Editorial Team

Dancing Traffic Light

81% more pedestrians waited at a red traffic light, thanks to this interactive dancing feature.

Created by Smart, they share “we believe that smart ideas can turn the city into a better place. Like a dancing traffic light that makes people wait and watch rather than walk through the red light.”

Watch and share your thoughts…

Footage Offers Glimpse of 1940s Chicago

From our friends at The Atlantic City Lab, we are sharing one man’s stellar garage sale find which gives a video peek into the past of Chicago’s urban history.  The rare footage offers glimpse of the 1940s Chicago landscape.  Enjoy!

Read City Lab Article Here

Spur Launches in Oakland

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Oakland Launch Party

Bruce Beasley Sculpture Studio
323 Lewis Street, Oakland

Join the official Oakland launch party, featuring food, fun and fellow urbanists.

SPUR will provide a place where the different voices in Oakland can come together to craft a shared vision for the future.

Read about Oakland SPUR
Further event details here


Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday January 19, 2015

Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

BAM, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York present New York City’s largest public celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s tribute features a host of events celebrating Dr. King’s vision, including a keynote address by Dr. Cornel West, musical performances, a book signing, a free community film screening, and a free art exhibition.Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute details

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Monday January 19, 2015

MLK Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Each year, people all over the world answer that question by coming together on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to serve their neighbors and communities.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service website

Mural Credit:  Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site Atlanta, GA

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