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Next American City 2015-01-30 15:48:00
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) From being a money loser for the host city, to the financial troubles that come from attempting to be a sports destination, athletic showdowns aren’t exactly an urbanist’s dream. (See also: stadium welfare, Olympics.) But the Super Bowl does inspire all manner of competition (commercials! eating!), and that’s why we give you the Transportation Super Bowl. Here’s how …


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Next American City 2015-01-30 14:00:00
In a country of red vs. blue, as West Coast photographer Robert Dawson snapped hundreds of photos of libraries ? many ended up in his The Public Library: A Photographic Essay ? he found a hopeful message of unity. Related Stories New York City Public Libraries Open Fewer Hours Than Libraries in Other Major Cities6 Cities, 6 Photos: What Public Libraries Mean …


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Next American City 2015-01-30 13:30:00
In a congressional hearing this week, FHFA Director Mel Watt defended a move to boost funds for affordable housing. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Last month, I wrote about how the Federal Housing Finance Agency had ordered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to start forking over money to “help organizations working on affordable housing.? This week, FHFA Director Mel Watt was in the …


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Next American City 2015-01-30 12:00:00
(Credit: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning) First President Obama gave a series of speeches under structurally deficient bridges. Then, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood dramatically told “60 Minutes,” ?Our infrastructure is on life support.? As both the U.S. Highway Trust Fund and state-by-state gas taxes remain stuck in a game of political ping-pong, officials charged with maintaining our taxed systems are …


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Next American City 2015-01-29 16:04:00
Next City isn?t just a news website, we are a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities. Part of how we do that is by connecting our readers to the interesting people who are part of our Next City Network and holding an annual Vanguard conference bringing together 40 top young urban …


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Next American City 2015-01-29 16:00:00
A plane takes off from Los Angeles International Airport (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) In the catalog of things near which people do not like to live, airports seem to rank just below smelting plants and abattoirs and, ever so slightly, above nuclear waste dumps and mine fields. While American airlines carry more than 700 million passengers annually, nobody wants to fly …


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Next American City 2015-01-29 15:47:00
2014 Denver Bike to Work Day (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for goodnessknows/AP Images) The thousands of people who pedal to and from work each spring on U.S. cities? annual Bike to Work Days make a very visible stand for the cycling commute. But what happens when you take away the breakfast stations, the free water bottles and the local TV news …


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Next American City 2015-01-29 13:30:00
Anyone with an online life that includes the likes of Amazon or Google or Apple has heard of cloud computing. But what and how much information a municipal government should have stored on a rented slice of servers in a building somewhere, as opposed to maintaining its own, is a question right at home with the thorny tech issues covered …


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Next American City 2015-01-29 12:00:00
The lending industry in Phoenix (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) How the Supreme Court rules on a Dallas-based case that it’s now considering ? Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. the Inclusive Communities Project ? will serve as a guidepost in how the U.S. will interpret civil rights-era legislation moving forward. The case challenges the interpretation of the Fair Housing …


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Next American City 2015-01-28 13:30:00
An eviction assistance pilot program using data analytics helped about 65 families avoid homelessness last year in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Every renter?s bad dream is to get evicted, but that happens for 200,000 households a year in New York City. Not all evictions, however, are equal in terms of the devastation they cause. A college student who has …


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Next American City 2015-01-28 12:00:00
(Photo by European People’s Party) From platinum-certified bike cities to LEED buildings and points-earning waterfronts, green infrastructure advocates are increasingly going the way of second-grade teachers and handing out gold stars. With at least two new certification programs launching this month, I spoke with several groups about why they?re turning to awards instead of simply lobbying for code and policy change. …


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Next American City 2015-01-27 16:00:00
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) In the 1950s, a decade after he outlined the theory of the Big Bang and the expanding universe, the physicist Robert Herman started studying road traffic. His peers warned him against it, saying it would be too hard. Related Stories What We Can Learn From 4 Cities’ Smartphone Data“Urban Metabolism” Could Beat “Sustainability” in a Buzzword ContestWill Twitter Revolutionize …


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Next American City 2015-01-27 13:30:00
(AP Photo/Bill Waugh) It might sound far-fetched to imagine labor union leaders as strong environmental justice advocates, but in a recent essay for Shelterforce, Greg LeRoy makes the convincing argument that it makes a lot of sense for unions to be anti-sprawl. Related Stories Op-Ed: Why Wind Energy and Ironworkers Are Good for Each OtherFast Food Wage Strikes Set for 100 U.S. CitiesWhat …


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Next American City 2015-01-27 12:00:00
(Photo by Thyristorchopper) Our weekly roundup of new and newsworthy transportation projects worldwide. Related Stories New Starts: Phoenix Light Rail Triple Play, Perth Airport Subway and an “eHighway” in L.A.To Vote or Not to Vote? Metro Vancouver Ponders Transit ReferendumNew Starts: Federal Money for LA Rail, Later-Night Philly Subways, Freight Drama in MexicoFocus on Your Existing Transit, Toronto Auckland Starts Down Path to Light …


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Next American City 2015-01-26 17:00:00
Cyclist Nick “Mint” Costanzo, a delivery man with Flavor Cycle, bikes down a snowy Milwaukee street. (Photo by Peter DiAntoni) It?s 10 below freezing. The wind is whipping. Snow is starting to fall. Related Stories Downtown Denver Could Soon Have a Crowdfunded Bike LaneProsecutions Remain Rare in Cases of Bicyclist DeathWill Philly’s Next Mayor Think of Pedestrians and Bicyclists?Was One-Month Bike Lane …


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Next American City 2015-01-26 16:00:00
Last week, Camden, New Jersey, above, kicked off an ambitious plan to take down 600 of the city’s most derelict buildings. (Photo by Blake Bolinger) Cities across the country continue to look for ways to tackle blight. Here, a couple of recent developments worth watching. Related Stories Will “Blexting” Help With Detroit Blight?Introducing the Latest, More Powerful Generation of Land BanksWhy Preservationists Are …


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Next American City 2015-01-26 13:30:00
(AP Photo/Adam Geller) Bicycling and walking are natural allies in the United States. With bicycling?s 0.6 percent and walking?s 2.8 percent mode share nationally, that allegiance is a strength-in-numbers tactic necessary to challenge driving?s goliath 91.6 percent mode share and accompanying lobbying power. Related Stories Is “Safe” Road Design Killing Bicyclists and Pedestrians?Calgary Bike Advocates: Don’t Call Our City the Houston of …


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Next American City 2015-01-23 16:00:00
(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) Clashes over urban space are often characterized as different groups staking out their territory. Casual observers might even imagine the same apartments are up for grabs among struggling families and artists. But, as I wrote about in “Boston CDC Asks Tough Gentrification Questions,” city governments and planners need to dig deeper than anecdotes to make policy decisions that …


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Next American City 2015-01-23 14:06:00
Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky Louisville is one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains, founded in the fire of the Revolutionary War in 1778 and named after the King of France. But it?s not easy bringing the city?s past into the future. Related Stories Historic Tax Credits Pack a Preservationist PunchWhy Capping Missouri’s Historic Tax Credits Would Hurt St. Louis?A …


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Next American City 2015-01-23 12:00:00
(Photos by Andrés Nieto Porras [left], and ChristianSchd) New York?s Vision Zero campaign turns one this month. In the year since Mayor Bill de Blasio held an inaugural press conference, officials have installed more than 40 safety cameras, drafted harsher penalties for drivers who fail to yield and reduced citywide speed limits to 25 mph. Related Stories Talking Buses Will Warn NYC …


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