Forget about the rising percentage of Latinos in this country for a moment and consider this number: somewhere between 65-70 percent of all Americans live in metropolitan regions of 500,000 or more.
The common thread among movers is aspiration --- seeking better lives. People move to places they can afford and where they can hope for a higher standard of living.
Who needs peace and quiet when you have the run of the opera, street festivals, and sports games, something different every night? These numbers can certainly help smart urban leaders continue to make city life as compelling as possible.
The unique blend of locals and visitors stops the Distillery District from being a tourist trap like New York's South Street Seaport. The place feels organic, authentic, warm and inviting. It's steeped in history.
Photo: I.Rimanoczy As I was working on my research about the sustainability mindset -- and the global unsustainability of our current behaviors -- ...
You've been told that dogs can cure all of you're singleton problems. Like helping you attract that cute blonde you met in the dog park. Or saving you from choking on that doughnut hole so you don't die alone in your apartment. However, raising Fido in an urban environment is a lot different than in suburbia.
September can be a challenging time. Many of us feel a sense of disjunction after the relative relaxation of summer -- coming back to the busyness of work or studying, perhaps after a break in the countryside or by the sea, where we settled into a different pace.
With frequent press attention on traffic congestion and "gridlock," it may be surprising that work trip travel times in US cities are better than those of high income competitors in other nations. Indeed, the University of Minnesota's David Levinson, found that the typical employee can reach two-thirds of jobs in major US metropolitan areas within 30 minutes.
Imagine how much money could be saved, and how much traffic and pollution could be reduced, if people shared taxis with strangers.
Late at Tate is a programme of events for young and diverse audiences held at Tate Britain on a bi-monthly basis featuring music, film, fashion and live performance.
What. The. Hell. How did they fit so many pieces into such a small box, this is like a clown car of bullshit! And what is all this? There must be 500 different sized nails and screws in this bag!
Take a trip to Detroit, where everything from the city's economy, to countless of its neighborhoods, to crucial civic-services that its residents need to live healthy happy lives, all seemed to have collapsed.
I live in the city of Toronto with three young children. I am a driver and I am a pedestrian. But I am a pedestrian first. Unfortunately, many of the drivers in this city do not share my love of pedestrianism. They do not, in fact, seem to care about the safety and well-being of my children at all. So I put together a few simple rules to help them avoid running over kids with their cars.
At this time of year the birds are busy building and rebuilding their nests, rearing their young and are generally ravenous and noisy. Eastern philosophy teaches that it is important to provide food for the birds as a way of paying homage to the gods.
For some baffling reason, my upstairs neighbour seems to think it's okay to have a power shower after 11pm. Repeatedly. And after midnight. And usually 1am. And 1.15am. Then 1.20am. And 1.25am. And so on. Sometimes one after the other from 1am to 3am.
People often say "do what you love and the money will follow." Maybe it will and maybe it won't, but why does doing what you love have to be tied to a job? How about just doing what you love as a way of living life? The opportunities for to live that philosophy are abundant in Detroit.