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The Delights of Urban Density

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Whitcomb

Providence, a medium-size city (with a metro area of about 1.3 million), has not destroyed so much of its dense urban built environment fabric that it cannot again achieve a thicker, healthier density. It's the sort of density whose attractions draw so many people to put up with the high costs of living in such dense cities as New York, Boston and San Francisco.

Enchantment in New Orleans; Love for NYC

Cody Lyon | Posted 04.05.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

Oysters on the half shell at Felix's were plump, sweet and salty. Felix's, a Restaurant and Oyster Bar,on Iberia St. in New Orleans was packed on a recent Saturday night, and the shuckers were busy, the line to get in stretched down a French Quarter half block.

The Creative Compact

Richard Florida | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business
Richard Florida

The tectonic upheavals our economy is enduring are the result not just of financial shenanigans by the global One Percent, but of a deeper and more fundamental shift -- the passing of the old industrial order as it gives way to the emerging Creative Economy.

In Defense of Bedbugs

Ben H. Winters | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Ben H. Winters

Yes, they live in your bed; they suck your blood; and they are almost impossible to kill or get rid of. All of these can be considered negative qualities. But play a bit of compare and contrast, and bedbugs come out looking pretty good.

Pondering Artifacts of Displacement in the Sustainable City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

If our cities must be dense to be competitive and sustainable, we must also look with care to the potential displacement of uses, institutions or traditions -- not to mention the artifacts we will leave behind.

Landmarking Urban Change in New York

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roberta Brandes Gratz

New York City has become a city for the rich and the poor for national and local economic reasons that have nothing to do with preservation.

Waste Not Want Not: City Living is the Way to a Wealthier Nation

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Petro

To reduce the country's excessive energy consumption, we need to make our new and existing suburbs more like cities. This means embracing the principles of smart growth and transit-oriented development.

Fear of A Double Dip Recession

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen C. Rose

The enemies remain the car, the superhighway, the notion of endless oil and the willingness to grit teeth and accept the constraints of what passes for life in metrosprawl.