04:20 PM
NYC: East 106th Street Road Diet and Bike Lanes Head to Manhattan CB 11 : DOT is proposing a road diet for East 106th Street. CB 11′s transportation committee could vote on it as soon as next month....
Streetsblog
02:48 PM
NYC: Will Bratton Open Up Data on Traffic Crashes That Involve NYPD? : The senior who was seriously injured by the driver of a marked patrol car on the Upper West Side last weekend is the latest known victim of a crash involving a police driver, and the incident serves a...
Streetsblog
02:11 PM
West Knoxville shopping center sold for $3.55M : A shopping center near Cedar Bluff Road has been sold. According to a deed on file with the county, an entity called Ft....
Property Scope
02:05 PM
Gov. Inslee Hires Coal Lobbyist to Direct Policy Office : In a classic instance of the revolving door between government and industry, Governor Inslee has decided to hire Matt Steuerwalt as the director of his policy office effective May 1....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
02:00 PM
Prosperity means places : More beautiful work from Strong Towns contributor Gracen Johnson of Another Place for Me. Prosperity means places. from Gracen Johnson on Vimeo.  ...
Strong Towns
12:17 PM
NYC: Icy and Dicy: Bridge Bike Commuters Report Hazards After Late Snowfall : “N’ice day to walk your bike to work,” tweeted Wiliamsburg Bridge commuter Will Sherman....
Streetsblog
11:34 AM
Network Marketing Basics: The Business Card : Business cards are the staple of any business. Once one goes into business for oneself, one of the first things that is done is the design and production of a business card....
The Wireless Forge
11:30 AM
Beyond Complete Streets Tomorrow : One last reminder that tomorrow is our member webinar, Beyond Complete Streets. You can click here to register. Complete Streets is a rational response to an irrational world, but is it enough?...
Strong Towns
11:03 AM
A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily Matter : A longtime analyst of risk misperception says leaders can't wait for the public to "get" global warming....
Dot Earth
10:23 AM
Wednesday briefing : City Council OKs tax incentives for Farragut Hotel restoration project. KNS Walmart Neighborhood Market bound for Fort Oglethorpe....
Property Scope
10:19 AM
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (April 1 – 15) : The Protective Shallows. Rebuilt by Design proposal by Scape/Landscape Architecture with Parsons Brinckerhoff, Dr....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
09:47 AM
A Special Focus on Planning for Healthy Schools : SAGE has provided free access to material from the Journal of Planning Education and Research's focus issue on Healthy Schools. Click here for the links and synopses....
Planetizen Interchange
08:48 AM
What Makes a Great Street for Shopping? A View from Boston, MA : On this sunny Friday I found myself riding my bicycle from Cambridge to Boston, to the Back Bay neighborhood that is home to two of the most prominent commercial streets in the area: Boylston...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
08:46 AM
In photos: Walking in Bangalore reveals the plight of pedestrians : Thin sidewalks and a lack of dividers between pedestrians and cars often makes it uncomfortable and unsafe for those using sidewalks....
The City Fix
08:41 AM
Two Projects to Celebrate 1,000 Years of the Cathedral of Strasbourg, Alsace, France : A sustainable lighting installment will accompany the millennial anniversary of Strasbourg’s Cathedral, whose foundation work was begun in 1015....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
08:41 AM
Active Placemaking and a Marshmallow Fluff Festival in Somerville, MA : “Yes, I will be happy to be a volunteer for the 2013 Fluff Festival. Will I get a fluffernutter sandwich as a snack?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
08:40 AM
Siena, Italy: The Exaltation of the Medieval Spirit : What makes the relatively small town of Siena so special in comparison with the other former Italian city-states in the north?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
08:35 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : City Hall Talking With Yankees About Soccer Stadium Deal on Failed Parking Garage (CapNY) State DOT Sidesteps Key Funding and Policy Issues in Complete Streets Report (MTR) SUV Driver Crashes Head-On...
Streetsblog
08:06 AM
Why You Should Be Excited about the Potential Baltimore Water Taxi Expansion : Downtown Baltimore, Maryland is working hard to remain a tourist destination, while improving its branding as a decent place to live....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
05:00 AM
The Problem with Sales Tax : The primary job of a city government is to support the things which build wealth and create prosperity within their community....
Strong Towns
02:18 AM
Making Housing Affordable : A Bay Area writer, Kim-Mai Cutler, writes what she supposes is the definitive analysis of why housing in San Francisco is so expensive. Unfortunately, she left a few things out....
The Antiplanner
Apr 15
NYC: Plaza Upgrades Planned Beneath Train Viaduct on Queens Blvd in Sunnyside : Roberto Buscarsi plays during Make Music New York at 40th Street and Queens Boulevard....
Streetsblog
Apr 15
April 24 | Prosperity for a Finite Planet with Tim Jackson : “Prosperity — in any meaningful sense of the word — transcends material concerns.” — Tim Jackson Ecological economist, professor, and award-winning playwright Tim Jackson has spent...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 15
A Green Group Sees Hope in ‘The End of China’s Coal Boom’ : Greenpeace sees growing signs that China is heading toward peak coal, putting climate targets within sight....
Dot Earth
Apr 15
Ask Strong Towns, Question #2 : We invite our members to submit their questions on anything that they would like our thoughts on. We’ll give you a Strong Towns answer or find an expert who can....
Strong Towns
Apr 15
3 Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Medellín : Medellín has been called the most innovative city in the world, and recently hosted the World Urban Forum WUF7 to huge acclaim....
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 15
The intersection of public health and transport in Indian cities : Conducting Health Impact Assessments can help policy makers throughout India choose transport projects that will decrease air pollution, while increasing connectivity and health....
The City Fix
Apr 15
Industry to Feds: “We Will Not Remove Any Unsafe Oil Rail Cars from Service” : “We will not remove any unsafe oil rail cars from service.” That was the upshot of oil industry testimony at a recent rail safety hearing before the US Senate. To be fair, that isn’t...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Witnesses: Cop Who Injured UWS Pedestrian Didn’t Have Sirens On, Despite NYPD Claim (Gothamist) WNYC, Atlantic Cities Cover New Bixi Owner; Alta Developing Its Own “Line of Equipment and Software” Tri...
Streetsblog
Apr 15
Today’s Urban Encyclopedia: “The American City: What Works, What Doesn’t” : As cities grow and redevelop, community leaders are constantly imagining new ideas to improve their businesses and neighborhoods....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 15
Happy Holler properties sold : Two high-profile properties in the Happy Holler neighborhood have been sold, but the new owners aren't ready to announce any big plans. The Paramount U-Li-Ka cleaners building, at 741 N....
Property Scope
Apr 15
Sculptor Alexandros Liapis’ Distinguishable Workshop in the Greek Countryside : In an agricultural plot of 4,000 m2, among olive trees, oleanders and cypress trees in Boeotia, the Greek architectural office A31 designed the new workshop of the painter and sculptor Alexand...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 15
University of Wisconsin’s Rapid Plan for a Sustainable Future : Madison, Wisconsin is a city where politics meet academics. The mid-sized city is both the state capital and home to the state’s largest public university – the University of Wisconsin-Madison....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 15
Tuesday briefing : Planners greenlight $100 million downtown Chattanooga waterfront project. Times Free Press American Paper & Twine building new Knoxville distribution center....
Property Scope
Apr 15
Support CRAP : Last week I was alerted to a new organization, Citizens for Roads, Asphalt and Parking, through the Facebook feed of the transportation advocacy coalition MoveMN....
Strong Towns
Apr 15
Your Freedom Is Someone Else’s Hell : Yonah Freemark, a writer over at Atlantic Cities–which normally loves any transit boondoggle–somewhat sheepishly admits that light rail hasn’t lived up to all of its expectations....
The Antiplanner
Apr 14
NYC: No, the MTA Can’t Afford Cuomo’s Transit Raids : I think most transit riders would laugh — cynically — at the idea that the MTA has more than enough funds to meet its needs....
Streetsblog
Apr 14
NYC: This Week: Safer Atlantic Avenue, Vision Zero in Bushwick : On the livable streets calendar this week are opportunities to speak up for a safer Atlantic Avenue, support better bike lanes on Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue, and raise awareness of street safe...
Streetsblog
Apr 14
Anti-Fragile: The Uncertain Future of Arverne East : Superstorm Sandy brought the Rockaways into the forefront of New Yorkers’ consciousness for a period of time, first as the focal point for media coverage of recovery efforts, subsequently as a key ref...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 14
How Not To Measure Housing Affordability : Critics argue that smart growth reduces housing affordability. Their criticisms are partly legitimate and largely wrong, based on incomplete and biased analysis....
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 14
White House Pressed to Protect Ailing Monarch Butterflies : The White House is sent a fresh pitch for a push to restore monarch butterfly habitat and food on public and private lands....
Dot Earth
Apr 14
Buffalo Boot Camp : As we plan to kick off the first Strong Towns Boot Camp next week in Memphis, we are really proud to announce a second, smaller Boot Camp we are going to be holding in Buffalo just prior to CNU 22....
Strong Towns
Apr 14
NYC: Can Vision Zero Survive NYC’s Tabloid Editorial Boards? : New mayor. New DOT commissioner....
Streetsblog
Apr 14
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Lee Kwan Yew shaped Singapore as the “Garden City” : A crowd gathers overlooking Singapore’s Marina Bay. Since the inception of its 1971 Concept Plan, Singapore has become one of the most sustainability-oriented cities in the world....
The City Fix
Apr 14
New Video: The Pacific Rim Coal Bubble : Hey, kids!...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 14
Exporting the Smart City of Issy-les-Moulineaux, Île-de-France, France : For several days, the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux has had the pleasure of welcoming Chinese visitors....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 14
How Billboards Fund Public Art in Toronto : Artists in Toronto have long been undervalued. “Artists were constantly pitching projects to the city, but there was never enough money [in the city budget],” said Devon Ostrom, co-fo...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 14
Monday briefing : Boom in Nashville's Salemtown neighborhood inspires hope, concern. Tennessean One in 10 charged with crime in city used KARM as address....
Property Scope
Apr 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Daily News Still Hasn’t Gotten Over the Fact That Plazas and Bike Lanes Work Surveillance Video Shows SUV Driver Running Over Crossing Guard on Atlantic Ave Last Week (WPIX) NY-Bound Pulaski Closure S...
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