I missed Walter Issacson’s review of Jon Gertner’s book about Bell Labs that appeared in the New York Times this past April. When I finally read it, It reminded me of the key role that Bell Labs played in originating the technology that led to solid state electronics and the Internet–literally changing the world. It seems like we lack a similar institution to help us create the next technological leap.
Here is a great piece addressing the issue of density in predominantly residential neighborhoods.
URBANEXUS Update is a daily publication devoted to the history and future of urbanization. The issue for May 29, 2012 is available here.