Sep 29
NYC: No Charges for Bus Driver Who Killed Pedestrian Jennifer White-Estick : Police filed no charges against the MTA bus driver who killed a pedestrian in Bedford-Stuyvesant two weeks ago....
Streetsblog
Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Student Awards : ASLA Student Analysis & Planning Award of Excellence. Meridian of Fertility....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 29
NYC: This Week: Flushing-Jamaica BRT, Bike Corral in LIC, CNU to NYC : Eastern Brooklyn and Queens rule the Streetsblog calendar this week....
Streetsblog
Sep 29
Bolivia’s Mi Teleférico to become world’s longest aerial cable car system : Bolivia is expanding the La Paz-El Alto cable car system that has already exceeded expectations for ridership and revenue....
The City Fix
Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Professional Awards : ASLA 2014 Professional General Design Award of Excellence. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 29
NYC: So Far, NYPD Isn’t Enforcing New Vision Zero Law as Intended : It was a welcome development when NYPD filed the first-ever charges under Section 19-190, a new law that makes it a misdemeanor for drivers to strike pedestrians and cyclists who have the right of way...
Streetsblog
Sep 29
SeaChange Down the Hudson : SeaChange on the East River On September 13th, I joined SeaChange: We All Live Downstream for the last leg of a two-week voyage down the Hudson River....
Urban Omnibus
Sep 29
Determining opportunities for efficiency with SAHF’s EZ Retrofit Tool : by Kenley Farmer, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF)NHC invites guest blog posters to write on important housing topics....
NHC Open House Blog
Sep 29
A Visual Typology: A Modern Face-Lift To San Francisco’s Victorian Homes : Take a walk with me. We are walking up a San Francisco street so steep you think it might be easier to crawl....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 29
Time for Nairobi, Kenya to Manage its Urban Freight or Face Transportation Woes : Population growth in cities comes with a increased demand for goods. These goods need to be transported to get to their consumers....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 29
Paris, France Aims for Bicycle Trips to Account for 15% of Transport by 2020 : More parking spaces for bikes, new bike paths on the main roadways, widespread 30km/h zones, and possibly wider bicycle paths or even banning automobile traffic surrounding markets; <...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 29
Learning From Kansas City : Kansas City is losing families to suburbia because of its allegedly subpar schools. How can families be lured back to city schools?....
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 29
Zoning: Inclusionary v. Exclusionary : At last count, Seattle ranked as the fastest growing major city in America....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 29
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Prendergast Doesn’t Rule Out Road Pricing to Fund Capital Program (Poughkeepsie Journal) The MTA Needs to Get Its Construction Costs Under Control (YIMBY) Can P3s Prevent Cost Overruns on MTA Capital...
Streetsblog
Sep 29
Reform Transportation Engineering: Expand Level of Service Ratings : Transportation engineers currently evaluate urban transport system performance using roadway level of service (LOS) ratings. Here are six good reasons to change....
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 29
Waiting for a solution : We are in uncharted waters with more questions than answers....
Strong Towns
Sep 29
Still on the Road : Tonight, the Antiplanner will be in Rochester, Minnesota to address a proposed high-speed train between Rochester and Minneapolis....
The Antiplanner
Sep 28
CO Dist. Court Rules Five Year Moratorium on Fracking is Impliedly Preempted by State Law : At issue was whether a five year moratorium enacted in the City of Fort Collins, Co is preempted by the rules of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, a body created by the Oil and Gas Con...
Law of the Land
Sep 28
OH Appeals Court Upholds Denial of Permit for Beekeeping : Plaintiff-appellant, Shamockery L.L.C. (“Shamockery”), appealed from the trial court’s order affirming the denial of its request for a zoning certificate to use a parcel for beekeeping....
Law of the Land
Sep 28
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Denial of Application For Conditional Use Permit To Construct Telecommunications Tower : NE Colorado Cellular, doing business as Viaero Wireless (“Viaero”), sought to construct a telecommunications tower in the City of North Platte, Nebraska (“the City”)....
Law of the Land
Sep 28
LA Appeals Court Finds That Expense Alone Does Not Justify the Need for a Variance for an RV Used to Assist Disabled Child : The Cronleys applied to the Zoning Board for a variance to allow them to park their RV on the side of their home....
Law of the Land
Sep 28
Second Circuit Court of Appeals Revives RLUIPA Lawsuit : Editors Note: This posting is reprinted with permission from the RLUIPA Defense Blog at: http://www.rluipa-defense.com On September 19, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Chabad Lubavitc...
Law of the Land
Sep 27
Bryant Park Part 2: a comparison to other entertainment venues on attracting tourists, user frictions and costs to create or significantly renovate : Posted by N. David Milder Introduction Part 1 of this article focused on showing how Bryant Park is a model informal downtown entertainment venue....
The Downtown Curmudgeon
Sep 27
To life : Probabilities and distributions are hard to grasp. We usually avoid the problem by settling on mean values and hope they are somehow representative....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Sep 27
Where Critics Fear to Tread : Design criticism bridges the gap between the process and product of design, and the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. But does it have to be all about architecture?...
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 26
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Safer Streets Come to Jackson Heights : New curb extensions are popping up on 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights....
Streetsblog
Sep 26
NYC: No Charges for Van Driver Who Killed Elderly Woman in Crosswalk : The day after a commercial van driver killed an elderly woman in a Manhattan crosswalk, no charges have been filed, though NYPD implied but failed to confirm that the victim had the right of way....
Streetsblog
Sep 26
Free climate science / modeling class beginning Sept. 29 : Global Warming: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change is a free online adaptation of a college-level class for non-science majors at the University of Chicago (textbook, video lectures)....
RealClimate
Sep 26
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Sep 26
NYC: An Open Invite for Diane Savino to See NYC Streets From a Bike Saddle : After State Senator Diane Savino’s remarks about yelling at bicyclists to “find a fucking bike lane” ricocheted around online NYC media yesterday, we’re hearing that some constituents and other New Yo...
Streetsblog
Sep 26
#IAMTHEGRID: Two Years Later Jordan Rockerbie Reflects from Montreal, Canada : “Globally diverse content” Jordan encapsulates The Grid in three words. Between June and December 2012 Jordan Rockerbie joined The Grid blogging team from Kelowna, British Columbia an...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 26
Brilliant Idea: The Green Benefits District : Dogpatch Arts Plaza / CMG Landscape Architecture Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 26
In Montreal, Bus Drivers Demand a Law Prohibiting Bicyclists in Protected Lanes : Exasperated by the presence of cyclists in the streets’ protected lanes, the bus drivers of Montreal denounce the “inaction” of police officers in a petition....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 26
Bike Sharing Program in Ames, Iowa Loses Out on Funding : As bike sharing programs continue to proliferate in cities and college campuses across the US, Iowa State University is in the midst of creating its own bike share program to be integrated with the Ci...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 26
Certainties, Uncertainties and Choices with Global Warming : We can be certain about climate change uncertainty but still address the risk....
Dot Earth
Sep 26
NYC: Car2Go Launches in Brooklyn — Users Will Have to Pay at Parking Meters : Point-to-point car-share service Car2Go will launch next month across the western third of Brooklyn....
Streetsblog
Sep 26
Friday Fun: Gaming for more sustainable cities : Do you think gaming is a waste of time? You may be surprised to learn that some games can teach us about urban design and help solve real world problems....
The City Fix
Sep 26
Is Urban Revitalization Without Gentrification Possible? : Barry Farm / The Huffington Post Cities are the place to be these days, which means big changes for the historic communities that have populated the urban cores....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : American Rail Infrastructure Is an Anachronism: Exhibit A (NYT) Van Driver Kills Elderly Woman Crossing Elizabeth Street in the Crosswalk (DNA, Gothamist, Post) Reckless Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Strikes...
Streetsblog
Sep 26
Along Norway’s Tourist Route, Landscape Architecture Expands Our Narrow Focus : Stegastein / Johanna Hoffman Regardless of how beautiful or strange a landscape is, we’ve all done it....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 26
Weekend Reading 9/26/14 : Kristin My husband read the Felix Salmon article about gender pay gap and came away confused about whether there is really a gender pay gap problem… so I decided to write something clearer about why w...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 26
Friday News Digest : Travel season is back in full swing here, the long summer months of thinking, writing and spending time with family now replaced by airline queues, hotel rooms and road trips....
Strong Towns
Sep 25
NYC: Hoboken’s Main Drag Set for Ambitious Complete Streets Overhaul : Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has unveiled a plan to transform Washington Street, the Square Mile City’s main drag, with a two-way protected bike lane, super-sized curb extensions, and bus bulbs....
Streetsblog
Sep 25
Real progress on sustainable cities and transport unveiled at U.N. Climate Summit : Cities played a key role scaling up climate change solutions and building momentum for climate action at Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit. Photo by Juliana Swenson/Flickr. Tuesday’s U.N....
The City Fix
Sep 25
NYC: Diane Savino: “Hey, Find a F—ing Bike Lane and Get in It” : When someone is seriously hurt in traffic, which happens several times a day in New York, it should prompt an effort to figure out exactly what happened and prevent it from happening again....
Streetsblog
Sep 25
New Climate Report Misses Point on US Cities : The doubtful claim that low density US cities impose a cost to the economy of $400 billion is countered by their being the most affluent in the world....
Newgeography.com
Sep 25
Green Alleyways in the City-Center of Montreal, Quebec : The Ruelles Market is at the corner of the Peel Street, in an alleyway adjacent to the Sainte-Catherine Street. While their counterparts in residential neighborhoods are becoming greener and...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 25
New Bill Prioritizes Vehicles and Prevents Bike Lanes in Porto Alegre, Brazil : The emergence of new bike lanes in Porto Alegre might be restricted to city sidewalks, reducing the area for pedestrians....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 25
CicLAvia: Reclaiming Streets in the Car Capital of America : The second in a series profiling grassroots activism to increase biking among the diverse populations of Los Angeles County....
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Without Funding Fix, MTA Capital Program Is Debt Bomb for Riders (NYT, WSJ, Crain’s, MTR) MTA Wants de Blasio to Pitch In More Cash (Capital) SI Board Member Votes Against Budget; Wants New Transit Li...
Streetsblog
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