Livable Cities

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Wow, go Hoboken! Thanks for posting this - I plan to share it with local pols who are working on planning in my area. It was also great to see something to counter all those Penguins of Madagascar jokes about the city. :wink:

The planning issue raised in the DW article is an important factor. They’re having a hard time getting office workers back into some cities because many supporting businesses closed during the pandemic. Fewer amenities and facilities run down due to lack of use aren’t appealing. The syndrome of areas being deserted after business hours is one of the reasons zoning reform needs to be a big part of these projects.

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Little Italy on Chicago’s near west side was about 53% Black and 46% Italian and Greek (this was back when Mediterranean heritage was not considered white), and the same thing happened.

Some good interactives in this piece:

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But can they pull it off? To be honest, the prospects look dim. For one thing, no private group has built a city from scratch since…I’m not sure when.

Fordlandia comes to mind…
And, for some reason, Albert Speer and Charles-Édouard Jeanneret.

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And Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche’s Nueva Germania…

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Why has the ‘15-minute city’ taken off in Paris but become a controversial idea in the UK?

… today’s conservatives are against anything liberals like, no matter what it is

It hasn’t been about facts for a long time, but now it’s not even about ideology either :confused:

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Okay… Decatur is fine and all, but how we gonna trust a list that puts THE VILLAGES as the no. 1 place to live in America… I’m calling bullshit. I mean, Decatur and Asheville have got to be better than the fucking villages… a friend was there recently, and said it was kind of artificial and fucking weird. Decatur and Ashville are neither of those things (well, okay, they are weird in a GOOD way).

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The Villagesis number one with randy, old, yt pipo into key parties with the neighbors. “friendliest town”? only if your golf cart has “white power” bumper stickers and an oversized “trump won” or “let’s go brandon” flag.
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From last year, but still an interesting discussion on the ATL Beltline…

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