08:20 AM
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
05:16 AM
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
02:01 AM
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
01:13 AM
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
Aug 28
Making the Poor Subsidize the Rich : Utah Transit Authority executives are overcompensated, the agency has underfunded its high rail maintenance costs, its bus service has suffered due to financial constraints, concludes the Utah State L...
The Antiplanner
Aug 28
Who the Heck is Joe Minicozzi? And Why Should You Care Who He is? : I’ve done a pretty cruddy job of telling you about Joe Minicozzi and why he is the featured speaker of our upcoming Walkability Summit....
neighborhoods.org
Aug 27
Oceans Agency Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened : Twenty coral species, facing harms from global warming, coastal pollution and other perils are listed as threatened by the federal oceans agency....
Dot Earth
Aug 27
NYC: Council Members Van Bramer, Levin Come Out On Top In TA Report Card : Which members of the City Council have made transportation a priority this term?...
Streetsblog
Aug 27
On Traffic Engineers and Design Standards : The following was posted on Facebook this week by our friend, John Anderson....
Strong Towns
Aug 27
Official: Nearly Sure No Fault Under Big-Dollar Tower In Tinseltown : Morris Newman It’s hemi-semi-official: In the opinion of one of the state’s leading geologists, no earthquake fault lies beneath the immense Millennium office development in Hollywoo...
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Aug 27
Official: Nearly Sure No Fault Under Big-Dollar Tower In Tinseltown : Morris Newman It’s hemi-semi-official: In the opinion of one of the state’s leading geologists, no earthquake fault lies beneath the immense Millennium office development in Hollywoo...
California Planning & Development Report
Aug 27
Through the Cracks Between Stars : [Image: Trevor Paglen, "PAN (Unknown; USA-207)," from The Other Night Sky]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 27
Through the Cracks Between Stars : [Image: Trevor Paglen, "PAN (Unknown; USA-207)," from The Other Night Sky]....
Bldgblog
Aug 27
NYC: Point-to-Point Car-Share Service Car2Go Getting Ready to Launch in Brooklyn : Car2Go, a subsidiary of automotive giant Daimler AG, is hiring staff and preparing to launch in Brooklyn after more than a year of negotiations with the city, bringing point-to-point car-share to NYC...
Streetsblog
Aug 27
Sustainable development and integrated planning mark Europe’s new green capital : Ljubljana recently won the 2016 European Green Capital Award based on its comprehensive approach to sustainable development, which has transformed urban life in the past decade while minimizing the ci...
The City Fix
Aug 27
Under Annihilation’s Sign: Public Memory and Prospect Park’s Battle Pass : Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is well known for its bountiful farmers market, avid runners, consistent drum circle, and the waves of picnics and barbecues that dot its fields in summertime....
Urban Omnibus
Aug 27
NYC: Today’s Headlines : With Work Slowly Moving Ahead at Amtrak’s Moynihan Station, Schumer Calls for More Funds (NYT) Teachout: Then-Candidate Cuomo Did Nothing to Stop Christie From Cancelling ARC Tunnel (News) News Backs...
Streetsblog
Aug 27
Is a Land-Value Tax Illegal in Seattle? : As we’ve discussed before, land-value taxation is a smart tool for revitalizing cities....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 27
IPCC attribution statements redux: A response to Judith Curry : I have written a number of times about the procedure used to attribute recent climate change (here in 2010, in 2012 (about the AR4 statement), and again in 2013 after AR5 was released)....
RealClimate
Aug 27
No One’s Riding Light Rail, So Reduce Fares and Build More : Planners predicted that Norfolk’s Tide light-rail line, which opened in 2011 60 percent over budget and 16 months behind schedule, would stimulate economic development along its route....
The Antiplanner
Aug 27
Plain old nice. The anti-claim to fame. : What is your hometown famous for?...
Strong Towns
Aug 26
Weather is the Future of Urban Design : [Image: From a newscast about Istanbul's recent tornadoes]. It's hard to resist a story where urban design is blamed for creating tornadoes....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 26
Weather is the Future of Urban Design : [Image: From a newscast about Istanbul's recent tornadoes]. It's hard to resist a story where urban design is blamed for creating tornadoes....
Bldgblog
Aug 26
NYC: First Phase of Woodhaven Bus Upgrades Coming This Fall. Then What? : Select Bus Service on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards is coming to Queens in two phases....
Streetsblog
Aug 26
The Making of the CASA Oculus Rift Urban Roller Coaster : Earlier this year CASA was invited to create a virtual reality exhibit for the Walking on Water exhibition, partnered with Grand Designs Live at London’s ExCeL....
Digital Urban
Aug 26
A Closer Look at Turbulent Oceans and Greenhouse Heating : Climate science homes in on the oceans' role in driving wiggles in global warming....
Dot Earth
Aug 26
Medellín Metrocable improves mobility for residents of informal settlements : Medellín’s Metrocable is the centerpiece of an inclusive urban upgrading strategy that has improved mobility and economic opportunity, while reducing violence in disadvantaged areas....
The City Fix
Aug 26
Measures of Money : Tons of tomatoes by Susy Morris used under CC BY-NC 2.0Six hundred dollars. That’s how much money residents of Washington state donated to the “No” campaign in the 2013 initiative concerning genetic e...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : De Blasio, Explaining Why He Has Taxpayers Pay for His Rides, Says He’s “A Humble Guy” (Observer) The Advance Brings a Speed Gun to the Streets of Staten Island Ruben Diaz Jr.: We’re “Adding Lanes” to...
Streetsblog
Aug 26
OpenMic: What is a Strong Towns approach to transit? : At the National Gathering, we are planning a Burning Topics Forum where attendees will delve deeply into areas of thought and advocacy that don’t have a well-development set of Strong Towns principles...
Strong Towns
Aug 26
Pinellas Transit in Trouble : The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) has been illegally using FEMA money to illegally advertise in favor of a ballot measure to build light rail in St. Petersburg, Florida....
The Antiplanner
Aug 25
NYC: “Is It Really The Parking?”: Ozone Park Merchants Spar With Plaza Supporters : A new episode in a long-running conflict has cropped up in Ozone Park: A community group worked with the city to install a pedestrian plaza, but merchants, blaming poor sales on changes to traffic pat...
Streetsblog
Aug 25
Hunts Point | Memories of the Future : Interface of the Memories of the Future app In the year 130 AD, Claudius Ptolemy noted that “when the Earth is delineated on a sphere, it has a shape like its own, without need of altering,” but attem...
Urban Omnibus
Aug 25
Member News Digest : One of the ways our members advocate for building strong towns is through their own blogging. Here’s some recent highlights from our Member Blog Roll....
Strong Towns
Aug 25
NYC: This Week: Summer’s Not Over Yet : You know the summer is over when the community board calendar picks up steam again....
Streetsblog
Aug 25
São Paulo wins 2014 City/State MobiPrize by empowering citizens and fostering innovation : São Paulo has improved sustainable mobility through new bike and bus lanes, a revised master plan, and an innovative approach to support developers creating mobility solutions....
The City Fix
Aug 25
More cost-benefit? Better cost-benefit? : In this morning's WSJ, Edward Glaeser and Cass Sunstein write on "How to Deregulate Cities and States ......
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 25
2014 Update: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change : With a new school year approaching, this is a good time to update our review of the treatment of climate change in economics textbooks....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Elderly Man Bloodied By Cops During Jaywalking Stop Sues City for $5M (WSJ, News) Krugman: The Rent Is Too Damn High (NYT) Two-Car Crash Injures Five Pedestrians on Harlem Sidewalk (NBC) Five Family M...
Streetsblog
Aug 25
Stroad Nation : We can’t over-simplify the dynamics of all that has happened in Ferguson, but it’s obvious that our platform for building places is creating dynamics primed for social upheaval....
Strong Towns
Aug 25
Another Inane Low-Capacity Rail Plan : Some people in Durham, NC, want to build a $1.4-billion, 17-mile light-rail line, and the region has been spending millions of dollars planning it....
The Antiplanner
Aug 24
Dallas vs. Houston in two words, HSR loses its sweet spot, how cities decline, and more : This week's items: Dallas finally added a rail connection to DFW and thinks this helps qualify them as a world class city, even though downtown Dallas only has a tiny percentage of metro employment a...
Houston Strategies
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