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
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
Oct 22
Actionable Cartographies : Matt Knutzen performs a different kind of public service than Bruce Barrett of the School Construction Authority or Jeffrey Roth of the Fire Department of New York, two recent install...
Urban Omnibus
Oct 22
NYC: DA Cy Vance: $250 Fine for Motorist Accused of Deliberately Striking Cyclist : Manhattan DA Cy Vance dropped assault charges against Jose Henriquez, a hit-and-run driver accused of intentionally striking a cyclist with an SUV....
Streetsblog
Oct 22
Transportation Options Underserving Residents in Towson, Maryland : Towson, Maryland is an urban-adjacent town just north of Baltimore City, with a mix of young families, retirees, and young professionals and a growing population of college students....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 22
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Queens Council Members Back Woodhaven BRT: More Coverage From NY1, AMNY, TL Manhattan CB 7 Members See Car-Free Central Park as a Way to Ease Bike/Ped Conflicts (DNA) Meanwhile, the Only Solution in t...
Streetsblog
Oct 22
Mellon Square: A Modern Masterpiece : Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece / Princeton Architectural Press Recently restored to much ado through a six-year process, Mellon Square in Pittsburgh was the first Modernist space in t...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 22
When Cities Are Only Getting Younger : Fans of the Better Block guys will be familiar with the term 8-80, which is sometimes used to measure the health of street life....
Strong Towns
Oct 21
NYC: DiNapoli: If Cuomo Borrows More for the MTA, Get Ready for Fat Fare Hikes : Without a commitment from the state to close the $15.2 billion gap in the MTA’s capital program, the cost of a MetroCard is likely to spike as the MTA adds to its cumbersome debt load, according to a...
Streetsblog
Oct 21
How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth? : A recent Mercatus Institute paper addresses the frequency of minimum density regulations, maximum parking requirements, and similar regulations....
Planetizen Interchange
Oct 21
NYC: Council Members Line Up in Support of Woodhaven Bus Rapid Transit : Council Member Donovan Richards calls for center-running Bus Rapid Transit on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards at City Hall this morning....
Streetsblog
Oct 21
NYC: Eyes on the Street: NYPD Does Its Part to Fuel Brooklyn Bridge Tensions : Embarrassed by two German artists who reached the top of the Brooklyn Bridge’s west tower this summer (or was it the All-Powerful Bike Lobby?), NYPD has adopted an ingenious solution: Put a motor vehi...
Streetsblog
Oct 21
Is There Room for Agreement on the Merits and Limits of Efficient Lighting : Seeking constructive dialogue on the merits and limits of clean, efficient lighting....
Dot Earth
Oct 21
In a Volatile Period : Larry Weaner in Meadow 1 at Dumbarton Oaks Park / Jared Green “We are at the volatile beginning period when all the plants are fighting it out....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 21
Urban Revitalization Seems Close Enough to Touch in Saint-Maixent l’École, France : Elected officials have validated Saint-Maixent l’École’s application for candidature for a national project to revitalize downtown areas across the country. While opening the mun...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 21
São Paulo, Brazil Street Markets Celebrate 100 Years : On August 25th, 2014 we celebrated 100 years of the formal existence of street markets in São Paulo, a true cultural heritage of the city. The date refers to the fir...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 21
Transit and residential neighborhoods: Questioning the affordability of residential neighborhoods around Metro Rail stations, a Delhi case study : Delhi faces the challenge of ensuring that neighborhoods have access to quality public transport without compromising housing affordability....
The City Fix
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