Oct 14
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (October 1–15) : Downspout leads to a rain garden at Mary Myer’s house / Rob Cardillo. The New York Times One Woman’s Pipe Dream The New York Times, 10/9/14 “Mary E....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 14
NYC: Vision Zero and the Challenge of Culture Change at NYPD : This is the second post in a two-part piece about how Vision Zero will have to change attitudes toward streets and driving in order to succeed....
Streetsblog
Oct 14
NYC: Motorist Fatally Strikes “Very Small” Pedestrian in Chinatown; No Charges : Canal Street, looking west toward Elizabeth Street, where a driver struck a senior this morning....
Streetsblog
Oct 14
OmniBeers | October 22nd : The Urban Omnibus team always relishes an opportunity to get out from behind our screens and meet our readers in person. And, frankly, it’s been too long since we’ve done so in an organized way....
Urban Omnibus
Oct 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : QueensWay Plan to Be Released Today as Rail Advocates Prep Rival Study (NYT, Capital, DNA) Driver Kills Woman Crossing Canal Street in Chinatown; “I Didn’t See Her” (News, AP) Driver Critically Injure...
Streetsblog
Oct 14
Nature Talks Back, and Sounds a Lot like Edward Norton : Edward Norton, Julia Roberts and other actors give voice to soils, seas and other natural assets....
Dot Earth
Oct 14
On walking to the grocery store... : Our first Strong Citizens Challenge, to Walk to Get Your Groceries, has been running for a few weeks now. If you haven't tried it yet, we hope you'll take a look....
Strong Towns
Oct 14
Living in a Fantasy World : Here’s more evidence that rail transit advocates–in this case, streetcar supporters–are totally delusional: proponents of a 7.4-mile Columbia Pike streetcar in Arlington, Virginia, estimate that the s...
The Antiplanner
Oct 13
NYC: NYPD: Failure to Yield Caused Crash That Left Cyclist Brain Dead; No Charges : The bus driver was making a turn, in red, when he struck cyclist Anna Maria Moström, whose path is shown in white....
Streetsblog
Oct 13
New developments: Climate services for health : I recently received a joint email from the World Meteorological and Health organisations (WMO & WHO) which I like to bring to the attention of our readers....
RealClimate
Oct 13
NYC: Vision Zero and the Challenge of Culture Change : New measures supported by victims’ families and enacted by Mayor de Blasio aim to change cultural attitudes that accept traffic violence as an unavoidable fact of modern life....
Streetsblog
Oct 13
NYC: This Week: Verrazano Bike Path, Safer 155th Street : This week, speak up for complete streets in Chelsea, safety fixes at a major intersection in Washington Heights, and a bike-pedestrian path on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. And don’t forget, The Stree...
Streetsblog
Oct 13
Reinventing cities for better quality of life: Live from Mexico City : This week, TheCityFix is live from Mexico City for the tenth International Congress on Sustainable Transport (“X Congreso”)....
The City Fix
Oct 13
Line Ramstad’s Democracy Through Design : “Do no harm.” These are the words echoed again and again by Line Ramstad, the Norwegian-born designer who since 2009 has lived and worked in a refugee camp in a disputed zone near the border of Thaila...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 13
Traveling to Tulsa : After 24 hours back in Brainerd, I'm now headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to speak at the Tulsa Sidewalk Summit. A very exciting conversation emerging there....
Strong Towns
Oct 13
Can We Depend on the Money? : Is carbon revenue too flighty for Washington to depend on it to solve some of its budget woes—including the State Supreme Court’s McCleary mandate to fully fund education?...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 13
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cuomo Should Slash MTA Construction Costs, Not the MTA’s Project List (YIMBY, Post) Metro-North Rail-Traffic Control Team Was Overworked During Spate of Crashes (News, Post) NYT: Eliminating Traffic D...
Streetsblog
Oct 13
Irrelevance Across America : Something calling itself the “Accessibility Observatory” at the University of Minnesota has mapped transit accessibility for most of the nation’s 50 largest urban areas (Jacksonville, Memphis, Oklahom...
The Antiplanner
Oct 13
White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change : CEQ has released a long awaited report setting a priority agenda to deal with resiliency and climate change....
Law of the Land
Oct 12
Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Grounds : CarSpa Automotive, LLC, Marjorie Putnam, and Carl Deny (collectively, “plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against the City of Raleigh, North Carolina (“City”), claiming that the City had taken their prope...
Law of the Land
Oct 12
Fed. Dist. Court in VT Allows Private Nuisance Claim Over Wind Project to Proceed Finding no Collateral Estoppel : Plaintiff alleges that the Sheffield Wind Project that the Defendants owned and operated created an unreasonable noise impact, that the noise prevented the Plaintiff from gardening, eating outside, wa...
Law of the Land
Oct 12
Opportunity Urbanism released, Houston outbuilds CA, America loves us, top GDP growth, and more : So as I mentioned in the last post, last week Joel Kotkin came to Houston for the release of our Opportunity Urbanism study at a major luncheon....
Houston Strategies
Oct 10
NYC: DCP Sketches Out Waterfront Transit and Safer Streets for Western Queens : DCP is recommending expanded pedestrian space and redesigned streets at complex intersections like the crossing of Vernon Boulevard, Main Avenue, and 8th Street. A new transitway from LaGuardia Airpor...
Streetsblog
Oct 10
Disaster resilience and affordable housing : by Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceAs a speaker and participant at the Northeast Risk and Resilience Leadership Forum, I learned a lot about how communities can mitigate the risks o...
NHC Open House Blog
Oct 10
NYC: Friday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
Oct 10
Friday Fun: Is the future for London’s cyclists on the river, the street, or both? : Would you be happier commuting on a bike path floating on London’s River Thames?...
The City Fix
Oct 10
Can Peru Control the Murderous Resource Rush on its Forest Frontiers? : A fresh push builds for Peru to bring law and order to its violent Amazon forest frontier....
Dot Earth
Oct 10
Racing Towards the Finish Line: Behind Montreal’s Hippodrome Development Project : The Hippodrome of Montreal, formerly named the Blue Bonnets Raceway, was a horse racing track and casino founded in 1872....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 10
NYC: Council Members Press NYPD to Enforce the Law in Death of Sui Leung : Under a new Vision Zero law, a driver who critically injures or kills a pedestrian or cyclist who has the right of way is guilty of a misdemeanor....
Streetsblog
Oct 10
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Defenders of Children’s Rights : Two campaigners for children's rights are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize....
Dot Earth
Oct 10
Asset Forfeiture : I had a great time in St. Louis this week....
Strong Towns
Oct 10
Weekend Reading 10/10/14 : Alan Julia Roberts as Mother Nature. Kinda’ heavy handed? How ‘bout this? Eric This week brought more evidence that oil-by-rail industry is out of control....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 10
NYC: Today’s Headlines : More Coverage of Bill Calling for Car-Free Central Park Trial: DNA, Spectator Van Bramer and Safety Advos Rally This Morning for Queens Boulevard Hit-and-Run Victim DOT Collecting Input for Jamaica Ba...
Streetsblog
Oct 10
When Myron Met the Antiplanner : Some two weeks ago, the Antiplanner met regionalist Myron Orfield in a debate over the question, “What is the appropriate role of government in land-use regulation?” A member of the Sensible Land Use...
The Antiplanner
Oct 9
A Fair Share of Streets (Part 2) : In my last post, I took a look at streets that have been designed specifically so kids and cars can safely share space....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 9
NYC: Manhattan CB 6 Backs East River Greenway Connector on 37th Street : The East River Greenway, on the other side of FDR Drive to the right, will have a safer connection to the First and Second Avenue bike lanes after DOT moved parking zones closer to a condominium tower...
Streetsblog
Oct 9
Private planning : Pete Boettke points us to the Mercatus 40th anniversary celebration of Hayek's Nobel award....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 9
As India plans for megacities, is it forgetting growing small towns? A case for rightsize planning : Indian cities should undertake planning processes that are appropriate for their particular size and needs....
The City Fix
Oct 9
Podcast Show 193: Strong Towns Talking Transit : This year at Railvolution in Minneapolis, Strong Towns set up an off-site panel to discuss transit issues from a Strong Towns perspective....
Strong Towns
Oct 9
NYC: Momentum Builds for Car-Free Trials in Central Park and Prospect Park : The very first Streetfilm was released 10 years ago, for a campaign that’s on the verge of a major milestone today. On Tuesday, Council Members Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal introduced a bill...
Streetsblog
Oct 9
NYC: Two Weeks Until The Streets Ball — Get Your Tickets Today : If you haven’t bought your tickets to the annual benefit for Streetsblog and Streetfilms on October 23, there’s no time like the present....
Streetsblog
Oct 9
NYC: Surviving a Walk in NYC Should Not Depend on Luck : As far as Bill de Blasio’s NYPD and TLC are concerned, this never happened....
Streetsblog
Oct 9
Bees and Belonging in Ottawa’s Resilient Community Gardens : A new grassroots city-building movement is redefining the urban landscape in Ottawa....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 9
Park Director Says Main Source of Brazil’s São Francisco River Is Dry : The São Francisco basin covers five states in Brazil and experts say the biodiversity of the region is under threat. The director of the Serra da Canastra National Park, Arthur Luiz Castanheir...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 9
NYC: Sanity Prevails as Advocates and Officials Discuss Central Park Safety Issues : Monday night, Inspector Jessica Corey, the commanding officers of NYPD’s Central Park Precinct, led a discussion of street safety in Central Park....
Streetsblog
Oct 9
APA Planning Law Division Hosting an Upcoming Webcast on Sex, Guns & Drugs: Planning for Controversial Land Use : From APA Planning Law Division: The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and the right to bear arms. But it’s not that simple....
Law of the Land
Oct 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Rosenthal and Levine Intro Bill for Summer Study of Car-Free Central Park (CapNY, News, WCBS) Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Man on Queens Blvd in Woodside (WPIX, WCBS) Truck Driver Injures Six...
Streetsblog
Oct 9
The Death of the Auto Industry as We Know It? : Adam Jonas, head of auto research at Morgan Stanley, is predicting the end of the auto industry “as we know it.” Or, at least, that’s what Business Insider is reporting–Jonas’ actual article appears t...
The Antiplanner
Oct 8
Seattle Goes Backward on Micro-housing : On Seattle's Capitol Hill, Apartment for Rent Advert as Guerilla Art Installation....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
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