02:04 AM
The Dead Bilionaire’s Club That Runs the Environmental Movement : A new report from the minority staff of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works shows just how a handful of left-leaning foundations have taken control of the once-grassroots environmenta...
The Antiplanner
01:07 AM
Friday News Digest : Last weekend we had a really important Strong Towns retreat....
Strong Towns
Jul 31
Three or four-hundred years? : All government agencies "need" more money.  This recent report by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's new GM notes that the agency is working with a 300-year pipe replacement cycle.  In fa...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 31
NYC: Local Speeding Tickets (Barely) Outnumber Sidewalk Biking Summonses : We’ve got a new installment in Streetsblog’s hotly-anticipated Sidewalk Biking Ticket Index, which compares the number of sidewalk biking summonses issued by NYPD to the number of speeding tickets iss...
Streetsblog
Jul 31
Podcast Show 184: Federal Highway Trust Fund : This week Chuck does a solo podcast talking about the Federal Highway Trust Fund and the implications of its pending insolvency....
Strong Towns
Jul 31
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announces changes to Maryland Homefront initiative : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceNHC member Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced l...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 31
NYC: Map Out Which Streets Need Safety Fixes — It’s Now or Never : The city has received more than 7,500 comments on its Vision Zero map....
Streetsblog
Jul 31
PA Appeals Court Finds That DEP Was Not Required To Give Notice To Private Well Owners In The Event of a Hydrofracking Spill : This case was brought to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on remand from a Supreme Court “mandate” directing it to consider the constitutionality of certain provisions of Act 13....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
Study: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo lost USD 43 billion from traffic congestion in 2013 : Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo must focus on improving sustainable transport options to reduce the harmful effects of traffic congestion....
The City Fix
Jul 31
NYC: TA Vision Zero Report: NYPD Traffic Enforcement Up, But Wildly Uneven : NYPD precincts that had the largest year-to-year increase in speeding enforcement are shaded green, with those that had the biggest decreases in red....
Streetsblog
Jul 31
Move over panel sessions... : Tweet of the week on the Strong Towns National Gathering. Move over panel sessions. Intrigued by the intelligent conversations format of the @StrongTowns National Gathering....
Strong Towns
Jul 31
Recycling Waste into Homes for the Homeless of San Francisco : With over 6,000 homeless people in San Francisco, there are a variety of housing services available....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 31
Supreme Court of MA Holds That Each Of Three Doorways To Store Was A Separate “Entrance” Required By Regulation To Be Accessible : In January, 2008, Jennifer Niles, a wheelchair user, filed a complaint with the board alleging that the Kingston store was not accessible....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
In Montreal, A Different Way of Looking at Historic Preservation : How far do we have to go in order to protect our urban heritage without turning our cities into soulless museums?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 31
Re: Think Project Partners with Municipality for Communal Composting in Greece : “Take composting into your own hands!...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 31
Northeastern Brazilian State of Ceará Attracts New Tourism : The Ceará Aquarium will be ready in December 2015, said Tourism Secretary Bismarck Maia....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 31
NY Appellate Court Holds that Res Judicata Barred Zoning Amended Complaint Arising From Prior Variance Decisions : The petitioners/plaintiffs, Belair Building, LLC, and its sole owner, Sinclair Haberman, owned real property located on Shore Road....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
NJ Appeals court Finds That Maintaining A Car Collection Is Not An Incidentalal Use of a Residential Home : The defendant testified in municipal court that he collected cars as a hobby. He testified that he had thirty-nine cars on his property at the time of trial, and all were registered and insured....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
Sixth Circuit Finds that the Demolition of a Building did not Constitute an Illegal Taking or Violate Substantive Due Process : The purchaser of commercial property which had been condemned as a public nuisance, and a construction company hired to construct improvements on the condemned land, brought a § 1983 action against th...
Law of the Land
Jul 31
Fed. Dist court in OH Holds that Keeping of a Miniature Horse was not a Reasonable Accommodation in a Residential Zone : Defendant City of Blue Ash has enacted zoning laws regulating respective land uses throughout the City....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
Fed. Dist Court in Illinois Finds That Religious Group’s Claims Were Barred Due To Failure To Exhaust Available Remedies : Editor’s Note: This posting is reposted with permission from the RLUIPA Defense Blog at: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/article.cfm?ID=346 In MAUM Meditation House of Truth v....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
NYC: Today’s Headlines : TA: Six Months Into Vision Zero, Enforcement Is Up But Uneven Across NYPD Precincts (News) WNYC Profiles 10 New Yorkers Killed in Traffic So Far This Year Straphangers: 7 Train Ranks the Best, 2 Train...
Streetsblog
Jul 31
The University and The City: Location and Structure : Institutional structure and culture can matter as much as location to the success and survival of urban universities....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 31
What is really safe? : The Proposition 7 propaganda in Missouri mirrors that from other states where similar debates over transportation funding are taking place. One of the cheap and easy arguments is over safety....
Strong Towns
Jul 31
Streetcar Skeptics : The Antiplanner and Matt Yglesias don’t agree on a lot, but we agree that streetcars are a stupid idea....
The Antiplanner
Jul 30
NYC: NYPD: No Reason to Investigate Greenway Crash That Hospitalized Cyclist : A witness to the aftermath of a Hudson River Greenway crash that sent a cyclist to the hospital says NYPD officers, including personnel from the Collision Investigation Squad, said they did not intend...
Streetsblog
Jul 30
NYC: Don’t Hate the Parking App Profiteers, Hate the Free Parking Game : Haystack, the latest app allowing drivers to sell access to a parking space, blazed across the Internet this month after Boston Mayor Martin Walsh threatened to ban it....
Streetsblog
Jul 30
Housing Partnership Network wins $38 million in New Markets Tax Credits : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceLast month NHC member Housing Partnership Network (HPN), in partnership with Affirmative Investme...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 30
Agenda for the National Gathering : This will give everyone a sense of just how important this is going to be for shaping the Strong Towns movement....
Strong Towns
Jul 30
A Transit Agency for the Future : Ask David Bragdon how he first became interested in transportation, and he’ll reply that he “always loved big things that move,” starting with the buses going down 2nd Avenue when he...
Urban Omnibus
Jul 30
Civic Center Crosswalk in Fremont, CA : Tactical Urbanism Creating Opportunities from Challenges to better move and connect people and businesses so that communities can THRIVE! Level of service was a solution of the Feder...
Strong Towns
Jul 30
Impact of Tourism in the Italian Art Cities: Venice, Florence, & Rome : Il Bel Paese, the Beautiful Country, is distinctly used to describe Italy. It is indeed a gifted country, with a notable natural environment, a mild climate and a prominent cultural heritage....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 30
NYC: AARP: Older NYC Pedestrians Concerned About Drivers Failing to Yield : Four out of 10 New York City voters age 50 and older consider motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians a serious problem, and one in four say traffic signals don’t allow enough time to cross the str...
Streetsblog
Jul 30
Students Envision a Future Transportation Corridor for Strasbourg, Alsace, France : Envision a new urban corridor between Strasbourg’s local airport and the European Parliament Building, also featuring a “European-Express.” That is just one of the ideas dreamt up by prize-win...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 30
Ottawa is Suburban: Why Attempt to Become a Half-hearted, Phony Downtown? : Canada is a suburban nation, and its suburbs continue to grow....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 30
New data from 2050 Global Calculator indicates sustainable transport critical to combating climate change : The newly released 2050 Global Calculator illustrates the potentially disastrous impacts of failing to act on climate change, and highlights sustainable transport as pivotal to containing global tempe...
The City Fix
Jul 30
Come Build Strong Towns at the National Gathering : Fall is quickly approaching, and with it comes the first ever Strong Towns National Gathering....
Strong Towns
Jul 30
There Is Such a Thing as Too Much Rebecca Solnit : Hope in the Dark (cover) by Rebecca SolnitEditor’s Note: Alan started this as an entry for Weekend Reading, but it got a little long....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 30
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Ray LaHood Won’t Reveal Many Details About Reinvention Commission’s Work (CapNY) Equinox CEO Confirms REQX Ventures in “Advanced Negotiations” to Buy Alta (WNYC) Lanza and Malliotakis at It Again, Pus...
Streetsblog
Jul 30
No Streetcar for San Antonio : After being in office just one week, San Antonio’s new mayor, Ivy Taylor, proposed Monday that the city withdraw the $32 million it had promised to build a new $280 million, 5.9-mile streetcar line....
The Antiplanner
Jul 29
History lesson : You can never know enough history. I have lived most of my life in Los Angeles and most of my professional life has been at USC. But I still know too little about each....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 29
NYC: Reinvent This: Cuomo Cuts Future Investment to Pay for MTA Labor Deals : When Governor Cuomo smiled for the cameras to announce labor deals with the Transport Workers Union and Long Island Rail Road unions, he promised they wouldn’t push already-planned fare hikes any high...
Streetsblog
Jul 29
Proposed Oil Train Rules: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly : Oil trains in the railyards, Everett, WA (5). by Paul K....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 29
NYC: No Charges for Motorist Who Killed Senior Margherita Nanfro in Bath Beach : Would daylighting the intersection of Rutherford Place and Bay 16th Street have prevented the crash that killed Margherita Nanfro?...
Streetsblog
Jul 29
Ask Strong Towns, Question #9 : I live in a large Midwest city where the downtown is dominated by one-way arterials (usually 3-4 lane)....
Strong Towns
Jul 29
NYC: Unlike Toll Reform, a Sales Tax Really Is a Regressive Way to Fund Transit : Among New York state residents under 65, poorer households currently pay a far greater share of their income in sales and excise taxes than more affluent households....
Streetsblog
Jul 29
São Paulo, Brazil Mobilizes to Preserve Cultural Spaces : After a great deal of political mobilization, the Fine Arts Cinema reopened its doors to the public on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the traditional corner of Rua da Consolação and Avenida Paulis...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 29
What Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty plan means for housing : by Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) proposed a policy agenda to reduce poverty and increase opportunity....
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 29
Upzoning can create opportunities for affordable housing : by Robert Hickey, National Housing ConferenceSurging demand for urban living is providing cities and older suburbs with a new way to engage private developers in creating mixed-income co...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 29
Are You Planning to Have Kids? (Part 2) : IMG 0062 by picturecrazyboy used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0In my last post about Vancouver BC, I outlined the family-friendly policies that have helped make its downtown a magnet for families with children...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
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