According to this video from the Mexican office of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, only 30 percent of Mexicans use cars, yet 70 percent of public investment in transport improvement was destined for car infrastructure.
The city of Buenos Aires is now offering pensions to published writers. So far, more than eighty have been awarded pensions, in amounts up to $900 a month. Could this be an effective way to attract creative people to a city?
New Yorkers will be able to cozy up with Columbus this fall, thanks to the Public Art Fund. The organization is teaming up with Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi to build a living room around the statue of the explorer in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle. The artist’s other projects have included a one-room apartment over a fourteenth-century cathedral in Basel, and a temporary, functioning hotel built around a statue of Queen Victoria in Liverpool.
What’s the tweetest city? Jakarta—followed by Tokyo, London, São Paulo, and New York—is the city that tweets the most, according to a June 2012 study by Paris-based Semiocast. See the article for full rankings.
National Public Radio wants to know what you think of when you think of your city. A coffee shop? A park? Share images of your favorite spots and tell NPR where the heart of your city lies.
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