Oct 21
Touchscreen Landscapes : [Image: Screen grab via military.com]....
Bldgblog
Oct 21
Touchscreen Landscapes : [Image: Screen grab via military.com]....
BLDGBLOG
Oct 21
A Vision for Public Food Production : Public Produce: Cultivating Our Parks, Plazas, and Streets for Healthier Cities / Island Press We are increasingly concerned about the provenance of our food....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 21
Washington State Traffic Forecast Finally Recognizes Reality : This is far and away the most responsible official traffic forecast I’ve seen from any government agency, ever: VMT forecast comparison by Washington OFM, Transportation Revenue Forecast Council It’s...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 21
Why No One Drives to Work in Hong Kong : Need to get 4 million people to the office every day?...
Market Urbanism
Oct 21
NYC: Today’s Headlines : DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala Pleads “Not Guilty” After Getting Speeding Ticket (TU) More Coverage of Woman Killed at Atlantic and Flatbush (DNA, WCBS, Bklyn Paper, Gothamist) Nearby: Ratner’s Got an...
Streetsblog
Oct 21
America Answers : Today I'm participating in the America Answers forum put on by the Washington Post....
Strong Towns
Oct 21
Frequent Buses Yes; Dedicated Lanes No : In an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal, the Antiplanner argues that transit agencies in medium-sized cities such as Albuquerque should experiment with “bus-rapid transit lite”–meaning increasing bus f...
The Antiplanner
Oct 20
Some More Thoughts on the Economic Revitalization of Small Town Downtowns: Financial Tools : Posted by: N. David Milder, DANTH, Inc....
The Downtown Curmudgeon
Oct 20
NYC: De Blasio Signs Transit Benefit Bill, Says 25 MPH Limit Will Save Lives : This afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation requiring companies with 20 or more full-time employees in New York City to offer the federal transit tax benefit to their workers....
Streetsblog
Oct 20
An Unfortunate Education in Prop 13 : Josh Stephens As if we needed another story about Prop 13's unintended impacts on education, here's a new twist.  read more...
California Planning & Development Report
Oct 20
An Unfortunate Education in Prop 13 : Josh Stephens As if we needed another story about Prop 13's unintended impacts on education, here's a new twist.  read more...
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Oct 20
NYC: Woman Struck by Truck Driver on Flatbush at Atlantic “Likely to Die” : Photos: Ian Dutton A truck driver seriously injured a pedestrian at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues this afternoon, near the location where a truck driver killed a senior last year....
Streetsblog
Oct 20
NYC: TransAlt Volunteers Keep Momentum Going for Midtown Complete Streets : Tom Devito of Transportation Alternatives addresses the crowd Sunday with an assist from volunteer Albert Aaronheim....
Streetsblog
Oct 20
Speeding in paradise: Contradictions abound at Rio de Janeiro’s beachfront : Pedestrians face daily risk at Avenida Vieira Souto in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is breathtaking....
The City Fix
Oct 20
NYC: NYPD: Drivers Injured 1,213 Pedestrians and Cyclists in August, and Killed 14 : Image: NYPD Twenty-two people died in New York City traffic in August, and 4,435 were injured, according to the monthly NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of August, 94 pedestrians and cyclis...
Streetsblog
Oct 20
NYC: This Week: Join Streetsblog and Streetfilms for The Streets Ball : The annual benefit for Streetsblog and Streetfilms is Thursday — just three days away. Space is limited, so to guarantee your spot(s), buy your tickets by Wednesday at midnight....
Streetsblog
Oct 20
Ottawa Lacks Downtown Amenities to Stimulate Urban Intensification : A few weeks ago, on a sunny September afternoon, I left the fluorescent confines of my Centretown office in Ottawa to indulge in a meditative outdoor lunch in the fresh air and gentle hum of the city....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 20
Are Tech Companies the Cure for San Francisco’s Homeless “Epidemic?” : Men and women step over the homeless, with shoes worth more than that individual earns in a year, begging on the streets of San Francisco....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 20
Ocean heat storage: a particularly lousy policy target : The New York Times, 12 December 2027: After 12 years of debate and negotiation, kicked off in Paris in 2015, world leaders have finally agreed to ditch the goal of limiting global war...
RealClimate
Oct 20
Birth Control? There’s an App for That : By the Lake by Jill G used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Given that 82 percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, it should come as no surprise that sexual health advocates are eager to make information and s...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 20
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Remembering New Yorkers Who Lost Their Lives to Traffic Violence (NYMag, WPIX, News, Right of Way) Advocates for Walking and Biking Access on the Verrazano Rally in Staten Island (Advance) The New Tap...
Streetsblog
Oct 20
Remembering the 'White City' : Does a 100-year-old tent colony located on a 40-acre piece of remote, sunbaked and windswept prairie have anything to teach us about intercultural urban planning and design?...
Planetizen Interchange
Oct 20
Monday Member Blog Roll : Welcome to the first edition of the Monday Member Blog Roll [Monday Member Digest?...
Strong Towns
Oct 20
Hal Salwasser R.I.P. : The Forest Service has historically been dominated by foresters and engineers, so a wildlife biologist who joined the agency in 1978 wouldn’t expect to advance very far. But after getting a Ph.D....
The Antiplanner
Oct 19
A Passing: Rick Piltz, a Bush-Era Whistleblower : A gutsy Bush-era whistleblower and defender of climate science passes away....
Dot Earth
Oct 19
Opportunity Urbanism op-ed in the Chronicle : It came out today as the lead op-ed in the Sunday edition, paired nicely with David Brooks' column on Houston vs. San Francisco....
Houston Strategies
Oct 19
Just-so stories are just human : We love narratives. We produce and consume just-so stories all the time.  In today's NY Times, Konika Banerjee and Paul Bloom ask "Does Everything Happen for a Reason?" They add, "Of course not....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 18
The Civic Minimum : [Image: From Gravesend—The Death of Community by Chris Clarke]....
BLDGBLOG
Oct 18
The Civic Minimum : [Image: From Gravesend—The Death of Community by Chris Clarke]....
Bldgblog
Oct 17
NYC: Trottenberg: Federal Cuts Could Make MTA Funding Gap Even Bigger : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said today that the MTA is making “optimistic assumptions” about federal funding as it plans its next five-year capital program....
Streetsblog
Oct 17
Mandala Roundabout: Walking Columbus Circle with Karen Finley : Karen Finley at the helm, circumnavigating Columbus Circle | photo by Justin Liu, Columbia University GSAPP Emerging from the underground to Columbus Circle, Manhattan’s premiere roundabout, can disor...
Urban Omnibus
Oct 17
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Oct 17
NYC: Maximum Penalty for Cab Driver Who Killed Cooper Stock: 15 Days and $750 : The cab driver who killed 9-year-old Cooper Stock last January was charged this month with failure to exercise due care, a traffic infraction that carries a maximum 15-day jail sentence and a small fi...
Streetsblog
Oct 17
NYC: Will Roosevelt Island Reach Its Potential as a Bikeable Neighborhood? : While it doesn’t quite live up to the original vision as a car-free oasis, Roosevelt Island should be an easy place to foster low-stress bicycling....
Streetsblog
Oct 17
Washington DC on Monday : On Monday I'm going to be heading to our nation's capital to take part in a forum being put on by the Washington Post. We're also planning a Strong Towns on Tap get together....
Strong Towns
Oct 17
Weekend Reading 10/17/14 : Editor’s Note: Recently, we invited board members to contribute to weekend reading when they like. Chris Troth took us up on the offer this week!...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 17
Friday Fun: Uphill cycling a breeze thanks to this city’s bike escalator : Would you be more likely to bike if the hills in your city had bike escalators? Photo by Miljøpakken/Flickr. Do steep hills prevent you from biking? They don’t have to....
The City Fix
Oct 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cy Vance Charges Cab Driver Who Killed Cooper Stock With Careless Driving Infraction (News) Cuomo Hires Private Attorneys to Fight Feds on Tappan Zee Clean Water Loan (LoHud, CapNY Pro) Uber and Lyft...
Streetsblog
Oct 17
How to Hoodwink the Public : Two years ago, Virginia Beach put a measure on the ballot to extend the Norfolk light rail (which stops at the border between the two cities) into Virginia Beach....
The Antiplanner
Oct 17
Never Mind the Anthropocene – Beware the ‘Manthropocene’ : A look at the gender factor in assessing the Anthropocene -- the age of "man."...
Dot Earth
Oct 16
“Have I told you lately that I love you?” Perspectives on reinventing our cities from X Congreso : Over three days, participants at the tenth annual International Congress on Sustainable Transport (“X Congreso”) explored what it will take to reinvent cities for better quality of life....
The City Fix
Oct 16
Does the Anthropocene, the Age of Humans, Deserve a Golden Spike? : A meeting of geologists and other analysts explores whether Earth has entered a geological age made by humans....
Dot Earth
Oct 16
NYC: Only One Week Left Until The Streets Ball — Get Your Tickets Now : A quick reminder: The annual fundraiser for Streetsblog and Streetfilms is just seven days away and space is limited....
Streetsblog
Oct 16
Water : The LA papers are full of worries over the local drought but have yet to discover, pricing, incentives, and politicized misallocations....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 16
Prediction: Cloud Peak’s Coal Export Division Will Start Losing Money in 2015 : Cloud Peak Energy—a major coal producer in the Powder River Basin, and one of the top coal exporters in the western US—will release its third quarter financials in a few weeks....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 16
NYC: NYPD Recommended a Mandatory Helmet Law in 2011 : Three years ago, NYPD recommended a mandatory helmet law for all cyclists....
Streetsblog
Oct 16
Metropolitan Populations from 1900 Posted (Current Geographies) : We have posted population data for the nation's major metropolitan areas for censuses from 1900 to 2010 and as estimated in 2013....
Newgeography.com
Oct 16
The Conservative Case Against the Suburbs : My latest piece in The American Conservative...In his recent column, “Why Suburbia Irks Some Conservatives,” the prominent urban geographer Joel Kotkin creates and then slays a number of straw men in...
Strong Towns
Oct 16
X Marks the Spot for the 11th Street Bridge Park : 11th Street Bridge Park / All images by OLIN and OMA Landscape architecture firm OLIN and architecture firm OMA were announced as the winners of a national design competition to create a 900-foot-long...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
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