Has the United States given up on building subway systems?. Everyone knows that America’s roadways and bridges are crumbling, but the United States has also seemingly given up on its subway systems. Atlanta’s subway system was the last subway system started in the U.S., and its construction commenced in 1979. Since that time no other [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Has the United States given up on building subway systems?
City neighborhoods with the most single men, women. Single men and women are often in a quest to find other single men and women. The quest leads people to debate which cities are best for singles, but what is the truth behind the rhetoric, and how do you think Cincinnati stacks up? More from Atlantic [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: City neighborhoods with the most single men, women
The Best Open Data Releases of 2012. The year 2012 is over. But it’s important to occasionally look back and see what we did well, and not so well, as a society over the last 12 months. One particular item that has become increasingly more significant in planning our cities is open data. From tracking crime in [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The Best Open Data Releases of 2012
Which cities did the biggest music hits come from in 2012?. South Korea’s PSY took the world by storm in 2012 with his smash hit single “Gangnam Style.” His song, however, was an anomaly for Asian cities with regards to internationally pop song hits, with the vast majority originating from artists in North America and Western Europe. [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Which cities did the biggest music hits come from in 2012?
Atlanta’s bold plan for repurposing its unused railways already paying off. The multi-modal Atlanta BeltLine project is spurring new investment throughout inner-city neighborhoods that had long been forgotten in the southeastern city. What lessons might Cincinnati be able to learn from Atlanta’s experience as it looks to repurpose its unused railway corridors? More from the [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Atlanta’s bold plan for repurposing its unused railways already paying off
Will Cincinnati be left behind in the latest passenger rail station boom?. Inter-city rail is also booming as Amtrak experiences record ridership numbers, and is beginning to implement the first phases of the nation’s planned high-speed rail network. Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, however, sits waiting investment to allow additional passenger rail service. Meanwhile, throughout the rest [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Will Cincinnati be left behind in the latest passenger rail station boom?
New iPhone will expose Cincinnati’s lack of open data. With the imminent introduction of the next generation iPhone from Apple, the new phone and iOS interface is poised to eliminate Google Maps in favor of Apple’s own mapping software package. The move, which will come by fall of this year, provides driving directions but relies [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: New iPhone will expose Cincinnati’s lack of open data
A Rare Library on Plum: lots of love from one downtown Cincinnati library [Mercantile Library] to another [Lloyd Library and Museum]. 1937 Flood Collection: the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County examines a “the impact of the flood through photographs, scrapbooks, diary entries, and other documents” [it's a wiki, so you can add your [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
Jerome Daksiewicz of Chicago-based nomo Design has created a beautiful series of minimalist screenprints of airport runways from around the world. Above is Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Isn’t it incredible to see that place as just a network of paths? Below: Heathrow, Atlanta, St. Louis, and JFK in NYC: There are more airports in the [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Airport Runway Prints by Nomo Design
City and county leaders gathered at The Banks development on Tuesday morning to celebrate the completion of the latest portion of Cincinnati’s massive central riverfront transformation. The work paves the way for an expected $75M private development to get started next summer. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: City, county leaders celebrate latest milestone in Cincinnati’s central riverfront transformation
Holiday Gift Guide: Goody Two-Shoes: our seed bombs in Foam Magazine. Vine Street Circa 1973: courtesy of Fuck Yeah Cincinnati. Mercer Commons Design Gets Thumbs Down: the struggle to add appropriate infill to the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati. What’s Your State Good at?: Ohio “currently ranks first in the production of Swiss cheese.” Who [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
Charlotte-based designer Nikki Mueller runs a one-woman show at Not Made in China, a studio that creates and produces buttons, mirrors, magnets, totes, t-shirts, and prints with a sense of humor. Originally from Oceanside, CA, Nikki both loves her current home in the South and lightheartedly makes fun of it. As an expat myself, I [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Satirical Accessories by Not Made in China
2011 Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites: the Gamble House and the Greenhills Historic District are on the list. Mural to Add Color and History to Downtown: ArtWorks is working on a mural in Hamilton. Bringing Past, Present and Future Into Focus: looking at cities through smartphone apps. Quack Quack: A Great Way to Get Attention: [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere