06:17 PM
New York City Shifts Away from the Car : Queens Plaza / Margie Ruddick Design responses to New York City’s tangled infrastructure, both instant and painstaking, were the subject of a conversation between “design patron” Janette Sadik-Kahn an...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
06:16 PM
Running A Successful Vendor’s Booth : Whether you are a part-time crafter looking to make some extra spending money or a full-time vendor needing to increase sales and gain exposure for your product or brand, a vendor’s booth at local (or...
The Wireless Forge
03:47 PM
Vote for Us: Help ASLA Win the Webby : Vote for Us: ASLA’s web site, Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes, has been nominated for a Webby, the most prestigious award for all things online....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
03:02 PM
NYC: Local BID and CB 2 Ask DOT for More Safety Upgrades on Atlantic Avenue : If DOT follows through on local requests, Atlantic Avenue, here at Hoyt Street, could get some pedestrian safety upgrades....
Streetsblog
02:10 PM
50 Years Later, A (Three Hour) Opening for the New York State Pavilion : The New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens | Photo via tomspixels Flushing Meadows Corona Park has its fair share of eye-catching structures, ranging from the looming Terrace...
Urban Omnibus
01:49 PM
NYC: Eyes on the Street: An Early Look at the Lafayette Protected Bike Lane : Crews have been making good progress on the Lafayette Street redesign [PDF], the first protected bike lane project installed by the de Blasio administration....
Streetsblog
01:48 PM
Md. firm buys Serenity River, in S. Knox : Similar story, different coast. A Maryland company has purchased a troubled South Knox County subdivision for $725,000, with plans to jump-start the project and begin selling lots immediately. Bethe...
Property Scope
11:31 AM
How Can Cities Improve Their Resilience? : Thames barrier, London / The Greenwich Phantom “Urban resilience can be defined as the capacity of the system of cities to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what acute shocks occur,” said Judith Rodi...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
11:13 AM
Friday News Digest : Next week I’m headed to Memphis along with Mike Lydon, Joe Minicozzi, Gracen Johnson and Jim Kumon to lead our first ever Strong Towns Boot Camp....
Strong Towns
10:47 AM
NYC: MTA-TWU Agreement: What’s the Plan Now, Governor? : The MTA’s financial situation became much murkier yesterday as Governor Cuomo announced that retroactive raises will be part of a labor agreement between the transit authority and the Transport Worker...
Streetsblog
10:33 AM
Friday Fun: Calling all innovators to the Powerful Answers Award : Entrepreneurs passionate about using technology to solve difficult transport problems have the opportunity to turn their ideas into reality....
The City Fix
09:35 AM
Weekend Reading 4/18/14 : Alan A better way to measure inequality: focus on the 1 percenters. “It’s time to step up to the plate,” are the final words of this promising trailer for a documentary on people taking action against...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
08:43 AM
Ten Years After the Athens Olympics: A Review : Long story short, Athens 2004 Olympic venues are for sale....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
08:16 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA, TWU Reach Deal: Retroactive Raises, Better Health Plans, No Work Rule Changes (News, CapNY) Cuomo Promises No Impact to MTA Budget or Fares, But Many Questions Remain (Post, 2nd Ave Sagas) Centra...
Streetsblog
08:16 AM
Street Children and Social Exclusion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil : On the night of July 23, 1993, eight children were massacred on the steps of the Candelária Church in downtown Rio de Janeiro....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
07:51 AM
Friday briefing : A partner in Latitude 35 owns a filly that will race in the Kentucky Oaks next month. KNS Chattanooga Visitors Center shrinks again. Times Free Press $60M apartment project planned for Franklin....
Property Scope
05:01 AM
Arkansas : When we do a Curbside Chat, a workshop or some other type of event in a community, the reaction that I get is fairly consistent....
Strong Towns
03:16 AM
Challenging the Poverty Plan : In late February, the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council issued its draft Thrive 2040 plan for public review....
The Antiplanner
Apr 17
Modern brokering : Why do people pay big bucks for a "seat" on the NY Stock Exchange?...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 17
NYC: Grand Concourse Will Be the Next Arterial With 25 MPH Limit : NYPD Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan, Council Member Vanessa Gibson, Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Assembly Member Mark Gjonaj unveil the city’s second “arterial slow zone” thi...
Streetsblog
Apr 17
NYC: Mixed Signals From Bratton’s NYPD Jaywalking Directive : Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s memo ordering precincts to focus on dangerous jaywalking offenses looks like a positive sign, but it still directs officers to write out citations in a way that ensu...
Streetsblog
Apr 17
NYC: Suburbs Are Out, Cities Are In — Now What? : American public policy massively subsidizes a way of life that appeals to a shrinking number of Americans....
Streetsblog
Apr 17
Another way to see the US: Map of where nobody lives : There are more than 300 million people living in the United States today, but America is such a huge country that we still have staggeringly vast areas that are completely devoid of humans....
DenverUrbanism
Apr 17
Washington Board Upholds Stormwater Rules : Seattle rain garden during a downpour....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 17
Medellin’s Metamorphosis : Medellin Metro station / Jared Green “The turning point in our city’s history was the killing of Pablo Escobar,” said Alexander Velez, our guide during a tour of Medellin, organized by UN-Habitat duri...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 17
The Lean Startup : There are so many principles in the Lean Startup that can and should be embraced by today's local governments. I'm really inspired by Eric Ries....
Strong Towns
Apr 17
The Devastating Impacts of Concentrated Poverty – And What Can Be Done to Reverse the Trend : by Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., National Housing Conference and Center for Housing PolicyRecently published research on concentrated poverty by urban policy professor Paul Jargowsky shows that the n...
NHC Open House Blog
Apr 17
The bike-share report: Connectivity and bike lanes key to successful bike-sharing : Safe, connected bike lanes in New York City fosters use of the city’s bike-share systems....
The City Fix
Apr 17
BIDs Reshaping D.C.’s Future One Neighborhood at a Time : Since the mid 90’s, Washington, D.C. has been allowing commercially concentrated areas to band together to form Business Improvement Districts (B.I.Ds) throughout the city....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA and TWU Reportedly Close to Contract Deal (NYT) NYC Burbs Contend With Shift to City Living (NYT) Vishaan Chakrabarti: Subsidies for Suburbia Are Holding America Back (NYT) Tish James Says de Blas...
Streetsblog
Apr 17
A Listed Building Becomes Cartoon Museum in Thessaloniki, Greece : The listed building on Anagenniseos Street, in Thessaloniki, will soon find its old glory, thanks to the Municipality’s decision to reuse it as a Cartoon and Animation Museum. The bui...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 17
Bike Lanes, Maybe, But Let’s 'Lose Yourself to Dance' : Placeholder...
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 17
Thursday briefing : Developer Paul Murphy plans condos on Christenberry site, but looks to restore 107-year-old home. KNS Streetscapes project focuses on revitalizing Magnolia Avenue....
Property Scope
Apr 17
Podcast Show 171: Kristin Green of Verdunity : We are really proud to be associated with some amazing people who are working hard to advance the principles of Strong Towns in their chosen profession....
Strong Towns
Apr 17
Using What You’ve Got: Recycled Building Materials of Wengen, Switzerland : In a ski town like Wengen, Switzerland, where there are enough skis to build everyone a seat, you don’t see much sports equipment being recycled and repurposed for furniture and building features....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 17
Mitigation of Climate Change – Part 3 of the new IPCC report :       Guest post by Brigitte Knopf             Global emissions continue to rise further and this is in the first place due to economic growth and to a lesser extent to population...
RealClimate
Apr 17
Is Transit Only Transit If It’s Expensive? : Wired magazine freaks out because the Tennessee senate supposedly passed a “mind-boggling ban on bus-rapid transit.” AutoblogGreen blames the legislation on the left’s favorite whipping boys, the Koch...
The Antiplanner
Apr 16
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
Apr 16
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
Apr 16
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
Apr 16
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
Apr 16
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
Apr 16
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
Apr 16
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
Apr 16
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
Apr 16
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
Apr 16
Wednesday briefing : City Council OKs tax incentives for Farragut Hotel restoration project. KNS Walmart Neighborhood Market bound for Fort Oglethorpe....
Property Scope
Apr 16
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
Apr 16
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
Apr 16
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
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