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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.

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https://www.outsideonline.com/2395313/good-environmental-news-2019 Amid stories of ecological doom, we found a few instances of progress worth celebrating

The post 5 Pieces of Good News About the Environment You Might Have Missed – Outside appeared first on UrbDeZine.

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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?

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https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/05/15/the-real-reason-roads-are-in-bad-shape/ States don’t lack money for road maintenance. They just spend it on expensive new projects — ribbon cuttings! — instead. 

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https://www.citylab.com/design/2019/05/playground-design-ideas-history-nyc-parks-healthy-kids/589591/ How the concrete jungle got its jungle gyms.

The post The Surprising History of Politics and Design in New York City’s Playgrounds – CityLab appeared first on UrbDeZine.

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https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/05/dallas-bicycle-lanes-dockless-bike-sharing-car-culture/589600/ For decades, Dallas has been a drive-thru city. That might finally be changing.

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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.

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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…

The post “We Are a Movement”: Students advance Embedded Planning at the 2019 National Planning Conference appeared first on UrbDeZine.

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https://archpaper.com/2019/05/sunnyside/ After New York City’s Hudson Yards megadevelopment elicited critical disappointment when it opened, our editor in chief posits Sunnyside could be next.

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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.

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