04:17 PM
NYC: NYPD: No Reason to Investigate Greenway Crash That Hospitalized Cyclist : A witness to the aftermath of a Hudson River Greenway crash that sent a cyclist to the hospital says NYPD officers, including personnel from the Collision Investigation Squad, said they did not intend...
Streetsblog
03:01 PM
NYC: Don’t Hate the Parking App Profiteers, Hate the Free Parking Game : Haystack, the latest app allowing drivers to sell access to a parking space, blazed across the Internet this month after Boston Mayor Martin Walsh threatened to ban it....
Streetsblog
02:19 PM
Housing Partnership Network wins $38 million in New Markets Tax Credits : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceLast month NHC member Housing Partnership Network (HPN), in partnership with Affirmative Investme...
NHC Open House Blog
02:02 PM
Agenda for the National Gathering : This will give everyone a sense of just how important this is going to be for shaping the Strong Towns movement....
Strong Towns
01:33 PM
A Transit Agency for the Future : Ask David Bragdon how he first became interested in transportation, and he’ll reply that he “always loved big things that move,” starting with the buses going down 2nd Avenue when he...
Urban Omnibus
12:00 PM
Civic Center Crosswalk in Fremont, CA : Tactical Urbanism Creating Opportunities from Challenges to better move and connect people and businesses so that communities can THRIVE! Level of service was a solution of the Feder...
Strong Towns
11:36 AM
Impact of Tourism in the Italian Art Cities: Venice, Florence, & Rome : Il Bel Paese, the Beautiful Country, is distinctly used to describe Italy. It is indeed a gifted country, with a notable natural environment, a mild climate and a prominent cultural heritage....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
11:17 AM
NYC: AARP: Older NYC Pedestrians Concerned About Drivers Failing to Yield : Four out of 10 New York City voters age 50 and older consider motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians a serious problem, and one in four say traffic signals don’t allow enough time to cross the str...
Streetsblog
11:09 AM
Students Envision a Future Transportation Corridor for Strasbourg, Alsace, France : Envision a new urban corridor between Strasbourg’s local airport and the European Parliament Building, also featuring a “European-Express.” That is just one of the ideas dreamt up by prize-win...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
11:09 AM
Ottawa is Suburban: Why Attempt to Become a Half-hearted, Phony Downtown? : Canada is a suburban nation, and its suburbs continue to grow....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
10:13 AM
New data from 2050 Global Calculator indicates sustainable transport critical to combating climate change : The newly released 2050 Global Calculator illustrates the potentially disastrous impacts of failing to act on climate change, and highlights sustainable transport as pivotal to containing global tempe...
The City Fix
09:32 AM
Come Build Strong Towns at the National Gathering : Fall is quickly approaching, and with it comes the first ever Strong Towns National Gathering....
Strong Towns
08:34 AM
There Is Such a Thing as Too Much Rebecca Solnit : Hope in the Dark (cover) by Rebecca SolnitEditor’s Note: Alan started this as an entry for Weekend Reading, but it got a little long....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
08:34 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Ray LaHood Won’t Reveal Many Details About Reinvention Commission’s Work (CapNY) Equinox CEO Confirms REQX Ventures in “Advanced Negotiations” to Buy Alta (WNYC) Lanza and Malliotakis at It Again, Pus...
Streetsblog
03:05 AM
No Streetcar for San Antonio : After being in office just one week, San Antonio’s new mayor, Ivy Taylor, proposed Monday that the city withdraw the $32 million it had promised to build a new $280 million, 5.9-mile streetcar line....
The Antiplanner
Jul 29
History lesson : You can never know enough history. I have lived most of my life in Los Angeles and most of my professional life has been at USC. But I still know too little about each....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 29
NYC: Reinvent This: Cuomo Cuts Future Investment to Pay for MTA Labor Deals : When Governor Cuomo smiled for the cameras to announce labor deals with the Transport Workers Union and Long Island Rail Road unions, he promised they wouldn’t push already-planned fare hikes any high...
Streetsblog
Jul 29
Proposed Oil Train Rules: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly : Oil trains in the railyards, Everett, WA (5). by Paul K....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 29
NYC: No Charges for Motorist Who Killed Senior Margherita Nanfro in Bath Beach : Would daylighting the intersection of Rutherford Place and Bay 16th Street have prevented the crash that killed Margherita Nanfro?...
Streetsblog
Jul 29
Ask Strong Towns, Question #9 : I live in a large Midwest city where the downtown is dominated by one-way arterials (usually 3-4 lane)....
Strong Towns
Jul 29
NYC: Unlike Toll Reform, a Sales Tax Really Is a Regressive Way to Fund Transit : Among New York state residents under 65, poorer households currently pay a far greater share of their income in sales and excise taxes than more affluent households....
Streetsblog
Jul 29
São Paulo, Brazil Mobilizes to Preserve Cultural Spaces : After a great deal of political mobilization, the Fine Arts Cinema reopened its doors to the public on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the traditional corner of Rua da Consolação and Avenida Paulis...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 29
What Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty plan means for housing : by Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) proposed a policy agenda to reduce poverty and increase opportunity....
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 29
Upzoning can create opportunities for affordable housing : by Robert Hickey, National Housing ConferenceSurging demand for urban living is providing cities and older suburbs with a new way to engage private developers in creating mixed-income co...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 29
Are You Planning to Have Kids? (Part 2) : IMG 0062 by picturecrazyboy used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0In my last post about Vancouver BC, I outlined the family-friendly policies that have helped make its downtown a magnet for families with children...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 29
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA Pays for Labor Agreements With Cuts to Capital Plan (WSJ, NY1, News, Bloomberg, Post) Things Will Get Worse at Port Authority Bus Terminal Before They Get Better (CapNY, AMNY) Flushing Commons Dev...
Streetsblog
Jul 29
Nominate your city for the 2015 Sustainable Transport Award! : Nominations are now open for the 2015 Sustainable Transport Award, which will highlight one city’s leadership in sustainable urban mobility....
The City Fix
Jul 29
The Taco John's of Buffalo : As you can see, the older buildings have a value 212% higher per square foot than the new Walgreens....
Strong Towns
Jul 29
Obsolete Rail Line Opens in Virginia : To great fanfare, the DC Silver Line opened from Tysons Center to East Falls Church, Virginia....
The Antiplanner
Jul 28
PA Supreme Court Reiterates that Applicant for Variance Need Not Show for Purposes of Establishing a Hardship that Property is Valueless Nor That it Cannot Be Used for Any Other Purpose : The Archdiocese of Philadelphia (Archdiocese) filed for a zoning permit with the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections to allow them to convert an elementary school into 63-unit one-bedr...
Law of the Land
Jul 28
U.S. Supreme Court to Review Ninth Circuit Sign Case : Editor’s Note: Thanks to Edward J. Sullivan of Garvey, Shubert and Barer in Portland, OR for this summary Reed v. Gilbert, 707 F.3d 1057 (9th Cir., 2013), Cert....
Law of the Land
Jul 28
Houston = urban personification of the Texas spirit, happy #1 boomtown, 18 best city in America reasons, and more : Continuing with clearing the small items backlog, and I'm traveling over the next week, so this post will cover two weeks: Just loved this column in Texas Monthly for the way it reminded me that Hous...
Houston Strategies
Jul 28
Video: The Northwest’s “Bomb Trains” : I’m excited to share this just-released Vice News video piece about the threats of oil trains in the Pacific Northwest: “The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail: Bomb Trains.” Spencer Chumbley and Ni...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 28
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Carving Up Morningside Avenue for a Road Diet : Morningside Avenue Road Diet 1st cut!...
Streetsblog
Jul 28
NYC: This Week: Vision Zero Online Deadline, First Summer Streets : The middle of the week has the important street safety events, with an important deadline to submit ideas to the Vision Zero map coming up on Thursday....
Streetsblog
Jul 28
NYC: Got a Parking Problem? David Greenfield’s Purported Solution Won’t Fix It : Six months ago, when Council Member David Greenfield got the chair of the land use committee, it looked like a bad sign for parking reform in New York City....
Streetsblog
Jul 28
U.S. Coal Exports Eroding Domestic Greenhouse Gains : Continuing rise in U.S. exports of coal work against domestic reductions in CO2 emissions....
Dot Earth
Jul 28
Milan’s Zaha Hadid “City Life” Project Lacks Cultural Authenticity & Inclusiveness : Even if architects and urban planners occasionally get wrapped up in their own ideas, the city is and has to be built for its citizens....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 28
How A Group of Journalists Are Promoting the Suburbs of Paris, Île-de-France : They adopted a slogan that sounds like a magical remedy and they promise to send people exclusive information by email....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 28
There’s Plenty of Room at Hotel California : Pretend you’re the governor of Oregon or Washington, or the head of a key committee in the state legislature in Salem or Olympia....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 28
Poll: Are Voters Warming to a Carbon Tax? : istockThe pollsters themselves seemed surprised by new findings that majorities of Americans would support a carbon tax....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 28
In photos: Cable car system takes transport to new heights in Bolivia : Residents of the La Paz/El Alto Metropolitan area now have a new option for navigating the region’s mountainous geography....
The City Fix
Jul 28
A New Vision for Pennsylvania Avenue : Pennsylvania Avenue today / National Capital Planning Commission Pennsylvania Avenue has one of the nation’s most famous addresses – The White House, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 28
On liability : The next time someone mindlessly shouts “liability” as a way to defend the status quo, don’t argue. Call their bluff....
Strong Towns
Jul 28
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Potential Citi Bike Expansion Timeline: Double the Size by 2017 (NYT) Will Riders Pay for the $12 Billion Shortfall in the MTA Capital Program?...
Streetsblog
Jul 28
Questions about the northeast water supply plan : Over at streets.mn, I ask some questions about the Met Council’s new northeast metro water supply plan.  Here is a big one: Where is the conservation alternative?...
Net Density
Jul 28
Because Exclusive Bus Lanes Aren’t Expensive Enough : Los Angeles transit officials are eagerly contemplating the opportunity to spend money converting the Orange bus-rapid transit line into a light-rail line....
The Antiplanner
Jul 26
NATO's Underground Roman Super-Quarry : [Image: An entrance to the quarry in Kanne; photo by Nick Catford via Subterranean Britannica]....
Bldgblog
Jul 26
NATO's Underground Roman Super-Quarry : [Image: An entrance to the quarry in Kanne; photo by Nick Catford via Subterranean Britannica]....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 26
Landmarks of the Chinese Cryosphere : Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography (and also my wife) spent a large part of this past winter exploring the world of artificial refrigeration in China for The New York Times....
Bldgblog
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