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Dec 15
NYC: This Week: The Dangers of 57th Street : With the holidays approaching, the calendar items are stacked toward the early part of the week....
Streetsblog
Nov 25
NYC: Motorist With Now-Expired NYC Disability Placard Still Blocking Curb Ramp : The DOT disability parking permit on the dashboard expired weeks ago, but this driver continues to park in a no parking zone, blocking the curb ramp. Photo: Brad Aaron And now back to Seaman Avenue....
Streetsblog
Nov 25
NYC: The New York State DMV Primer: Why Two Hearings for Killer Drivers? : Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a series of Streetsblog columns and stories on the workings of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, its role in deterring or facilitatin...
Streetsblog
Nov 25
NYC: Envisioning a Safer Queens Boulevard Where People Want to Walk : A safer Queens Boulevard isn’t just about tweaks at the intersections. It’s about making it a place where people want to walk....
Streetsblog
Nov 24
Why Price Carbon—Can’t We Just Regulate It? : Most Americans—including most Republicans—want to regulate carbon pollution. Oregon and Washington have already set legally binding limits on the climate-changing gas....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 26
NYC: It’s His Commission: Blame Cuomo for MTA’s Underwhelming “Reinvention” : The MTA Reinvention Commission report, the product of months of work from a panel of experts, was unceremoniously dumped to the press by the governor’s office at 5:30 p.m....
Streetsblog
Nov 26
NYC: NYC Motorists Have Killed Five Pedestrians and One Cyclist in 10 Days : At least five pedestrians and one cyclist have been killed by motorists since November 15....
Streetsblog
Nov 25
Planning for a livable urban future: The second annual Livable Cities Symposium : The second annual Livable Cities Symposium highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to define urban livability and outline best practices for bikeable, walkable cities with high q...
The City Fix
Dec 15
Los Angeles' Slow Burn : Josh Stephens I noticed the da Vinci apartment complex for the first time only a few months ago. How could I not notice it?...
California Planning & Development Report
Nov 27
Gratitude, Woodworking and Music on the Home Front on Thanksgiving : Fitting in some analog home time, and music, amid the digital flow of work seeking a better planet....
Dot Earth
Dec 3
Andrew Price on speed : I can't watch this video of Andrew Price deliver Place versus non-Place at the National Gathering without getting a huge smile on my face....
Strong Towns
Nov 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : New Yorkers Protest Ferguson Decision on Squares, Streets, Highways (NYT, DNA) MTA Officially Releases Reinvention Commission Report Right Before Holiday (WSJ, News, MTR) To Truly Reinvent the MTA, He...
Streetsblog
Nov 25
Inauguration of Renovated Water Treatment Plant in Bazas, France : Constructed in 1974 and renovated between 1992 and 1995, the water treatment plant in Bazas, France has the ability to serve 15,000 residents....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Streets Become a Stage for Protest as New Yorkers React to Non-Indictment of Darren Wilson (DNA) Driver Arrested in Bowery Hit-and-Run After Killing Pedestrian (News, Lo-Down) Livery Driver Kills Deli...
Streetsblog
Nov 25
Transit-Oriented Developments Not So Transit Oriented : The evidence continues to grow that so-called transit-oriented development (TOD) is more oriented to subsidies than it is to transit....
The Antiplanner
Nov 23
Robert Bullard: “Equity Can’t Be Left Out” : Wilmington Waterfront Park, Los Angeles / AEC Cafe True sustainability is a three-legged stool, said Dr....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 24
NYC: DOT: Seaman Avenue Bike Lanes Won’t Return This Year : Cyclists on Seaman Avenue will have to make do with sporadic preliminary bike lane markings until sometime in 2015....
Streetsblog
Nov 27
Preservationists Mobilize to Save Poet Vigneault’s Village in Natashquan, Quebec : If we were to take a poll among the people of Quebec, a small percentage would be able to locate Natashquan on a map....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 28
The secrets of the Mumbai apartment, revealed by an architect : The apartment block by definition is generic: standardised dwelling units stacked next to and over one another, with each apartment layout varying slightly....
Urban Planning Blog
Nov 24
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Andrea Bernstein Explains Why Drivers Who Kill Face No Consequences (WNYC) Here’s How Insanely Reckless You Have to Drive to Get a Felony Indictment From the Queens DA (News) Hit-and-Run Driver Who Ki...
Streetsblog
Dec 12
Recognition of Slum Dwellers is Essential for Urban Development in Nairobi, Kenya : Access to safe, sanitary, affordable housing and basic infrastructure is a basic human right. In colonial Africa, Africans were limited to living in segregated, poorly planned areas....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 26
Turkey Day Roundup : Sign for Staten Island’s Turkey National Park | Photo via Turkey National Park Whether you are sticking around the city or decamping to greener pastures like a lucky group of Staten Island turkeys, th...
Urban Omnibus
Nov 25
America's "Neglected" Infrastructure : Once again, the Infrastructure Cult's narrative was picked up and magnified by the old media....
Strong Towns
Nov 28
Every University in Toulouse, France Will Soon Have A Community Garden : Since the beginning of the school year, fifteen students from the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole in Toulouse, France have been cultivating a small parcel of land....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 25
Mining Company to Fund the Relocation of an Entire City: New Kiruna, Sweden : In the northern part of Sweden, on the Arctic Circle, there is a mysterious city threatened to extinction by the pressures of mining operations. This city is Kiruna (go take a look at...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 24
Transportation Webinar Tomorrow : Chuck explaining how hierarchical road networks manufacture congestion during Transportation in the Next American City in Austin, Texas. This coming Tuesday, November 25 is our next St...
Strong Towns
Nov 24
Increasing Outputs, Not Inputs : John Naviaux, an undergraduate student at UC Irvine, compared the greenhouse gas benefits of getting people out of their cars and onto buses and found that, while it saved a little carbon dioxide, it...
The Antiplanner
Nov 23
New Course: Scenario Planning Theory and Practice : Austin Sustainable Places workshop in Dripping Springs, Texas, using Envision Tomorrow + Planning Support System. This Winter 2015, I’ll be offering a new course titled “Public Sector Scenario Plannin...
The Goodspeed Update
Nov 24
How Opportunity Urbanism can save the global economy (Part 2 of 2) : Last week in part one I clarified the problem and framed the situation. This week in part two are the solutions....
Houston Strategies
Nov 24
Barangaroo Comes Together : Barangaroo Final Plan....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 26
A Optimistic Realist Tours Earth’s Age of Humans : A lyrical nature writer explains her optimistic view of the deepening human imprint on the Earth....
Dot Earth
Nov 26
NYC: Vance Serves Up Excuses for Failure to Prosecute Motorists Who Kill : On November 14, the same day that Transportation Alternatives convened a national Vision Zero symposium at Brooklyn Law School, Fordham Law School held a day-long event examining the legacy of “Bloomb...
Streetsblog
Nov 24
The other four-letter f-word : Many people like to assert "fair" this and that. They usually get away with it in spite of the fact that they do not offer useful definitions. Perhaps there aren't any. So this is a big scam....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Nov 24
NYC: Cheaper Gas and Uber Have Manhattan Gridlock Poised to Get Worse : Traffic gridlock in Manhattan has been on the wane for some time....
Streetsblog
Dec 3
Low-carbon urban transport boosts social and economic development : As national leaders prepare plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions at COP20, they can look to sustainable transport for win-win solutions that curb emissions while generating jobs, boosting economic g...
The City Fix
Nov 27
Happy Thanksgiving : Safe travels....
The Antiplanner
Dec 3
Silicon Valley : Here is Nicholas Lemann writing about Google in a recent New Yorker: What about the emphasis on that ninja-attracting culture?...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Nov 26
Driverless into the Unknown : This week, I attended a conference about open data and open government. For those unfamiliar with the concepts, here's how well I listened....
Strong Towns
Dec 2
New Article on Smart Cities: Moving Beyond Urban Cybernetics : In August, an article I wrote about smart cities was published in the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society....
The Goodspeed Update
Nov 28
Friday Fun: Innovative gift ideas for urban cyclists : Have a biker on your gift list? These products can make urban cycling even more fun. Photo by Luis Hidalgo/Flickr. Happy Thanksgiving TheCityFix readers!...
The City Fix
Dec 4
NYC: Sunday: Families for Safe Streets to Call on DAs to Prosecute Reckless Drivers : Left to right: District attorneys Richard Brown, Dan Donovan, and Robert Johnson are up for re-election in 2015....
Streetsblog
Nov 26
Racism, War, and the Environment : The Antiplanner grew up in the 1960s, when racism was rampant, we were fighting an undeclared and, many believed, immoral war on the other wide of the world, and air pollution was so thick in American...
The Antiplanner
Nov 24
New data indicates Brazil’s streets are getting safer : Preliminary figures released by the National Health System (SUS) indicate that in 2013, the number of fatalities in Brazilian traffic fell 10% compared to 2012....
The City Fix
Nov 23
Data-Driven Architecture : What would happen if we approached architecture from a data-centric perspective?...
Urban Planning Blog
Nov 26
Cities can lead the way as drivers of better growth and a better climate : New studies show that economic growth and climate action can go hand in hand through sustainable urban development strategies....
The City Fix
Nov 26
How to Decide if Planning is for You : At this time of year, many prospective graduate students are asking themselves if they should apply to planning programs. This is a good question....
Planetizen Interchange
Nov 24
Building Michigan’s Civic Tech Community : When I first heard about the Michigan Citizen Interaction Design project at Michigan’s School of Information, I knew I wanted to collaborate with the people behind it....
The Goodspeed Update
Nov 24
Monday Member Blog Roll : Welcome to Monday and the recap of the past week of member content....
Strong Towns
Dec 5
What Has Sightline Ever Done for You? : Celeste Larkin as a toddler. By mom, Sara Larkin....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 26
Slightly off topic reflections.... : People are asking me to write about Ferguson and give my reaction to what is going on there. I've been at a loss for words and instead found lines from the Prayer of St....
Strong Towns