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Apr 14
White House Pressed to Protect Ailing Monarch Butterflies : The White House is sent a fresh pitch for a push to restore monarch butterfly habitat and food on public and private lands....
Dot Earth
Apr 5
Cities : The importance of responsive markets is a seeming no-brainer.  I have noted impressive co-location in U.S. cities that limits the lengths of commuting as well as non-work trips....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 1
NYC: Will de Blasio Make Good on His Pledge to Build Great Bus Rapid Transit? : During his campaign for mayor, Bill de Blasio called for the creation of a citywide, “world-class” Bus Rapid Transit network consisting of at least 20 routes....
Streetsblog
Apr 12
NY Appellate Court Upholds Denial of Special Use Permit Extension for a Wind Turbine Farm Finding it Was Not Arbitrary and Capricious : The Planning Board issued a special use permit to petitioner on July 11, 2011, allowing it to construct a wind farm....
Law of the Land
Mar 29
The Disappearing Carriage Lot : In a formerly quiet west-side neighborhood, there is a building boom underway....
DenverUrbanism
Apr 4
Weekend Reading 4/4/14 : Jennifer The adaptation of Michael Lewis’ new book Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt in the New York Times Magazine this week bodes well for the entire book....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Mar 30
Climate Panel Sees Global Warming Impacts on All Continents, Worse to Come : The new U.N. climate panel report on impacts of global warming sees substantial shifts already under way and much more to come....
Dot Earth
Apr 11
NYC: Montreal Judge Awards Bixi Bike-Share Assets to Montreal Furniture Mogul : The path to a more reliable and efficient Citi Bike got a bit more complicated this afternoon. Bixi’s new owner, Bruno Rodi....
Streetsblog
Apr 10
NYC: Trottenberg: “So Many Locations” Where Albany Prohibits NYC Speed Cams : Five cameras across NYC, restricted by Albany to streets near schools during the school day, are catching tens of speeders each hour. How many dangerous drivers get off without a ticket?...
Streetsblog
Mar 27
Forum Marketing Strategy Benefits To Online Business Community Veterans : The full advantages of forum marketing strategy are mostly enjoyed by forum veterans. This are people how have over a long period of time gained credibility and positive online image....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 4
DIY Tree Art : The Chandelier Tree / This Is Colossal The Chandelier Tree / This Is Colossal For ages, trees have been a favorite subject of landscape painters....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 8
Federal Court of Claims Finds Government’s Denial of Permit to Fill Wetlands Constituted a Compensable Taking : Lost Tree Village Corporation, the plaintiff, filed an application to fill wetlands for a plot of land approximately five acres in size. The U.S....
Law of the Land
Apr 6
Unforced varaitions: Apr 2014 : More open thread. Unusually, we are keeping the UV Mar 2014 thread open for more Diogenetic conversation and to keep this thread open for more varied fare....
RealClimate
Apr 11
Cutting the Super Block Down to Size : Yuelai Eco-city / Calthorpe Associates Urbanization in China is the single biggest human migration in the world....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 9
NYC: Will de Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan Take on NYC’s Parking Mandates? : With a plan due by May 1, the clock is ticking for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing team to come up with a plan to improve housing affordability....
Streetsblog
Apr 6
NY Appellate Court Reverses Zoning Board’s Interpretation of the Word “Auditorium” Which was not Defined in Applicable Zoning Ordinance : Petitioners own an armory situated in a commercial office district, where the use of the property for an auditorium is permitted....
Law of the Land
Mar 27
It’s Crow-Killing Time in Upstate New York, and Elsewhere : Varied views on a weekend crow-shooting contest....
Dot Earth
Apr 1
What the Northwest Can Learn from Louisiana : I returned from a recent visit to the southern tip of Louisiana with a new found appreciation for how important it is to prevent coal exports in the Northwest....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 9
Even New York Drivers Wowed by a White, Winged Commuter : An odd moment in which a white pigeon races commuters on a New York highway seems a little less odd after some Googling....
Dot Earth
Apr 2
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Illegal Parking Crackdown Coming to Jay Street : Photo: Eric McClure Reader Eric McClure spotted these flyers today on cars “up and down Jay Street between Johnson and Willoughby,” in the 84th Precinct....
Streetsblog
Apr 10
More Thoughts On The Realtors' Survey : In addition to revealing public preferences for single-family homes and walkable communities, a recent survey conducted for the National Association of Realtors contains a variety of other small surpr...
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 19
The wrong capitalism : Crony capitalism is disdained by almost everyone but, according to Google trends, is an evermore popular usage....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 11
NYC: Brooklyn Parking Preservation Board Votes Down Bike Corrals : Brooklyn Community Board 1 has had enough of the “war on cars,” and they’re taking it out on pedestrians, cyclists, and local businesses. Jackson Heights is one of many NYC neighborhoods that survived...
Streetsblog
Mar 27
NYC: Albany’s Absurd Restrictions Prevent NYC Speed Cameras From Saving Lives : As City Hall, the City Council, and street safety advocates press Albany for greater freedom to deploy automated speed enforcement in NYC, they’re asking not just for more cameras, but also for more l...
Streetsblog
Apr 19
Marketing Strategy Planning: How To Pinpoint Strategic Priorities : No matter what industry you are in, it is vital that your small business sets strategic priorities....
The Wireless Forge
Mar 28
Unforced variations: Mar 2014. Part II : This is mid-month open-thread for all discussions, except those related to Diogenes’ comments. People wanting to discuss with commenter Diogenes should stick to the previous UV thread....
RealClimate
Apr 5
How to Become an Iron Worker : There are many people that have developed very successful careers within a trade industry....
The Wireless Forge
Mar 27
NYC: NYPD: 914 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, Nine Killed in Traffic in February : Image: NYPD Twelve people died in New York City traffic in February, and 3,077 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of February, 22 pedestrians and cyclist...
Streetsblog
Apr 8
So Much for TOD : Transit agencies are quick to claim that new rail transit lines generate all sorts of new developments, particularly so-called transit-oriented developments, meaning high-density, mixed-use housing....
The Antiplanner
Apr 6
The Advantages Of Internet Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing : To grow globally is the dream of every businessman. A person who starts business on his own effort should need strong determination and positive efforts to make his business successful....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 4
NYC: Today’s Headlines : TLC Nominee Meera Joshi: Driver Behavior and Traffic Safety Would Be Top Priority (CapNY, WNYC) Sticks and Carrots: Joshi Says TLC Considering Black Boxes, Honor Roll of Safe Drivers (News) News Can’t...
Streetsblog
Mar 28
NYC: Speed Cam Data: See How Enforcement Drops Off a Cliff Each Afternoon : State law keeps the city’s speed cameras from issuing tickets beyond one hour before and one hour after school events. 20 cameras are allowed by Albany; five are currently operating....
Streetsblog
Apr 15
Industry to Feds: “We Will Not Remove Any Unsafe Oil Rail Cars from Service” : “We will not remove any unsafe oil rail cars from service.” That was the upshot of oil industry testimony at a recent rail safety hearing before the US Senate. To be fair, that isn’t...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 12
My TEDx Talk: We Are Perfect, With a Hefty Asterisk : I propose a shift in goals from numbers to traits that can help us shape a "good" Anthropocene....
Dot Earth
Apr 12
PA Appeals Court Holds That a Failure to Object to Standing to Challenge Variance Before the Board Resulted in a Waiver of the Ability to Raise Standing as an Issue Before the Common Pleas Court : FT Holdings L.P. developed a condominium complex located at East Thompson and Columbia Avenue in the City of Philadelphia....
Law of the Land
Apr 10
Cities Can Undo Inequality If They Start Planning : Slums and high-rises in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Christian Science Monitor “If a city has no structure, there will be inequality,” said Joan Clos, head of the UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat)...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 9
NYC: Driver Fatally Strikes Bushwick Cyclist, Hits Two Cars, Leaves Scene on Foot : Broadway at Halsey Street in Bushwick....
Streetsblog
Mar 30
Everyone wants to : Everyone wants to believe in the Mandela-inspired optimism for South Africa. Yesterday we visited Kliptown in Soweto. The poverty is heart-breaking but the people are seemingly friendly to visitors....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Mar 29
From Bombay to Mumbai – In Pictures : From A Sleepy Koli fishing hamlet to the financial capital of India, Mumbai has come a long way. The Portugese who were its earlier occupants gave it its name – ‘Bom Bai’ or ‘The Good Bay’....
Urban Planning Blog
Mar 28
Rising Seas + Dams + Aquifer Pumping = Delta Blues : Dams, water pumping and global warming are combining to threaten crowded delta regions....
Dot Earth
Apr 11
Mountain Commerce to break ground in Bearden : Nearly seven years after it bought a site at the corner of Northshore Drive and Kingston Pike, Mountain Commerce Bank is planning a ground-breaking. The Erwin, Tenn.-based lender has scheduled the ev...
Property Scope
Apr 11
24 Points To Start And Run A Prosperous Animal Therapy Business : Point 1 When considering where you are going to have your premises build sure that you weigh out the cost verses the revenue....
The Wireless Forge
Mar 28
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Apr 10
NYC: When Will Select Bus Service Get Its Flashing Lights Back? : When Select Bus Service launched in 2008, the program included blue flashing lights on the front of each bus to help riders distinguish the service from local buses....
Streetsblog
Apr 10
NYC: De Blasio’s First 100 Days Speech: Vision Zero Has “Just Begun” : Graphic from today’s speech via @NYCMayorsOffice Mayor de Blasio mentioned Vision Zero pretty early in his first 100 days speech this afternoon....
Streetsblog
Apr 7
Other Voices: Earth Institute’s Steven Cohen Seeks a Post-Hysterical Approach to Climate Progress : A veteran of environmental regulation and management seeks a non-hysterical approach to climate progress....
Dot Earth
Apr 3
Holiday Home Ban Pushes Architects Out of Wengen, Switzerland : What use is an architect in a no-build zone? In the town of Wengen, the oncoming ban of second home construction in Switzerland is threatening architects main livelihood. Much of the...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Mar 29
Buy a Home in 4 Easy Steps : Buying a home can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. When you first get started, it may feel like you’ll never get there....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 10
Medellin’s Amazing Transformation : Parque de la luces / Medellin culture department This year, Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia, is the host of the UN-Habitat’s World Urban Forum, which attracts more than 15,000 urban lead...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 7
Discover a Career in Landscape Architecture : The American Society of Landscape Architects has launched a new Career Discovery web site to help young people explore the profession of landscape architecture....
ASLA.org - The Dirt