Category: Development + Urbanism

Community and Urban Places in a Digital World

The sources of big data of most interest to urban social researchers arise from the adoption of digital information and communications technologies (ICTs)—especially Internet-connected smartphones and computers—by city residents themselves for nearly all aspects of economic and social life.

The Art of Designing Public Transit for Anti-Social Commuters | WIRED

Subway commuters traveling between San Francisco and Oakland got tired of looking each other in eye. So the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency redesigned their train cars to give commuters more space.

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The Art of Designing Public Transit for Anti-Social Commuters | WIRED

Staff Writer: Aarian Marshall

Impact of Camden Yards is debated as it turns 25

“Since Camden Yards opened in 1992, Baltimore secured a new NFL franchise, the Ravens, in 1996, replacing the lost Colts. It tripled the size of the nearby Baltimore Convention Center in 1997; moved the Ravens to what is now M&T Bank Stadium, adjacent to the ballpark; reopened the Hippodrome Theatre a few blocks away; and opened the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, which looms over the left field, in 2008.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore debuted several blocks south along Russell Street in 2014, and the city hopes to develop an entertainment district south of the stadiums, where already the next iteration of club and concert venue Hammerjacks is underway.”