10:17 AM
How to Combat Gentrification : Green Village Building in Chicago / Blacks in Green (BIG) Equitable urban revitalization means new development doesn’t displace existing communities....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
08:47 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : De Blasio Signs Bill Creating Fines Up to $10,000 for Hit-and-Run Drivers (News) Police Make Arrest in Union Square Hit-and-Run (AMNY); He Already Has a Record (Times Herald) Gawker: Is a Human Lost t...
Streetsblog
07:19 AM
An Expanding Menu for Locavores: Tilapia on Hudson : An innovative business brings new meaning to the idea of local food by raising tilapia, salmon and year-round greens in the Hudson Valley....
Dot Earth
05:25 AM
Announcement: Board of Directors : Starting a non-profit back in 2009 meant assembling a board of directors. The first Strong Towns board was myself, Jon Commers and a colleague of mine, Ben Oleson....
Strong Towns
02:19 AM
“Equity” Is a Word We Want to Use in this Press Release : Advancing its “regional transit equity” plan, the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council issued a press release last week announcing it has received a $3.26 million federal grant to build or “enhance” 140 b...
The Antiplanner
Sep 30
Times Square Postmodern : The title of the Skyscraper Museum’s current exhibit, Times Square 1984: The Postmodern Moment, appears to be a contradiction in terms....
Urban Omnibus
Sep 30
NYC: Traffic Lights Don’t Belong on a Park Loop : Cyclists, joggers, and walkers coexist on the loop in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark....
Streetsblog
Sep 30
Zoning Part Two: Exclusionary Zoning’s End : As we pointed out yesterday, inclusionary zoning (IZ) ordinances—rules that encourage private developers to provide some housing offered to lower-income tenants at below-market rates—were largely a re...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 30
Collapse : I received a review copy of Héctor Tobar's new book Deep Down Dark the other week and read the entire thing in one sitting....
Bldgblog
Sep 30
Collapse : I received a review copy of Héctor Tobar's new book Deep Down Dark the other week and read the entire thing in one sitting....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 30
NYC: Vance Brings Manslaughter Charge in Death of Pedestrian Charity Hicks : A motorist charged with manslaughter for the death of a Manhattan pedestrian is scheduled to appear in court later this week. Charity Hicks....
Streetsblog
Sep 30
Subsidiarity : The concept of subsidiarity can be a loaded one, but I thought this video was so good that I needed to share it....
Strong Towns
Sep 30
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Aftermath at 4th Ave and Degraw : After the driver fled the scene, a 78th Precinct officer inspects a car on Degraw Street....
Streetsblog
Sep 30
20,000 Secure Bike Parking Spaces in Ile-de-France, Paris, France by 2020 : More than just a pastime, the bicycle also serves as a mode of transportation. At the initiative of the Office of Transportation for the Ile-de-France (Stif), the Veligo measure propo...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 30
São Paulo, Brazil’s Most Expensive Addresses are Concentrated in 2.5 km : Within just 2.5 km, the ten most expensive addresses are concentrated in the country’s largest city. Although São Paulo is the sixth largest metropolis in the world and spreads out ac...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 30
Criminal Behavior in the Land Use Process : Below is a link to an article just published on how issues once discussed as ethics in land use are now the subject of criminal investigations across the country....
Law of the Land
Sep 30
CU Denver Students Celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2014 : by Jenny Niemann, CU Denver Master of Urban and Regional Planning student On Friday, September 19, the Planners Network – CU Denver Chapter turned a parking spot at 14th and Larimer into a te...
DenverUrbanism
Sep 30
With Compact of Mayors, cities lead on tackling climate change at U.N. Summit : Through the Compact of Mayors and parallel initiatives, cities are making ambitious commitments to curb emissions, adopting new greenhouse gas emissions measuring standards, and supporting the financi...
The City Fix
Sep 30
USDOT Prioritizes Safe Walking and Biking : This post was written by WalkDenver Board member Gideon Berger and was originally presented here: WalkDenver was excited to participate in the Pro Walk/ Pro Bike/ Pro Place conference in Pitt...
DenverUrbanism
Sep 30
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Dana Lerner: DAs and NYPD Must Enforce the Laws Against Deadly Driving (NYT) Since April, TLC Enforcement Against Dangerous Cabbies Has Skyrocketed (Post) Council Member Miller Wants More TLC Enforcem...
Streetsblog
Sep 30
Strong Citizens Challenge: Walk to the Grocery Store : At the national gathering we talked about the potential for undertaking personal “Strong Citizen” challenges as a way of growing our own ideas and spreading the movement.There were many differ...
Strong Towns
Sep 29
NYC: No Charges for Bus Driver Who Killed Pedestrian Jennifer White-Estick : Police filed no charges against the MTA bus driver who killed a pedestrian in Bedford-Stuyvesant two weeks ago....
Streetsblog
Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Student Awards : ASLA Student Analysis & Planning Award of Excellence. Meridian of Fertility....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 29
NYC: This Week: Flushing-Jamaica BRT, Bike Corral in LIC, CNU to NYC : Eastern Brooklyn and Queens rule the Streetsblog calendar this week....
Streetsblog
Sep 29
Bolivia’s Mi Teleférico to become world’s longest aerial cable car system : Bolivia is expanding the La Paz-El Alto cable car system that has already exceeded expectations for ridership and revenue....
The City Fix
Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Professional Awards : ASLA 2014 Professional General Design Award of Excellence. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 29
NYC: So Far, NYPD Isn’t Enforcing New Vision Zero Law as Intended : It was a welcome development when NYPD filed the first-ever charges under Section 19-190, a new law that makes it a misdemeanor for drivers to strike pedestrians and cyclists who have the right of way...
Streetsblog
Sep 29
SeaChange Down the Hudson : SeaChange on the East River On September 13th, I joined SeaChange: We All Live Downstream for the last leg of a two-week voyage down the Hudson River....
Urban Omnibus
Sep 29
Determining opportunities for efficiency with SAHF’s EZ Retrofit Tool : by Kenley Farmer, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF)NHC invites guest blog posters to write on important housing topics....
NHC Open House Blog
Sep 29
A Visual Typology: A Modern Face-Lift To San Francisco’s Victorian Homes : Take a walk with me. We are walking up a San Francisco street so steep you think it might be easier to crawl....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 29
Time for Nairobi, Kenya to Manage its Urban Freight or Face Transportation Woes : Population growth in cities comes with a increased demand for goods. These goods need to be transported to get to their consumers....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 29
Paris, France Aims for Bicycle Trips to Account for 15% of Transport by 2020 : More parking spaces for bikes, new bike paths on the main roadways, widespread 30km/h zones, and possibly wider bicycle paths or even banning automobile traffic surrounding markets; <...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 29
Learning From Kansas City : Kansas City is losing families to suburbia because of its allegedly subpar schools. How can families be lured back to city schools?....
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 29
Zoning: Inclusionary v. Exclusionary : At last count, Seattle ranked as the fastest growing major city in America....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 29
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Prendergast Doesn’t Rule Out Road Pricing to Fund Capital Program (Poughkeepsie Journal) The MTA Needs to Get Its Construction Costs Under Control (YIMBY) Can P3s Prevent Cost Overruns on MTA Capital...
Streetsblog
Sep 29
Reform Transportation Engineering: Expand Level of Service Ratings : Transportation engineers currently evaluate urban transport system performance using roadway level of service (LOS) ratings. Here are six good reasons to change....
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 29
Waiting for a solution : We are in uncharted waters with more questions than answers....
Strong Towns
Sep 29
Still on the Road : Tonight, the Antiplanner will be in Rochester, Minnesota to address a proposed high-speed train between Rochester and Minneapolis....
The Antiplanner
Sep 28
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Denial of Application For Conditional Use Permit To Construct Telecommunications Tower : NE Colorado Cellular, doing business as Viaero Wireless (“Viaero”), sought to construct a telecommunications tower in the City of North Platte, Nebraska (“the City”)....
Law of the Land
Sep 28
OH Appeals Court Upholds Denial of Permit for Beekeeping : Plaintiff-appellant, Shamockery L.L.C. (“Shamockery”), appealed from the trial court’s order affirming the denial of its request for a zoning certificate to use a parcel for beekeeping....
Law of the Land
Sep 28
CO Dist. Court Rules Five Year Moratorium on Fracking is Impliedly Preempted by State Law : At issue was whether a five year moratorium enacted in the City of Fort Collins, Co is preempted by the rules of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, a body created by the Oil and Gas Con...
Law of the Land
Sep 28
Second Circuit Court of Appeals Revives RLUIPA Lawsuit : Editors Note: This posting is reprinted with permission from the RLUIPA Defense Blog at: http://www.rluipa-defense.com On September 19, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Chabad Lubavitc...
Law of the Land
Sep 27
Bryant Park Part 2: a comparison to other entertainment venues on attracting tourists, user frictions and costs to create or significantly renovate : Posted by N. David Milder Introduction Part 1 of this article focused on showing how Bryant Park is a model informal downtown entertainment venue....
The Downtown Curmudgeon
Sep 27
To life : Probabilities and distributions are hard to grasp. We usually avoid the problem by settling on mean values and hope they are somehow representative....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Sep 27
Where Critics Fear to Tread : Design criticism bridges the gap between the process and product of design, and the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. But does it have to be all about architecture?...
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 26
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Safer Streets Come to Jackson Heights : New curb extensions are popping up on 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights....
Streetsblog
Sep 26
NYC: No Charges for Van Driver Who Killed Elderly Woman in Crosswalk : The day after a commercial van driver killed an elderly woman in a Manhattan crosswalk, no charges have been filed, though NYPD implied but failed to confirm that the victim had the right of way....
Streetsblog
Sep 26
Free climate science / modeling class beginning Sept. 29 : Global Warming: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change is a free online adaptation of a college-level class for non-science majors at the University of Chicago (textbook, video lectures)....
RealClimate
Sep 26
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Sep 26
NYC: An Open Invite for Diane Savino to See NYC Streets From a Bike Saddle : After State Senator Diane Savino’s remarks about yelling at bicyclists to “find a fucking bike lane” ricocheted around online NYC media yesterday, we’re hearing that some constituents and other New Yo...
Streetsblog
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