He jumped quickly, with excitement, to a Portland Sustainability Institute (now "Ecodistrict') graphic (reproduced above
How catching Pikachu could give you a taste of Parisian street life.
With nearly six million residents and a gross regional product topping $300 billion, Greater Miami is now comparable in size and economic power to Singapore or Hong Kong.
The national real estate picture has brightened much since the dark days of the financial crisis, and home prices are now back to near record high across the U.S., 10 years upon the prior peak. Nevertheless, the real estate market, and therefore the way we live, has evolved dramatically.
When talking about global trends that cities all over the world are taking on, one just cannot avoid reflecting on what a huge role street art has had on urbanism in recent years. This means that throughout the years turning from vandalism into creative expression, street art has been shaping identities of cities.
We need to unleash the power of nature to help make cities more resilient, livable and ultimately flourishing so both nature and people can thrive.
On his first visit to the United States, Pope Francis curiously chose to spend his time in three of our largest cities--New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. As a Pope deeply concerned with social and economic inequality, perhaps this was no coincidence.
Perhaps most notable are London's iconic new skyscrapers popularly renamed for their shapes. The Shard is the Renzo Piano-designed 87-storey sheath piercing the sky. (And shattering sales records, reportedly, for its condominium apartments.)
Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge.