04:34 PM
NYC: Remember This Hashtag – #marathonfunday : Rise with the sun on marathon day and you can claim what’s typically a car-choked mess all to yourself....
Streetsblog
03:02 PM
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
01:34 PM
NYC: Halloween: A Lot Less Scary If Drivers and Roads Were Safer : ICYMI: We’re helping children be seen on #Halloween by lending them reflective vests!...
Streetsblog
01:11 PM
Friday Fun: Dancing zebras for safer streets : This zebra directing traffic is not a joke. It is one of hundreds of city employees saving lives while making streets in La Paz, Bolivia friendlier for pedestrians....
The City Fix
11:52 AM
In Kenya, Nairobi National Park Faces Development Encroachment : Nairobi National Park consists of 117 km2 (approximately 45 square miles) of wild flora and fauna within the city boundaries. Established in 1947, it has over a hundred mammal species...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
11:45 AM
Des Moines, Iowa’s East Village: Unique Storefronts Cultivating Sense of Place : While Des Moines, Iowa is a city with a population density of only 2,527 people per square mile and rapidly expanding suburbs, one neighborhood in the downtown core has managed to maintain some urban...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
11:33 AM
Recent Coal Export Trends: Q2 2014 : Here’s a look at the latest US Department of Energy figures in its quarterly coal export report, which take us up through the second quarter of 2014: Original Sightline Institute graphic, available un...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
11:02 AM
NYC: Nassau Democrat Campaigns Against Speed Cams in Bid for Senate Seat : Adam Haber, a Democrat challenging incumbent Republican State Senator Jack Martins in Nassau County, is out with a new attack ad blasting his opponent for supporting speed cameras. In April, the Senat...
Streetsblog
10:32 AM
Friday News Digest :  As an adult, I’m not one who gets into the entire Halloween experience. Some people love to dress up and go out; I’ve preferred to hand out treats and see everyone else....
Strong Towns
09:03 AM
Weekend Reading 10/31/14 : Ted In case you missed it, Brentin Mock has a (heartbreaking) tribute in Grist about 15-year-old George Carter III, killed recently in New Orleans....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
08:31 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Prendergast Confirms 2015 Fare Hike, Urges Proposed Capital Plan Improvements (NBC, PIX, CBS) Private Trash Truck Driver Kills Chinatown Pedestrian; NYPD Preps Hit-and-Run Defense (DNA, Post) Witness:...
Streetsblog
Oct 30
NYC: Two Pedestrians Killed in 24 Hours, Including Seventh MTA Victim of 2014 : MTA bus drivers have killed two pedestrians since 2013 while making turns at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue, Wyckoff Avenue, and Palmetto Street, but bus route modifications were not included in a...
Streetsblog
Oct 30
Halloween Costumes for Urban Planners - 4th Edition : The fourth edition of our comprehensive list of amazing Halloween costumes for urban planners....
Planetizen Interchange
Oct 30
NYC: Michael Frumin Hired to Get Citi Bike Tech Back on Track : Day 2 @citibike, so much to do....
Streetsblog
Oct 30
What if there was no need for cars in the world’s biggest cities? : Helsinki, Finland announced ambitious plans to eliminate the need for cars by 2025, making it an ideal site to explore the range of possibilities for the future of sustainable urban mobility....
The City Fix
Oct 30
NYC: As Citi Bike Expands, So Should NYC’s Protected Bike Lanes : When Citi Bike launched last year, ridership numbers quickly surpassed levels seen in other cities....
Streetsblog
Oct 30
Technology Giants Google and Microsoft Invest in Rio de Janeiro Favela Mapping : Technology giants have finally realized the existing market in the steep alleys where cars barely pass, and where electric power, water, sewage pipes, even cable TV, arrives by spont...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 30
Kansas City, Missouri to be Home to Most Dense Art District in the Nation : Kansas City has a rich history of art. Take the Plaza Fair for example, a local tradition for the past 83 years....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 30
NYC: Motorist With NYC Disability Placard Blocks Curb Ramp With Car — Legally : NYC drivers with disability permits can park just about anywhere, even if they create obstructions for others with disabilities....
Streetsblog
Oct 30
The #1 Question from Progressives about Revenue-Neutral Carbon Taxes : Last time I shared the #1 question from conservatives about revenue-neutral carbon taxes like the Carbon Washington proposal to implement a BC-style carbon tax and use the revenue to cut sales taxes a...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 30
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA Bus Driver Kills Man at Same Intersection Where Ella Bandes Was Killed in 2013 (WNBC, WPIX) Cement Truck Driver Kills Man Crossing Northern Boulevard in Astoria (WCBS, WNBC) Turning Driver Injures...
Streetsblog
Oct 30
Podcast Show 194: Steve Mouzon : The Original Green, Steve Mouzon (twitter) joins Chuck this week to preview his upcoming event -- New Media Workshop in Celebration, Florida -- and to swap tips on using social media for advocacy. Str...
Strong Towns
Oct 30
Liberals and Unaffordable Housing: Cause or Effect? : As the Antiplanner noted yesterday, the Washington Post has observed that unaffordable housing markets tend to be in liberal metropolitan areas while conservative metropolitan areas tend to be afforda...
The Antiplanner
Oct 29
Building Sustainable Energy Access, from the Outside In : How much energy access in poor places can come from off and on the grid -- and with or without big greenhouse-gas contributions?...
Dot Earth
Oct 29
The Rise and Fall of Manhattan’s Density : Photo of a tenement room in 1902 taken during an inspection by the New York City Tenement House Department | Photo via NYPL In 1951, economist Colin Clark published the seminal paper “Urban Population...
Urban Omnibus
Oct 29
NYC: NYC Pedestrian and Cyclist Traffic Injuries Hit Five-Year High in 2013 : Motorists injured more pedestrians and cyclists in New York City last year than in any of the previous five years, according to official 2013 data on traffic injuries and deaths released by the state...
Streetsblog
Oct 29
The Storm That Will Be: Protecting Public Housing in the New 100-Year Floodplain : It’s been two years since Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the New York metro area, bringing newfound clarity to the urgent need for climate risk preparedness in the region....
Urban Omnibus
Oct 29
Happy Halloween: Zombie Agent-Based model : In preparation for Halloween,  last night in class we explored a simple agent-based model of zombie attack....
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Oct 29
Interview with Janet Echelman : Janet Echelman / Todd Erikson Janet Echelman builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature — wind, water and light — and become inviting focal points for civ...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 29
A City Without Zoning? Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s Development Runs Wild : As the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is the largest and fastest growing city in the country with over two million inhabitants. In recent years it has seen unprecedented rates of growth...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 29
The #1 Question from Conservatives about Revenue-Neutral Carbon Taxes : I give a lot of talks about revenue-neutral carbon taxes—especially the Carbon Washington proposal to implement a BC-style carbon tax and use the revenue to cut sales taxes and business taxes....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 29
Deepak Chopra’s “Higher Health” : ASLA 2014 General Design Honor Award. Low Maintenance Eco-Campus: Vanke Research Center Shenzhen, China....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 29
The role of private developers in sustainable mobility : Gated communities are on the rise on Bangalore’s periphery....
The City Fix
Oct 29
We’re in this together: Sightline’s fall fund drive is on! : As a Sightline reader, you are well informed about the challenges that the Northwest faces in the journey toward health, safety, and sustained prosperity for all....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 29
Jackson Ward in Flux : Black History Museum / Jared Green Richmond, Virginia, is home to one of the most important historically African-American communities: Jackson Ward....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 29
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Citi Bike Deal: NYT, WSJ, News, Post, NPR, CapNY, AMNY, Crain’s, Bloomberg, WABC, WNBC, WCBS New Management, No Public Cash, Expansion Back on Track: Daily News Is Thrilled About Citi Bike Cuomo Conti...
Streetsblog
Oct 29
Storm surge: Hurricane Sandy : On the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy making landfall, we are running an extract from a new book by Adam Sobel “Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the P...
RealClimate
Oct 29
The AICP Renewal Conundrum : I just received my annual renewal notice from the American Planning Association and, as I did last year when I wrote To AICP or Not to AICP, I’m struggling over what to do....
Strong Towns
Oct 29
Economic Principles for Planners, Part 2 : Here’s a continuation of yesterday’s post with five more economic principles for planners. Today’s principles are a little more complicated than yesterday’s....
The Antiplanner
Oct 28
NYC: Citi Bike 2.0: New Owners Hire Jay Walder and Promise Major Expansion : With new ownership backed by real estate giant Related and a new CEO in former MTA head Jay Walder, Citi Bike expansion is back on track....
Streetsblog
Oct 28
Safer cities for the Asian Century : Despite daunting challenges, rapidly urbanizing Asian cities have a range of options to improve road safety and save lives....
The City Fix
Oct 28
NYC: StreetsPAC Issues New Round of Albany Endorsements : With a week to go before the November 4 election, StreetsPAC has issued a new round of endorsements for candidates for state legislature....
Streetsblog
Oct 28
Let’s Take the Education Debate Outdoors : Trickle Creek, 2013 by Steve Oliver used under CC BY-NC 2.0The McCleary decision! High-stakes testing!...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 28
SID.tv Episode 61: Story Board : Alex Miser from Indianapolis shows how they have taken an underutilized space in the old city hall and turned it into a really effective forum for interacting with the public....
Strong Towns
Oct 28
NYC: Citi Bike Expansion Map: 375 New Stations for Uptown, Queens, and Brooklyn : Photo: Stephen Miller The rumors were on target and the wait is over for New York City bike-share: With new management and new capital, the system is on track to cover a lot more ground. Here’s the ma...
Streetsblog
Oct 28
NYC: NYPD Training Precinct Cops to Charge Drivers Who Violate Right of Way Law : All 35,000 of New York City’s uniformed police officers will be trained to file charges against drivers who violate the new Right of Way Law, according to NYPD Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan. NYP...
Streetsblog
Oct 28
Gas is suddenly cheap(er), and the reason is bigger than you think : Gas prices have fallen below $3 per gallon in much of the US, and the explanation isn’t the simple seasonal differences that always make gas cheaper in autumn....
DenverUrbanism
Oct 28
In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, School Expands with High Quality Environmental Project : In addition to the twenty-four spots that it already has, Raoul-Georges-Nicolo High School will be able to house fifty additional high school students in its new buildings set to be r...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 28
The Minhocão Highway Demolision and the Parks of São Paulo, Brazil : Since the approval of the new Urban Master Plan, the debates on the future of Minhocão Highway of Sao Paulo, Brazil have intensified....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
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