Nov 18
NYC: If Central Park Was Car-Free, New Safety Measures Could Be in Place 24/7 : The pedestrian safety improvements coming to the Central Park loop narrow crossing distances the most during car-free hours....
Streetsblog
Nov 18
Crowdfunding a New Protected Bike Lane on Arapahoe Street : By Peter Bird At the Downtown Denver Partnership’s October Member Forum, the DDP announced an exciting new project on Arapahoe Street....
DenverUrbanism
Nov 18
NYC: NYPD Blames Teen Killed by SI Motorist Before Completing Investigation : A motorist waits to make a left turn from Hylan Boulevard onto Bayview Avenue, the same turn taken by the driver who struck and killed Jenna Daniels Saturday afternoon....
Streetsblog
Nov 18
Growing motorcycle use creates a global safety challenge : As motorcycle fleets grow in cities worldwide, governments must prioritize improving street design and alternative mobility options to slow the rise in motorcycle fatalities....
The City Fix
Nov 18
Why Accusations of 'Racism' Don't (Usually) Work : Conservatives and liberals tend to define "racism" very differently. As a result, accusations of racism tend to be unsuccessful outside ideologically homogenous environments....
Planetizen Interchange
Nov 18
A New Guide to Denver’s Landscapes : Denver Mountain Parks / Barrett Doherty – TCLF In advance of the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting in Denver, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has unveiled What’s Out There Denver, the first in a new s...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 18
NYC: Survey: With Parents Worried About Safety, Few NYC Students Bike to School : Although most sixth-graders surveyed live close enough to school to bike there, few of them do. Most students and their parents said local streets aren’t safe enough for biking....
Streetsblog
Nov 18
Ask Strong Towns, Question 11 : We invite our members to submit their questions on anything that they would like our thoughts on. We’ll give you a Strong Towns answer or find an expert who can....
Strong Towns
Nov 18
Major Revamp Planned for D.C.’s South Mall : New South Mall campus plan / BIG The new master plan for the Smithsonian’s South Mall campus, which runs from the Hirshhorn Museum all the way to the Freer Museum, is a shocker....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 18
Peace Footbridge in Geneva: A Flagship Element of the Secheron Neighborhood : Officially inaugurated on Sept. 22, 2014, the Peace Footbridge constitutes a key element in Geneva’s Secheron neighborhood....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 18
Tales of the Crash: An Interview with Nick Arvin : Screenshot from a sample 3D car crash animation created by Kineticorp; visit their website for the video. (Note: An earlier version of this interview previously appeared on Venue)....
Bldgblog
Nov 18
Tales of the Crash: An Interview with Nick Arvin : Screenshot from a sample 3D car crash animation created by Kineticorp; visit their website for the video. (Note: An earlier version of this interview previously appeared on Venue)....
BLDGBLOG
Nov 18
A Mom Rediscovers Her Bike : My bike, complete with a working kickstand, 24 fully functioning gears, and a trail-a-bike hitch. Image by Jennifer LangstonI haven’t used a bike to get across town in six years....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 18
Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity: Announcing Transforming Transportation 2015 : Transforming Transportation 2015, co-organized by EMBARQ and the World Bank, will explore how smart cities can boost inclusive economic growth and quality of life as part of the global development age...
The City Fix
Nov 18
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Latchman Singh, 34, in Crosswalk at Dekalb and Flatbush (Post) Advance Looks at This Year’s Seven Staten Island Pedestrian Fatalities; Only Two Drivers Face Charges Times Ledg...
Streetsblog
Nov 18
Spatial Basics : [Image: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photo by Greg Irikura]....
Bldgblog
Nov 18
Spatial Basics : [Image: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photo by Greg Irikura]....
BLDGBLOG
Nov 18
Putting math to work : Strong Towns member and Senior Planner at the city of Hutto, Texas, Erika Ragsdale (twitter / linkedin), needed to share some complex information on the productivity of different development patterns...
Strong Towns
Nov 18
Doubts About Self-Driving Cars : A new poll finds that nearly two out of three auto owners think self-driving cars are a dangerous idea. Slate writer Lee Gomes argues that self-driving cars may never happen. Both are wrong....
The Antiplanner
Nov 17
NYC: Eyes on the Street: SUVs Planted in 14th Street Pedestrian Plaza : Photos: Brad Aaron and Google Maps “The Vanishing Game” is a Range Rover ad posing as a book....
Streetsblog
Nov 17
The Washington Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce Report is Out : Governor Inslee toured energy storage systems company UniEnergy Technologies and met with staff....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 17
NYC: This Week: Bike Policy Extravaganza : Tomorrow evening, city agencies and elected officials host a forum on improving bicycling in Bushwick....
Streetsblog
Nov 17
NYC: Queens DA Richard Brown on Driver Who Killed Allison Liao: Accidents Happen : The lead vehicular crimes prosecutor for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (pictured) says a motorist who was cited by NYPD for failure to yield and careless driving, and who tested positive for...
Streetsblog
Nov 17
Interview with Christian Gabriel on GSA’s New Focus on Landscape Architecture : Christian Gabriel / Taylor Lednum, GSA Christian Gabriel, ASLA, is the National Design Director for Landscape Architecture for the U.S....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 17
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (November 1- 15) : Starry Night Bike Path, The Netherlands / Daan Roosegaarde Future Forecasting: Landscape Architects Might Save the WorldArchitecture & Design Australia, 11/3/14...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 17
Nour Aoude Says Farewell to The Grid from Ottawa, Canada : Over the last six months, The Grid has become a place to record my ever-evolving understanding of Ottawa’s urban fabric and functions. When I started blogging in May, I had just moved here....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 17
When Will Baltimore City’s Water Wheel Be Shut Down? : Baltimore City’s newest Water Wheel has received a lot of positive attention in recent months, but it is just one solution to the Inner Harbor’s serious trash problem....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 17
Peru Prepares to Host Climate Talks as its Indigenous Forest Defenders Die : The resource rush on Peru's Amazon frontier is exacting a rising toll on indigenous communities, a rights group warns....
Dot Earth
Nov 17
Five reasons to be optimistic about sustainable urban mobility : Rapid urbanization creates a number challenges for city leaders, but the growing use of sustainable urban mobility solutions provides reasons for optimism in cities worldwide....
The City Fix
Nov 17
All the World’s Carbon Pricing Systems in One Animated Map : Oregon and Washington leaders are contemplating turbocharging their clean energy transition by instituting carbon pricing here in the Pacific Northwest. Will a cap or tax on carbon work?...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA Still Fine-Tuning 2015 Fare Hike Proposals (NYT) Daily News Comes Out for Rail on the Rockaway Beach Branch Instead of the QueensWay Cap’n Transit Runs Some Rail vs....
Streetsblog
Nov 17
Strong Towns Strength Test : People frequently ask if there is a way to measure a successful Strong Town....
Strong Towns
Nov 17
Too Many Goals : Last week, the director of the Civil Rights Division for Denver’s Regional Transit District (RTD), Kenneth Hardin, was indicted for having allegedly “corruptly solicited and accepted money from a pers...
The Antiplanner
Nov 14
NYC: Highlights From Today’s Vision Zero Symposium Panels : Street safety professionals, elected officials, and advocates from cities around the world gathered in New York today for the Vision Zero for Cities Symposium, a conference organized by Transportation...
Streetsblog
Nov 14
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Nov 14
The week in review : This has been a really amazing week. What started out with my desire to share the stories of some of our members with you became one of the more enjoyable things I’ve been able to do this year....
Strong Towns
Nov 14
Childish Things: So Many San Franciscans Don't Wanna Grow Up. But Who Can Afford To? : Earlier this year, an extremely clever married couple named Catherine Herdlick and Gabe Smedresman celebrated the latter's 30th birthday by throwing a citywide Logan's Run-themed chase game....
Newgeography.com
Nov 14
1099 Economy on the Rise : Here at ZenPayroll, we care a lot about how compensation is done, and the effect compensation can have on the relationship between employers and employees....
Newgeography.com
Nov 14
Member Profile: Hans Noeldner : This week is our membership drive. We are working to get 324 new members by the end of the year. This means that we need you to become a member....
Strong Towns
Nov 14
NYC: DOT Unveils Interactive Vision Zero Map, But NYPD Data Still Incomplete : Injuries are indicated in orange, and fatalities in red, on DOT’s Vision Zero map. As the Transportation Alternatives Vision Zero Symposium got underway in Downtown Brooklyn this morning, DOT released...
Streetsblog
Nov 14
NYC: Nine NYC Bike-Ped Projects Get Federal Funds From State DOT : Nine bicycle and pedestrian projects in New York City are receiving federal funds distributed through New York State DOT, according to an announcement late last month by Governor Andrew Cuomo....
Streetsblog
Nov 14
Member Profile: Mike Christensen : This week is our membership drive. We are working to get 324 new members by the end of the year. This means that we need you to become a member....
Strong Towns
Nov 14
Nairobi, Kenya Solving Traffic Congestion by Increasing Capacity? : Urban areas experience a lot of vehicular congestion and traffic jams cost us millions of dollars every day through wasted time, environmental pollution, and increased stress....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 14
Benefits and Challenges of Walking & Biking in Riverside County, California : In August, the California Department of Transportation announced funding awards for the first round of the Active Transportation Program (ATP)....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 14
Centre Hospitalier & Schaeffler Factory Set for Deconstruction in Calais, France : Closed since the beginning of summer 2012, the former hospital in Calais, France will be destroyed in 2015....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 14
An #AskDrH Question on Energy Science for Obama’s Science Team : I ask President Obama's science adviser how the president plans to work with Republicans to renew American energy research....
Dot Earth
Nov 14
Preservation, Infrastructure, and the Museology of Crime : [Image: David Gissen, "Cross-Bronx Expressway," with Victor Hadjikyriacou; from Landscape Futures]....
Bldgblog
Nov 14
Preservation, Infrastructure, and the Museology of Crime : [Image: David Gissen, "Cross-Bronx Expressway," with Victor Hadjikyriacou; from Landscape Futures]....
BLDGBLOG
Nov 14
Event: Will a Carbon Tax Fly in Oregon? : Corvallis 350 by 350.org used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Next Thursday, join our senior researcher Kristin Eberhard to talk about carbon pricing possibilities for Oregon....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 14
Weekend Reading 11/14/14 : Alan You probably don’t think you want to read a six-page account of the Washington State budget, with charts and tables and citations, and if you’re not a resident of the state, you’re probably right...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
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