05:47 PM
New Approach to Being There: ‘Fan-bots’ Will Cheer Korean Baseball Team : Cheer on your baseball team through a "fan-bot" set in the stands as you watch and tweet on your phone....
Dot Earth
05:47 PM
Fresh Focus on Siberian Permafrost as Second Hole is Reported : A report of a second odd hole in the Siberian permafrost draws fresh attention to the warming Russian tundra....
Dot Earth
04:48 PM
NYC: The Citi Bike Deal Is Great News for Other Cities Too : Bay Area Bike Share, shown here in San Jose, is one of several systems that should be able to fulfill expansion plans quicker after REQX Ventures acquires a controlling stake in Alta Bicycle Share....
Streetsblog
04:48 PM
A Technicolor Sea of Nemophilas : Nemophilas / Kobaken on Flickr Imagine being immersed in a sea of blue, but on land....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
02:35 PM
Beneath the Forest, Buildings : [Image: Photo by Heiko Prumers, courtesy of LiveScience]. Architectural remains that pre-date the Amazon rainforest have been found beneath the trees in Bolivia and Brazil....
Bldgblog
02:35 PM
The Most Indoors : [Image: Inside NYC's old post office, Instagram by BLDGBLOG]....
Bldgblog
02:05 PM
The Most Indoors : [Image: Inside NYC's old post office, Instagram by BLDGBLOG]....
BLDGBLOG
02:05 PM
Beneath the Forest, Buildings : [Image: Photo by Heiko Prumers, courtesy of LiveScience]. Architectural remains that pre-date the Amazon rainforest have been found beneath the trees in Bolivia and Brazil....
BLDGBLOG
01:25 PM
Friday News Digest : This FND has gotten away from me.....so sorry....
Strong Towns
01:15 PM
Bunker Simulations : [Image: A replica of the Nazis' Atlantic Wall defenses in Scotland; photo via Stirling 2014]....
Bldgblog
01:01 PM
NYC: One Mindblowing Fact Missing From BuzzFeed’s Port Authority Listicle : Earlier this week, BuzzFeed gleaned some fun facts about the Hudson River bridges and tunnels from a Port Authority data dump on the number of eastbound automobiles, buses, and trucks....
Streetsblog
01:01 PM
Bunker Simulations : [Image: A replica of the Nazis' Atlantic Wall defenses in Scotland; photo via Stirling 2014]....
BLDGBLOG
01:01 PM
Pacific Rim Coal Prices Continue to Tumble : Newcastle coal futures prices, August 2014 contract. In case you don’t check the coal futures markets every day, you may have missed the news that international coal prices recently reached a multi-ye...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
01:00 PM
The New Oil Patch: Rail Lines in Albany and Elsewhere : The oil boom in the West is creating traffic jams of oil trains in New York's Hudson Valley....
Dot Earth
11:34 AM
NYC: No Homicide Charge for Unlicensed Curb-Jumping Driver Who Killed SI Woman : A motorist who crashed on a Staten Island sidewalk was charged by District Attorney Dan Donovan with driving without a license and drug possession, but not for killing one pedestrian and hospitalizing...
Streetsblog
11:07 AM
Glass Buildings, A Past Perfect Trend in Athens, Greece : From rural to urban, and from marble to glass, the history of the contemporary city of Athens has been vigorous, exciting and sometimes contradictory....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
11:02 AM
Transit and Congestion : The Antiplanner was apparently exposed to a bad cold when traveling last week and didn’t feel up to writing a timely post for this morning....
The Antiplanner
10:38 AM
Friday Fun: Two cities’ bold plans to make cars obsolete : Helsinki’s “mobility on demand” system will integrate a variety of transport options and could make car ownership obsolete....
The City Fix
09:55 AM
It’s a huge weekend for US transit openings : Mid summer is prime time for big transit openings, and this weekend is a doozy. Three big projects around the US are opening today or tomorrow.   Left: Denver Union Station photo by Ryan Dravitz....
DenverUrbanism
09:04 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : There’s a $12 Billion Shortfall in the Next MTA Capital Plan (Crain’s, CapTon, CapNY) The Times Looks at Traffic Safety in the Wake of Vigil for Jean Chambers Bicyclist Critically Injured by MTA Bus D...
Streetsblog
09:04 AM
Weekend Reading 7/25/14 : Alan Oregonians will vote in November on whether to adopt open, top-two primaries like California and Washington....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
09:04 AM
Why Washington State Should Adopt a BC-style Carbon Tax : Editor’s Note: Washington’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce is on the job, weighing alternative carbon-pricing proposals....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 24
The Museum At The Bottom Of The Sea : [Image: Photo by Martin Siegel/Society of Maritime Archaeology, via Der Spiegel]....
Bldgblog
Jul 24
The Museum At The Bottom Of The Sea : [Image: Photo by Martin Siegel/Society of Maritime Archaeology, via Der Spiegel]....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 24
Envy : GDP (in some form such as per capita, real per capita, real per capita change, etc.) is the widely used proxy for an area's well-offness....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 24
Help Value the World’s Ecosystem Services : ASLA 2011 Professional Analysis and Planning Honor Award....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 24
NYC: Affordable Bus and Subway Fares Are Still Worth Fighting For : Photo: Infinite Jeff via Flickr creative commons When the MTA introduced the 30-day unlimited-ride MetroCard in 1998, it cost $63....
Streetsblog
Jul 24
Glamour in streetscapes : A while ago I attended an Urban Land Institute event on development trends in Fairfax’s Mosaic District....
Market Urbanism
Jul 24
Podcast Show 183: Santiago Garces : Santiago Garces, who heads the Data, Performance and Innovation program at the city of South Bend, talks with Chuck about how technology can help local governments do more with less....
Strong Towns
Jul 24
J.P. Morgan Chase pledges additional $100 million for Detroit recovery efforts : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing Conference NHC Leadership Circle member J.P....
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 24
Fair Housing and the Data Paradox : by Patrick Reed, National Housing ConferenceIn a push for crowd-sourced innovation and better transparency, federal agencies are opening up their data vaults to the public, substantially...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 24
NYC: How a Non-Profit Housing Developer Brought Safer Streets to the South Bronx : The sidewalk between the subway stairs and stanchions at this Southern Boulevard street corner used to be a traffic lane....
Streetsblog
Jul 24
NYC: Bus Driver Seriously Injures Cyclist on Hudson River Greenway : Photo: @HildaBikes A tour bus driver seriously injured a cyclist on the Hudson River Greenway in Hell’s Kitchen this morning. The crash occurred at 40th Street at approximately 9:42 a.m., according to...
Streetsblog
Jul 24
Coal Exports: Unfair Market Value : Coal Train in Residential Neighborhood by Paul K....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 24
Oil Train Derails in Seattle : Multiple news accounts just now that a loaded oil train derailed under the Magnolia Bridge, about a mile north of downtown Seattle. KOMO News account here. Many others here....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 24
Lean and Agile Procurement: Making the Most of Taxpayer Investment : Innovators in the Smart Growth and New Urbanist world are successfully chipping away entrenched standards that, for far too long, have dictated inefficient, unsightly community design....
Strong Towns
Jul 24
Bridging the divide between vendors and local governments for more inclusive cities : Governments must create inclusive spaces for dialogue with street vendors and craft policy to support their livelihoods and economic mobility....
The City Fix
Jul 24
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Related Companies Venture Set to Purchase Alta Bicycle Share, Nearly Double Size of Citi Bike (WSJ) From Signals to Wi-Fi to Countdown Clocks, MTA Lags Other Systems on Technology (City & State) Have...
Streetsblog
Jul 24
Global Warming and Monster Wildfires : Photo Credit: Rossco ( Image Focus Australia ) via Compfight cc This week, the LA Times reported on the wildfire raging in Washington State, describing “tornadoes of fire” engulfing a small town....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 24
Some perspective on the gas tax : The federal highway trust fund is going broke, one of those long-known realities that is finally starting to sink in among the official nattering nabobs....
Strong Towns
Jul 24
Who Needs Transit, Anyway? : Rail advocates often call the Antiplanner “anti-transit,” probably because it is easier to call people names than to answer rational arguments....
The Antiplanner
Jul 23
Helsinki Aims to Be Car-free by 2025 : Helsinki / Wikipedia The Guardian‘s excellent environmental coverage has been supplemented by a new section on cities, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 23
NYC: NYPD: 1,263 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 11 Killed in Traffic in May : Image: NYPD Twenty-five people died in New York City traffic in May, and 4,621 were injured, according to the monthly NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of May, 54 pedestrians and cyclists we...
Streetsblog
Jul 23
American Mom and Pops Want Climate Fixes : Photo Credit: contemplative imaging via Compfight cc American small business owners....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 23
National Gathering Update : Registration is now open to our members for the 2014 National Gathering in Minneapolis, September 12-14, 2014. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THE STRONG TOWNS NATIONAL GATHERING Last week we annou...
Strong Towns
Jul 23
New Survey: What Makes a City Great? : What Makes a City Great?...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 23
NYC: New York’s Top Court Exhibits Depraved Indifference to Pedestrians’ Lives : Court of Appeals Judges Jenny Rivera, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Robert S. Smith, Susan P....
Streetsblog
Jul 23
Reading Common Shares : Last night, a crowd gathered in the café of McNally Jackson Books to celebrate a first in the history of Urban Omnibus: the publication of a real-life, paper-and-ink booklet, collecting the w...
Urban Omnibus
Jul 23
A Commons of Unwanted Things : The 2014 Urban Omnibus writing competition, entitled Common Shares, invited writers to respond to the overlapping themes of common ownership, private property, and the sharing economy. We sought submi...
Urban Omnibus
Jul 23
Hacking the City: “Explore Everything” Book Review : There is a feeling among many people that the city is built for others, that we may look at it but may not touch it, the spatial equivalent of an artifact in a glass case in a museum....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
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