Monday, November 28, 2011

Urban Planning Post

The pundits are thinking about urban infrastructure this week . . .
and of course "the new urban groundswell" happened because of Rachel from the television show Friends.

Death to the suburbs!

DRIVE through any number of outer-ring suburbs in America, and you’ll see boarded-up and vacant strip malls, surrounded by vast seas of empty parking spaces. These forlorn monuments to the real estate crash are not going to come back to life, even when the economy recovers. And that’s because the demand for the housing that once supported commercial activity in many exurbs isn’t coming back, either.

Occupy: Pepper Spray Edition

For the archive.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Occupy: City by City

Police crackdowns.

It feels awkwardly distant and isolated here in Germany from the political winds of 2011.