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Jargon Watch: Jane-washing

These are not free spaces. They are not public spaces. They have nothing in common with Jacob’s observations of what makes a city work. In fact, these places accelerate inequality, and exacerbate difference. ‘Jane washing’ is a form of disguised exclusion because it makes those who are not welcome disappear.

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Will self-driving cars lead to grade-separated cities?

GM Futurama | get grade-separated walkways like Norman Bel Geddes designed for General Motors in their Futurama at the 1939 World’s Fair, and they have built in downtown Hong Kong.

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In London, like New York, they are building deposit boxes, not housing

Corner Radii designs explained and illustrated in the NATCO Urban Street Design Guide. Click on image for details, and visit the Slow Ottawa 'Streets for Everyone' Pinterest board for more of these superb illustrations.

Coding for Character: The Architecture of Community | PlaceMakers / Urban Design Mystic, Leon Krier, defined the following basic elements of community.

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Norway's capital to permanently ban cars from its downtown area within 4 years