What We're Reading: Our Weekly Reading List, June 5, 2015

A weekly round-up of articles and essays selected by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy staff. Happy Friday, all! 


How mental maps "can help us understand why some neighborhoods thrive, others die, and how changes are made." Waze, an app that crowd-sources data about streets, could help cities fix problems like congestion and potholes, and what happened when a South Korean neighborhood banned cars for a month.   

The "pas de deux" of cranes building Dallas Santiago Calatrava arches and the best new building in London is an old shoe polish factory. "Tearing Down" architecture with the Collectivity Project. 

The incredible 1958 Oscar-winning film about glass-blowing, and jazz and in World War II, when many of the best musicians were sent into combat, female jazz musicians took the stage. Time's 25 moments that changed America.  Lack of freedom from want affects the young brain