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Urbanism&Design: Short Walks & Diabetes, Elevators & Skyscraper Heights, How Federalism Fails Cities

URBANISM & DESIGN

Short Walks After Meals Could Cut Diabetes 

BBC, via: @brenttoderian

 

A 15-minute walk after each meal could prevent older people developing type-2 diabetes, a study has found.


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Educating the New Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure 

Straight , via: @Renee_dsc

 

Most British Columbians probably read this headline and said to themselves: "Todd who?"


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Elevator Innovations Could Push Skyscrapers Higher 

Independent UK

 

Skyscrapers of the future could rocket to twice the height of the world's current tallest building after a "revolutionary breakthrough" in reinforced elevator rope.


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City Planning Merger in LA Creates "Efficiencies", Problems 

Planning Report

 

Ravaged by recession and savage cutbacks in personnel and funding, the planning profession is in retreat in countless municipalities across our state. In California's largest city, the planning function faces outright surrender.


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How Federalism Has Failed Cities 

The Atlantic Cities

 

America's cities and metropolitan areas constitute the engines of the national economy and our centers of trade and investment.


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Sound Transit Updates System Access Policy 

Seattle Transit Blog

 

Sound Transit did something really cool at their last board meeting. They updated their System Access Policy. Woo-hoo!


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Giving the Public More Public Spaces 

New York Times

 

A wary look fell upon Janette Sadik-Khan when conversation over breakfast turned suddenly to the protests in Taksim Square in Istanbul. Where, that look said, was this going?


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