Why did cities build downtown malls?

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/citybeautiful08211 I’m on Patreon! Consider supporting this channel: https://www.patreon.com/citybeautiful This video on Nebula: https://nebula.app/videos/city-beautiful-why-did-cities-build-downtown-malls Resources: “The Downtown Mall Experiment” https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01944366408978093 “When Planning Fails: Downtown Malls in Mid-Size Cities” https://www.proquest.com/openview/805846bc05d6dd71d806f6ee66b99ab6/1.pdf?cbl=27359&pq-origsite=gscholar “Modelling…

E-Bikes Could Change Cities Forever

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Watch over 2,400 documentaries with Curiosity Stream for free for a month by signing up at http://curiositystream.com/citybeautiful and using the code, "citybeautiful" at checkout. I’m on Patreon! Consider supporting this channel: Follow the E-Bike Act here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr1019 I’m on Patreon! Consider supporting this channel: https://www.patreon.com/citybeautiful Resources: Info…

How to Split a City in Half (Berlin)

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Watch over 2,400 documentaries with Curiosity Stream for free for a month by signing up at http://curiositystream.com/citybeautiful and using the code, "citybeautiful" at checkout. Project MAD Cold War videos found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjnwpaclU4wXW18I7joPDPXmfL1zepBNv I’m on Patreon! Consider supporting this channel: https://www.patreon.com/citybeautiful Resources: This video uses this primary source:…

How to design streets for everyone (Universal Design)

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Be one of the first 200 people to sign up with this link and get 20% off your subscription with https://brilliant.org/citybeautiful Check out the amazing PBS Overview video on Atlanta’s streets here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXbUlQ9Yjk4 "How Blind People Cross The Street Alone by The Tommy Edison Experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48DqdwzftnQ "How…

What happens after a city removes a freeway?

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/citybeautiful07210 I’m on Patreon! Consider supporting this channel: https://www.patreon.com/citybeautiful Resources: Urban Waterfront Promenades by Elizabeth Macdonald: https://www.amazon.com/Urban-Waterfront-Promenades-Elizabeth-Macdonald/dp/1138824216 Can Removing Highways Fix America’s Cities? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/05/27/climate/us-cities-highway-removal.html Freeways without Futures 2021: https://www.cnu.org/our-projects/highways-boulevards/freeways-without-futures Waterfront…

Why does Amazon want to leave Seattle?

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Watch over 2,400 documentaries with Curiosity Stream for free for a month by signing up at http://curiositystream.com/citybeautiful and using the code, "citybeautiful" at checkout. I’m on Patreon! Consider supporting this channel: https://www.patreon.com/citybeautiful Resources: This video was synthesized from a these sources: Amazon HQ2: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/technology/amazon-headquarters-north-america.html 238 bidding cities:…

I rode ALL kinds of Seattle transit in 4 hours (even the monorail)

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Go to https://expressvpn.com/citybeautiful and find out how you can get 3 months free. I’m on Patreon! Consider supporting this channel: https://www.patreon.com/citybeautiful This video relied heavily on the Sound Transit and King County Metro websites: https://www.soundtransit.org/ https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro.aspx Produced by Dave Amos in sunny San Luis Obispo, California. Edited…

Why is LA traffic so bad?

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Watch over 2,400 documentaries with Curiosity Stream for free for a month by signing up at http://curiositystream.com/citybeautiful and using the code, "citybeautiful" at checkout. I’m on Patreon! Consider supporting this channel: https://www.patreon.com/citybeautiful Vox’s great video on induced demand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z7o3sRxA5g This video is a synthesis of several sources, including:…

Why did railroad companies mass produce cities?

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Railroads founded hundreds of nearly identical towns in the American west. Why? Watch over 2,400 documentaries with Curiosity Stream for free for a month by signing up at http://curiositystream.com/citybeautiful and using the code, "citybeautiful" at checkout. I’m on Patreon! Consider supporting this channel: https://www.patreon.com/citybeautiful Resources: This video was synthesized…

Who REALLY designs cities?

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Get your free trial of unlimited audiobooks, podcasts, and Audible originals at http://www.audible.com/citybeautiful. Or text "citybeautiful" to 500-500. I’m on Patreon! Consider supporting this channel: https://www.patreon.com/citybeautiful Resources on this topic: https://www.nlc.org/resource/forms-of-municipal-government https://www.nlc.org/resource/cities-101-mayoral-powers Produced by Dave Amos in sunny San Luis Obispo, California. Edited by Ryan Alva in…

Will electric cars kill gas stations?

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Can’t gas stations just switch to EV chargers? It’s not that simple. Watch over 2,400 documentaries with Curiosity Stream for free for a month by signing up at http://curiositystream.com/citybeautiful and using the code, "citybeautiful" at checkout. I’m on Patreon! Consider supporting this channel: https://www.patreon.com/citybeautiful Resources: A. https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/cr-survey-shows-strong-interest-in-evs/ B. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/28/business/gm-zero-emission-vehicles.html…

Can Elon Musk REALLY create his own city? (Starbase, Texas) #shorts

From “City Beautiful”. ( YouTube / Nebula ) Giving this #shorts thing a try. Here are some links for more info on this topic: https://myrgv.com/local-news/business/2021/03/03/welcome-to-starbase-spacex-floats-idea-to-incorporate-rename-boca-chica-village/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boca_Chica_Village,_Texas#cite_note-19 https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/10/spacex-reveals-plans-for-a-texas-spaceport-resort-in-new-job-ad/ https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-spaceport-resort-developer-texas-rocket-factory-job-opening/ https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2005/11/how-do-you-start-your-own-town.html Select images and video provided by Getty Images.