CROWN HEIGHTS — A new bar looking to set up shop on Franklin Avenue is getting pushback from locals who say the business will further saturate a bar-heavy strip.
New documentary chronicles last days of Williamsburg’s legendary DIY space
Some urban treasures are hidden in plain sight. The documentary film “On the Map” shows how MIT professor Annette Kim and her research group, the Sidewalk Lab (SLAB), trained themselves to see anew in Ho Chi Minh City. In the process, they helped open the eyes of planners to one of the city’s greatest assets: street and sidewalk vendors. Through rigorous observation and cartography, SLAB worked to protect the rights of these entrepreneurs and highlight their positive impacts on the city.
Is Manchester ready to take a giant step into the future of urban life with micro-apartments that would target millennials?
The Flats @ Hanover Commons will connect Bronstein Park (formerly Hanover Commons) to Elm Street and “spur re-gentrification by attracting a tenant base focused on walk-ability, amenities and living efficiency.”
If a micro-apartment complex succeeds here it may help solve one of the city’s biggest challenges: attracting and maintaining a young, educated workforce, needed to help companies of the future grow their workforce and potentially shift the focus of the downtown, toward a more walkable, upscale culture.
He said for him it’s less about “gentrification,” a term that can be divisive, and more about “softening the concentration of poverty.”
As the world braces for a huge population influx into cities, a new exhibit looks at how scaling infrastructure could improve life in the accompanying “unplanned settlements.”
To emerge from its toxic fug, Paris is enacting what could be the most drastic anti-pollution measures seen in any major world city.