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Oct 10
NYC: DCP Sketches Out Waterfront Transit and Safer Streets for Western Queens : DCP is recommending expanded pedestrian space and redesigned streets at complex intersections like the crossing of Vernon Boulevard, Main Avenue, and 8th Street. A new transitway from LaGuardia Airpor...
Streetsblog
Sep 29
NYC: So Far, NYPD Isn’t Enforcing New Vision Zero Law as Intended : It was a welcome development when NYPD filed the first-ever charges under Section 19-190, a new law that makes it a misdemeanor for drivers to strike pedestrians and cyclists who have the right of way...
Streetsblog
Oct 10
Disaster resilience and affordable housing : by Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceAs a speaker and participant at the Northeast Risk and Resilience Leadership Forum, I learned a lot about how communities can mitigate the risks o...
NHC Open House Blog
Sep 27
Bryant Park Part 2: a comparison to other entertainment venues on attracting tourists, user frictions and costs to create or significantly renovate : Posted by N. David Milder Introduction Part 1 of this article focused on showing how Bryant Park is a model informal downtown entertainment venue....
The Downtown Curmudgeon
Sep 30
Times Square Postmodern : The title of the Skyscraper Museum’s current exhibit, Times Square 1984: The Postmodern Moment, appears to be a contradiction in terms....
Urban Omnibus
Oct 8
NYC: It’s Cuomo vs. Transit Experts on MTA Funding : Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo called the region’s transit investment plan “bloated” and rejected calls for new revenue....
Streetsblog
Oct 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cy Vance Charges Cab Driver Who Killed Cooper Stock With Careless Driving Infraction (News) Cuomo Hires Private Attorneys to Fight Feds on Tappan Zee Clean Water Loan (LoHud, CapNY Pro) Uber and Lyft...
Streetsblog
Sep 29
NYC: No Charges for Bus Driver Who Killed Pedestrian Jennifer White-Estick : Police filed no charges against the MTA bus driver who killed a pedestrian in Bedford-Stuyvesant two weeks ago....
Streetsblog
Sep 27
To life : Probabilities and distributions are hard to grasp. We usually avoid the problem by settling on mean values and hope they are somehow representative....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 4
Unforced variations: Oct 2014 : This month’s open thread....
RealClimate
Oct 1
The New Sharing Economy : Participant of Peerby, and the new sharing economy, in the Netherlands / Consumentenbond “We are still making and selling too much stuff,” said James Slezak, the founder of Peers, a sharing economy ad...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 1
Announcement: Board of Directors : Starting a non-profit back in 2009 meant assembling a board of directors. The first Strong Towns board was myself, Jon Commers and a colleague of mine, Ben Oleson....
Strong Towns
Oct 2
Leckey Forum shines light on need for affordable senior housing : News from NHCby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceAffordable housing remains a topic at the forefront of housing policy and more often the focus is placed on special popu...
NHC Open House Blog
Sep 29
Bolivia’s Mi Teleférico to become world’s longest aerial cable car system : Bolivia is expanding the La Paz-El Alto cable car system that has already exceeded expectations for ridership and revenue....
The City Fix
Oct 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : QueensWay Plan to Be Released Today as Rail Advocates Prep Rival Study (NYT, Capital, DNA) Driver Kills Woman Crossing Canal Street in Chinatown; “I Didn’t See Her” (News, AP) Driver Critically Injure...
Streetsblog
Oct 9
NYC: Momentum Builds for Car-Free Trials in Central Park and Prospect Park : The very first Streetfilm was released 10 years ago, for a campaign that’s on the verge of a major milestone today. On Tuesday, Council Members Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal introduced a bill...
Streetsblog
Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Professional Awards : ASLA 2014 Professional General Design Award of Excellence. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 13
Traveling to Tulsa : After 24 hours back in Brainerd, I'm now headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to speak at the Tulsa Sidewalk Summit. A very exciting conversation emerging there....
Strong Towns
Oct 14
Modern Sukkah Design Competitions Reimagine Ancient Shelters : Curly willow, myrtle, and palm fronds in the “Tension Release” sukkah, Sukkot at the Ranch 2014 / Yoshi Silverstein “On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the harves...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 10
Can Peru Control the Murderous Resource Rush on its Forest Frontiers? : A fresh push builds for Peru to bring law and order to its violent Amazon forest frontier....
Dot Earth
Oct 10
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Defenders of Children’s Rights : Two campaigners for children's rights are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize....
Dot Earth
Oct 10
Racing Towards the Finish Line: Behind Montreal’s Hippodrome Development Project : The Hippodrome of Montreal, formerly named the Blue Bonnets Raceway, was a horse racing track and casino founded in 1872....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 2
NYC: Peak Sprawl? The Fringes of the New York Region Are Shrinking : While the urban core shrank and the fringes grew between 1950 and 1980, the inverse has been true since 2010, with urban counties growing fastest, and counties on the edge of the region losing populat...
Streetsblog
Oct 6
NYC: Today’s Headlines : No One Is Leaping to Rescue Trans-Hudson Commuters From Impending Disaster (Post, WNYC 1, 2) Cuomo Admin Puts Off Approval of MTA Capital Program, For Now (Newsday, Post) Bill to Expand Transit Tax Be...
Streetsblog
Oct 3
NY Appellate Court Upholds Trial Court’s Reversal of Zoning Board Decision over Proposed Subdivision Based on Interpretation of Code : Ogden Land Development submitted a subdivision application to the Village Planning Board to divide a 21,683 square foot triangular shaped lot in a residential district into two lots....
Law of the Land
Oct 10
NYC: Friday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
Oct 9
A Fair Share of Streets (Part 2) : In my last post, I took a look at streets that have been designed specifically so kids and cars can safely share space....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 1
Are we the new "It" city? cars shorten commutes, our donut problem, and more : Big congrats to Mayor Parker for being nominated for this prestigious international best mayor prize. Houston scores impressively well on these metro GDP rankings, especially in recent growth, both as...
Houston Strategies
Oct 13
Irrelevance Across America : Something calling itself the “Accessibility Observatory” at the University of Minnesota has mapped transit accessibility for most of the nation’s 50 largest urban areas (Jacksonville, Memphis, Oklahom...
The Antiplanner
Oct 9
NYC: Two Weeks Until The Streets Ball — Get Your Tickets Today : If you haven’t bought your tickets to the annual benefit for Streetsblog and Streetfilms on October 23, there’s no time like the present....
Streetsblog
Oct 2
Staying Upbeat and Engaged in a Turbulent, Complicated Climate : Seven climate-focused people explain how they sustain their energy and enthusiasm....
Dot Earth
Oct 10
When Myron Met the Antiplanner : Some two weeks ago, the Antiplanner met regionalist Myron Orfield in a debate over the question, “What is the appropriate role of government in land-use regulation?” A member of the Sensible Land Use...
The Antiplanner
Oct 9
NYC: Manhattan CB 6 Backs East River Greenway Connector on 37th Street : The East River Greenway, on the other side of FDR Drive to the right, will have a safer connection to the First and Second Avenue bike lanes after DOT moved parking zones closer to a condominium tower...
Streetsblog
Oct 7
NYC: The Case for Driving as Fast as You Want in a School Zone : If you’re wondering who complains about a wrist-tap fine for speeding through a school zone during school hours — the type of person who has Council Member Mark Weprin sweating bullets over the city’s...
Streetsblog
Oct 2
Podcast Show 191: National Gathering : Strong Towns board members Andrew Burleson and John Reuter reflect on the National Gathering with Jim Kumon while taking in the Minneapolis Open Streets event. Strong Towns Podcast - National Gatherin...
Strong Towns
Oct 2
Taiwan High Speed Rail Near Bankruptcy : Efforts are underway by the Taiwan government for a government led restructuring to avoid bankruptcy (Plan to stop Taiwan's high-speed rail going bust set for review)....
Newgeography.com
Oct 8
All Aboard Florida Goes Private : After going to the effort of writing an environmental impact statement in order to be eligible for a federal Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan, All Aboard Florida has suddenly swi...
The Antiplanner
Oct 7
The Long Bright Path to the Nobel Prize for LED Lighting : A Nobel Prize for the breakthrough behind the LED light bulb honors a long lineage of inquiry....
Dot Earth
Oct 2
The Paris Metropolis: An Increasingly Differentiated Social Mosaic : Relying on detailed census data to study the transformations of the Parisian metropolis, Anne Clerval and Matthieu Delage show that a dynamic of becoming more bourgeois should not mask the str...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 16
NYC: Only One Week Left Until The Streets Ball — Get Your Tickets Now : A quick reminder: The annual fundraiser for Streetsblog and Streetfilms is just seven days away and space is limited....
Streetsblog
Oct 6
NYC: This Week: 37th Street Greenway Link, Rethink Jay Street : Lots of public meetings this week about street safety and transit improvements in various stages of development....
Streetsblog
Oct 2
NYC: Report: Pedestrian Injuries Caused by Cyclists Declining in NYC : Contrary to the would-be bikelash revivalists among the city press corps, a new study finds that injuries to pedestrians hit by cyclists are on the decline in NYC. Released this week, the study was au...
Streetsblog
Oct 2
Construction Company to Pay $5 million for Labor Irregularities in Manaus, Brazil : The construction company, Andrade Gutierrez SA was responsible for the construction of the stadium known as the Arena da Amazônia (a football stadium previously known as the Vivaldão which was reconst...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 1
Wise or Not, Canton Crossing Brings the Suburbs to Baltimore City, Maryland : If you had never been to Baltimore City and I blindfolded you and dropped you off at the shops at Canton Crossing, upon taking off the blindfold you would rightfully assume that you were in a suburb f...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Kids in Low-Income Neighborhoods Most at Risk of Traffic Injuries (Gotham Gazette) After Neighbors Worry About Parking and Cars, Medgar Evers Scraps Plaza Plan (Bklyn Brief) 2nd Avenue Sagas and Gotha...
Streetsblog
Oct 10
NYC: Council Members Press NYPD to Enforce the Law in Death of Sui Leung : Under a new Vision Zero law, a driver who critically injures or kills a pedestrian or cyclist who has the right of way is guilty of a misdemeanor....
Streetsblog
Oct 9
NYC: Surviving a Walk in NYC Should Not Depend on Luck : As far as Bill de Blasio’s NYPD and TLC are concerned, this never happened....
Streetsblog
Oct 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Rosenthal and Levine Intro Bill for Summer Study of Car-Free Central Park (CapNY, News, WCBS) Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Man on Queens Blvd in Woodside (WPIX, WCBS) Truck Driver Injures Six...
Streetsblog
Oct 8
Pontevedra, Spain Increases Downtown Livability by Reducing Vehicle Access : It’s a city where the car is unobtrusive, a city with neither noise nor fumes, where children can play in the street and people with reduced mobility can access businesses and services easily....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 8
Growth guru spreads word : The Minneapolis Star Tribune is the paper of record in my home state of Minnesota. Today I'm humbled and honored to have my work with Strong Towns highlighted in a feature by Jenna Ross....
Strong Towns