Do you hate your neighborhood? Love it? Here’s what that says about you

{ object.primary_image.title }}

A study of 400,000 people finds that neighborhood satisfaction is only weakly correlated with the realities of the neighborhood itself. Remember that time you lived contentedly in a not-so-great dorm or building or neighborhood? That’s normal: An enormous new meta-study of 400,000 people across America, Europe, and Asia finds that neighborhood satisfaction is only weakly correlated with the realities of the neighborhood itself. Read Full Story

More

This neighborhood flooded 17 times over the last 30 years—now it’s moving

{ object.primary_image.title }}

As climate change makes some places unlivable, how can we help the people who live there? In a Louisiana neighborhood that residents call Flood City, homes have flooded 17 times over the last 30 years. Officially named Pecan Acres, the majority Black subdivision in New Roads, Louisiana—a city of 4,000 outside of Baton Rouge—was built in the 1970s on low-lying swampland, with the houses sold to buyers who moved from sharecropping land. Most of the residents can’t afford flood insurance. They also can’t afford to move and lose money on homes that no one else wants to buy. But in a government-funded program, the entire neighborhood will be relocated to a new development now under construction nearby on higher ground. The old neighborhood will become a restored wetland. Read Full Story

More

5 Alternatives to Yahoo Groups

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Yahoo Groups was one of the original online communities. You could use it to create or participate in online chats with people from across the world who have the same interests and ideas as you. A host of new online communication tools have been released in recent years. Many of these new platforms offer features Yahoo Groups doesn’t. After lagging behind their competitors for a few years, Yahoo Groups officially shut down in December of 2020. Thankfully, if you were a fan, there are a plethora of alternatives to Yahoo Groups. Below, we’ll discuss our favorites so you can pick the best online group platforms for you. What Was Yahoo Groups Used For? Yahoo launched Groups in January 2001. Users could post messages, polls, photos, events, files, mailing lists, links to websites, and more. The platform soon became a popular host for vibrant online discussion boards. If you owned a …

More

This L.A. mall could be reinvented as housing and worker-owned co-ops

{ object.primary_image.title }}

The bold plan for the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza has raised $28 million dollars to try to begin to implement a new approach to urban redevelopment. The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall in Los Angeles’s Crenshaw neighborhood opened in 1947, one of the first of its kind in the country. Since then, it’s looked like a typical mall, with a sprawling parking lot. But community members in the surrounding majority-Black neighborhood now want to transform the 43-acre site into something different—mixed-income housing, community gardens, and new worker-owned cooperatives, all run by a nonprofit that can return proceeds to the community. Read Full Story

More

The black box of justice: How secret algorithms have changed policing

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Crime prevention efforts increasingly depend on data analysis about neighborhoods. But there’s a lot we don’t know—and vast opportunities for bias. The story of predictive policing begins in the 1990s with a process developed by the New York Police Department. Today New York is one of the safest big cities in America. In 2018, 289 people were murdered in the five boroughs. The city’s murder rate—3.31 per 100,000 people—was the lowest measured in 50 years Read Full Story

More

Worried about running with a mask on? Here’s what you need to know

{ object.primary_image.title }}

If the warm weather has you itching to exercise outside, make sure you’re doing it safely. Getting exercise outdoors is one of the few pleasant escapes we’ve had while stuck at home. A long bike ride, a run on a nearby trail, or a brisk walk around your neighborhood can go a long way to making you feel happier and less anxious , provided you stay at least 6 feet away from others. Read Full Story

More

How local ads can mitigate COVID-19’s impact on SMBs

{ object.primary_image.title }}

30-second summary: Nextdoor is a social media network for neighborhoods of verified users in 270,000 neighborhoods across 11 countries. 100% of Nextdoor’s users are real people with verified home addresses. Nextdoor is a good marketing option for SMBs because it’s hyper local and comprises an audience that’s eager to support their community’s businesses. About a third of the conversations on Nextdoor are between neighbors asking for or sharing recommendations. There are two affordable advertising options on Nextdoor specifically geared for SMBs, Local Deals and Neighborhood Sponsorship. Depending on who’s advertising, Local Deals start as low as $1. In a survey of nearly six thousand small businesses (SMBs) conducted by the National Academy of Sciences earlier this year, 41% of respondents indicated that they’d temporarily closed their business due to the virus. Roughly 2% had closed permanently. Smaller businesses with less than 20 employees were more likely to close. Regardless of …

More

This new car-free district in Shenzhen is the size of midtown Manhattan

{ object.primary_image.title }}

As part of a new corporate headquarters for company Tencent, a new district in one of the densest cities in the world will barely allow any cars. A new neighborhood being built in Shenzhen, China—which will be roughly the size of midtown Manhattan—will only be barely accessible by cars. The district, called Net City, is designed for humans rather than traffic. The area, which will include new offices for Tencent, China’s largest internet company, along with housing, schools, retail spaces, and public parks, sits at the edge of Shenzhen, one of the most densely populated megacities in the world. Read Full Story

More

Why self-isolation is the perfect time to overhaul your ineffective work habits

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Look to this time as a chance to reset unproductive routines. When you upgrade familiar ways of doing things, such as scheduling earlier meetings and choosing healthier snacks, your work will level-up, too. Habits are often deeply entrenched. You greet each day with a bleary-eyed trek to the coffee maker or walk the same neighborhood loop. Then something shifts. Maybe you move, land a new job, adopt a pet—or a global pandemic breaks out. The change immediately disrupts your routines. Read Full Story

More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our newsletter and never miss out trending marketing news.

HitcountVariables(pk=18140, ajax_url='/api/hit/ajax/', hits='2')