Apr 21
Cities Where Americans Don’t Feel Safe : Seven of the 10 metro areas in which residents felt the least safe had violent crime rates above the nationwide rate of 386.9 incidents per 100,000 people in 2012....
Urban Planning Blog
Apr 21
The Beauty of the Forest : Le radeau des cimes / Krapo arboricole After a weekend of exploring the grounds to draw trees with the students and faculty of the landscape architecture department at the University of Virginia, Fren...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 21
New Research On Smart Growth Benefits : New research indicates that smart growth helps residents become wealthier and healthier....
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 21
Tactical Urbanism in Laval, Quebec, Canada : On April 1st, two students of architecture and urban design at the University of Laval launched their project of tactical urbanism #chaisesnomades on the school’s campus. And it was n...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 21
How Smog is Destroying Denver’s Rocky Mountain Views : The Denver metro area is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 21
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Alta Report: Citi Bike’s Financial Woes Stem Mostly From Sandy, Bixi’s Software Flub (CapNY) Cabbie Who Severed Tourist’s Leg Still Driving After Lying About Crash History (Post) Three Off-Duty NYPD O...
Streetsblog
Apr 21
Monday briefing : New Smokies owner Randy Boyd revamps concessions, renovates stadium. KNS State clears move to develop old Brushy Mountain prison. KNS Northshore retail development gains traction....
Property Scope
Apr 21
Reversing Sprawl through Connectivity : We will try to provide periodic updates here this week from the Memphis Boot Camp, but you can follow everything that is going on at www.Memphis2014.com and at #membootcamp. Last week, Smart...
Strong Towns
Apr 21
This Land Is Whose Land? Part 2 : The Antiplanner understands politics well enough to know that polarization is sometimes useful....
The Antiplanner
Apr 20
100 days of solar : Today I noticed that my solar charge controller has been running for 100 days (it logs this among many other data points)....
Net Density
Apr 20
Wire-Tapping the Ruins of Pompeii : [Image: Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, steps forth into the ruins of the "extinct city" of Pompeii; courtesy U.S. Library of Congress]....
Bldgblog
Apr 20
Wire-Tapping the Ruins of Pompeii : [Image: Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, steps forth into the ruins of the "extinct city" of Pompeii; courtesy U.S. Library of Congress]....
BLDGBLOG
Apr 20
Billboards, Big Money, and (Political) Blight : Planners typically pay attention to the Supreme Court when a Fifth Amendment case, like Kelo v. New London, comes along....
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 20
Finding Authenticity : The coveted creative class is in search of neighborhoods and communities with lots of character. Why are such places so hard to find? Maybe it is because we are trying too hard....
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 20
A very good day : I am pretty sure that everyone favors "fairness." Most also frown on "inequality." Nothing beats being on the side of the angels....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 19
The Economist Indicts Urban Containment "Fat Cats" : "Free Exchange" in The Economist has come down strongly on the side of economics in a review of housing affordability....
Newgeography.com
Apr 19
The wrong capitalism : Crony capitalism is disdained by almost everyone but, according to Google trends, is an evermore popular usage....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 19
Marketing Strategy Planning: How To Pinpoint Strategic Priorities : No matter what industry you are in, it is vital that your small business sets strategic priorities....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 18
New York City Shifts Away from the Car : Queens Plaza / Margie Ruddick Design responses to New York City’s tangled infrastructure, both instant and painstaking, were the subject of a conversation between “design patron” Janette Sadik-Kahn an...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 18
Running A Successful Vendor’s Booth : Whether you are a part-time crafter looking to make some extra spending money or a full-time vendor needing to increase sales and gain exposure for your product or brand, a vendor’s booth at local (or...
The Wireless Forge
Apr 18
Vote for Us: Help ASLA Win the Webby : Vote for Us: ASLA’s web site, Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes, has been nominated for a Webby, the most prestigious award for all things online....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 18
NYC: Local BID and CB 2 Ask DOT for More Safety Upgrades on Atlantic Avenue : If DOT follows through on local requests, Atlantic Avenue, here at Hoyt Street, could get some pedestrian safety upgrades....
Streetsblog
Apr 18
50 Years Later, A (Three Hour) Opening for the New York State Pavilion : The New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens | Photo via tomspixels Flushing Meadows Corona Park has its fair share of eye-catching structures, ranging from the looming Terrace...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 18
NYC: Eyes on the Street: An Early Look at the Lafayette Protected Bike Lane : Crews have been making good progress on the Lafayette Street redesign [PDF], the first protected bike lane project installed by the de Blasio administration....
Streetsblog
Apr 18
Md. firm buys Serenity River, in S. Knox : Similar story, different coast. A Maryland company has purchased a troubled South Knox County subdivision for $725,000, with plans to jump-start the project and begin selling lots immediately. Bethe...
Property Scope
Apr 18
How Can Cities Improve Their Resilience? : Thames barrier, London / The Greenwich Phantom “Urban resilience can be defined as the capacity of the system of cities to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what acute shocks occur,” said Judith Rodi...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 18
Friday News Digest : Next week I’m headed to Memphis along with Mike Lydon, Joe Minicozzi, Gracen Johnson and Jim Kumon to lead our first ever Strong Towns Boot Camp....
Strong Towns
Apr 18
NYC: MTA-TWU Agreement: What’s the Plan Now, Governor? : The MTA’s financial situation became much murkier yesterday as Governor Cuomo announced that retroactive raises will be part of a labor agreement between the transit authority and the Transport Worker...
Streetsblog
Apr 18
Friday Fun: Calling all innovators to the Powerful Answers Award : Entrepreneurs passionate about using technology to solve difficult transport problems have the opportunity to turn their ideas into reality....
The City Fix
Apr 18
Weekend Reading 4/18/14 : Alan A better way to measure inequality: focus on the 1 percenters. “It’s time to step up to the plate,” are the final words of this promising trailer for a documentary on people taking action against...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 18
Ten Years After the Athens Olympics: A Review : Long story short, Athens 2004 Olympic venues are for sale....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 18
Redeveloped Denver Union Station Shows Priority for Regional Transportation : The historic Denver Union Station is getting a makeover to the tune of $900 million. The plan is to turn one of Denver’s most prominent, yet underutilized historic structures, into th...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 18
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA, TWU Reach Deal: Retroactive Raises, Better Health Plans, No Work Rule Changes (News, CapNY) Cuomo Promises No Impact to MTA Budget or Fares, But Many Questions Remain (Post, 2nd Ave Sagas) Centra...
Streetsblog
Apr 18
Street Children and Social Exclusion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil : On the night of July 23, 1993, eight children were massacred on the steps of the Candelária Church in downtown Rio de Janeiro....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 18
Friday briefing : A partner in Latitude 35 owns a filly that will race in the Kentucky Oaks next month. KNS Chattanooga Visitors Center shrinks again. Times Free Press $60M apartment project planned for Franklin....
Property Scope
Apr 18
Arkansas : When we do a Curbside Chat, a workshop or some other type of event in a community, the reaction that I get is fairly consistent....
Strong Towns
Apr 18
Challenging the Poverty Plan : In late February, the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council issued its draft Thrive 2040 plan for public review....
The Antiplanner
Apr 17
Modern brokering : Why do people pay big bucks for a "seat" on the NY Stock Exchange?...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 17
NYC: Grand Concourse Will Be the Next Arterial With 25 MPH Limit : NYPD Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan, Council Member Vanessa Gibson, Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Assembly Member Mark Gjonaj unveil the city’s second “arterial slow zone” thi...
Streetsblog
Apr 17
NYC: Mixed Signals From Bratton’s NYPD Jaywalking Directive : Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s memo ordering precincts to focus on dangerous jaywalking offenses looks like a positive sign, but it still directs officers to write out citations in a way that ensu...
Streetsblog
Apr 17
NYC: Suburbs Are Out, Cities Are In — Now What? : American public policy massively subsidizes a way of life that appeals to a shrinking number of Americans....
Streetsblog
Apr 17
Another way to see the US: Map of where nobody lives : There are more than 300 million people living in the United States today, but America is such a huge country that we still have staggeringly vast areas that are completely devoid of humans....
DenverUrbanism
Apr 17
Washington Board Upholds Stormwater Rules : Seattle rain garden during a downpour....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 17
Medellin’s Metamorphosis : Medellin Metro station / Jared Green “The turning point in our city’s history was the killing of Pablo Escobar,” said Alexander Velez, our guide during a tour of Medellin, organized by UN-Habitat duri...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 17
The Lean Startup : There are so many principles in the Lean Startup that can and should be embraced by today's local governments. I'm really inspired by Eric Ries....
Strong Towns
Apr 17
The Devastating Impacts of Concentrated Poverty – And What Can Be Done to Reverse the Trend : by Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., National Housing Conference and Center for Housing PolicyRecently published research on concentrated poverty by urban policy professor Paul Jargowsky shows that the n...
NHC Open House Blog
Apr 17
The bike-share report: Connectivity and bike lanes key to successful bike-sharing : Safe, connected bike lanes in New York City fosters use of the city’s bike-share systems....
The City Fix
Apr 17
BIDs Reshaping D.C.’s Future One Neighborhood at a Time : Since the mid 90’s, Washington, D.C. has been allowing commercially concentrated areas to band together to form Business Improvement Districts (B.I.Ds) throughout the city....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA and TWU Reportedly Close to Contract Deal (NYT) NYC Burbs Contend With Shift to City Living (NYT) Vishaan Chakrabarti: Subsidies for Suburbia Are Holding America Back (NYT) Tish James Says de Blas...
Streetsblog
Apr 17
A Listed Building Becomes Cartoon Museum in Thessaloniki, Greece : The listed building on Anagenniseos Street, in Thessaloniki, will soon find its old glory, thanks to the Municipality’s decision to reuse it as a Cartoon and Animation Museum. The bui...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
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