3 min read · May 13th · Indonesia’s capital Jakarta – plagued by pollution, flooding and heatwaves – tops risk assessment ranking
Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, and 80% are in India or China, according to a risk assessment.
More than 400 large cities with a total population of 1.5 billion are at “high” or “extreme” risk because of a mix of life-shortening pollution, dwindling water supplies, deadly heatwaves, natural disasters and the climate emergency
~13 min read · May 27th · Highways radically reshaped cities, destroying dense downtown neighborhoods. Now, some cities are starting to take them down.
As midcentury highways reach the end of their life spans, cities across the country are having to choose whether to rebuild or reconsider them.
It’s no longer good enough for us to remove a highway and make a replacement road beautiful,” said Ms. Richards of the Congress for the New Urbanism. “We have to reconnect the neighborhoods and invest in the legacy residents.
When the National Interstate Highway System was built in the 1950s and '60s, it connected the country like never before. But it plowed through cities with little concern for local effects. State highways and connector roads compounded the damage