Dec 17
Time to Go on a Diet? : Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx wants you to go on a diet–a road diet....
The Antiplanner
Dec 16
Fasten seatbelts : Is it possible to have low interest rates and low down-payment requirements on home purchases without there also being risky lending? Events leading up to 2008 suggest that the answer is "no"....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Dec 16
Methane and Holes on Mars and Earth : Some musings on very different methane-emitting holes on Mars and Earth....
Dot Earth
Dec 16
Each Country Will Make “National Pledge” to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions : Artwork outside the 20th UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru / 3 News, New Zealand Last week, negotiators from nearly 200 countries built further momentum towards a global deal to limit climate...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 16
The need to visualize public transit data for better bus systems in India : As Indian cities invest in information technology services, minimum standards should require the use of visualization tools to better utilize transport data and improve bus planning....
The City Fix
Dec 16
NYC: Public Support for NYC Toll Reform Highest in the Suburbs : Since March, Move New York has made the case that its traffic reduction and transit funding plan can succeed in Albany....
Streetsblog
Dec 16
The Economist and Suburbia: A Fistful of Myths : A recent set of articles in the Economist argued that the continued spread of suburbia was inevitable and perhaps desirable. But the article's arguments are not always applicable to North America....
Planetizen Interchange
Dec 16
The Curbside Chat Grows Up : As the year winds down, I look back at what we did with the Curbside Chat and am really amazed....
Strong Towns
Dec 16
NYC: NYPD Still Doesn’t Investigate All Fatal Traffic Crashes : In 2013, Ray Kelly made the only significant traffic safety policy change in his exceptionally long tenure as police commissioner....
Streetsblog
Dec 16
How will housing markets and policies respond to the “diversity explosion”? : by Lisa Sturtevant, PhD, National Housing ConferenceWilliam Frey of the Brookings Institutionhas written a new book titled Diversity Explosion....
NHC Open House Blog
Dec 16
Social Media & Digital Media Marketing Spurs The City of Quebec’s Rebranding : The City of Quebec is beginning a vast overhaul of its visual identity in order to refresh its image and stay up to date with social media....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 16
Best of Blog: Investing Cheap Money : I probably spent less time talking about the economy this year than in past years....
Strong Towns
Dec 16
How to eat your turkey (hint: it’s better with stuffing and cranberry sauce). : A purely regulatory approach to cutting carbon is like Thanksgiving dinner without the turkey....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : NYPD Doesn’t Inform Public of a Quarter of NYC Traffic Deaths (WNYC) Subway Delays Up Over Last Year; One in Four Trains Runs More Than Five Minutes Late (News) 7 Train Extension Delayed Again, This T...
Streetsblog
Dec 16
Amtrak’s Questionable Numbers : Last week, Portland’s city auditor discovered that the city had been overstating streetcar ridership by 19 percent....
The Antiplanner
Dec 15
In Climate Talks, Soft is the New Hard – and That’s a Good Thing : Why the soft approach in the Lima climate talks is the only approach....
Dot Earth
Dec 15
NYC: Eyes on the Street: The Fourth Avenue Protected Police Staging Area : Officers relax in the Fourth Avenue bike lane yesterday, which has become the department’s parking lot during nearly two weeks of protests....
Streetsblog
Dec 15
NYC: Stringer’s Citi Bike Report Is Woefully Behind the Times : Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office took so long to produce an audit of Citi Bike maintenance that major issues flagged in the report no longer appear to be affecting the system. Citi Bike had a maint...
Streetsblog
Dec 15
Spritz : The German verb spritzen apparently means "to squirt" in English....
Strong Towns
Dec 15
Seven ways Belo Horizonte, Brazil inspires sustainable cities : From developing bus rapid transit to improving public spaces, Belo Horizonte, Brazil is working to become a sustainable city....
The City Fix
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
Dec 15
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (December 1 – 15) : William B. Callaway / SWA Group William B....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 15
Interview with William Wenk on Denver’s Efforts to Become a More Sustainable City : William Wenk / Wenk Associates William Wenk, FASLA, is the founder and president of Wenk Associates....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 15
Monday Member Blog Roll : Welcome to Monday!...
Strong Towns
Dec 15
“Main Street Movement” Spurs the Revitalization of Small Towns in Iowa : Small towns in Iowa all seem to have one thing in common: historic Main Streets. The Main Streets of Iowa are typically composed of a few blocks of low-slung brick buildings....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 15
The Architectural Paradox: SOM’s Oakland Cathedral of Christ the Light : Derived from the Greek word Katholicos, the word catholic means “universal” or “all-embracing.” This is an interesting paradox for a religion with an often authoritative past and history of exc...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : $300M Could Buy More Frequent Service and Better Station Entrances for L Train (DNA) Electeds and Advocates Press MTA for Upgrades to A/C Lines (AMNY) All About the Parking Magnate-Horse Carriage Ban-...
Streetsblog
Dec 15
DC is the latest city to prioritize public land for affordable homes : by Robert Hickey, National Housing Conference One of the better tools cities have for protecting economic diversity and improving housing affordability is using publicly owned land creat...
NHC Open House Blog
Dec 15
What is Xylene, and What Does it Mean for Puget Sound? : It’s a safe bet that most people have no idea what C6H4(CH3)2 refers to....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 15
Dumping in Dixie and the Inequity of Place : Only by better addressing issues of inequity can we create truly sustainable and livable communities. But is that even possible today?...
Planetizen Interchange
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
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 Blogs
Dec 15
Best of Blog: Follow the rules, bikers : In my hometown, we used chalk to temporarily narrow driving lanes. With a few hours, bikers -- and rare and endangered species in Brainerd -- showed up to use this space....
Strong Towns
Dec 15
Liberals and Libertarians : Brutality on the part of overly militarized police forces. Too many people in prison due mainly to a war on victimless crimes. Routine torture. The national surveillance state....
The Antiplanner
Dec 14
The future of education is here, it's just not evenly distributed : Last month I attended the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in Palm Springs, California to learn more about where education is headed (I blogged about my 2012 experience here)....
Houston Strategies
Dec 14
At Climate Talks in Lima, Not ‘Same as it Ever Was’? : An environmental journalist says the Lima summit mainly shows how climate diplomacy is racing to catch up with energy progress on the ground....
Dot Earth
Dec 14
Nature and Art: A Christmas Plea for Cities : I wrote an urbanist Christmas wish list last week for Fast Forward Weekly. I figured I'd elaborate on one of my wishes for weedy nature and public art: disturbance oriented art....
Planetizen Interchange
Dec 14
Draft 121914: Three informal entertainment venues in smaller communities: Bryant Park 4 : NOTE: This article is long, so I am publishing it daily as I work it into a complete draft  and then in its final version.  Posted by N....
The Downtown Curmudgeon
Dec 14
Ten Years of RealClimate: Where now? : The landscape for science blogging, the public discourse on climate and our own roles in the scientific community have all changed radically over the last 10 years....
RealClimate
Dec 14
AGU 2014 : Once more unto the breach!...
RealClimate
Dec 12
NJ Township Settles RLUIPA Lawsuit for almost $8M : Editors note: The following is reposted with permission from the RLUIPA Defense Blog: The Township of Bridgewater, New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $8 million to settle a lawsuit over claims that i...
Law of the Land
Dec 12
Fed. Dist. Court in FL Explains “Similarly Situated” Comparator Under RLUIPA’s Equal Terms Provision : Editor’s Note: The Following is reposted with permission from the RLUIPA Defense Blog: The Church of Our Savior (“Church”) was founded in 2006 and is the only Anglican church in Jacksonville Beach and...
Law of the Land
Dec 12
NYC: Does Cy Vance Use His Surveillance Camera Bank to Fight Traffic Violence? : In New York City, if you hit someone with a motor vehicle and keep driving, odds are you will get away with it....
Streetsblog
Dec 12
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Dec 12
Peru’s climate leaders awarded over $11 million for low-carbon urban transport : Peru recently received an $11 million grant from the NAMA facility that will help the country attract significant funding for its multi-billion dollar sustainable urban transport improvement plans....
The City Fix
Dec 12
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing highlights successes and challenges in ending veteran homelessness : by Rebekah King, National Housing ConferenceOn Dec. 11, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on Evaluating Federal and Community Efforts to Eliminate Veteran Homelessness....
NHC Open House Blog
Dec 12
Get your holiday treats and help Strong Towns : My holiday baking is just starting to ramp up. I have a series of "dips" (sugary things dipped in candy) that I do first, primarily because they freeze well....
Strong Towns
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
Dec 12
Learning to Ride a Bike Isn’t Child’s Play: Montreuil, France’s Six-Level Bike School : Is there a perfect age for learning to ride a bike? Not necessarily....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 12
Increasing mode share of bus transport in Indian cities : EMBARQ India is releasing Bus Karo 2.0, which analyzes bus services in cities across India and will inform urban planners, designers, and bus operators in order to help increase bus mode share....
The City Fix
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