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Is the “20-minute city” mostly spin?

Is the “20-minute city” mostly spin?

It seems an attractive idea, but the 20-minute city is more about marketing than substantive policy. Of course politicians love it; the rest of us have no excuse for being gullible

Wednesday links

Wednesday links

Interesting, useful, sometimes provocative and occasionally amusing links for anyone interested in cities

What’s the cost of cycling vs driving?

What’s the cost of cycling vs driving?

The social costs of cycling are much lower than those of driving but according to a recent Danish study it's not because of reduced pollution or emissions

How come the Dutch got cycle paths and not us?

How come the Dutch got cycle paths and not us?

A key reason the Netherlands has the highest level of cycling for day-to-day transport in the world is its extensive network of high quality, safe bicycle paths. But it wasn’t always like that – the key message of this video (see exhibit) is that most of the bicycle network was built from the mid-1970s onward. […]

Do cities cause divorce?

Do cities cause divorce?

The divorce rate is higher in cities (like Melbourne) than it is in the country. But is that because there’s something about cities that promotes marital discord? These Danish researchers say no – it’s because couples in relatively stable relationships are more likely to move to the country: “We give evidence that of the marriages […]