Apr 16
What Makes a Great Street for Shopping? A View from Boston, MA : On this sunny Friday I found myself riding my bicycle from Cambridge to Boston, to the Back Bay neighborhood that is home to two of the most prominent commercial streets in the area: Boylston...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 16
In photos: Walking in Bangalore reveals the plight of pedestrians : Thin sidewalks and a lack of dividers between pedestrians and cars often makes it uncomfortable and unsafe for those using sidewalks....
The City Fix
Apr 16
Two Projects to Celebrate 1,000 Years of the Cathedral of Strasbourg, Alsace, France : A sustainable lighting installment will accompany the millennial anniversary of Strasbourg’s Cathedral, whose foundation work was begun in 1015....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 16
Active Placemaking and a Marshmallow Fluff Festival in Somerville, MA : “Yes, I will be happy to be a volunteer for the 2013 Fluff Festival. Will I get a fluffernutter sandwich as a snack?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 16
Siena, Italy: The Exaltation of the Medieval Spirit : What makes the relatively small town of Siena so special in comparison with the other former Italian city-states in the north?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : City Hall Talking With Yankees About Soccer Stadium Deal on Failed Parking Garage (CapNY) State DOT Sidesteps Key Funding and Policy Issues in Complete Streets Report (MTR) SUV Driver Crashes Head-On...
Streetsblog
Apr 16
Why You Should Be Excited about the Potential Baltimore Water Taxi Expansion : Downtown Baltimore, Maryland is working hard to remain a tourist destination, while improving its branding as a decent place to live....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 16
The Problem with Sales Tax : The primary job of a city government is to support the things which build wealth and create prosperity within their community....
Strong Towns
Apr 16
Making Housing Affordable : A Bay Area writer, Kim-Mai Cutler, writes what she supposes is the definitive analysis of why housing in San Francisco is so expensive. Unfortunately, she left a few things out....
The Antiplanner
Apr 15
NYC: Plaza Upgrades Planned Beneath Train Viaduct on Queens Blvd in Sunnyside : Roberto Buscarsi plays during Make Music New York at 40th Street and Queens Boulevard....
Streetsblog
Apr 15
April 24 | Prosperity for a Finite Planet with Tim Jackson : “Prosperity — in any meaningful sense of the word — transcends material concerns.” — Tim Jackson Ecological economist, professor, and award-winning playwright Tim Jackson has spent...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 15
A Green Group Sees Hope in ‘The End of China’s Coal Boom’ : Greenpeace sees growing signs that China is heading toward peak coal, putting climate targets within sight....
Dot Earth
Apr 15
Ask Strong Towns, Question #2 : 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
Apr 15
3 Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Medellín : Medellín has been called the most innovative city in the world, and recently hosted the World Urban Forum WUF7 to huge acclaim....
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 15
The intersection of public health and transport in Indian cities : Conducting Health Impact Assessments can help policy makers throughout India choose transport projects that will decrease air pollution, while increasing connectivity and health....
The City Fix
Apr 15
Industry to Feds: “We Will Not Remove Any Unsafe Oil Rail Cars from Service” : “We will not remove any unsafe oil rail cars from service.” That was the upshot of oil industry testimony at a recent rail safety hearing before the US Senate. To be fair, that isn’t...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Witnesses: Cop Who Injured UWS Pedestrian Didn’t Have Sirens On, Despite NYPD Claim (Gothamist) WNYC, Atlantic Cities Cover New Bixi Owner; Alta Developing Its Own “Line of Equipment and Software” Tri...
Streetsblog
Apr 15
Today’s Urban Encyclopedia: “The American City: What Works, What Doesn’t” : As cities grow and redevelop, community leaders are constantly imagining new ideas to improve their businesses and neighborhoods....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 15
Happy Holler properties sold : Two high-profile properties in the Happy Holler neighborhood have been sold, but the new owners aren't ready to announce any big plans. The Paramount U-Li-Ka cleaners building, at 741 N....
Property Scope
Apr 15
Sculptor Alexandros Liapis’ Distinguishable Workshop in the Greek Countryside : In an agricultural plot of 4,000 m2, among olive trees, oleanders and cypress trees in Boeotia, the Greek architectural office A31 designed the new workshop of the painter and sculptor Alexand...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 15
University of Wisconsin’s Rapid Plan for a Sustainable Future : Madison, Wisconsin is a city where politics meet academics. The mid-sized city is both the state capital and home to the state’s largest public university – the University of Wisconsin-Madison....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 15
Tuesday briefing : Planners greenlight $100 million downtown Chattanooga waterfront project. Times Free Press American Paper & Twine building new Knoxville distribution center....
Property Scope
Apr 15
Support CRAP : Last week I was alerted to a new organization, Citizens for Roads, Asphalt and Parking, through the Facebook feed of the transportation advocacy coalition MoveMN....
Strong Towns
Apr 15
Your Freedom Is Someone Else’s Hell : Yonah Freemark, a writer over at Atlantic Cities–which normally loves any transit boondoggle–somewhat sheepishly admits that light rail hasn’t lived up to all of its expectations....
The Antiplanner
Apr 14
NYC: No, the MTA Can’t Afford Cuomo’s Transit Raids : I think most transit riders would laugh — cynically — at the idea that the MTA has more than enough funds to meet its needs....
Streetsblog
Apr 14
NYC: This Week: Safer Atlantic Avenue, Vision Zero in Bushwick : On the livable streets calendar this week are opportunities to speak up for a safer Atlantic Avenue, support better bike lanes on Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue, and raise awareness of street safe...
Streetsblog
Apr 14
Anti-Fragile: The Uncertain Future of Arverne East : Superstorm Sandy brought the Rockaways into the forefront of New Yorkers’ consciousness for a period of time, first as the focal point for media coverage of recovery efforts, subsequently as a key ref...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 14
How Not To Measure Housing Affordability : Critics argue that smart growth reduces housing affordability. Their criticisms are partly legitimate and largely wrong, based on incomplete and biased analysis....
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 14
White House Pressed to Protect Ailing Monarch Butterflies : The White House is sent a fresh pitch for a push to restore monarch butterfly habitat and food on public and private lands....
Dot Earth
Apr 14
Buffalo Boot Camp : As we plan to kick off the first Strong Towns Boot Camp next week in Memphis, we are really proud to announce a second, smaller Boot Camp we are going to be holding in Buffalo just prior to CNU 22....
Strong Towns
Apr 14
NYC: Can Vision Zero Survive NYC’s Tabloid Editorial Boards? : New mayor. New DOT commissioner....
Streetsblog
Apr 14
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Lee Kwan Yew shaped Singapore as the “Garden City” : A crowd gathers overlooking Singapore’s Marina Bay. Since the inception of its 1971 Concept Plan, Singapore has become one of the most sustainability-oriented cities in the world....
The City Fix
Apr 14
New Video: The Pacific Rim Coal Bubble : Hey, kids!...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 14
Melbourne’s Federation Square as a Catalyst for Community Building : Melbourne’s Federation square was built in 2002, as a critical response to the failures of past developments on the site....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 14
Exporting the Smart City of Issy-les-Moulineaux, Île-de-France, France : For several days, the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux has had the pleasure of welcoming Chinese visitors....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 14
How Billboards Fund Public Art in Toronto : Artists in Toronto have long been undervalued. “Artists were constantly pitching projects to the city, but there was never enough money [in the city budget],” said Devon Ostrom, co-fo...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 14
Monday briefing : Boom in Nashville's Salemtown neighborhood inspires hope, concern. Tennessean One in 10 charged with crime in city used KARM as address....
Property Scope
Apr 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Daily News Still Hasn’t Gotten Over the Fact That Plazas and Bike Lanes Work Surveillance Video Shows SUV Driver Running Over Crossing Guard on Atlantic Ave Last Week (WPIX) NY-Bound Pulaski Closure S...
Streetsblog
Apr 14
Stupid is as Stupid does : There are a lot of cities out there – a lot of staff members and a lot of elected officials – that would like to make changes in the direction their city is heading....
Strong Towns
Apr 14
Progressives Promote Inequality : Why is it that cities that consider themselves most progressive also tend to have the most segregated schools and the greatest income inequality?...
The Antiplanner
Apr 14
Elite Eight of the Walkable Cities Madness Bracket Is Set…Vote Now : Click to view a larger image of the bracketWe started with the 65 cities of the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament and through your votes, we’ve come to the Elite Eight matchups: Columbus, OH (Ohio St)...
neighborhoods.org
Apr 13
METRO considers making rush hour traffic even WORSE, real housing affordability, the gentrification problem, and more : It just makes no sense to me that METRO is considering charging for Park & Ride parking....
Houston Strategies
Apr 13
Laugh or cry? : Much has been written about the life and work of Steve Jobs....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 13
Nations’ Handling of New Climate Report Presages Divisions in Treaty Effort : Wrangling over wording of the summary of the latest U.N. climate report foreshadows worse to come in treaty talks....
Dot Earth
Apr 12
My TEDx Talk: We Are Perfect, With a Hefty Asterisk : I propose a shift in goals from numbers to traits that can help us shape a "good" Anthropocene....
Dot Earth
Apr 12
WI Court of Appeals Finds Decision to Revoke a Conditional Use Permit Arbitrary and Capricious : Seven Generations Corp. applied for a CUP to operate a solid waste disposal facility in Hurlbut, Wisconsin....
Law of the Land
Apr 12
Fed. Dist. Court in NY Rejects Procedural Due Process Claim for Nonconforming Use Because Plaintiffs Had an Adequate Post-Deprivation Remedy : Plaintiffs’ store occupied a portion of the first floor of a building erected before 1940, when the Town first implemented a zoning code....
Law of the Land
Apr 12
PA Appeals Court Holds That a Failure to Object to Standing to Challenge Variance Before the Board Resulted in a Waiver of the Ability to Raise Standing as an Issue Before the Common Pleas Court : FT Holdings L.P. developed a condominium complex located at East Thompson and Columbia Avenue in the City of Philadelphia....
Law of the Land
Apr 12
NY Appellate Court Upholds Denial of Special Use Permit Extension for a Wind Turbine Farm Finding it Was Not Arbitrary and Capricious : The Planning Board issued a special use permit to petitioner on July 11, 2011, allowing it to construct a wind farm....
Law of the Land
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