Have a sniff of these assorted links from around the traps:
- Compare world cities side-by-side by their size and density. There’re 16 cities to examine – no Australian cities but Auckland is there.
- “Hipster traps” are appearing around New York City. They’re baited with various items of ultimate cool like a yellow bicycle chain and a Holga camera. I reckon those yellow chains will be a sensation everywhere soon
- Exercise doesn’t stop obesity. “Getting fit is important but to change the obesity, we’ve got to change what we eat.” Meanwhile, it Looks like the US is winning its war on childhood obesity. It seems that all those programs, initiatives and mandates might be working.
- Most diverse cities in America. Vallejo, CA tops the list. Six of the ten least diverse cities are white dominated, but the top two are hispanic. None of the top 20 least diverse cities are black dominated.
- Tokyo’s famous Nakagin Capsule Tower is going to be demolished! “Its original raison d’être, that its modularity would allow residents to replace outmoded systems with the latest upgrades—every 25 years, ideally—hadn’t been honored.”
- Perceptions are not reality: British public wrong about nearly everything. “15 per cent of of girls under 16 are thought to become pregnant every year, when official figures say the amount is closer to 0.6 per cent.”
- Two great articles in Nautilus: Traffic ghost hunting – when the biggest problem with traffic is nothing at all; and Unhappy truckers – transport optimisation starts with the math but ends with understanding human behaviour.
- Matt Yglesias asks: Has peak oil been vindicated or debunked? Includes a link to Karl Smith who argues No, peak oil really is dead and one to Noah Smith who contends it lives on, Peak Oil is dead! Long live Peak Oil!
Recent collections of links:
- An Avalanche of links for urbanists
- An Albo(tross) of links for urbanists
- An Aggregation of links for urbanists
- An Adventure of links for urbanists
- An Assange of links for urbanists
- An Anthology of links for urbanists
- An Accumulation of links for urbanists
- An Agglomeration of links for urbanists
- An Assortment of links for urbanists