Oct 27
NYC: This Week: Lots of Livable Streets Action at Community Boards : This week, there are opportunities to support bike corrals, bike lanes, better bus service, and Safe Routes to Schools at community board meetings in Brooklyn and Queens....
Streetsblog
Oct 27
Richmond’s Green Alleys : The Alleys of The Fan / all photos by Jared Green From Monroe Park, The Fan, a spatially-unique neighborhood, literally spreads out, with the spines of the unfolding fan taking the form of long avenue...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 27
Monday Member Blog Roll : Hello all, welcome to the second edition of the Monday Member Blog Roll (Monday Afternoon Member Forum?--we can keep iterating names, right?...
Strong Towns
Oct 27
NYC: Sources: Alta Buyout a Done Deal; Citi Bike Fleet to Double : The REQX purchase of Alta bodes well for bike-share in NYC and beyond. Photo: Brad Aaron The buyout of Alta Bicycle Share rumored since July is finally a done deal....
Streetsblog
Oct 27
San Francisco’s Road to Zero-Waste: An Unthinkable Goal by 2020? : San Francisco is a catalyst for change, leading the nation by becoming the first major U.S....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 27
The Food Deserts of Des Moines, Iowa: Limited Access in the Breadbasket of America : In a state often referred to as “America’s Breadbasket,” it seems counterintuitive to think that food security would pose much of a problem. But in Des Moines, Iowa, however, it does....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 27
How cities can provide universally accessible mobility services: A Q&A with Tom Rickert : Though progress has been made, cities worldwide must continue to implement universal design solutions that make transport services accessible for disabled persons....
The City Fix
Oct 27
Messy Incrementalism : Shortly after my wife and I were married, we set about building a house....
Strong Towns
Oct 27
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Sources: REQX Buys Alta; Citi Bike to Double in Size (CapNY) No Charges: Driver Hits 10 Outside Kingsbridge School, Kills Rylee Ramos, 8 (News 1, 2; NYT, ABC) Driver Kills Pedestrian Florence Bello in...
Streetsblog
Oct 27
How do trees change the climate? : Guest commentary from Abby Swann (U....
RealClimate
Oct 27
H Is for Headache : Visitors to Washington, DC’s gentrifying H Street NE have a new obstacle to contend with: the streetcar that the city began testing on September 24....
The Antiplanner
Oct 26
Mismatch : The Economist of Oct 25 includes "The geography of joblessness."  The piece cites new studies, not the same old cross-sectional "spatial mismatch" research of the 1960s and 70s, using newer longitudin...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 26
West Colfax Mobility Improvement Project Completed : This past weekend, the West Colfax Business Improvement District (WCBID) celebrated the near completion of a mobility improvement project on West Colfax Avenue between Federal and Sheridan Boulevards....
DenverUrbanism
Oct 26
Two Years After Sandy’s Surge, New York City Shifts Toward a Softer Relationship with the Sea : Two years after Sandy swamped parts of New York City, a vision emerges for a mix of hard and soft landscape changes reflecting the reality of rising seas....
Dot Earth
Oct 24
The Executive and the Environment: A Look at the Last Five Governors in New York : Gubernatorial leadership is the single most important indicator of how sustainable New York will be when it comes to issues of environmental protection and conservation....
Law of the Land
Oct 24
"Diversity" : Here is Peter Boettke calling attention to a PBS story with and about Walter Williams. Watch the clip. I find that Williams is always worth listening to....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 24
Why Americans Should Fear Fear of Ebola More than the Virus : Two vital efforts to tamp down unfounded fears of Ebola contagion....
Dot Earth
Oct 24
NYC: Quorum or No, Astoria’s CB 1 Votes Against Three Livable Streets Projects : Astoria’s Community Board 1 rejected three livable streets projects Tuesday night, despite questions about whether the board even had enough members in attendance to take votes on the proposals. Queen...
Streetsblog
Oct 24
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Oct 24
The Status of Smart Growth Regulation : Image via Urban MilwaukeeDebates over land use policy often devolve into opponents arguing over how to interpret the same set of facts....
Market Urbanism
Oct 24
NYC: Citizens Budget Commission: MTA Capital Program Must Change Course : The fight over how to fund the MTA’s next capital plan is just starting to heat up, with worries over disappearing federal dollars, ever-expanding debt, and proposals for new revenue sources....
Streetsblog
Oct 24
Another Round on Energy Rebound : Two analysts of energy trends expand on their view that efficiency's climate and energy benefits have been overstated....
Dot Earth
Oct 24
Friday Fun: Public art for brighter cities : Public art can help shape vibrant, cohesive communities. What role does art play in your city?...
The City Fix
Oct 24
The City of Paris’ New Bike Plan Focuses on Infrastructure Projects for 2014-2020 : More parking spots for bikes, new bike paths on major streets, extension of zones with 30km/h speed limits, and perhaps wider bike paths or the prohibition of cars at temporary markets. These a...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 24
Four Carbon Cap-Tax Hybrids : A tax and a cap are just different vehicles for delivering the same thing: a carbon price that holds polluters responsible for their pollution, drives the transition to clean energy, and staves off th...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 24
Vote for TheCityFix Brasil for the Mobilidade Minuto Award! : TheCityFix Brasil plays an important role in advancing sustainable urban mobility to transform Brazilian cities....
The City Fix
Oct 24
Weekend Reading 10/24/14 : Alan A passionate and surprisingly plausible argument that “douchebag” is that unheard of epithets: a slur used to delegitimize white males. Affordable owner-occupied housing inside city limits?...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 24
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Citizens Budget Commission: MTA Should Prioritize Upkeep Over Expansion (NYT, SAS) City Council Committee Passes Ambitious Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CapNY) Amtrak Chair Says Sunnyside Y...
Streetsblog
Oct 24
How Many Lives Will Self-Driving Cars Save? : Self-driving car advocates often note that more than 90 percent of serious accidents result from driver error, and thus estimate that autonomous cars will reduce fatalities by 90 percent....
The Antiplanner
Oct 24
Friday News Digest : This has been an absolute crazy few weeks and I can hardly keep my eyes open, but I can’t go to sleep without putting up something resembling a Friday News Digest since it has been way too long since...
Strong Towns
Oct 23
NYC: New Data Reveal Which City Agency Is Running Over the Most Pedestrians : Over the past eight years, there have been more than 1,200 personal injury claims against the city involving pedestrians injured or killed by drivers of city vehicles, including 22 pedestrian deaths,...
Streetsblog
Oct 23
NYC: Martin Srodin, 46, Killed by Semi Truck Driver in Glendale Crosswalk : Martin Srodin, whose path is indicated in white, was killed by a trucker making a left turn in Glendale this morning. Semi truck drivers have killed at least eight NYC pedestrians since January 2012....
Streetsblog
Oct 23
How providing Wi-Fi can increase mass transit ridership : Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly prevalent on transport systems, and could help shift users away from private vehicle use and towards mass transport....
The City Fix
Oct 23
Jury-Rigging Democracy : Definition of Jury Rigged by Let Ideas Compete used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0“The best argument against democracy,” Winston Churchill reportedly said, “is a five-minute conversation with the average voter...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 23
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Why Pedestrian Islands Belong at More NYC Intersections : Last night, a driver hit a newly-installed pedestrian island at the same crossing where Cooper Stock was killed earlier this year. The driver told police she didn’t see it....
Streetsblog
Oct 23
Archipel Habitat Receives the “HLM, Partners of the Aging” Prize in Rennes, France : The aging of a population raises multiple stakes. Home care service for the elderly is one of them....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 23
A Farewell to The Grid from Alexandra Serbana in Milan, Italy : It’s been more than a year since I started writing for The Grid, three years since I moved to Milan, and one year since I finally started living the true Milanese life. Attending univers...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 23
Traffic Fatalities Kill More than Disease in Brazil : If you are afraid of being killed by a thug on the street, do not worry. Well, not quite. Data shows that it is more likely to die in traffic accidents than by murder or cancer in Brazil....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 23
Can Genetics and Breeding Do for Cassava What They’ve Done For Corn? : Bill Gates explores non-GMO genetic research boosting corn and cassava yields....
Dot Earth
Oct 23
NYC: The Streets Ball Is Tonight! Get Tickets Online Til 2 PM : The Streets Ball is finally here — our big annual benefit starts tonight at 7 at the Invisible Dog off the Bergen Street F/G stop. If, like me, you’re the type of person who always buys tickets at the...
Streetsblog
Oct 23
How Hong Kong Pulls Off Transit Oriented Development : Integrating rail and property development is the cornerstone of the MTR’s success. In the U.S., coordination between transit authorities and developers tends to be mediocre at best....
Market Urbanism
Oct 23
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Turning Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Kills Man Crossing Street in Glendale (News) Cuomo and Astorino Agree: Tappan Zee Drivers Shouldn’t Pay for Their New Bridge (WXXI) The Subway Set Multiple Ridersh...
Streetsblog
Oct 23
Help Create “Great Paths” for Walking in Northwest Denver! : By Jill Locantore, WalkDenver Policy and Program Director Donate to “Great Paths: The Boulevard at Jefferson Park” on Thursday, October 23 and your contribution will be match...
DenverUrbanism
Oct 23
Not Much of a Comeback : CNN breathlessly reports that, in a “surprising comeback” over the past 10 to 15 years, “passenger rail has seen a resurgence in ridership.” The article is accompanied by 14 beautiful photographs of p...
The Antiplanner
Oct 22
Networked innovation : Many people saw PBS' various installments of Steven Johnson's How We Got to Now. Here is the book which is equally enjoyable....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 22
NYC: Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes, Flips Parked Car Onto Sunnyside Sidewalk : An allegedly drunk driver crashed into six parked cars last night in Sunnyside, flipping one of them onto the sidewalk....
Streetsblog
Oct 22
Klyde Warren Park Wins Open Space Award : Klyde Warren Park / Thomas McConnel Klyde Warren Park in Houston, Texas, won the Urban Land Institute’s 2014 Open Space Award, which recognizes “public spaces that have socially and economically enric...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 22
NYC: The Growing Political Muscle of the Campaign for a Verrazano Bike/Ped Path : Photo: Harbor Ring Committee This Saturday, close to 100 people gathered at the Alice Austen House on the North Shore of Staten Island to demand a walking and biking path across the Verrazano Bridge....
Streetsblog
Oct 22
‘Extreme Whether’ Explores the Climate Fight as a Family Fued : A new play tries to engage audiences on global warming through a family feud over fossil fuels, dying frogs and melting ice....
Dot Earth
Oct 22
How ciclovías contribute to mobility and quality of life in Latin America, and in cities worldwide : Latin America’s ciclovías have inspired cities worldwide to close streets to cars and promote healthy lifestyles and active transport....
The City Fix
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