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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 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 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
Jul 15
Architecture-by-Bee and Other Animal Printheads : [Image: By John Becker]....
Bldgblog
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 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 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
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
Jul 15
Obstacles Ahead for São Paulo’s Master Plan : The Master Plan of the city of São Paulo is a set of guidelines, backed by the power of local law, whose purpose is to guide urban growth through the next sixteen years....
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 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 11
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
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 26
NATO's Underground Roman Super-Quarry : [Image: An entrance to the quarry in Kanne; photo by Nick Catford via Subterranean Britannica]....
Bldgblog
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 18
CT Appeals Court Finds Commission Violated Zoning Ordinance By Approving Parking for House of Worship in Front of Building When it Should Have Been in Rear of Property : The New England Prayer Center submitted a request to the Zoning Commission of the Town of Easton (Commission) seeking a place of worship in a residential community....
Law of the Land
Jul 5
What Makes a 'Farmers' Market?' : What constitutes a farmers' market, rather than an outdoor or public market?...
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 17
Churches Outliving their Use in Montreal, Canada : Montreal, the city of a thousand church steeples?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 25
New Approach to Being There: ‘Fan-bots’ Will Cheer Korean Baseball Team : Cheer on your baseball team through a "fan-bot" set in the stands as you watch and tweet on your phone....
Dot Earth
Jul 17
NYC: 4 Reforms Michael Ameri Must Make to NYPD Crash Investigations : The Daily News reported Wednesday that Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri, who made street safety a priority as commanding officer of Brooklyn’s 78th Precinct, was promoted to head up the NYPD Highway Pat...
Streetsblog
Jul 11
NYC: Friday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
Jul 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Turning Driver Kills Jean Chambers, 61, on UWS; Charges Not Expected (News, DNA, Fox 5) Charity Hicks Dies After Hit-and-Run, Curb-Jumping Midtown Driver Struck Her in May (Gothamist) NYPD Chases Susp...
Streetsblog
Jul 8
Learn How to Survive D.C.’s New 3D Maze (or Have Fun Exploring) : BIG Maze / National Building Museum “Mazes are usually two-dimensional....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 4
Landlords Forced to Update Bedsit and Studio Style Apartments in Dublin, Ireland : At the beginning of February 2013, new regulations came into effect that forced landlords to provide a number of amenities not previously available in the traditional Dublin bedsit....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 9
Buy a Lighthouse : [Image: Photo courtesy General Services Administration]. A remote, 76-foot lighthouse is for sale in Maine, and it could be yours for only $30,000....
Bldgblog
Jul 9
Fighting for Tenant Rights on the Lower East Side : Cooper Square Committee’s Brandon Kielbasa and tour participants | Photo via Emily Gallagher What impressed me most about the illuminating tenant rights walking tour recently hosted by the Cooper Squa...
Urban Omnibus
Jul 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Warning of Tolls, Astorino Slams Cuomo’s TZB Clean Water Raid (LoHud); Cuomo Leads 59-24 (WSJ) Crain’s Wants Cuomo to Put $3 Billion From French Bank Settlement to Tappan Zee, MTA Projects Cuomo Doesn...
Streetsblog
Jul 17
NYC: Bronx Advocates Press State DOT to Take Action on Sheridan Plan : After years of wrangling, advocates, businesses, and elected officials have gotten behind a city plan to convert the Sheridan Expressway into a boulevard and take trucks off local streets by building...
Streetsblog
Jul 15
NYC: Bronx Advocates Push for New Pedestrian Plaza in Soundview : Harrod Place separates an underutilized green triangle (left) from a park. A local group hopes to convert it to a plaza....
Streetsblog
Jul 11
NYC: Stringer: Complete Streets Save NYC Taxpayers Money : Each year, the city comptroller issues a report on claims settled for and against the city, showing how much New York spends on personal injury and property-damage judgments....
Streetsblog
Jul 10
Podcast Show 181: Peatonito and John Yung : This week’s podcast is a double header starting with the first super hero ever to appear on a Strong Towns Podcast (still waiting on Cap’n Transit), the Mexican pedestrian advocate Peatonito....
Strong Towns
Jul 9
NYC: How to Stop NYPD From Blocking Bike Lanes : Ninth Avenue, Midtown South Precinct. Photo: Stephen Miller We’re seeing a lot of photos this week of police parked in bike lanes....
Streetsblog
Jul 8
NYC: Chin Asks de Blasio to Choose Affordable Housing Over Cheap Parking : Council Member Margaret Chin has set up a simple choice for Mayor Bill de Blasio: Which is the higher priority, affordable housing or cheap parking? DOT owns 39 parking lots and garages in all five bo...
Streetsblog
Jul 19
Scientists Begin to Demystify Hole Found in Siberian Permafrost : Scientists start to demystify a mysterious crater found in Siberian permafrost....
Dot Earth
Jul 10
NYC: NYPD Lied About 2009 Chase That Killed Brooklyn Pedestrian Violetta Krzyzak : Aftermath of the police chase that killed Violetta Krzyzak, which NYPD said didn’t happen. Photo: Graham T....
Streetsblog
Jul 9
The Grid’s Top 20 Urban Planning Websites of 2014 – Highlighting the Top 10 : It’s that time of year again! The Grid searched far and wide through the web to compile a list of the Top 20 Websites for Urban Planners....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 6
Cities and organs : It's a simple but profound point made by Hayek in The Fatal Conceit: there are two ways to get to non-zerosumness, markets and love; do not expect one to do the work of the other; each one has its pla...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 17
Podcast Show 182: CNU NextGen Roundtable : This, our last podcast from CNU 22 in Buffalo, is the NextGen Roundtable, a discussion that began with Chuck Marohn and Gracen Johnson and went in all sorts of crazy directions. ...
Strong Towns
Jul 15
Canadian Mayors Look to Roadway Tolls or Carbon Taxes to Fund Infrastructure : There is only one toll bridge in Quebec, between Laval and Montreal. Quebec – A toll bridge? A toll road?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 14
Touristic Safari: The Urban Cable Car of Complexo do Alemão in Rio de Janeiro : Usually possessing more or less informal types of housing and close-knit communities, favelas, a term specific to Brazil, continue to mark the collective imagination....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 8
How ‘zero’ became the biggest number in road safety : New York City leaders have begun implementing a Vision Zero policy in thecity, which has helped to create separated bike lanes and greater trafficspeed enforcement to decrease road fatalities....
The City Fix
Jul 25
NYC: The Citi Bike Deal Is Great News for Other Cities Too : Bay Area Bike Share, shown here in San Jose, is one of several systems that should be able to fulfill expansion plans quicker after REQX Ventures acquires a controlling stake in Alta Bicycle Share....
Streetsblog
Jul 14
NYC: A Woman Dies, So East Harlem’s Top Cop Taunts Street Safety Advocates : Thomas Harnisch, commanding officer of the 25th Precinct, reacted to a woman’s death on the subway tracks at Union Square by antagonizing Transportation Alternatives and advocate Keegan Stephan of Rig...
Streetsblog
Jul 10
Long way around is better : Joseph Epstein wrote a moving tribute to his friend Edward Shils "My Friend Edward" (in his Narcissus Leaves the Pool; unable to link using behind-the-Chinese-Wall connections)....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 10
NYC: MTA Announces Public Hearings for Reinvention Commission Next Week : As promised, the MTA has put out a schedule for the public to weigh in on the transportation “reinvention commission” convened by Governor Cuomo as the authority formulates its next five-year capital...
Streetsblog
Jul 9
Blue Urbanism: A Mutually Sustainable Relationship between Cities and Oceans : Blue Urbanism / Island Press Timothy Beatley, professor of sustainable communities at the University of Virginia, has done it again....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 9
Bus Shelters for the Poor, Trains for the Rich : Low-income residents of the Twin Cities can rest easy, as planners at the Metropolitan Council, the area’s regional planning agency, are proposing a regional transit equity plan....
The Antiplanner
Jul 11
Why Plan Housing? : University of Minnesota planning professor Richard Bolan has responded to the Antiplanner’s critique of the Twin Cities’ Metropolitan Council’s plan to emphasize high-density housing and discourage la...
The Antiplanner
Jul 8
Is MagLev a Game Changer? : Much like the proposed Florida passenger trains that can be run without government subsidies (but can we have some anyway?), train supporters are gushing over Japan’s tentative decision to build a mag...
The Antiplanner
Jul 10
San Antonio Petition May Stop Streetcar : San Antonio streetcar opponents submitted a petition today to allow voters to decide whether the region’s transit agency, VIA, should spend $280 million on a 5.9-mile streetcar....
The Antiplanner