Search Results for "urban" : 40

by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:44 am / in Culture, Domestic, Issue, New York

The Wright Stuff

…ilding plans and designs—often to the detriment of the existing environment—Safari 7 facilitates an expansion of urban planning discourse, allowing city residents outside of the planning field to understand the complexity, diversity, and potential present in their own urban ecosystem. Such an expanded discourse—inclusive of the informed voices of those whose lives are embedded in a particular site’s set of ecologies, even ecologies as often overl…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:23 pm / in Asia, Cover Story, Issue, World

Environmental Migrants

…he third world. The International Society of City and Regional Planners, a global network of civil engineers and urban planners, holds conferences multiple times a year, with professionals convening in a different city experiencing a particular urban problem—be it resource maintenance, in the case of Nairobi this year, or economic regeneration, in the case of Guadalajara in 2008. The group has committed itself to working outside of existing autho…

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by / on March 18, 2010 at 6:35 am / in Content, Cover Story, Domestic, Issue, New York

Notes from the 15th Floor

by When I moved to New York City last year to attend Columbia University, I knew that finding housing would be a challenge; after three weeks of frustration, I finally managed to find an acceptable studio apartment one mile north of campus. What I didn’t know was that the apartment was available because the previous tenant had recently leapt to his death out of the 15th-story window. That element of surrealism would foreshadow some of…

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by / on December 1, 2002 at 2:53 pm / in Business, Congress, Cover Story, Domestic

Capitol Farce

…ance caseload decline figures. Although data about the outcomes of recipients who leave the rolls is scarce, the Urban Institute has conducted several “leaver” studies to determine how many former welfare recipients returned to the rolls. The Urban Institute found that about 22 percent of all U.S. families that left welfare between 1997 and 1999 returned by 1999. Taking these statistics into account, HHS’s dramatic caseload figu…

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by / on March 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm / in Campus, Events

**Events March 24-30**

…of the article prior to this conversation, please email jl3880@columbia.edu. USP Speaker Series – Tackling Urban Poverty Through Research, Data, and Innovative Design 6:00pm - 8:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1512 Join us as Bernise Ang shares her experience directing an experiment in urban innovation and neighborhood transformation in inner city Singapore (www.underthehood.cc). The project…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 4:34 pm / in Fall 2013, Latin America, World

Corrupting the Cup

…ument for hosting the World Cup rests on the claims of lasting socioeconomic benefits in the form of significant urban infrastructure development and sport’s potential for social engagement. The former is often touted in Brazil, where investments in public transportation, security, urban renovation, hotels, and airports are needed to accommodate the hordes of affluent tourists converging for the football bonanza. Arguments in favor of the bid exp…

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by / on May 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Changing the Cityscape

…inue, and many want it stopped. Photo Cred: Thomas Cole, 1836 Yet why have those who desire the preservation of urban communities chosen today’s buildings, today’s social fabric, today’s urban dynamic to freeze in time? Why wasn’t the Long Island Railroad Station preserved, or the tenants who lived in the area in the 19th century, or the trees and grasses and animals before them? The Atlantic yards district today is not what it was twenty years…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm / in Asia, Fall 2013, World

Modi Operandi

…middle class and majority-Hindu communities of India, but at the core of his base of support are the unemployed urban and semi-urban youth. To the urban youth, most of whom were born after the economic liberalization of the early 1990s, Modi portrays himself as an advocate for economic opportunity. Religiously, Modi likens himself to a spiritual “savior” of India. His lifestyle is priestly in some ways: He is a devout Hindu with no children, and…

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by / on February 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm / in Opinion, World

Cairo Voted No

by In the months preceding the United States’ most recent presidential election, commentators, analysts, and other agents of the mainstream media argued about America’s political-geographic climate, swing states, campaign trails, and whether the final draw lay in Ohio, Florida, or Virginia. Generally, politicians in the West plan campaigns strategically, deciding how to use their resources to divide and conquer America’s politically di…

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by / on October 1, 2002 at 11:24 am / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Election, Judicial

Leaving Los Angles

by C. Mason Wells Residents of the San Fernando Valley have long referred to the rest of Los Angeles as “the other side of the hill.” A geographer might say that “the hill” is really the Santa Monica Mountains. The phrase, however, denotes more than topographical divisions. The Valley and the rest of Los Angeles have long been out of sync. Always ten degrees hotter than oceanside Santa Monica, less polished than posh Beverly Hills, le…

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