1. urbangeographies:

    Links between public transit and job accessibility 

    A new study by the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota has ranked 46 of the country’s largest 50 cities in terms of the accessibility of jobs via public transportation. New York ranked first, followed by San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago in the top five.

    To understand how the researchers, led by Andrew Owen and David Levinson, determined these ratings, see the maps above. They show metro census blocks, colored by the number of jobs accessible, on average, within a 30-minute commute by foot and transit between 7 and 9 am.

    These findings underscore the importance of a city’s transit system for the regional economy and even social mobility. The better the transit system — with wide coverage, short waits, and easy transfers — the more accessible are jobs and destinations of all sorts.

    Source:  Emily Badger, “Mapped: How public transit changes your job prospects,” Washington Post, Oct. 7, 2014 

  2. Talkin’ about cities for people. #ConDatosMX #gehlstudio #citiesforpeople

    Talkin’ about cities for people. #ConDatosMX #gehlstudio #citiesforpeople

  3. New position as Urban Designer – Gehl Studio →

    The Gehl Studio in San Francisco has an opening for a full-time Urban / Landscape / Architectural Project Designer.

    Come be my new colleague!

  4. #ConDatosMX (at Biblioteca Mexico)

    #ConDatosMX (at Biblioteca Mexico)

  5. This afternoon I’ll be leaving for Mexico City to speak at ConDatos: The Open Data Regional Conference for Latin America and the Carribeans. Our panel (moderated by Matías Kalwill, the mastermind behind Bikestorming) will focus on mobility and sustainability, where I’ll be providing perspective on the subject from the vantage point of our work at Gehl Architects. Any followers who may be attending please be sure to say hi! This will be my first experience in Mexico City, quite excited to see the storied city in person.-Kasey

    This afternoon I’ll be leaving for Mexico City to speak at ConDatos: The Open Data Regional Conference for Latin America and the Carribeans. Our panel (moderated by Matías Kalwill, the mastermind behind Bikestorming) will focus on mobility and sustainability, where I’ll be providing perspective on the subject from the vantage point of our work at Gehl Architects. 

    Any followers who may be attending please be sure to say hi! This will be my first experience in Mexico City, quite excited to see the storied city in person.

    -Kasey

  6. Our Approach – Life and Form from Gehl Architects on Vimeo.

    Gehl Architects

    Our Approach – Life and Form

  7. brucesterling:

*That red stuff is what people still think economic reality is and the gray stuff is the actual reality.  Americans, not even in the contest

    brucesterling:

    *That red stuff is what people still think economic reality is and the gray stuff is the actual reality.  Americans, not even in the contest

  8. The High Line Opens its Third and Final Phase →

  9. #PARKingday, enjoyed with the inventors of #PARKingday. Year 9! #SF #GehlStudio #Rebar #sorryyoucantparkherebecausewearedrinkingmexicokehere

    #PARKingday, enjoyed with the inventors of #PARKingday. Year 9! #SF #GehlStudio #Rebar #sorryyoucantparkherebecausewearedrinkingmexicokehere

  10. There were only 9 electric street railways operating in the American cities in 1885 but 789 by 1890, 982 by 1902, and 1,260 by 1912

    — Christine Boyer, Dreaming The Rational City

  11. Progress Report

    Just finished my first full week* of graduate school, and though it’s all out baptism by fire and the workload is incredible, a thrill rushes over me every time I remember that I get to do this full time for the next two years. With fairly limited external obligation, I get to think about and tackle big questions about cities, design, and life as much as I want. I get to attend classes by and have extensive conversations with some of the most brilliant minds in the planning field, along with other students from so many different backgrounds that I could become an expert in just about anything simply by learning from them alone. I get to explore datasets, design spaces, map ideas, analyze problems, and develop solutions with the limits of my own creativity as the only real restraint. I get to learn as much as I can possibly cram into my skull. This is totally amazing.

    -Kasey


    *ok, technically not full with Labor Day but still.

  12. This actually happens in American cities. #shadowofmodernism #Oakland

    This actually happens in American cities. #shadowofmodernism #Oakland

  13. Designers designering things. @gehlarchitects #GehlSF #Gehl Studio

    Designers designering things. @gehlarchitects #GehlSF #Gehl Studio