Weekly News: Saturday Links

City Planning Votes Yes on SPURA (Curbed) New York’s City Planning Commission approved the proposal for SPURA on the Lower East Side, the largest block of undeveloped land south of 96th Street… although the scope is underwhelming

Cities of the Future: Sea, Sky, or Desert? (DNA) Humans will need to adapt to continuing land-use pressures, and the cities of the future will go about this in the most innovative ways. 
High-End Manhattan Sales See Summer Jump (Crain’s) Sales of Manhattan homes priced north of $4 million have increased 36% so far this summer, although prices are stable. 
A Promise Unfulfilled: Jacob Riis Bathhouse, the Rockaways (New York Times) The Jacob Riis bathhouse on the Rockaways has long been neglected, and an effort to refurbish the property in the mid-1990s was never completed. 
Man-Made Cities and Natural Disasters: A Growing Threat (Council on Foreign Relations) As climate change accelerates and cities continue booming, metropolitan areas–especially in the developing world–face more and more natural disasters. 

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