Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: cities

16 bookmarks tagged “cities

From London to New York: Can quitting cars be popular?
Cities around the world reveal surprising truths about getting the public on board with cutting car-use.

The Dangers of Elite Projection
(Leer en español aquí.)   Elite projection is the belief, among relatively fortunate and influential people, that what those people find convenient or attractive is good for the society as a whole.  Once you learn to recognize this simple mistake, you see it everywhere.  It is perhaps the single most comprehensive barrier to prosperous, just, and […]

As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume - The New York Times
Google’s digital maps have become the world’s default atlas and the arbiter of what neighborhoods are called, even when many residents disagree.

A Tiny Twist on Street Design: The One-Minute City - Bloomberg
While the “15-minute city” model promotes neighborhood-level urban planning, Sweden is pursuing a hyper-local twist: a scheme to redesign every street in the nation.  

Why the US Sucks at Building Public Transit - VICE
America is worse at building and operating public transit than nearly all of its peers. Why is that? And what can we do to fix it?

Paris-Berlin, destins croisés (1/4) | ARTE
Comment, en trois siècles d'une histoire tumultueuse, les capitales française et allemande ont grandi au miroir l'une de l'autre. Une passionnante épopée urbaine, qui combine à l'art de la synthèse un lumineux sens du détail. Ce premier épisode est l'histoire d'une fascination : celle que nourrit une petite ville sans passé envers une cité à l'histoire prestigieuse.