04:50 PM
NYC: Every NYC Traffic Death Should Be Investigated Like the Central Park Crash : When the news broke last week that a cyclist had critically injured a pedestrian in Central Park, a number of things happened that you don’t normally see after a serious New York City traffic crash. L...
Streetsblog
02:34 PM
Bank of America settles with DOJ over mortgage lending case : By Rebekah King, National Housing ConferenceOn Thursday, Aug. 21, Bank of America and the U.S....
NHC Open House Blog
02:34 PM
HUD embraces regulatory flexibility to encourage preservation of affordable rental housing : by Ellen Lurie Hoffman, National Housing TrustNHC invites guest blog posters to write on important housing topics.  The views expressed by guest bloggers do not necessarily reflect those of...
NHC Open House Blog
01:02 PM
NYC: Proposed Hit-and-Run Fines Doubled, But Law Could Hinge on Drivers’ Word : Ahead of a scheduled Tuesday vote by the full City Council, transportation committee members voted today to increase proposed civil penalties for hit-and-run drivers....
Streetsblog
01:02 PM
Humanity’s Long Climate and Energy March : The giant climate march in Manhattan was just one facet of humanity's long climate and energy march....
Dot Earth
12:00 PM
Strong Towns takes (on) Transit : Strong Towns is hosting a discussion at Piazza on the Mall next to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, between 12th and 13th streets on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday September...
Strong Towns
11:34 AM
Shout it : Here is the announcement of David Andersson and Stefano Moroni's edited volume Cities and Private Planning.  It includes a chapter by Wendell Cox and myself.  Look at the TOC to find many of your othe...
Peter Gordon's Blog
10:37 AM
In photos: Bolivia’s day of the pedestrian and cyclist : Bolivia’s fourth annual Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist banned cars from all roads, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and giving pedestrians space for a variety of activities....
The City Fix
09:17 AM
Event: “The Thin Green Line” in Bellingham : Original Sightline Institute graphic by Don Baker Design, available under our free use policy.Next week, I’ll be in Bellingham at Western Washington University talking about the massive coal, oil, and...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
09:17 AM
Courting Families in Portland : When we moved into our house 10 years ago, no one on our street had kids....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
09:17 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Over 300K Participate in March (NYT, WSJ), But Can NYC Withstand Climate Change Summit?...
Streetsblog
05:30 AM
Staying Strong : I began this blog back in 2008 at the end of an election season that I found particularly disheartening....
Strong Towns
03:02 AM
American Dream Presentations : Of the more than 30 presentations given at the 2014 Preserving the American Dream conference in Denver this past weekend, 18 used PowerPoint shows, all of which are downloadable below....
The Antiplanner
Sep 21
Six Shooters and Bullet Trains: High Speed Rail in Texas : California might have some competition in the race for high-speed rail.Texas Central Railway wants to begin construction on a high-speed line from Dallas to Houston as early as 2017....
Market Urbanism
Sep 21
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Registered Sex Offender and His Family Have standing to Challenge Residency Restriction : Filed under: Current Caselaw, Residency Restrictions Tagged: sex offender residency restrictions...
Law of the Land
Sep 21
Bankruptcy in Detroit—The Tip of the Iceberg : One of the scariest things about Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings is that the fiscal choices that city made has been repeated in many other cities....
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 21
NYS Historic Preservation Office Publishes Model Landmarks Preservation Local Law for New York State Municipalities : As part of the State’s Certified Local Government program for historic preservation (see, http://nysparks.com/shpo/certified-local-governments), the agency has published a model local landmarks preser...
Law of the Land
Sep 21
NY Appellate Court Upholds Enforcement Action Requiring Removal of Swimming Pool : Following the commencement of construction of a swimming pool without permit approval, the code enforcement officer notified the defendant of the need for a permit....
Law of the Land
Sep 21
IL Appeals Court Holds School Districts are Subject to Municipal Zoning Laws : Owners of land adjacent to school football stadium brought action against school district and board of education, alleging that the bleachers were constructed pursuant to a district decision that viol...
Law of the Land
Sep 21
NY Appellate Court Upholds Denial of Special Use Permit for Day Care Facility Expansion : The Village Board of Trustees determined that the proposed expansion of a day care facility into vacant retail space would “result in a dangerous traffic situation, an over intensification of land use...
Law of the Land
Sep 20
Second Circuit Court of Appeals Dismisses Challenge to Permit Denial for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies : Holt purchased a lot in Stonington, CT after the zoning enforcement officer informed the prior owner in an opinion letter that a single-family home could be built on the lot....
Law of the Land
Sep 20
Untitled Landscapes : [Image: Untitled (Uranium tailings); Mexican Hat, UT, 2005, by Victoria Sambunaris, from Taxonomy of a Landscape]....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 20
Untitled Landscapes : [Image: Untitled (Uranium tailings); Mexican Hat, UT, 2005, by Victoria Sambunaris, from Taxonomy of a Landscape]....
Bldgblog
Sep 20
NY Appellate Court Upholds Reversal of Area Variance Denial : Following a denial of an area variance by the zoning board of appeals, the applicant appealed and the trial court reversed the decision....
Law of the Land
Sep 20
On the Path Past 9 Billion, Little Crosstalk Between U.N. Sessions on Population and Global Warming : As the United Nations convenes sessions on global warming and population growth, a new study foresees rising human numbers through 2100....
Dot Earth
Sep 20
NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot : Petitioners challenged the approval of a sawmill and milling operation by the Town of Livonia Joint Zoning Board of Appeals who had determined that the use of the land for sawmill purposes constituted...
Law of the Land
Sep 19
NYC: NYC Celebrates Park(ing) Day 2014 : Kristy Raffensberger of the New York Public Library reads to children in Tribeca....
Streetsblog
Sep 19
Procedural Forestry : [Image: A "procedural forest gone wrong... or right?," developed by Florian Veltman]....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 19
Empty Landscapes of Invisible Dangers : [Image: "The Polygon Nuclear Test Site 1 (After the Event)," Kazakhstan (2011); photo by Nadav Kander/©Nadav Kander, courtesy of Flowers Gallery]....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 19
Procedural Forestry : [Image: A "procedural forest gone wrong... or right?," developed by Florian Veltman]....
Bldgblog
Sep 19
Empty Landscapes of Invisible Dangers : [Image: "The Polygon Nuclear Test Site 1 (After the Event)," Kazakhstan (2011); photo by Nadav Kander/©Nadav Kander, courtesy of Flowers Gallery]....
Bldgblog
Sep 19
Friday News Digest : This Friday finds me, along with Jim Kumon and Gracen Johnson, in Ponderay, Idaho....
Strong Towns
Sep 19
NYC: NYC Cab Drivers Don’t Have to Take an NYC Road Test : You can watch the entirety of Thursday’s hearing on Taxi and Limousine Commission Vision Zero rule changes here....
Streetsblog
Sep 19
Michael Bloomberg, Now a U.N. Climate Envoy, Presses the Case for Urban Action : Michael Bloomberg, a mayor turned U.N. climate envoy, explains what cities can do to blunt climate change and its impacts....
Dot Earth
Sep 19
In Brussels, Belgium, the Demolition of an Overpass Will Give Neighborhood New Life : The decision was previously predicted and is now official: The Reyers overpass situated in Shaerbeek will be destroyed between now and 2015. Brussels Ministe...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 19
NYC: Why You Can’t Trust TV News to Report on Bike Lanes : Earlier this week, in an “investigation” seeking to link bike lanes to traffic congestion, ABC 7 reporter Jim Hoffer drove around Manhattan avenues timing his trips....
Streetsblog
Sep 19
The Iconic Form of Montreal’s Plexes Wavers with Condominium Construction : Residents that walk the streets of Montreal, and visitors alike, are often drawn to the city’s architecture, particularly its iconic form of the plexes....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 19
The Ames, Iowa Economy in the Wake of VEISHEA Cancellation : The city of Ames, Iowa will be saying goodbye to VEISHEA, the largest student-organized festival in the United States, after a university task force declared its cancellation this past month....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 19
Friday Fun: A dancing traffic signal creates pedestrian-friendly streets in Lisbon : A new way to encourage pedestrians not to cross in the face of oncoming traffic: entertain them....
The City Fix
Sep 19
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cyclist Strikes Pedestrian in Central Park; Victim on Life Support (Post, News) NYT Wowed by TZB Construction, Devotes Six Sentences to Cuomo’s Financing Shenanigans Bill Bratton Inherited NYPD’s Dead...
Streetsblog
Sep 19
NYC: Cyclist Strikes Woman in Central Park — Victim on Life Support : A cyclist in Central Park struck a woman yesterday afternoon, inflicting life-threatening injuries. The victim, 59-year-old Jill Tarlov of Fairfield, is on life support, according to the Daily News....
Streetsblog
Sep 19
Weekend Reading 9/19/14 : Serena Don’t forget to visit your city’s PARK(ing) Day installations TODAY!...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 18
New Paper: ABM Applied to the Spread of Cholera : Cholera transmission through the interactionof host and the environmentWe are pleased to announce we have just had a paper published in Environmental Modelling and Software entitled "An Agent-based Mo...
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Sep 18
NYC: TLC Commish: It’s Up to NYPD to Get Reckless Cab Drivers Off the Streets : Dana Lerner, Cooper Stock’s mother, before today’s TLC hearing, with City Council Member Helen Rosenthal at left....
Streetsblog
Sep 18
ASLA Survey: Diversity Among Graduating Landscape Architecture Students Increases : ASLA 2013 Student Community Service Honor Award....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 18
Celestial Chiaroscuro : An interesting new project called Satellite Lamps, by Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, and Timo Arnall, attempts to visualize the ever-drifting, never exactly accurate workings of GPS....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 18
Celestial Chiaroscuro : An interesting new project called Satellite Lamps, by Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, and Timo Arnall, attempts to visualize the ever-drifting, never exactly accurate workings of GPS....
Bldgblog
Sep 18
NYC: Join Us for The Streets Ball 2014 on October 23 : Save the date — our annual benefit, The Streets Ball, is happening October 23 and tickets are on sale now, starting at just $50 ($25 for students)....
Streetsblog
Sep 18
Food nuttiness : Did someone say that the rich are different? Here is Pierre Desrocher's review of "The latest culinary fad: famine food ......
Peter Gordon's Blog
Sep 18
Writing about cities : The City by Deborah Stevenson is reviewed here by three not-so-sympathetic reviewers....
Peter Gordon's Blog
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