Urbanismo extensivo en los suburbios

[…] Newer cities were oriented around freeways, extending out into low-density suburban development — the kinds of places where virtually any activity outside the home requires a car.[…] There’s an old Chinese proverb that says: The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; the second-best time is now. So wherever you are in the learning curve, stop doing the wrong thing! […] vox.com | Dense urbanism is great for downtowns. But what about suburbs?

Zonificación planificada, densidad y pobreza.

[…] Low density thowarts upward mobility, as observed by University of Utah professor Reid Ewing. Higher density/acre development, such as Beacon Hill, is the type of development that exclusionary zoning prevents. The direct effect of compactness is attributed to better job accessibility. “As compactness doubles, the likelihood of upward mobility increases by about 41%.” […] […] New Haven, and most Connecticut cities, have a self-inflicted problem: concentrated poverty. Concentrated poverty comes with lack of quality schools, job opportunities, safe streets, and access to quality healthcare. […] ctmirror.org | Zoning: The cause of poverty and segregation

Reclaiming Community

Una comunidad fuerte es una comunidad que mantiene estabilidad, seguridad, salud, ingresos … […] When a local factory closes because a firm has decided to outsource to a supplier across the border, more is lost than the hundreds (or thousands) of jobs that move abroad. The impact is multiplied through reduced spending on local goods and services, which means workers and employers across the entire local economy feel the hit. The local government’s tax revenues fall as well, so there is less money to spend on education and other public amenities. Anomie, family breakdown, opioid addiction, and other social ills often follow.[…] project-syndicate.org Reclaiming Community | by Dani Rodrik Stable families, good jobs, strong schools, abundant and safe public…

La contribución de los árboles al confort en las ciudades

Intuimos que la existencia de vegetación en las ciudades e importante para mantener una ciudad habitable, cómoda y en la que apetezca vivir. Ahora también sabemos que los árboles contribuyen al descenso de la temperatura y evitar en cierto grado las «islas de calor» […] trees and other vegetation are essential for keeping our cities cool(er) […] “reaching 1.6°C warmer by 65% urbanization.” That might not sound like much, but one degree is enough to push up air-conditioning use by up to 20%. […] NASA Explains Why You Should Live On A Tree-Lined Street–And A Tree-Lined City Just get more trees in your life. fastcompany.com

Ciudades Amuralladas

Ciudades amuralladas, miedos y fracaso del estado. Sociedades más desiguales y aislamiento del individuo. El nuevo urbanismo como paradigma de las aspiraciones de la clase media. La fiebre argentina de los barrios amurallados La sensación de inseguridad fomenta que más de 300.000 personas vivan en un millar de áreas vecinales vigiladas. internacional.elpais.com|De Ediciones El País