In an essay recently published in the New York Times, Economist correspondent and author Ryan Avent argues that Denser Cities mean more and better paying jobs. The opinion piece is entitled One Path to Better Jobs: More Density in Cities, and is adapted from his Kindle “Single,” The Gated City. Continue Reading More Density More & Better Jobs; But NIMBIES the Cause of the Exodus?
I recently was made aware of the blog reCities by Robert Kwolek. I was instantly struck by its simplicity and effectiveness. Unlike UrbDeZine, reCities takes the approach of exhibiting only one article on its front page. Earlier articles or posts can be perused via links in the right hand sidebar. The article featured at the time of this writing was simply entitled Case Study 4.2: Charlestown (Charlestown is a neighborhood in Boston MA) The sidebar reveals other “case studies” – Baltimore, San Francisco, and Toronto. Continue Reading Organic Smart Growth: Charlestown (a blog review)