These kinds of proposals are happening more and more around the country. But to me, all of these ordinances and policies just redistribute homeless persons. They don’t solve the problem of homelessness. You can’t jail people out of homelessness. Robert Adelman, a sociologist at the University at Buffalo, in response to Columbia, South Carolina’s new… Continue reading
Nineteen days. That is the time it took to put up a 28-unit, six-story apartment building in the Inwood section of Manhattan this summer. The secret? Modular construction. (via Crain’s New York)(Source: http://player.vimeo.com/)
The small Norwegian town of Rjukan is getting its own artificial sun this month. Engineers are completing The Mirror Project—a system of three 300 square foot heliostatic mirrors that redirect winter light into the valley, turning one of the biggest town squares into a sunny meeting place. The entire mechanism is controlled by a central computer that adjusts the… Continue reading
Great news clip on accessibility through one East Village resident’s eyes. (via Former Ms. Wheelchair America Struggles with East Village Curbs and Steps)(Source: http://download.macromedia.com/)
Dutch building regs, as they relate to bicycles. Not having to carry a bike up several flights of stairs would change everything.
From What Food Desert Maps Get Wrong About How People Eat, which highlights mobility as an often left-out factor. Spot on.
During the recent storm, thousands and thousands of people lost their homes either permanently or for an extended period of time. These people span the socioeconomic spectrum; many have assets, good jobs, and degrees from a university. They are, by definition, homeless. The HUD definition of homelessness includes: People who are living in a place… Continue reading Recognizing what homeless really means
Haverstraw, 1940 Another way to understand the destructive nature of cars on downtowns is the psychology that cars create amongst ‘motorists’ or those that regularly use cars to get around. As Americans became more and more reliant on cars to live their daily lives, they unknowingly gravitated toward shopping centers that were most convenient for… Continue reading How or Why Cars Erode Cities & Villages
You’ve heard this argument over and over from the ‘left’ or from transportation, engineering and economics experts. I am neither ‘left’ nor ‘right.’ I’m 25. THANK YOU, Jared. Way to get the right voices heard in the mass transit debate.