Aug 27
Plain old nice. The anti-claim to fame. : What is your hometown famous for?...
Strong Towns
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 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 26
NYC: First Phase of Woodhaven Bus Upgrades Coming This Fall. Then What? : Select Bus Service on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards is coming to Queens in two phases....
Streetsblog
Aug 26
Lyon, France to Welcome its First Vertical Urban Farm: Ferme Urbaine Lyonnaise : Last Thursday, engineers, researchers, and other Lyon architects presented the project FUL (Ferme Urbaine Lyonnaise), which could produce more than 600,000 salads per year, starting in the summer o...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 26
Bordeaux, France Encouraging Public Transportation Users to Walk Instead of Ride? : In order to relieve congestion on downtown tramway lines, a marketing campaign plans to suggest that users of Bordeaux’s TBC choose to walk between certain stati...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
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
Aug 26
A Closer Look at Turbulent Oceans and Greenhouse Heating : Climate science homes in on the oceans' role in driving wiggles in global warming....
Dot Earth
Aug 26
Medellín Metrocable improves mobility for residents of informal settlements : Medellín’s Metrocable is the centerpiece of an inclusive urban upgrading strategy that has improved mobility and economic opportunity, while reducing violence in disadvantaged areas....
The City Fix
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
Aug 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : De Blasio, Explaining Why He Has Taxpayers Pay for His Rides, Says He’s “A Humble Guy” (Observer) The Advance Brings a Speed Gun to the Streets of Staten Island Ruben Diaz Jr.: We’re “Adding Lanes” to...
Streetsblog
Aug 26
OpenMic: What is a Strong Towns approach to transit? : At the National Gathering, we are planning a Burning Topics Forum where attendees will delve deeply into areas of thought and advocacy that don’t have a well-development set of Strong Towns principles...
Strong Towns
Aug 26
Pinellas Transit in Trouble : The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) has been illegally using FEMA money to illegally advertise in favor of a ballot measure to build light rail in St. Petersburg, Florida....
The Antiplanner
Aug 25
NYC: “Is It Really The Parking?”: Ozone Park Merchants Spar With Plaza Supporters : A new episode in a long-running conflict has cropped up in Ozone Park: A community group worked with the city to install a pedestrian plaza, but merchants, blaming poor sales on changes to traffic pat...
Streetsblog
Aug 25
Hunts Point | Memories of the Future : Interface of the Memories of the Future app In the year 130 AD, Claudius Ptolemy noted that “when the Earth is delineated on a sphere, it has a shape like its own, without need of altering,” but attem...
Urban Omnibus
Aug 25
Member News Digest : One of the ways our members advocate for building strong towns is through their own blogging. Here’s some recent highlights from our Member Blog Roll....
Strong Towns
Aug 25
NYC: This Week: Summer’s Not Over Yet : You know the summer is over when the community board calendar picks up steam again....
Streetsblog
Aug 25
Architecture Not Built for Function in Galway, Ireland : The design of buildings has always been contentious, whether the disagreement stems from aesthetic complaints, or disregard for the functionality of the building....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 25
The Future Pie-IX Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit System of Montreal, Canada : Introduction Pie-IX Boulevard is one of the Montreal metro area’s most frequented roadways....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 25
São Paulo wins 2014 City/State MobiPrize by empowering citizens and fostering innovation : São Paulo has improved sustainable mobility through new bike and bus lanes, a revised master plan, and an innovative approach to support developers creating mobility solutions....
The City Fix
Aug 25
The Magical Shopping Experience and Improvised Street Art of Milan, Italy : Have you ever walked along the streets of a city and had a song playing in your head? Italian cities, with their impressive architecture and noisy lifestyle, insp...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 25
More cost-benefit? Better cost-benefit? : In this morning's WSJ, Edward Glaeser and Cass Sunstein write on "How to Deregulate Cities and States ......
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 25
2014 Update: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change : With a new school year approaching, this is a good time to update our review of the treatment of climate change in economics textbooks....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Elderly Man Bloodied By Cops During Jaywalking Stop Sues City for $5M (WSJ, News) Krugman: The Rent Is Too Damn High (NYT) Two-Car Crash Injures Five Pedestrians on Harlem Sidewalk (NBC) Five Family M...
Streetsblog
Aug 25
Stroad Nation : We can’t over-simplify the dynamics of all that has happened in Ferguson, but it’s obvious that our platform for building places is creating dynamics primed for social upheaval....
Strong Towns
Aug 25
Another Inane Low-Capacity Rail Plan : Some people in Durham, NC, want to build a $1.4-billion, 17-mile light-rail line, and the region has been spending millions of dollars planning it....
The Antiplanner
Aug 24
Dallas vs. Houston in two words, HSR loses its sweet spot, how cities decline, and more : This week's items: Dallas finally added a rail connection to DFW and thinks this helps qualify them as a world class city, even though downtown Dallas only has a tiny percentage of metro employment a...
Houston Strategies
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
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 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
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
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
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 22
In Plessis-Gassot Garbage Provides First-ever Source of Methane Energy in France : The commune of Plessis-Gassot [in the Île de France region] has just opened a power plant that will furnish the amount of energy equivalent to the consump...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 22
Observed Planet: A Dawn Torrent of Tree Swallows : Weather radar captures a stunning view of a spectacular daily bird commute....
Dot Earth
Aug 22
We Have LRT, Now What? Ottawa’s Next Transit Challenge : In 2018, Ottawa’s new light rail transit (LRT), the thirteen station Confederation Line, will go into service....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 22
Friday Fun: Cycling innovations make bikeable cities worldwide : Do you enjoy your commute? Innovative bike infrastructure can make cycling a fast, fun transport option....
The City Fix
Aug 22
Weekend Reading 8/22/14 : Eric My top recommendation this week is Lummi elder Jewell James’ article in the Bellingham Herald: In August we make our journey from South Dakota to the Salish Sea and north to Alberta, Can...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 22
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Update: Through July, Almost All Precincts Have Stepped Up Dangerous Driving Tickets (WNYC) Thruway’s Madison: Without TZB Loan, Clean Water Funds Would’ve Gone Unused (LoHud) Meanwhile, There’s a Tap...
Streetsblog
Aug 22
Transit’s Ticking Time Bomb : America’s largest transit agencies have obligated taxpayers to cover billions of dollars in pension and health care costs over the next thirty years....
The Antiplanner
Aug 21
Bank of America settles with DOJ over mortgage lending case : By Rebekah King, National Housing ConferenceOn Thursday, Aug. 21, Bank of America and the U.S....
NHC Open House Blog
Aug 21
NYC: Rodriguez Bill Would Use Taxi TV to Help NYPD Close Hit-and-Run Cases : A bill introduced today by City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez [PDF] would require all street hail taxis to display notifications from NYPD about wanted hit-and-run drivers us...
Streetsblog
Aug 21
Powers of Quarantine : [Image: Liberian security forces "enforce a quarantine of the West Point slum, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the outbreak and unnerving residents." Photo by Abbas Dulleh/AP, via Al Jaz...
BLDGBLOG
Aug 21
Powers of Quarantine : [Image: Liberian security forces "enforce a quarantine of the West Point slum, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the outbreak and unnerving residents." Photo by Abbas Dulleh/AP, via Al Jaz...
Bldgblog
Aug 21
NYC: WPIX Gets BIke Law Facts Wrong and Misses DMV Scandal Under Its Nose : New Yorkers have seen their fair share of malicious press about bikes, from willful ignorance in Daily News editorials to Marcia Kramer linking cyclists to terrorists....
Streetsblog
Aug 21
NYC: “Saner Rules” for Bicyclists Won’t Make NYC Streets Safe : “I argue for saner rules for bikes,” tweeted traffic guru “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz yesterday, referring to a post that he and fellow former NYC DOT engineer Gerard Soffian put up on CityLand....
Streetsblog
Aug 21
Solar Decathlon Europe 2014: Versailles, France Explores Dwellings of the Future : Following two years of work – from the conception to the construction of the 1-to-1 scale buildings – and 17 days of exhibition and competition in the gardens of Versailles Palace, on July 12, 2014, t...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 21
8,000 Families in Minas Gerais, Brazil Face Mass Eviction & Displacement : More than 8,000 families will be evicted from their homes without alternative accommodation in the near future. The government of the state of Minas Gerais said that they are planning...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 21
A Must-read: The Updated Urban Bikeway Design Guide : NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, 2nd Edition / Island Press In the year 2000, the District of Columbia had three miles of bike lanes....
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