Archive for the Urbanism Category

Fewer New Yorkers are Recycling

November 2, 2011
Fewer New Yorkers are Recycling

An article in the Sunday Times looks at the issue of waste in New York City through the lens of the take-out container at lunch. The facts following could probably be framed in another way too: the “Really? You can’t recycle this?” conversation that many of us have had with our well-meaning friends and family […]

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What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

November 1, 2011
What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

According to the United Nations, our blue planet is now home to 7 billion people, give or take a few. As of November 1st at 11:06 New York time, it is actually 7,000, 272,425. So, as news made its way around the world yesterday, there were various responses. Some used it as a call to […]

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Welcome to the 4th Dimension!

October 24, 2011
Welcome to the 4th Dimension!

The idea that maps help us better understand our surroundings, whether on a simple navigation level or by providing a more in-depth profile of a neighborhood is not new.  Maps ultimately serve to help us better understand ourselves and our relationship to the world around us.  They sometimes even let us explore new places within […]

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New Ways to Support the Local Food-Shed

October 12, 2011
New Ways to Support the Local Food-Shed

Regarding fresh, local food in the city, I feel like a veteran to many models. I have been a member of multiple Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs–and experienced the vegetable anxiety/overload that can come with that. “I can’t possibly go out this weekend. My greens will go bad.” I love the farmers market, but buying […]

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City Atlas Has Launched!

September 22, 2011
City Atlas Has Launched!

We are thrilled to announce that the City Atlas is now launched and running. We are still in a beta testing mode, but all of our content is up there and the site will be functioning, updated, and utilized from now on! Please do come and check it out for your self but a recap […]

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