise of safety, security, and good health.

#cars #cities

Detroit Receives Less Federal Money Than All Of These Foreign Nations (INFOGRAPHIC)

#america #cities #politics

Bob Mazzer On The Tube

#cities #trains #photos

The Increasingly Bad State of Disneyland Paris: A Neverending Story

#cities #culture #business

Moscow’s Protected Landscapes

My home town, Moscow, has earned its reputation for abandoned industrial zones, flashy business districts and traffic jams. Visitors are often surprised to discover that it is also a green city.

#cities #environment

New York City Plans to Fix Its Crumbling Harbors Using 3D-Printed Concrete

#cities #architecture #tech

'Entire streets' of Roman London uncovered in the City

#antiquity #cities

Superheated American City Dealing with 110 Degrees for 33 Days — Phoenix Confronts Apocalyptic Climate Change

#america #cities #climate #disaster

Abandoned Route 66: The Tourist Trap Ghost Town

#america #travel #cities

The best examples of street art in 2012 (48 pictures)

#cities #art #media

Why Everyone Films At The Same Damn New York Chinese Restaurant

#movies #food #cities