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Aug 27
Is a Land-Value Tax Illegal in Seattle? : As we’ve discussed before, land-value taxation is a smart tool for revitalizing cities....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 26
Weather is the Future of Urban Design : [Image: From a newscast about Istanbul's recent tornadoes]. It's hard to resist a story where urban design is blamed for creating tornadoes....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 29
How Canada Failed to Build a Beautiful Capital: An Ottawa Retrospective : I have yet to visit a city that manages, in equal parts, to be as grand and mediocre as Ottawa. Your first glimpse of Parliament Hill in Canada’s capital city is bound to take your breath away....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 31
Transactions cost : It seems strange but for most of its life, economics was a field of study that did not recognize transaction costs. Look at the 200-year Ngram results, below. Ronald Coase changed things....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 22
NYC: Eyes on the Street: DOT Replaces PPW Bike Lane With Parking : This is one of New York City’s most famous protected bike lanes on a busy August day....
Streetsblog
Aug 29
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Our Long PPW Bike Lane Nightmare Is Almost Over : Repaved sections of Prospect Park West are being striped, with orange barrels marking the bike lane in the meantime....
Streetsblog
Aug 26
The Making of the CASA Oculus Rift Urban Roller Coaster : Earlier this year CASA was invited to create a virtual reality exhibit for the Walking on Water exhibition, partnered with Grand Designs Live at London’s ExCeL....
Digital Urban
Sep 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : NYPD Might Close More Hit-and-Run Cases If NYPD Investigated Hit-and-Runs (Post) 88-Year-Old Motorist Kills Bed-Stuy Pedestrian; Post Takes Care to Report What Driver Wore Driver Strikes Senior on Wes...
Streetsblog
Sep 8
NYC: Traffic Remains the Top Injury-Related Killer of NYC Kids Under 15 : Last week, the city announced that it is kicking off the school year with the gradual roll-out of all 140 school zone speed cameras allowed under state law....
Streetsblog
Aug 27
Oceans Agency Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened : Twenty coral species, facing harms from global warming, coastal pollution and other perils are listed as threatened by the federal oceans agency....
Dot Earth
Sep 3
ASLA Launches New Guide to Green Infrastructure : ASLA 2012 General Design Award of Excellence. A Green Sponge for a Water-Resilient City: Qunli Stormwater Park. Haerbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 4
NYC: Hoylman to New York State DMV: Stop Unlawfully Penalizing NYC Cyclists : State Senator Brad Hoylman is asking the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to stop issuing improper fines and adding drivers license points for bicycling tickets. State Senator Brad Hoylman...
Streetsblog
Aug 29
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Aug 22
A Small Island Takes a Big Step on Ocean Conservation : On the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, fishing communities and biologists craft a marine conservation plan....
Dot Earth
Sep 5
NYC: Eyes on the Street: It’s Not Easy, Being the Right Shade of Green : Does something seem… off? It’s not just you: This is not the standard color DOT uses for bike lanes....
Streetsblog
Aug 28
NYC: City Begins to Reclaim Space for Pedestrians at Fordham Plaza : The multi-year project to improve Fordham Plaza in the Bronx — a critical transit hub — entered its latest phase yesterday with the groundbreaking for a bigger and better public space for pedestrians....
Streetsblog
Aug 22
An Exhibit as Vast as the World : I can’t think of a more fitting a place for an exhibition of art and representation that aims to capture the breadth of the world than the Queens Museum....
Urban Omnibus
Aug 29
NYC: One City, By Bike: Huge Opportunities for NYC Cycling in the de Blasio Era : Jon Orcutt was NYC DOT’s policy director from 2007 to 2014....
Streetsblog
Aug 22
Three Weeks to the Minute... : ...until the kickoff of the Strong Towns National Gathering on Friday, September 12 at 1 PM.  We're really excited to see so many of you together in one group for the first time! The Friday News D...
Strong Towns
Aug 22
NYC: New Penalties for Reckless Drivers Now In Effect, But NYPD Isn’t Ready : In May, the City Council passed a package of legislation to crack down on traffic violence. In June, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bills....
Streetsblog
Sep 4
NYC: Tonight: Important Complete Streets Meetings in Manhattan and Queens : Tonight’s a big night for livable streets events, with community board meetings on proposals for Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, and Long Island City....
Streetsblog
Sep 3
NYC: With Albany AWOL, Council Bill Proposes Fines Against Hit-and-Run Drivers : With perpetrators having little to fear from police and prosecutors, a new City Council bill aims to deter drivers from fleeing crash scenes by attaching civil penalties to hit-and-run. Proposed by Co...
Streetsblog
Aug 26
Measures of Money : Tons of tomatoes by Susy Morris used under CC BY-NC 2.0Six hundred dollars. That’s how much money residents of Washington state donated to the “No” campaign in the 2013 initiative concerning genetic e...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 3
New permit allows City of Minneapolis to build 1400 single, multi-family units : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceNHC member City of Minneapolis Department of Regulatory Services recently announced its appro...
NHC Open House Blog
Aug 22
NYC: StreetsPAC Issues Endorsements for State Senate and Assembly Races : With primaries coming in a few weeks, StreetsPAC today announced its first round of endorsements for state-level offices, and its first endorsements for candidates outside NYC. NYC’s first-ever livabl...
Streetsblog
Sep 8
Domain Dependence : You can now pre-order my next book – a Kindle ebook titled A World Class Transportation System – which will be released on October 7....
Strong Towns
Sep 5
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Sep 3
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Time for Automated Turn Ban Enforcement in Inwood? : Drivers make illegal left turns from northbound Broadway onto Dyckman Street and Riverside Drive in Inwood. The truck is a Parks Department vehicle....
Streetsblog
Aug 29
NYC: Chin Calls for Safety Fixes After Driver Injures Three Women on South Street : South Street at Rutgers Slip, before a traffic signal and crosswalks were installed last year....
Streetsblog
Aug 28
NYC: Planning For Growth and Safer Streets at Bronx Metro-North Stations : Once the MTA’s East Side Access project is finally complete, a few additional upgrades will allow Metro-North’s New Haven Line trains to stop at new stations in the East Bronx and cross the Hell Gate...
Streetsblog
Sep 4
NYC: One City, By Bike: Unlocking Uptown Cycling With the Harlem River Bridges : This is part four of a five-part series by former NYC DOT policy director Jon Orcutt about the de Blasio administration’s opportunities to expand and improve cycling in New York....
Streetsblog
Sep 2
NYC: De Blasio and DOT Ring In the New School Year With More Speed Cameras : Mayor de Blasio and Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today officially announced the expansion of the city’s speed camera program, which will eventually bring automated enforcement to 140...
Streetsblog
Aug 29
Affordable Housing Is a Symptom of Sound Urban Policy : Paul Krugman argues that housing costs, not taxes, are what is drawing people to Georgia and Texas and away from California and New York. He’s partly right, but he’s mostly wrong....
The Antiplanner
Aug 24
Lego House in Billund, Denmark : This week the first six oversize Lego bricks were laid for the foundation of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, the Lego Group’s hometown....
Urban Planning Blog
Sep 8
NYC: This Week: Join Streetsblog for a Discussion of BRT in NYC : On Wednesday, Streetsblog and the New York Transit Museum are hosting a roundtable discussion on Bus Rapid Transit in New York City....
Streetsblog
Sep 2
Shapegarden : [Image: From "Geometria et Perspectiva" by Lorenz Stöer (1567), via Bibliodyssey]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 27
Official: Nearly Sure No Fault Under Big-Dollar Tower In Tinseltown : Morris Newman It’s hemi-semi-official: In the opinion of one of the state’s leading geologists, no earthquake fault lies beneath the immense Millennium office development in Hollywoo...
California Planning & Development Report
Sep 5
NYC: One City, By Bike: Getting It Done, or Why the Bikelash Is Behind Us : This is the final piece in a five-part series by former NYC DOT policy director Jon Orcutt about the de Blasio administration’s opportunities to expand and improve cycling in New York....
Streetsblog
Aug 28
Recognizing the role of gender in the informal urban economy : Governments can improve the livelihoods of female street vendors by creating safe public spaces and supporting member-based groups of informal workers....
The City Fix
Aug 27
NYC: Today’s Headlines : With Work Slowly Moving Ahead at Amtrak’s Moynihan Station, Schumer Calls for More Funds (NYT) Teachout: Then-Candidate Cuomo Did Nothing to Stop Christie From Cancelling ARC Tunnel (News) News Backs...
Streetsblog
Sep 5
Stroading in Utah : This one sent to us by Mike Hathorne is from Spanish Fork, Utah. This is the perfect stroading photo....
Strong Towns
Sep 5
Green Line Claims First Fatality : Last Sunday, a pedestrian was struck and killed by the Twin Cities new Green light-rail line, which opened for operation in June....
The Antiplanner
Aug 28
Podcast Show 188: Talking Cities : This episode was recorded at CNU 22 in Buffalo....
Strong Towns
Sep 1
Is Rational Water Management Finally Emerging in Dry California? : California legislators, and farmers, begin to adjust well-drilling practices to suit a drier reality....
Dot Earth
Aug 29
The biggest bikeshare station in each US city : New York’s 67-dock station. Photo from Google. The largest individual station in Denver’s B-Cycle network, the REI station, has 27 docks. How does that stack up to other cities?...
DenverUrbanism
Sep 8
Across the Bay: Oakland Leads in School Health Programs : In San Francisco, you are more likely to see Google buses than school buses on any weekday morning. Why?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 4
NYC: Today’s Headlines : WTC Transit Hub Overruns Have Stalled Other, More Important Investments (WSJ) NYC Named America’s Best Cycling City: News, Post, AMNY, WCBS Cover Announcement CapNY, WNYC Report on Trottenberg’s Remar...
Streetsblog
Aug 28
Dangerously Uninformed : I’ve often wondered about the actuarial approach used by auto insurance companies, but I’ve never had the data or specific insight to really question it....
Strong Towns
Aug 27
On Traffic Engineers and Design Standards : The following was posted on Facebook this week by our friend, John Anderson....
Strong Towns
Sep 8
Light Rail and Streetcars : The Antiplanner (along with co-author Jeff Judson) has an op ed in the San Antonio Express News on what San Antonio should do now that it has given up on the streetcar....
The Antiplanner