CityBits

Max Kim
How global cities tackle issues like climate change, traffic, and giant colonies of feral rats. Serious analysis + memes.
Created 30 May 2021
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  • How Paris Turned COVID Into a Biking Bonanza
    17 Nov 2021 • 11 min read
    Today’s read is ~8-10 minutes. Hi friends, COVID-19 absolutely sucks, this is nothing new. So instead of focusing on that, today I want to talk about how cities are taking advantage of the reduction i...
  • Rapid Response: Greyhound Acquired by FlixMobility
    11 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Hello dear readers, While usually CityBits highlights an existing urban initiative, today I’m trying out a new segment. Instead of a deep dive on a specific city, this update will be a 2-3 minute quic...
  • Miami's Private Railroad
    03 Nov 2021 • 11 min read
    Today’s read is about ~7-9 minutes Hello friends, The United States of America is undeniably good at many things, like basketball, and some other stuff. But. There are some things the US does not do w...
  • Superblocks in Barcelona (2/2)
    20 Oct 2021 • 11 min read
    This is the second part of a two-part series on Barcelona’s superblocks. You can check out part one here, and if you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe to catch future newsletters! Subscribe now ...
  • Superblocks in Barcelona (1/2)
    06 Oct 2021 • 9 min read
    This is the first of a two-part series on Barcelona’s superblock concept. You can read the second part here. Subscribe now Today’s read is 6-8 minutes long. Hello dear friends, During the pandemic, ci...
  • Cities from Scratch - Marc Lore's Telosa Dream
    22 Sep 2021 • 19 min read
    *Housekeeping note* Today’s update is a little long, you may need to open/expand the whole message at the bottom, or you can read it directly on the website here for best results. Enjoy! Today’s updat...
  • How Singapore Beats the Heat
    08 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    Today’s read is about ~7-9 minutes long Hello dear readers, For those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, we’ve been going through a pretty hot summer, and not in the fun way. In just the last fe...
  • Bus Rapid Transit in Bogotá, Colombia
    25 Aug 2021 • 9 min read
    Today’s read is about ~6-8 minutes long. Hi all, Welcome to another edition of City Bits. In the 1990’s the city of Bogotá was well known for being the economic and political capital of Colombia, but ...
  • How Amsterdam Does Cycling (2/2)
    11 Aug 2021 • 9 min read
    This is the second part of a two-part series on cycling in Amsterdam. You can check out the first part here, and make sure to subscribe to catch future newsletters! Subscribe now Today’s update is a ~...
  • How Amsterdam Does Cycling (1/2)
    28 Jul 2021 • 7 min read
    This is the first of a two part series. You can find the second part here. Today’s read is ~5-7 minutes long. Hi all, In this update I’ll be covering cycling in Amsterdam. It’s a fascinating, but leng...
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