02:32 PM
Thoughts on the proposed Astrodome Park : I was really excited to hear Judge Emmett's proposal last week for converting the Astrodome into an indoor park (official proposal news release)....
Houston Strategies
02:00 PM
Who is Joe Minicozzi? : He can dazzle you, your boss, and your local governing board with his numbers. His tax analysis of comparing compact downtowns to urban sprawl is really awesome....
Strong Towns
12:48 PM
NYC: This Week: Join Streetsblog at ARTCRANK on Thursday : Events started trickling onto the Streetsblog calendar last week....
Streetsblog
12:48 PM
NYC: One City, By Bike: Citi Bike Beyond the Central Business District : This is part two of a five-part series by former NYC DOT policy director Jon Orcutt about the de Blasio administration’s opportunities to expand and improve cycling in New York....
Streetsblog
12:10 PM
Upgrading informal settlements in an urbanizing world : As cities rapidly urbanize, governments worldwide face the challenge of improving living conditions for the most vulnerable urban populations....
The City Fix
11:34 AM
NYC: De Blasio and DOT Ring In the New School Year With More Speed Cameras : Mayor de Blasio and Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today officially announced the expansion of the city’s speed camera program, which will eventually bring automated enforcement to 140...
Streetsblog
11:16 AM
In Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, New Transportation Prices Throw Users Off Course : Back to school: those words are synonymous with change, even in transportation....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
11:00 AM
Substitutes for Stucco : Try to imagine an entire faux main street/lifestyle center in which the store fronts jump up and down and in and out. Now imagine that every third store employs this veneer. ......
Strong Towns
11:00 AM
Do Elevated Cycletracks Solve Problems or Just Create More? : London’s proposed SkyCycle, from starchitect Lord Norman Foster / Foster + Partners This year, two designs – one proposed and one built – for elevated cycletracks, which create bicycle highways above...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
10:45 AM
The Future of the Gayborhood : With the advancement of LGBT rights and equality, the traditionally LGBT neighborhood is changing to reflect the tastes and preferences of the new LGBT community within....
Planetizen Interchange
09:49 AM
“Poor door” discussion misplaces outrage, masks solutions : by Robert Hickey, National Housing ConferenceThe ongoing media discussion of the “poor door” development in New York City misses the forest for the trees by focusing on segregation withi...
NHC Open House Blog
09:49 AM
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (August 16–31) : Site of Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts / The Architect’s Newspaper An Award-Winning Landscape Embraces Bay Views – Houzz, August 2014 “Landscape architect Scott Lewis repeats...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
09:49 AM
Olafur Eliasson’s Riverbed Brings a Landscape Indoors : Riverbed / Louisiana Museum of Modern Art The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark is considered a milestone of modern Danish design, noted for its synthesis of art, architecture, and landscape....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
08:19 AM
Introducing the Litman 'Chauffeuring Burden Index' : A significant portion of vehicle travel consists of chauffeuring: additional travel to transport a non-driver. The new Chauffeuring Burden Index calculates its direct and indirect costs....
Planetizen Interchange
08:02 AM
On arguing by analogy : Climate blogs and comment threads are full of ‘arguments by analogy’....
RealClimate
08:02 AM
Unforced variations: September 2014 : This month’s open thread....
RealClimate
08:02 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Study: Cab-Sharing Could Drastically Cut Traffic (NYT) Left-Turning Taxi Driver Kills Woman, 58, in Crosswalk at 79th and Madison (News, WCBS, NY1) Driver Kills 53-Year-Old Man on Liberty Avenue in Ja...
Streetsblog
06:34 AM
The New Look of Smokers’ Litter : The cigarettes may change, but for some smokers the habit of littering does not....
Dot Earth
05:00 AM
Sheer Lunacy : Last Thursday I received this tweet out of the blue. I assume that this comes in response to our series on a World Class Transpotation System (soon to be reformatted, edited and re-released as an eboo...
Strong Towns
Sep 1
The Role of Social Media in Wiping Out Passenger Pigeons, and Conserving Species Now : Social media helped push the passenger pigeon to extinction. Now they may help forestall some species' vanishing....
Dot Earth
Sep 1
Politics-Minded Marine Group Targets ‘Ocean Enemy #1’ : An ocean conservation group dives into the gritty world of congressional politics....
Dot Earth
Sep 1
Montreal Initiates Global Movement of Urban Agriculture Summer Schools : A survey conducted last year by the City of Montreal revealed that 42% of citizens practice urban agriculture....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 1
Is Rational Water Management Finally Emerging in Dry California? : California legislators, and farmers, begin to adjust well-drilling practices to suit a drier reality....
Dot Earth
Sep 1
Particles – 3dsMax and Lumion/Unity : Particle Flow is a versatile, powerful particle system for Autodesk’s 3ds Max....
Digital Urban
Aug 31
Transactions cost : It seems strange but for most of its life, economics was a field of study that did not recognize transaction costs. Look at the 200-year Ngram results, below. Ronald Coase changed things....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 29
How Canada Failed to Build a Beautiful Capital: An Ottawa Retrospective : I have yet to visit a city that manages, in equal parts, to be as grand and mediocre as Ottawa. Your first glimpse of Parliament Hill in Canada’s capital city is bound to take your breath away....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 29
NYC: One City, By Bike: Huge Opportunities for NYC Cycling in the de Blasio Era : Jon Orcutt was NYC DOT’s policy director from 2007 to 2014....
Streetsblog
Aug 29
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Aug 29
NYC: Chin Calls for Safety Fixes After Driver Injures Three Women on South Street : South Street at Rutgers Slip, before a traffic signal and crosswalks were installed last year....
Streetsblog
Aug 29
Friday Fun: You, too, can build a sustainable city through crowdfunding : Do you want a say in infrastructure projects in your city? Crowdfunding can allow citizens to turn creative, sustainable projects into reality....
The City Fix
Aug 29
The biggest bikeshare station in each US city : New York’s 67-dock station. Photo from Google. The largest individual station in Denver’s B-Cycle network, the REI station, has 27 docks. How does that stack up to other cities?...
DenverUrbanism
Aug 29
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Our Long PPW Bike Lane Nightmare Is Almost Over : Repaved sections of Prospect Park West are being striped, with orange barrels marking the bike lane in the meantime....
Streetsblog
Aug 29
RAD isn’t as radical as it sounds : By Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceThe name of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) has a phonological connection to “radical,” but it’s far from it in practice.  Most...
NHC Open House Blog
Aug 29
Redevelopment Brings Luxury Student Apartments to Ames, Iowa : As construction began this summer on the Campustown Redevelopment Project in Ames, Iowa, new signs have gone up at the construction site advertising two new luxury stude...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 29
“Pedestrianized” Prince Arthur Street of Montreal Unappealing to Pedestrians : Located in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, Prince Arthur Street is known to Montrealers for its stretch of road, open year-round to pedestrian-only traffic....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 29
Strasbourg, France Tests Reduced Traffic Fines for Cyclists – Are They Effective? : Since November 2012, Strasbourg, France has been experimenting with reduced fines, created exclusively for cyclists. Instead of paying a fine of 90 euros, cyclists benefit from a...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 29
Weekend Reading 8/29/14 : Pam Walking on the ferry to Bainbridge the other night, I was reminded of how much more I see when I’m on my feet instead of on my bike or in a motor vehicle....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 29
Herding Sheep : Have you ever wondered how a farmer and a single sheep dog can herd sheep? A recent paper in Journal of the Royal Society Interface explains just how....
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Aug 29
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Man Who Used Car As Weapon in Bronx Hit-and-Run Faces Attempted Murder Charges (DNA) Driver Injures Three Women, One Critically, Beneath FDR Downtown (Gothamist, DNA) Driver Smashes Jeep Into Ozone Pa...
Streetsblog
Aug 29
Wind Farms in Galway, Ireland: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly : Renewable sources of energy are in high demand in Ireland today,and wind farms seem to be popping up all over the country....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 29
Affordable Housing Is a Symptom of Sound Urban Policy : Paul Krugman argues that housing costs, not taxes, are what is drawing people to Georgia and Texas and away from California and New York. He’s partly right, but he’s mostly wrong....
The Antiplanner
Aug 29
Friday News Digest : This, my friends, is the last Friday of summer. At least it is for our family....
Strong Towns
Aug 28
NYC: Planning For Growth and Safer Streets at Bronx Metro-North Stations : Once the MTA’s East Side Access project is finally complete, a few additional upgrades will allow Metro-North’s New Haven Line trains to stop at new stations in the East Bronx and cross the Hell Gate...
Streetsblog
Aug 28
Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow from Coal-Burning Plants : A pitch for considering a lifetime's worth of carbon dioxide emissions when examining power plants in the context of climate change....
Dot Earth
Aug 28
NYC: City Begins to Reclaim Space for Pedestrians at Fordham Plaza : The multi-year project to improve Fordham Plaza in the Bronx — a critical transit hub — entered its latest phase yesterday with the groundbreaking for a bigger and better public space for pedestrians....
Streetsblog
Aug 28
Dangerously Uninformed : I’ve often wondered about the actuarial approach used by auto insurance companies, but I’ve never had the data or specific insight to really question it....
Strong Towns
Aug 28
Recognizing the role of gender in the informal urban economy : Governments can improve the livelihoods of female street vendors by creating safe public spaces and supporting member-based groups of informal workers....
The City Fix
Aug 28
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Top Astorino Aide and Conservative Party Big Resigns County Job After DWI Crash (News, LoHud) She Complained About His Driving, So He Mowed Her Down and Fled; Now He’s Under Arrest (News) Driver Injur...
Streetsblog
Aug 28
Winged Warning: Heavy Metal Song Distortion : A series on birds as environmental sentinels includes a story on how mercury contamination distorts birds' songs....
Dot Earth
Aug 28
Podcast Show 188: Talking Cities : This episode was recorded at CNU 22 in Buffalo....
Strong Towns
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