Nov 7, 2017

Raceday reading 7 November

Alan Davies — Editor of The Urbanist

Alan Davies

Editor of The Urbanist

  1. Congestion pricing and de Blasio’s mean streets – New Yorkers are safer—but more gridlocked—than they’ve been since the invention of the automobile
  2. This is what life will be like in 2030 – Here are 5 technologies that stand a good chance of impacting your daily life by the year 2030
  3. The real story of automation beginning with one simple chart – Robots are hiding in plain sight. It’s time to stop ignoring them
  4. Why we can’t have nice things: dockless bikes and the tragedy of the commons – Behind this bucolic industry is a multibillion-dollar battle between China’s big tech companies and Silicon Valley, and the nightmare of vandals and parking
  5. Few noticed we just saw a radical shift in reform thinking – And get this: more efficient and effective healthcare, teaching and cities bring intrinsic benefits to the lives of ordinary people
  6. Is Disney paying its share in Anaheim? – The money battle outside the Happiest Place on Earth
  7. The myth of the ‘land-constrained’ city – The idea that cities can’t grow because of geographical constraints has become another canard in the housing debate
  8. Cities are one big evolutionary experiment – Urbanisation has unintended consequences on city-dwelling creatures, from the peppered moths of the Industrial Revolution to today’s pesticide-resistant bed bug
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