11:39 AM
Ramsey House looks to sell vacant land : A local historic site is looking to sell a portion of its property to a commercial developer, but the idea has sparked questions from some observers. Built in 1797, the Ramsey House is located near t...
Property Scope
11:07 AM
Changing the Culture of a City : This is part of the ongoing conversation happening right now at the Memphis Boot Camp....
Strong Towns
11:01 AM
NYC: Transportation Tidbits in This Year’s PlaNYC Check-In : To mark Earth Day on Monday, the de Blasio administration released its first PlaNYC progress report [PDF], the latest annual check-in on the citywide sustainability plan released in 2007. The report i...
Streetsblog
08:45 AM
The Architecture of Trees : all photos by Hannah Barefoot “Trees appear to be too complicated if we don’t have the key....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
08:45 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA Will Take From Pension and Health Care Funds to Cover TWU Contract (NYT, WSJ) Eric Ulrich Endorses BRT and Street Safety Fixes for Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards (News) PANYNJ Board Member Lip...
Streetsblog
08:29 AM
Thursday briefing : East Tennessee Children's Hospital secures certificate for $75M expansion, renovation. KNS All-women physicians practice building $3M facility....
Property Scope
08:03 AM
Darren Aronofsky on Floods, Fanaticism, the Big Bang, Warming and More : The director of "Noah" and other films about obsession explores his views of global warming, fanaticism and the uncomfortable intersection of religion and science....
Dot Earth
08:01 AM
Submerged Bins in Populous Areas of Athens, Greece : The installation of new submerged bins in populous areas of Athens is expected to be completed by April. This project began as a pilot programme in 2004 by Athens’ Municipality and is...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
03:32 AM
Seattle Votes Down Transit Tax : Voters in King County, Washington, soundly rejected a proposed tax increase that King County Metro said was needed to maintain bus service....
The Antiplanner
Apr 23
Quantifying Community: Hudson Yards to Partner with NYU’s CUSP : A Hudson Yards building under construction | Photo by Steven Severinghaus What is said to be the largest private real estate development in US history is set to become the country’s first “quantified...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 23
Joseph Shuldiner Knows Public Housing : In the face of years of disinvestment, an aging housing stock with a backlog of maintenance needs, and a controversial plan to develop new properties within public housing campuses, the New York City...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 23
NYC: DOT: Improvements to Broadway at Dyckman Street Coming in May : Left turn bans and added pedestrian space proposed for Broadway, Dyckman Street and Riverside Drive. Image: DOT....
Streetsblog
Apr 23
The Second Life Cycle : This is part of the ongoing conversation happening right now at the Memphis Boot Camp....
Strong Towns
Apr 23
Justice? : Supply and demand is seemingly simple....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 23
NYC: TSTC and Manhattanites Call for Port Authority to Improve Bus Facilities : TSTC’s Veronica Vanterpool, center, and CB 4 chair Christine Berthet, to her right, outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal today....
Streetsblog
Apr 23
NYC: Panel: NYC Electeds Need to Get Serious About Funding Infrastructure : From right, Jonathan Bowles of Center for an Urban Future, Chris Hamel of RBC Capital Markets, Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Chris Ward of Dragados, Denise Richardson of the General C...
Streetsblog
Apr 23
Talking Government? Say It Like Elizabeth Warren : Courtesy US Senator Elizabeth Warren, Facebook.Because the term itself has been so systematically loaded with negative connotations, talking about government can seem like tricky terr...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 23
A Deeper Look at a Study Finding High Leak Rates From Gas Drilling : A closer look at a hot study on high gas leak rates in Pennsylvania's fracking zone raises coal questions....
Dot Earth
Apr 23
Jersey Mike's, f2o plan University Commons locations : A pair of new restaurants are among the tenants that will be part of the planned University Commons retail center. The development team behind the project announced Wednesday that Atlanta-based Fresh...
Property Scope
Apr 23
Should local government make a profit? : This is part of the ongoing conversation happening right now at the Memphis Boot Camp. Follow us on twitter at #MEMbootcamp or at www.Memphis2014.com. The very notion is abhorrent to think about....
Strong Towns
Apr 23
Creating active cities and healthy citizens through innovative urban design : Urban design has a large impact on lifestyle, with bike lanes and pedestrian pathways promoting healthy behaviors for city residents across Brazil....
The City Fix
Apr 23
NYC: Today’s Headlines : City Council Wants to Hire 1,000 Cops to Reduce Traffic Violence and Improve Police Tactics (Post) The First Public Meeting for Queens’ First Select Bus Service Route Is Tonight (NY1) More on the McGu...
Streetsblog
Apr 23
Your Hero’s New Story : Heroes’ Narrative Handbook Cover, used with permission....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 23
Why There Are No Trees in the Place du Pantheon or on Rue Soufflot in Paris, France : On March 8th, 2014 the Parti Socialiste’s candidate for the mayorship of Paris announced her redevelopment project for the Place du Panthéon, a square that she considers to be “isolated” and “inaccess...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 23
5 Years After the Formation of Nairobi’s “Friends of Karura Forest” : Urban forests are a vital component of a city....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 23
Wednesday briefing : Dumplin Creek deal falls apart -- Fielden group cites lack of demand. KNS City releases details of improvements planned for 700 block of Gay Street....
Property Scope
Apr 23
NY Appellate Court Holds Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Does Not Preempt Field of Cemetery Regulation : Oakwood Cemetery is a not-for-profit cemetery corporation and sought to begin offering cremation services in addition to the burial services it offered....
Law of the Land
Apr 23
Fed. Dist. Court in Ohio Addresses Comparators to be Used Under RLUIPA Equal Terms Provision : Hat tip to the RLUIPA Defense Blog for this posting: http://www.rluipa-defense.com The District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, in Tree of Life Christian Schools v....
Law of the Land
Apr 23
MI Supreme Court Interprets Definition of “Sport Shooting Range” : In 1993, Addison Township approved Barnhart’s request to build a shooting range on his property....
Law of the Land
Apr 23
Fed. District Court in CT Dismisses Section 1983 Claims Relatred to Variance Denial for Failure to Timely File : The plaintiff, Richard Perrie, claimed that the Middletown Zoning Board of Appeals “intentionally and maliciously discriminated against [him and] arbitrarily used its power to deprive [him] of the use...
Law of the Land
Apr 22
Top 5 Benefits Of Hiring An Internet Marketing Company : SEO stands for “search engine optimization”....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 22
NYC: Tonight: Big Changes Proposed for Intersection Where Ella Bandes Was Killed : Curb extensions, new crosswalks and turn bans could be coming to this deadly intersection on the Brooklyn-Queens border....
Streetsblog
Apr 22
Uncovering a Wild Garden’s Past : American beech grove, Dumbarton Oaks Park / Jim Osen Photography Unlike the 16 acres of formal gardens at Washington, D.C.’s Dumbarton Oaks, there are no remaining plans for Dumbarton Oaks Park, the w...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 22
Big box near Knoxville Center sold : An out-of-town investor recently paid a hefty sum for a big box store near Knoxville Center Mall. A New York-based LLC bought the building at 3100 South Mall Road, which is home to Lowe's, for $19 mi...
Property Scope
Apr 22
Beneath the Surface of China’s Great Urban Rush : Can China's urbanization push sidestep the Western pattern of pollution and sprawl, and can it consider the rights of displaced citizens?...
Dot Earth
Apr 22
NYC: Letter Grades for Taxi and Livery Companies: TLC Commish Receptive to It : Mohammed Himon, the taxi driver who plowed onto a Midtown sidewalk and severed the leg of Sian Green, can still drive a cab in NYC....
Streetsblog
Apr 22
NYC: McGuinness Boulevard Is NYC’s Third 25 MPH Arterial Slow Zone : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg speaks at today’s arterial slow zone announcement on McGuinness Boulevard....
Streetsblog
Apr 22
No Time to Waste: Students Pursue Environmental Progress Instead of Exam Grades : College students get out of the classroom and pursue environmental initiatives with partners in surrounding communities....
Dot Earth
Apr 22
What I like about the attacks on housing finance reform : by Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference When you suddenly see vigorous but contrived opposition to a policy proposal, it means at least some opponents are afraid it might actually happe...
NHC Open House Blog
Apr 22
An Escalator to Opportunity : Colombia’s decades of civil war displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Fleeing the countryside, they arrived in the cities like Medellin, only to discover a brutal world ruled by drug lords....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 22
#MEMbootcamp : So excited to be kicking off the Memphis Boot Camp today with Mayor A C Wharton Jr. I've had a chance to chat with the mayor and have been really inspired by his leadership....
Strong Towns
Apr 22
Illegal Play : Photo by Jennifer LangstonMy kid is a rule follower....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 22
How local governments can take congestion pricing from concept to reality : Although congestion pricing is often a contentious issue, its ability to decrease congestion and air pollution while increasing revenue for sustainable transport projects makes it a policy many cities...
The City Fix
Apr 22
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Port’s Oversight Committee Hears Testimony Urging Big Structural Reforms (NYT, CapNY, News, NY1) TWU Deal Includes $6 Million Transfer From MTA to Union Fund (WSJ) Bklyn Paper Maps Moving Violations b...
Streetsblog
Apr 22
How to Make Buenos Aires, Argentina a Cleaner City : The recent administration of Buenos Aires has been rather successful in confronting many problems of the city that were neglected for many years....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 22
Farewell to The Grid, from James Foskett in Belfast, Ireland : I never could have imagined how much I’d learn from Belfast, Ireland. Having only been here for three years, studying my undergraduate in architecture, Belfast has opened so much to me....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 22
Impressive Villa F in Rhodes, Greece : Any structure at this preferential plot in Rhodes island would undoubtly arouse extreme interest. The area is a few meters away from the coast road and it is bordered by an old natura...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 22
Tuesday briefing : Virgin Hotels plans a Nashville property with a rooftop bar and professional recording studio....
Property Scope
Apr 22
Building a Strong Memphis : Following World War II, Memphis embraced America’s new strategy for growth and prosperity intended to solve the most pressing social problem of the day: the poor condition of Memphis after decades of...
Strong Towns
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