All things urban, from The Atlantic.
The most common residential floor plans in European cities offer a window into urban history and culture. In a special series, @FeargusOSull explores the iconic home designs of four cities: Paris, Amsterdam, London, and Berlin. Read the collection:
To understand the light rail boom, it helps to know how poorly the heavy rail systems of the 1960s and 1970s were perceived at the time, writes @mslaurabliss .
Even though they have been largely forgotten, the struggles with gentrification during the 1970s form a chapter in the history of urban transformation that has much to teach us. #citylabarchive
Will developers start to copy the look of urban squatter and protest communities? #citylabarchive
The actual profits that landlords make are significantly higher in poor neighborhoods, researchers found. #citylabarchive
Baltimore's pioneering festival marketplace was among the most trendsetting urban attractions of the last 40 years. Now it's looking for a new place in a changed city. @E__McLeod reports:
What cities are building the most new housing? For cities that are trying to combat the affordable housing crisis—and especially if they are scrambling to keep up with an influx of new jobs—this spells trouble. #citylabarchive
Low-income Americans are more likely to live in housing that wastes energy, which saddles them with disproportionately high energy costs
D.C. punks lit up the façade of the Trump International Hotel with a basically legal, homegrown, historic protest
To fix its budget, D.C.'s Metro wants to slash service in poor, black neighborhoods