The secrets of the world’s happiest cities:
Stutzer and Frey found that a person with a one-hour commute has to earn 40% more money to be as satisfied with life as someone who walks to the office.
Between the Lines. Fantastic piece about parking in Los Angeles as it compares to other cities. Some of the numbers (revenue, number of spots, number of meters) are astounding. Such sprawling parking kills the possibility for a dense, urban city. Earlier, “Parking Lots as Public Spaces.”
Taking Parking Lots Seriously, as Public Spaces. Perhaps parking lots don’t have to be dead zones in cities. Would be neat to see some of the ideas deployed on a larger scale.
Beyond the “smart city.” The future of city-living is going to so damn cool. (via Matt Pearson)