Jul 24
Glamour in streetscapes : A while ago I attended an Urban Land Institute event on development trends in Fairfax’s Mosaic District....
Market Urbanism
Jul 24
Podcast Show 183: Santiago Garces : Santiago Garces, who heads the Data, Performance and Innovation program at the city of South Bend, talks with Chuck about how technology can help local governments do more with less....
Strong Towns
Jul 24
Fair Housing and the Data Paradox : by Patrick Reed, National Housing ConferenceIn a push for crowd-sourced innovation and better transparency, federal agencies are opening up their data vaults to the public, substantially...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 24
J.P. Morgan Chase pledges additional $100 million for Detroit recovery efforts : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing Conference NHC Leadership Circle member J.P....
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 24
NYC: Bus Driver Seriously Injures Cyclist on Hudson River Greenway : Photo: @HildaBikes A tour bus driver seriously injured a cyclist on the Hudson River Greenway in Hell’s Kitchen this morning. The crash occurred at 40th Street at approximately 9:42 a.m., according to...
Streetsblog
Jul 24
NYC: How a Non-Profit Housing Developer Brought Safer Streets to the South Bronx : The sidewalk between the subway stairs and stanchions at this Southern Boulevard street corner used to be a traffic lane....
Streetsblog
Jul 24
Oil Train Derails in Seattle : Multiple news accounts just now that a loaded oil train derailed under the Magnolia Bridge, about a mile north of downtown Seattle. KOMO News account here. Many others here....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 24
Coal Exports: Unfair Market Value : Coal Train in Residential Neighborhood by Paul K....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 24
Affective Lighting at Carrousel des Fonds Marins in Nantes, France : At the beginning of June 2014, Laurent Lescop and Bernd Dahlgrun brought together schools of architecture from Hamburg, Gdansk and Nantes....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 24
The Waterworks Museum Finally Shines in Thessaloniki, Greece : With the exception of Thessaloniki’s students, who have all visited the Waterworks Museum at least once, the space remains quite unknown for the majority of citizens. Despite the fact...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 24
Beach Pollution a Major Threat to Fisheries, Economy & Tourism in Fortaleza, Brazil : The mission: picking up trash on a stretch of the Praia do Futuro (Beach of the Future in Fortaleza, Brazil)....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 24
Lean and Agile Procurement: Making the Most of Taxpayer Investment : Innovators in the Smart Growth and New Urbanist world are successfully chipping away entrenched standards that, for far too long, have dictated inefficient, unsightly community design....
Strong Towns
Jul 24
Bridging the divide between vendors and local governments for more inclusive cities : Governments must create inclusive spaces for dialogue with street vendors and craft policy to support their livelihoods and economic mobility....
The City Fix
Jul 24
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Related Companies Venture Set to Purchase Alta Bicycle Share, Nearly Double Size of Citi Bike (WSJ) From Signals to Wi-Fi to Countdown Clocks, MTA Lags Other Systems on Technology (City & State) Have...
Streetsblog
Jul 24
Global Warming and Monster Wildfires : Photo Credit: Rossco ( Image Focus Australia ) via Compfight cc This week, the LA Times reported on the wildfire raging in Washington State, describing “tornadoes of fire” engulfing a small town....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 24
Some perspective on the gas tax : The federal highway trust fund is going broke, one of those long-known realities that is finally starting to sink in among the official nattering nabobs....
Strong Towns
Jul 24
Who Needs Transit, Anyway? : Rail advocates often call the Antiplanner “anti-transit,” probably because it is easier to call people names than to answer rational arguments....
The Antiplanner
Jul 23
Helsinki Aims to Be Car-free by 2025 : Helsinki / Wikipedia The Guardian‘s excellent environmental coverage has been supplemented by a new section on cities, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 23
NYC: NYPD: 1,263 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 11 Killed in Traffic in May : Image: NYPD Twenty-five people died in New York City traffic in May, and 4,621 were injured, according to the monthly NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of May, 54 pedestrians and cyclists we...
Streetsblog
Jul 23
American Mom and Pops Want Climate Fixes : Photo Credit: contemplative imaging via Compfight cc American small business owners....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 23
National Gathering Update : Registration is now open to our members for the 2014 National Gathering in Minneapolis, September 12-14, 2014. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THE STRONG TOWNS NATIONAL GATHERING Last week we annou...
Strong Towns
Jul 23
New Survey: What Makes a City Great? : What Makes a City Great?...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 23
NYC: New York’s Top Court Exhibits Depraved Indifference to Pedestrians’ Lives : Court of Appeals Judges Jenny Rivera, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Robert S. Smith, Susan P....
Streetsblog
Jul 23
Reading Common Shares : Last night, a crowd gathered in the café of McNally Jackson Books to celebrate a first in the history of Urban Omnibus: the publication of a real-life, paper-and-ink booklet, collecting the w...
Urban Omnibus
Jul 23
A Commons of Unwanted Things : The 2014 Urban Omnibus writing competition, entitled Common Shares, invited writers to respond to the overlapping themes of common ownership, private property, and the sharing economy. We sought submi...
Urban Omnibus
Jul 23
Hacking the City: “Explore Everything” Book Review : There is a feeling among many people that the city is built for others, that we may look at it but may not touch it, the spatial equivalent of an artifact in a glass case in a museum....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 23
The Grid’s Top 20 Landscape Architecture Websites of 2014 – Highlighting the Top 10 : In 2012 and 2013, The Grid searched far and wide across the web to find the most popular websites for landscape architects. Now another year has passed, and it’s time to click refresh....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 23
Farewell to The Grid from Kunal Matikiti in Melbourne, Australia : My internship at The Grid has been nothing short of amazing, particularly in how it challenged me to see and experience Melbourne in ways that I previously did not know. Working with...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 23
The New Bierger-Center of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg: Drawing From the Past : On Monday, June 30, the new Bierger-Center in Luxembourg City’s Guillaume Square officially opened its doors....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 23
Life on the Subsurface: An Interview with Penelope Boston : A landscape painting above Penny Boston's living room entryway depicts astronauts exploring Mars....
Bldgblog
Jul 23
NYC: Seeking Safer Routes to Walk and Bike Across the Harlem River : From left: Abena Smith, president of the 32nd Precinct community council; community council vice president Sherri Culpepper; Louis Bailey of WE ACT for Environmental Justice; Tom DeVito of Transportat...
Streetsblog
Jul 23
Life on the Subsurface: An Interview with Penelope Boston : A landscape painting above Penny Boston's living room entryway depicts astronauts exploring Mars....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 23
Can Scientific Advice on Coastal Risk Reduction Compete with ‘We Will Not Retreat’ Politics? : An important report offers advice on ways to cut coastal risk in a changing climate. Will politicians listen?...
Dot Earth
Jul 23
People-oriented Cities: Mixed-use development creates social and economic benefits : Mixed-use development combined with pedestrianization on Mexico City’s Calle Madero promotes sustainable, prosperous communities....
The City Fix
Jul 23
NYC: Today’s Headlines : At Jean Chambers Vigil, Jill Abramson Talks Traffic Safety With the Village Voice 2nd Avenue Sagas: Evaluating Cost vs....
Streetsblog
Jul 23
Back to the Future : Pregnant silhouette by Stefan Pasch used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0More than 80 percent of teen pregnancies are accidents....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 23
The Monkey Parking Arbitrage : I’m rooting for Monkey Parking in this one. If you believe our cities have too many parking lots and not enough productive space, you should be too....
Strong Towns
Jul 23
Slower Than Molasses in a Minnesota Winter : Remember the Twin Cities light-rail line that was supposed to average 17 mph but, after testing, was scheduled for just 13-3/4 mph?...
The Antiplanner
Jul 22
Saving the Astrodome, Houston really is creative, Florida beating Houston at express lanes, and more : Lots of smaller items backlogged: This Rice student didn't like Houston's low creative city ranking, so he crunched his own numbers and came up with some good stuff about our city....
Houston Strategies
Jul 22
Herzog & de Meuron’s Gorgeous Ecological Swimming Pool : Helen Schneider / Naturbad Riehen The people of Riehen, a small city near Basel in Switzerland, have long wanted a new public swimming pool to replace their “obsolescent baths” by the River Wiese....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 22
Message to Architect: Do Not Blot Out Wilshire Boulevard! : Morris Newman Since our last discussion of architect Peter Zumthor’s proposed new design of the Los Angeles County Art Museum, aka the Black Hole on Wilshire Boulevard (see http://ww...
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Jul 22
NYC: Tell the City Where You Want Street Safety Fixes — The Clock Is Ticking : The city’s Vision Zero map includes a new function that lets you use Street View to flag street safety issues. If you haven’t visited the Vision Zero feedback map and flagged locations where you want...
Streetsblog
Jul 22
Message to Architect: Do Not Blot Out Wilshire Boulevard! : Morris Newman Since our last discussion of architect Peter Zumthor’s proposed new design of the Los Angeles County Art Museum, aka the Black Hole on Wilshire Boulevard (see http://ww...
California Planning & Development Report
Jul 22
Customers protest new women-only cars on São Paulo metro system : To help increase safety for women on mass transport, cities in Latin America are requiring women-only passenger cars on metro systems....
The City Fix
Jul 22
NYC: Queens Residents Speak Up for Bus Rapid Transit on Woodhaven : New York City can do better for bus riders and pedestrians on Woodhaven Boulevard....
Streetsblog
Jul 22
Researchers Question Expansion of Antarctica’s Fringe of Sea Ice : Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as much as recent estimates concluded....
Dot Earth
Jul 22
“Acropole Palace” Transforms into a Cultural Haven in Athens, Greece : Permanent and temporary exhibitions, a digital library, activities associated with modern culture, a gift shop and a restaurant with great views of the entire city of Athens are expected to be...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 22
Innovative Fire Hydrant-Water Fountains on the Plateau in Montreal : Starting Monday, residents and commuters going through the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood will be able to drink straight out of two reinvented fire hydrant fountains....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 22
The Franciscan Well Brewery and Home-Brewed Beers in Cork City, Ireland : With the economic downturn in Ireland there has been an increase in the popularity of home-brewing....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 22
A Look at the Positive Legacy of the World Cup in Porto Alegre, Brazil : It is not difficult to see the legacy of the World Cup for the city of Porto Alegre....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
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