04:05 PM
NYC: TLC Still Has No Plan to Require NYC Road Tests for Taxi and Livery Drivers : The Taxi and Limousine Commission will close a loophole that allows livery drivers to operate with less training than yellow cab drivers, but the agency still has no plans to require road tests on act...
Streetsblog
04:05 PM
Why the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act Is a Big, Awesome Deal : In Washington and across the Northwest, we are already seeing devastating impacts of climate change....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
04:00 PM
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Enrique Peñalosa leads Bogotá’s inclusive urban transformation : With a focus on sustainable urbanism and social justice, Enrique Peñalosa used a wide variety of people-oriented policies that helped transform Bogotá....
The City Fix
01:01 PM
A Chat on New York’s Shale Gas Ban with Anti-Fracking Superhero Mark Ruffalo : A chat with anti-fracking campaigner and movie star Mark Ruffalo on on Gov. Cuomo's shale gas ban....
Dot Earth
12:00 PM
Best of Blog: A Normal Life : Today's podcast and the post two weeks ago of the same name -- Just another pedestrian killed -- are part of a conversation that needs to happen in the United States....
Strong Towns
11:46 AM
NYC: Vance Deal: $400 Fine for Unlicensed Driver Who Killed Senior in Crosswalk : An unlicensed driver who fatally struck a senior as she crossed the street with the right of way will pay a $400 fine, pursuant to a plea arrangement with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. NYPD an...
Streetsblog
11:46 AM
NYC: The Simple Change to Truck Design That Can Save Lives : Truck side guards can help reduce pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. Boston requires them on city-contracted vehicles. New York might follow Boston’s lead....
Streetsblog
09:04 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : DOT Proposes New Crosswalks, Expanded Ped Islands at Atlantic, Washington and Underhill (DNA) UES Isn’t the Only Neighborhood Protesting Against Shouldering Its Share of Trash Burden (Bklyn Paper) MTA...
Streetsblog
09:03 AM
What Do Oil Train Explosions Cost? : Given the nasty tendency for oil trains to explode when they derail, it’s probably worth asking what a catastrophic accident might cost....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
07:34 AM
NY to Ban Hydrofracking : Citing potential health risks, the commissioners of the Department of Environmental Conservation and Health convince the Governor to ban fracking in New York....
Law of the Land
07:34 AM
Fed. Dist. Court in CT Finds Regulation was not Unconstitutionally Vague as Applied to Property Owner’s Variance Application : Plaintiff Arrigoni Enterprises, LLC sought a variance from defendants the Town of Durham, Connecticut, the Durham Planing & Zoning Commission, and the Durham Zoning Board of Appeals to excavate, crush...
Law of the Land
07:34 AM
AL Supreme Court Upholds City’s Decision Not to Rezone Property : The Shelby Land Partners, LLC and Alabaster Land Company, LLC, each owned a 50% undivided interest in a 19.4–acre parcel of undeveloped real property located within the municipal limits of the City of...
Law of the Land
07:34 AM
Fed. Dist. Court in NY Permits Retaliation Claim to Continue Following Posting of YouTube Video Criticizing Proposed Housing Project : In protracted litigation, Plaintiffs John and Jennifer LaVertu alleged that defendant Town of Huntington retaliated against them by ticketing them for violating the Town’s building code after plaintif...
Law of the Land
05:30 AM
Podcast Show 199: Just another pedestrian killed : Chuck Marohn and Andrew Burleson sit down to discuss a tragedy in Springfield, Mass, where a mom and two girls were hit by a drunk driver on an urban stroad....
Strong Towns
02:20 AM
Buying a Self-Driving Car : BMW has announced that it will demonstrate a valet-parking car at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month. This is more that a car that can parallel park by itself....
The Antiplanner
Dec 17
With Unresolved Health Risks and Few Signs of an Economic Boon, Cuomo to Ban Gas Fracking : A look at the mix of economic, political and environmental factors that prompted Gov. Cuomo to bar fracking....
Dot Earth
Dec 17
2014 Highlights (Made Possible by Readers Like You) : Like most years in the ever-changing metropolis of New York, 2014 has been marked by significant flux....
Urban Omnibus
Dec 17
A More Resilient Neighborhood, Just Beyond the Grid : While independent communications infrastructure, renewable energy, and resilient heating and power systems may all be major priorities in contemporary urban development, the three aren’t typically inc...
Urban Omnibus
Dec 17
Example Models from CSS600 : Even after several years of teaching it is always amazing how quickly a semester passes....
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Dec 17
189 cities and counting: Track the growth of bus rapid transit on the redesigned BRTdata.org! : The redesigned BRTdata.org platform shows the global rise in bus rapid transit and bus priority corridors, and allows users to compare bus systems across a wide range of metrics....
The City Fix
Dec 17
Housing Beyond the Market: Transatlantic Precedents : We are pleased to introduce Susanne Schindler as one of our new Urban Omnibus columnists....
Urban Omnibus
Dec 17
Best of Andrew Price : My best-of-blog series every year has always been more properly called a best-of-Chuck's-blog series as it has only featured my work....
Strong Towns
Dec 17
Dec 17
Future Landscapes: 3D Laser Projections : What would have seemed like science fiction just a few years ago is now reality. Researchers at Burton Inc. in Japan have figured out how to create a 3D projection of text and images into the air....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 17
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Dodging Drivers on the Sidewalk : Video still: Rob Underwood Heads up, New Yorkers....
Streetsblog
Dec 17
5 Tips for Portland and Vancouver on Uber : Uber 4U by Adam Fagen used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Portland and Vancouver BC officials, welcome to Seattle’s pain....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Jersey City on Track to Approve Contract for 350-Bike Citi Bike Expansion Next Month (WSJ) Kallos, Dromm to Introduce Bill That Caps Community Board Tenure at 12 Years (Gotham Gazette) City & State Ta...
Streetsblog
Dec 17
Best of Blog: Staying Strong : The old courthouse terminating the view on 4th Street. Over the past two years I've been quietly offered a number of job opportunities....
Strong Towns
Dec 17
How a Porcupine and YouTube Helped Save the Bronx Zoo’s Budget : How a century-old conservation group chose YouTube and a porcupine to fight budget cuts in the depth of the recession....
Dot Earth
Dec 17
Time to Go on a Diet? : Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx wants you to go on a diet–a road diet....
The Antiplanner
Dec 16
Fasten seatbelts : Is it possible to have low interest rates and low down-payment requirements on home purchases without there also being risky lending? Events leading up to 2008 suggest that the answer is "no"....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Dec 16
Methane and Holes on Mars and Earth : Some musings on very different methane-emitting holes on Mars and Earth....
Dot Earth
Dec 16
Each Country Will Make “National Pledge” to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions : Artwork outside the 20th UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru / 3 News, New Zealand Last week, negotiators from nearly 200 countries built further momentum towards a global deal to limit climate...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 16
The need to visualize public transit data for better bus systems in India : As Indian cities invest in information technology services, minimum standards should require the use of visualization tools to better utilize transport data and improve bus planning....
The City Fix
Dec 16
NYC: Public Support for NYC Toll Reform Highest in the Suburbs : Since March, Move New York has made the case that its traffic reduction and transit funding plan can succeed in Albany....
Streetsblog
Dec 16
The Economist and Suburbia: A Fistful of Myths : A recent set of articles in the Economist argued that the continued spread of suburbia was inevitable and perhaps desirable. But the article's arguments are not always applicable to North America....
Planetizen Interchange
Dec 16
The Curbside Chat Grows Up : As the year winds down, I look back at what we did with the Curbside Chat and am really amazed....
Strong Towns
Dec 16
NYC: NYPD Still Doesn’t Investigate All Fatal Traffic Crashes : In 2013, Ray Kelly made the only significant traffic safety policy change in his exceptionally long tenure as police commissioner....
Streetsblog
Dec 16
How will housing markets and policies respond to the “diversity explosion”? : by Lisa Sturtevant, PhD, National Housing ConferenceWilliam Frey of the Brookings Institutionhas written a new book titled Diversity Explosion....
NHC Open House Blog
Dec 16
Best of Blog: Investing Cheap Money : I probably spent less time talking about the economy this year than in past years....
Strong Towns
Dec 16
How to eat your turkey (hint: it’s better with stuffing and cranberry sauce). : A purely regulatory approach to cutting carbon is like Thanksgiving dinner without the turkey....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : NYPD Doesn’t Inform Public of a Quarter of NYC Traffic Deaths (WNYC) Subway Delays Up Over Last Year; One in Four Trains Runs More Than Five Minutes Late (News) 7 Train Extension Delayed Again, This T...
Streetsblog
Dec 16
Amtrak’s Questionable Numbers : Last week, Portland’s city auditor discovered that the city had been overstating streetcar ridership by 19 percent....
The Antiplanner
Dec 15
In Climate Talks, Soft is the New Hard – and That’s a Good Thing : Why the soft approach in the Lima climate talks is the only approach....
Dot Earth
Dec 15
NYC: Eyes on the Street: The Fourth Avenue Protected Police Staging Area : Officers relax in the Fourth Avenue bike lane yesterday, which has become the department’s parking lot during nearly two weeks of protests....
Streetsblog
Dec 15
NYC: Stringer’s Citi Bike Report Is Woefully Behind the Times : Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office took so long to produce an audit of Citi Bike maintenance that major issues flagged in the report no longer appear to be affecting the system. Citi Bike had a maint...
Streetsblog
Dec 15
Spritz : The German verb spritzen apparently means "to squirt" in English....
Strong Towns
Dec 15
Seven ways Belo Horizonte, Brazil inspires sustainable cities : From developing bus rapid transit to improving public spaces, Belo Horizonte, Brazil is working to become a sustainable city....
The City Fix
Dec 15
NYC: This Week: The Dangers of 57th Street : With the holidays approaching, the calendar items are stacked toward the early part of the week....
Streetsblog
Dec 15
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (December 1 – 15) : William B. Callaway / SWA Group William B....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
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