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https://www.citylab.com/design/2019/05/im-pei-dead-102-architect-history-cities-louvre-dallas/589672/ The architect, who died yesterday at the age of 102, designed iconic modern buildings on prominent sites around the world. Here are some that delight and confound CityLab.
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/may/14/city-with-a-female-face-how-modern-vienna-was-shaped-by-women The Austrian capital has been pioneering ‘gender mainstreaming’ for nearly 30 years. How did the city come to be so far ahead – and could its gains be lost?
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/why-some-tenant-groups-are-opposing-californias-density-bill SB 50 has the support of most California residents, polls suggest, but the bill to allow higher density near transit stops has also drawn opposition from tenants’ rights groups.
A district citizens’ group from East Harlem, in anticipation of a meeting it had arranged with the Mayor and his commissioners, prepared a document recounting the devastation wrought in the district by remote decisions (most of them well meant, of course), and they added this comment: “We must state how often we find that those…
https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/05/08/l-a-really-is-a-great-big-freeway-thanks-to-induced-demand/ Los Angeles is getting what it paid for when it widened 10 miles of its most infamous freeways — another lane of traffic.