SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The challenges of a 21st century city

"Anthony Flint, author of Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City, will address trends in planning, infrastructure, density and NIMBYism as cities confront the challenges of energy and climate change. Flint, a former Boston Globe journalist, is director of public affairs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy." 


In Flint, Trying to Reinvent a Shrinking City

Yesterday on the Streetsblog Network, we looked at the concept of "resilient cities" — an idea that some of our commenters on Streetsblog NY and Streetsblog LA sites frankly weren’t buying. Today, we have a post from Streetsblog Network member Smart Growth Around America about a city that is desperately searching for some definition of […]

Looking for the Future of Small Cities

There’s more to Cleveland than you might think. (Photo: BIG Slow via Flickr) One of our favorite blogs in the Streetsblog Network is Rustwire.com, a great source of news and opinion from the Rust Belt of the Midwest. Today they’re featuring a guest editorial that asks some tough questions about smaller cities in the region […]

Beijing’s global city ambitions

From SPUR: In recent years, Beijing has undergone momentous and rapid transformation instigated by the 2008 Olympics. Its breakneck progress has not come without challenges, the most marked of which is providing quality of life while advancing sustainable growth. Join Diana Mendes, AECOM’s senior vice president responsible for the company’s Global Cities Institute partnership with the […]