05:00 AM
Some perspective on the gas tax : The federal highway trust fund is going broke, one of those long-known realities that is finally starting to sink in among the official nattering nabobs....
Strong Towns
03:18 AM
Who Needs Transit, Anyway? : Rail advocates often call the Antiplanner “anti-transit,” probably because it is easier to call people names than to answer rational arguments....
The Antiplanner
Jul 23
Helsinki Aims to Be Car-free by 2025 : Helsinki / Wikipedia The Guardian‘s excellent environmental coverage has been supplemented by a new section on cities, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 23
NYC: NYPD: 1,263 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 11 Killed in Traffic in May : Image: NYPD Twenty-five people died in New York City traffic in May, and 4,621 were injured, according to the monthly NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of May, 54 pedestrians and cyclists we...
Streetsblog
Jul 23
American Mom and Pops Want Climate Fixes : Photo Credit: contemplative imaging via Compfight cc American small business owners....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 23
National Gathering Update : Registration is now open to our members for the 2014 National Gathering in Minneapolis, September 12-14, 2014. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THE STRONG TOWNS NATIONAL GATHERING Last week we annou...
Strong Towns
Jul 23
New Survey: What Makes a City Great? : What Makes a City Great?...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 23
NYC: New York’s Top Court Exhibits Depraved Indifference to Pedestrians’ Lives : Court of Appeals Judges Jenny Rivera, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Robert S. Smith, Susan P....
Streetsblog
Jul 23
Reading Common Shares : Last night, a crowd gathered in the café of McNally Jackson Books to celebrate a first in the history of Urban Omnibus: the publication of a real-life, paper-and-ink booklet, collecting the w...
Urban Omnibus
Jul 23
A Commons of Unwanted Things : The 2014 Urban Omnibus writing competition, entitled Common Shares, invited writers to respond to the overlapping themes of common ownership, private property, and the sharing economy. We sought submi...
Urban Omnibus
Jul 23
Hacking the City: “Explore Everything” Book Review : There is a feeling among many people that the city is built for others, that we may look at it but may not touch it, the spatial equivalent of an artifact in a glass case in a museum....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 23
The Grid’s Top 20 Landscape Architecture Websites of 2014 – Highlighting the Top 10 : In 2012 and 2013, The Grid searched far and wide across the web to find the most popular websites for landscape architects. Now another year has passed, and it’s time to click refresh....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 23
The New Bierger-Center of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg: Drawing From the Past : On Monday, June 30, the new Bierger-Center in Luxembourg City’s Guillaume Square officially opened its doors....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 23
Life on the Subsurface: An Interview with Penelope Boston : A landscape painting above Penny Boston's living room entryway depicts astronauts exploring Mars....
Bldgblog
Jul 23
NYC: Seeking Safer Routes to Walk and Bike Across the Harlem River : From left: Abena Smith, president of the 32nd Precinct community council; community council vice president Sherri Culpepper; Louis Bailey of WE ACT for Environmental Justice; Tom DeVito of Transportat...
Streetsblog
Jul 23
Life on the Subsurface: An Interview with Penelope Boston : A landscape painting above Penny Boston's living room entryway depicts astronauts exploring Mars....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 23
Can Scientific Advice on Coastal Risk Reduction Compete with ‘We Will Not Retreat’ Politics? : An important report offers advice on ways to cut coastal risk in a changing climate. Will politicians listen?...
Dot Earth
Jul 23
People-oriented Cities: Mixed-use development creates social and economic benefits : Mixed-use development combined with pedestrianization on Mexico City’s Calle Madero promotes sustainable, prosperous communities....
The City Fix
Jul 23
NYC: Today’s Headlines : At Jean Chambers Vigil, Jill Abramson Talks Traffic Safety With the Village Voice 2nd Avenue Sagas: Evaluating Cost vs....
Streetsblog
Jul 23
Back to the Future : Pregnant silhouette by Stefan Pasch used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0More than 80 percent of teen pregnancies are accidents....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 23
The Monkey Parking Arbitrage : I’m rooting for Monkey Parking in this one. If you believe our cities have too many parking lots and not enough productive space, you should be too....
Strong Towns
Jul 23
Slower Than Molasses in a Minnesota Winter : Remember the Twin Cities light-rail line that was supposed to average 17 mph but, after testing, was scheduled for just 13-3/4 mph?...
The Antiplanner
Jul 22
Saving the Astrodome, Houston really is creative, Florida beating Houston at express lanes, and more : Lots of smaller items backlogged: This Rice student didn't like Houston's low creative city ranking, so he crunched his own numbers and came up with some good stuff about our city....
Houston Strategies
Jul 22
Herzog & de Meuron’s Gorgeous Ecological Swimming Pool : Helen Schneider / Naturbad Riehen The people of Riehen, a small city near Basel in Switzerland, have long wanted a new public swimming pool to replace their “obsolescent baths” by the River Wiese....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 22
Message to Architect: Do Not Blot Out Wilshire Boulevard! : Morris Newman Since our last discussion of architect Peter Zumthor’s proposed new design of the Los Angeles County Art Museum, aka the Black Hole on Wilshire Boulevard (see http://ww...
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Jul 22
NYC: Tell the City Where You Want Street Safety Fixes — The Clock Is Ticking : The city’s Vision Zero map includes a new function that lets you use Street View to flag street safety issues. If you haven’t visited the Vision Zero feedback map and flagged locations where you want...
Streetsblog
Jul 22
Message to Architect: Do Not Blot Out Wilshire Boulevard! : Morris Newman Since our last discussion of architect Peter Zumthor’s proposed new design of the Los Angeles County Art Museum, aka the Black Hole on Wilshire Boulevard (see http://ww...
California Planning & Development Report
Jul 22
Customers protest new women-only cars on São Paulo metro system : To help increase safety for women on mass transport, cities in Latin America are requiring women-only passenger cars on metro systems....
The City Fix
Jul 22
NYC: Queens Residents Speak Up for Bus Rapid Transit on Woodhaven : New York City can do better for bus riders and pedestrians on Woodhaven Boulevard....
Streetsblog
Jul 22
Researchers Question Expansion of Antarctica’s Fringe of Sea Ice : Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as much as recent estimates concluded....
Dot Earth
Jul 22
“Acropole Palace” Transforms into a Cultural Haven in Athens, Greece : Permanent and temporary exhibitions, a digital library, activities associated with modern culture, a gift shop and a restaurant with great views of the entire city of Athens are expected to be...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 22
The cost of auto orientation, update : Instead of devaluing our city, instead of spending our money on things that aren’t paying back, there are a ton of small, affordable things that could be done to improve the value of our asset that ar...
Strong Towns
Jul 22
Northwest Knows Best? : Research by Jane Harvey Last time, I described Buckley v Valeo, the seminal Supreme Court ruling that teed up Citizens United and that forbids caps on political spending in...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 22
NYC: Today’s Headlines : EPA: Cuomo Administration Jumped the Gun With Tappan Zee Bridge Loan (LoHud) Keith Wright Presses Court to Reinstate License of His Top Staffer After DWI Arrest (Post) Cement Truck Driver Runs Over Cy...
Streetsblog
Jul 22
Target the Planning Laws : An article in the Financial Times points out that about $10 trillion worth of wealth in the United States is phony, created by restrictive land-use laws that have pushed up the price of housing....
The Antiplanner
Jul 21
To Measure Summer Smog, Plant an Ozone Garden : Danica Lombardozzi / National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Radio of Northern California asks: “What if you could look at the plants in your garden in order to learn if the air ar...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 21
What’s next in housing and transportation cost research? : by Chris Marshall, National Housing ConferenceNHC’s Center for Housing Policy will begin researching the combined housing and transportation (H+T) costs of low-income households (those a...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 21
Congestion pricing can make Beijing a more equitable city : Congestion pricing has the potential to pave the way for more equitable mobility in China’s cities....
The City Fix
Jul 21
NYC: Watch the NYC Bike Network Grow and Evolve Over 120 Years : Prepare to be mesmerized. Betsy Emmons has mapped the history of New York City’s bike network using the platform MapStory, where she’s currently a summer fellow....
Streetsblog
Jul 21
NYC: Crashes Highlight the Hell’s Kitchen Bus Crunch : Last Monday, a left-turning coach bus driver struck two Spanish tourists in the crosswalk at 47th Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan, sending them to the hospital with critical injuries....
Streetsblog
Jul 21
The SFMOMA Expansion: Increasing Community Connection Through Transparency : Commonly, the most dreaded hurdle for architects is: How to address the site in a way which does not dismiss the surrounding urban fabric. Drawing in the occasional pedestrian would b...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 21
Montreal, Quebec, Canada Welcomes Its First Parklet : The borough of Plateau-Mont-Royal in Montreal has launched an unusual public development project; a parklet that is being developed. A concept inspired by cities such as San Francisco and Vancouver...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 21
Farewell to The Grid from Christine Cepelak in Dallas, Texas : If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 21
Highest and Best Use…Or Not. : ­­With the sharp rise in Seattle real estate values over the last several years, you might assume that landowners have been champing at the bit to redevelop some of the low-value, dilapidated properti...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 21
How much energy could Minneapolis get from solar? : Solar PV seems to be the current darling of the renewable energy world.  But how much “resource” is really out there?  How much should cities rely on the development of local solar resources to meet t...
Net Density
Jul 21
NYC: Today’s Headlines : NYC DOT Prepares to Implement 25 MPH Speed Limit Citywide (AMNY) Cabbie Critically Injures 13-Year-Old Cyclist on UWS; Cops Blame Victim (Post, News) City Pleading With State For Permission to Save on...
Streetsblog
Jul 21
Silicon Valley's gentrification export : Airbnb, the DIY hotel service that was born in the crucible of the Bay Area's dystopan income divides and astronomical rents, is now spreading its way across the nation....
The Vigorous North
Jul 21
LeBron James signs on to Team Strong Towns : LeBron James made world headlines this month when he explained, “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball,” and announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. I got goosebumps....
Strong Towns
Jul 21
Portland or Portlandia? : As most Antiplanner readers know, Portlandia is a television comedy dedicated to making fun of the weird things that happen in Portland....
The Antiplanner
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