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. bit.ly/2o00nQ3
Also known as a serial comma, an Oxford comma is the comma between the penultimate and final items in a written list. Here it is, using a classic example from The Gloss: We invited the strippers, JFK, and Stalin. cnn.it/2muMEuN
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett on March 31 announced the launch of a transit screen project for public buildings that provides real-time information about all types of transportation options that are available near a particular location. bit.ly/2dfYfN8
“Lighter, quicker, cheaper:” three words to sum up a revolutionary, low-cost, high-impact strategy to development, one behind all of Eric Reynolds’ projects at Urban Space Management (USM), a firm known for driving the economic renewal of run down or under-utilized spaces in imaginative a bit.ly/2cXVQcd
There was a picture of her on the wall. A portrait. She looked like a saint. The artist had painted a soft golden glow around her head; as if she were an angel. I didn’t know who she was, but it was a comfort, to walk into somewhere so unfamiliar and feel watched over by this wholesome, grinning grandmother-figure.
Eleven years old, three months away from leaving primary education, I was one of just four people from my whole year group that would be transferring to the local Catholic school instead of following my friends into state-controlled teaching. bit.ly/2cHJO6L