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Jul 10
National Gathering Registration : Registration is now open to our members for the 2014 National Gathering in Minneapolis, September 12-14, 2014....
Strong Towns
Jul 2
National Gathering Registration Now Open : 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 This is not a conf...
Strong Towns
Jul 11
NYC: Two Men Can Stop Cuomo From Building a Highway With Clean Water Funds : Two men — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Senator John DeFrancisco – stand between Governor Andrew Cuomo and his plan to use the state’s clean water fund to finance construction of the Tappa...
Streetsblog
Jul 1
Time to think ahead to the fall : by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceJuly is an interesting time in Washington, when many folks have one eye to Independence Day celebrations in town, and another to escapin...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 3
To Maracanã and beyond: World Cup brings sustainable transport benefits to Brazil : Although Brazil has taken criticism for World Cup infrastructure investments, examples like Belo Horizonte’s MOVE bus rapid transit (BRT) system show how a project can serve visitors and also provide...
The City Fix
Jul 3
NYC: Shared Space: The Street Design NYC’s Financial District Was Made For : Long studied, little implemented: This 1997 Department of City Planning map identified streets ripe for pedestrianization or plazas. Adding shared streets to the mix could open up more possibilities....
Streetsblog
Jun 27
NYC: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Seriously Injures Child in Jackson Heights Crosswalk : The crosswalk where Chunli Mendoza, age 5, and her mother were injured by an off-duty NYPD officer on Tuesday. Photo: Stephen Miller Just after 8:30 a.m....
Streetsblog
Jun 27
NYC: Eyes on the Street: New Bike Connection Over Sunnyside Yard : Looks like DOT crews are making progress on the neighborhood bike plan for Sunnyside and Long Island City that Queens Community Board 2 approved last year....
Streetsblog
Jun 26
An Oasis Restored : Mellon Square / Pittsburgh Park Conservancy The modernist design of Mellon Square is a product of the city’s first renaissance, beginning in the late 1940s....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 4
San Francisco’s High-Tech Urbanism : Everyday we see how technology is changing the way we live and work, but how is it affecting our built environment?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jun 27
Technology as a Path to Product Transparency : A look at online portals that can offer consumers a view of the labor and environmental conditions behind the products on store shelves....
Dot Earth
Jul 10
NYC: Parking: Searching for the Good Life in the City : Streetfilms is proud to partner with ITDP to bring you this fun animation that’s sort of a cross between those catchy Schoolhouse Rock shorts and the credit sequence for a 1960s-style Saul Bass film....
Streetsblog
Jul 4
Protecting Parrotfish on the Path to a Caribbean Reef Revival : Marine scientists see parrotfish protection as a vital step toward restoration of Caribbean reefs after decades of devastation....
Dot Earth
Jul 3
Building for Intellectual Growth in Madison: Wisconsin’s Future Idea Center : The “Wisconsin Idea” is a principle that is ingrained in every young mind that enters the University of Wisconsin....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jun 28
Last resort : Timothy Taylor rightly takes on stagnationist Larry Summers. Summers points to a slow U.S. economy and suggests more public sector infrastructure projects....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 10
NYC: The Case for Center-Running Bus Lanes on Woodhaven Boulevard : We can rebuild Woodhaven Boulevard as a great transit street....
Streetsblog
Jul 3
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Tweet Us Your Pics of Sidewalk-Hogging Businesses : Photo: Clarence Eckerson Jr. Clarence shot the above photo of a common sight in NYC: car-oriented businesses that illegally commandeer sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to walk around parked cars or push...
Streetsblog
Jun 26
NYC: Proposal to Turn Car Storage Into Human Housing Hits Brooklyn CB6 Tonight : This garage and its curb cuts could be transformed into housing, retail, and uninterrupted space for walking. Just a reminder that today at 6 p.m., Brooklyn Community Board 6 will hold a public hearin...
Streetsblog
Jun 27
NYC: Which Precincts Are Making Progress on Vision Zero in Queens? : Click to enlarge The advocates at Make Queens Safer have put together this handy visualization of NYPD enforcement trends in Queens using data scraped from PDFs the department posts online....
Streetsblog
Jun 30
NYC: The Science (and Maps) Behind Finding Available Citi Bikes and Docks : Columbia University researchers have turned their attention to how Citi Bike can improve the availability of bikes and open docks....
Streetsblog
Jun 27
NYC: Today’s Headlines : 6-Year-Old Injured in East Elmhurst Crosswalk, Residents ID Driver as NYPD Officer (Gothamist) More on State Approval of Cuomo’s $500 Million Clean Water Loan for TZB From NYT, Gannett, TU Tow Truck D...
Streetsblog
Jul 1
The difference between data and wisdom: Smart cities have a lot to learn : While cities like São Paulo, Brazil, are expanding the technology available to city leaders, good governance remains pivotal to creating a truly ‘smart’ city....
The City Fix
Jun 30
Local Government Sales Tax : Unless you are a modern day Istanbul and sit at the crossroads of trade and commerce with the ability to skim margins off the goods flowing through your community, why would a city rely heavily on the...
Strong Towns
Jun 27
Friday News Digest : A special thank you to everyone who became a member of Strong Towns this week. I knew you would pull through for us. It means so much....
Strong Towns
Jun 26
NYC: Cuomo Panel Approves Clean Water Funds for Highway Bridge Construction : Earlier today, the state Environmental Facilities Corporation unanimously approved a $511 million loan from the state’s federally-funded clean water program to the Tappan Zee Bridge construction proje...
Streetsblog
Jul 11
NYC: Another UWS Pedestrian Killed as Safety Recommendations Sit on the Shelf : Existing conditions at W. 95th Street and West End Avenue, where a driver fatally struck Jean Chambers Thursday. Chambers was hit in the north crosswalk as the driver turned left from W....
Streetsblog
Jun 30
Parks for Pedestrians: No Easy Matter : A heavily wooded park requires investments in maps and trails to be truly pedestrian-friendly....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 11
River Tables : River Collection / Greg Klassen Greg Klassen creates furniture out of “edge pieces from discarded trees,” writes This Is Colossal....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 11
Friday Fun: Following the solar-grid road to sustainable mobility : Solar roadways have the potential to decrease carbon emissions and increase the potential of electric cars, all by harnessing the power of the sun....
The City Fix
Jul 1
Olmsted Redux : Adrian Benepe was recently announced as the recipient of the 2014 Olmsted Medal....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 1
NYC: Can Atlantic Ave Become a Great Street? DCP Will Study the Possibilities : The Department of City Planning has launched a study of Atlantic Avenue between Vanderbilt and Ralph Avenues. The study area stretches two blocks in either direction....
Streetsblog
Jul 11
Navarinou & Plato’s Academy Parks: Communities Create Public Space in Athens : Currently, in the city of Athens, Greece, there are various initiatives lead by local groups and community members, taking action to improve city life by any means ne...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 4
The Underground City: Beneath the Surface of Montreal, Quebec : The name “Underground City” draws images of a thriving metropolis lying deep beneath city streets....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 3
Keeping Track of Hurricane Arthur : If conditions align, Hurricane Arthur could break a 3,173-day stretch in which no major hurricane has made landfall on United States shores....
Dot Earth
Jul 1
Recent Coal Export Trends: Q1 2014 : The US Department of Energy just released new figures in its quarterly coal export report....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jun 29
Exceptionalism and legacy : For all we know, most people at some time think about their legacy. Will I be remembered? By whom? For how long?...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jun 26
Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square Restored to Its Modern Glory : Mellon Square restoration aerial / Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square, an icon of mid-century Modern design,  has been finally restored after a six-year process....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 2
Last chance for cities, states and enterprises in New Mobility to apply for the Global MobiPrize : Shanghai’s skyline is a symbol to all entrepreneurs of the potential new information technologies, shared service models, and good ideas have to make positive change to cities’ development....
The City Fix
Jul 2
NYC: A Handful of Car Spaces, or a 27-Dock Citi Bike Station? : Parking for up to 27 public bikes replaced parking for approximately four cars. But will it last?...
Streetsblog
Jun 30
NYC: City Council: Drivers With Free On-Street Parking Have Suffered Enough : It may be the Vision Zero era, but some things never change....
Streetsblog
Jul 3
Land Use Planning Crucial for Mitigating Pipeline Hazards : Open Access to Anna Osland's Article, "Using Planning to Mitigate Hazards from Hazardous Liquid and Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines," until August 15....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 1
Ask Strong Towns, Question #8 : We invite our members to submit their questions on anything that they would like our thoughts on. We’ll give you a Strong Towns answer or find an expert who can. This week, Rick S....
Strong Towns
Jun 27
The Agriculture Secretary Sees a Smart (Phone) Solution to GMO Labeling Fight : Can smart phones and scannable label codes offer clarity on GMOs in food? The secretary of agriculture thinks so....
Dot Earth
Jun 27
Ignoring the Law of Supply & Demand : The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council is currently writing the Thrive Plan, which–like so many other urban plans today–aims to cram most new development into high-density transit centers....
The Antiplanner
Jul 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Michael Ameri Moving From 78th Precinct to Head NYPD Highway Patrol, Including CIS (News) 89-Year-Old Man Struck by Driver in Midwood on Monday Dies From Injuries (JP Updates) Donohue: With Strike Loo...
Streetsblog
Jul 3
Red Line Light Rail Plans Spark Needed Discussion Across Baltimore : The City of Baltimore has a lot of problems, just some of which officials hope to solve with fourteen miles of new light rail....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jun 30
Research road trip : Developing Solutions through researchby Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., National Housing ConferenceWe’ve been taking our research on the road!...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 1
Embracing Complexity : Living Breakwaters: social, economic, and ecological resiliency through risk reduction / SCAPE Landscape Architecture PLLC “It’s going to unbearable outside in the southern half of the U.S....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jun 27
San Diego County passes $600 million veterans housing act : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceSan Diego County has passed the Veterans Housing and Homeless prevention Act of 2014....
NHC Open House Blog
Jun 27
Cycle or Psycho Paths: Ft. Worth, Texas’ New Bike Share : Is there room for a bike share in a largely car-dependent area? With the exception of a few dense areas, North Texas is notorious for its sprawl and car-dependency....
Global Site Plans: The Grid