From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index...Show More Summary
As many of us become more concerned and aware of the foods we are consuming, urban farming has taken off as not only a way to produce healthy foods, but also to help produce foods in a more economical and environmentally-friendly fashion. Show More Summary
When Luciano Pia undertook to design a five-storey, 63 unit residential apartment building in Turin, he sought to break from the homogenous urban development that was consuming the area. What resulted was 25 Verde, an extraordinary urban treehouse that blurs
Russell Simmons created Argyleculture with the Urban Graduate in mind -- a term coined by its founder that defines an emerged male and female consumer born and bred in the hip-hop culture, now mature and successful in his or her own right. Show More Summary
Concern regarding the origins of the products we consume is increasing, and cities like New York, São Paulo, and Paris are filled with mini-markets for organic produce, street fairs with local producers, and even urban gardens on top of buildings. A Portuguese
Although home prices are rising faster in urban neighborhoods, population is growing faster in suburban neighborhoods. Consumer preferences and the aging of the population are tailwinds for suburban growth; so are falling oil pricesShow More Summary
As a part-time urban planning nerd, I love visualizations of buses, trains and cars pulsating through cities. Now with more data available through smartphones, emergent logistics platforms like Uber and eventually Internet-connected and self-driving cars, it’s inevitable that software will become indispensable in managing and and making mass transit more efficient.… Read More
When inflation alarmists want to convince everyone the dollar is about to become worthless, they post this chart of the CPI.CPI - Urban Consumers - All Items - IndexInflationists claim that is a trend to oblivion. And actually it is....Show More Summary
From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.4 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items indexShow More Summary
Wade Boggs was a great baseball player. But he is an even better urban legend. You see, Boggs was apparently a pretty heavy drinker during his playing days, and he got pretty famous for the amount of beer he would consume when the Red Sox had to catch a flight to the west coast. But […]
Local fracking bans. Laws outlawing plastic bags. Strict tree-cutting ordinances. Another day in California? Nope. Welcome to life in urban Texas, where Democratic-controlled city councils are enacting powerful consumer and environmental protections—much to the chagrin of the state's leading conservatives. Show More Summary
It could be said that Los Angeles is an urban maze, a sprawl of overlapping, interlocking grids and dumpster-strewn dead ends. Yesterday, you could have also said it was a Pac-Man maze. Because it was. Read more...
In another sign of harder times for the automotive industry in China, the affluent southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has joined other major urban centers in restricting consumer car purchases.
Federal investigators have concluded that the massive downtown Los Angeles fire that consumed much of the Da Vinci apartment complex was arson, as The Times reported earlier this week. Which means that the Da Vinci and its developer, G.H. Palmer Associates, will continue to generate headlines...
Consumer spending during the weekend fell 11%, raising concerns that despite the improvement in economic conditions, buyers are not spending freely. However, this does not indicate that the ongoing holiday season will be weak on account of macro-economic factors. It simply reflects the change in consumers’ spending patterns.
From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.3 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items indexShow More Summary
THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Maryland’s Assistant Attorney General For Consumer Protection Falls For Urban Legend.
Mercedes-Benz is scheduled to unveil a new concept car at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in early January, which the automaker is hoping will drive the social discourse on mobility and the design of the urban environment ahead—primarily in the area of autonomous cars. We’ve already been given a preview of the concept’s...
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Consumer Price Index - October 2014The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary
Wireless startup Mimosa has been plugging Wi-Fi into a lot of networking products lately, but now it’s offering up its first consumer-facing product: A Wi-Fi router you actually install in your…