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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
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
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
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 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 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 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 4
Unforced variations: Oct 2014 : This month’s open thread....
RealClimate
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
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 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
NYC: Friday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 16
Mission: 400 Members + Delaware : Today, October 16, is the one year anniversary of the Strong Towns Membership program....
Strong Towns
Oct 8
The Big Problem with Letting Small Railroads Haul Oil : The disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec—where 47 people were killed by a Bakken oil train derailment—is commonly understood to have resulted from a train slipping its brakes and then rolling downhill int...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
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 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 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 13
NYC: NYPD: Failure to Yield Caused Crash That Left Cyclist Brain Dead; No Charges : The bus driver was making a turn, in red, when he struck cyclist Anna Maria Moström, whose path is shown in white....
Streetsblog
Oct 15
Strong Citizens Challenge: Host a "pop-up" neighborhood happy hour : The first Strong Citizens Challenge, Walk to Get Your Groceries, has been going strong for the past couple weeks....
Strong Towns
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 10
Friday Fun: Is the future for London’s cyclists on the river, the street, or both? : Would you be happier commuting on a bike path floating on London’s River Thames?...
The City Fix
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 3
A Model for the Rest of the Country? : Portland doesn’t need to apologize for spending more than $1.5 billion on a 7-mile light-rail line, says Secretary of Immobility Anthony Foxx....
The Antiplanner
Oct 17
NYC: Trottenberg: Federal Cuts Could Make MTA Funding Gap Even Bigger : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said today that the MTA is making “optimistic assumptions” about federal funding as it plans its next five-year capital program....
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
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
Oct 16
The Conservative Case Against the Suburbs : My latest piece in The American Conservative...In his recent column, “Why Suburbia Irks Some Conservatives,” the prominent urban geographer Joel Kotkin creates and then slays a number of straw men in...
Strong Towns
Oct 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : 86th Street SBS Could Be Running By the Middle of Next Year (NY1) The News Approves of Council’s Transit Benefit Bill, Urges de Blasio to Sign It QueensWay Plan Would Cost $120 Million to Construct (N...
Streetsblog
Oct 14
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (October 1–15) : Downspout leads to a rain garden at Mary Myer’s house / Rob Cardillo. The New York Times One Woman’s Pipe Dream The New York Times, 10/9/14 “Mary E....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 7
NYC: City Council Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Lower Default Speed Limit to 25 : The City Council passed legislation today to lower the citywide default speed limit to 25 miles per hour. Amy Cohen, whose son Sammy Cohen Eckstein was killed by a motorist last year, speaks to the me...
Streetsblog
Oct 6
Landscape, Redacted : [Image: "Looking east over unbuilt Ascaya lots, Black Mountain beyond, Henderson, Nevada," 2010; from Black Mountain by Michael Light]....
Bldgblog
Oct 17
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Oct 16
“Have I told you lately that I love you?” Perspectives on reinventing our cities from X Congreso : Over three days, participants at the tenth annual International Congress on Sustainable Transport (“X Congreso”) explored what it will take to reinvent cities for better quality of life....
The City Fix
Oct 10
Weekend Reading 10/10/14 : Alan Julia Roberts as Mother Nature. Kinda’ heavy handed? How ‘bout this? Eric This week brought more evidence that oil-by-rail industry is out of control....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 7
Introducing the Landscape Architect’s Guide to Portland, Oregon : Pioneer Courthouse Square / Kenneth Helphand, FASLA Portland, Oregon, is more than a trendy place to visit—it has long been ahead of the curve on urban design and sustainability, thanks to smart leade...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 13
New developments: Climate services for health : I recently received a joint email from the World Meteorological and Health organisations (WMO & WHO) which I like to bring to the attention of our readers....
RealClimate
Oct 9
NYC: Sanity Prevails as Advocates and Officials Discuss Central Park Safety Issues : Monday night, Inspector Jessica Corey, the commanding officers of NYPD’s Central Park Precinct, led a discussion of street safety in Central Park....
Streetsblog
Oct 8
NYC: Vision Zero Hasn’t Changed NYPD Practice of Blaming Deceased Crash Victims : Based on press leaks it seems NYPD still presumes the victim is at fault in most serious crashes. Image: News 12 Last week an MTA bus driver crushed a pedestrian to death in Mott Haven....
Streetsblog