Oct 16
Why Strong Towns is important : The Minneapolis Star Tribune just ran a great piece on Strong Towns’ President Chuck Marohn in which it gives the obligatory ‘creation myth’ of the Strong Towns movement through Chuck’s personal story...
Strong Towns
Oct 16
Balancing Priority for Pedestrians and Parking in Rue Sainte-Catherine West, Montreal : Priority to pedestrians, but also more parking – this is the paradox that emerges from the first phase of consultations conducted by the City regarding the restructuring of Rue Sainte...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 16
Activists Fight to Preserve Historic São Félix Railway Station in Bahia, Brazil : Considered to be the main cultural and historical heritage building in the Reconcavo of Bahia, the São Félix, a former railway station, is now in an advanced state of deterioration and has bee...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 16
NYC: Eyes on the Street: West End Avenue Gets Its Road Diet : West End Avenue at 85th Street....
Streetsblog
Oct 16
Ebola versus Cars : I think this chart speaks for itself. Original Sightline Institute chart, available under our free use policy. I think it’s fair to say that we’re in the midst of a full-blow media frenzy over the (ad...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Kids in Low-Income Neighborhoods Most at Risk of Traffic Injuries (Gotham Gazette) After Neighbors Worry About Parking and Cars, Medgar Evers Scraps Plaza Plan (Bklyn Brief) 2nd Avenue Sagas and Gotha...
Streetsblog
Oct 16
Mission: 400 Members + Delaware : Today, October 16, is the one year anniversary of the Strong Towns Membership program....
Strong Towns
Oct 16
Autonomous Vehicle Presentation : The Antiplanner’s presentation on autonomous vehicles, mass transit, and long-range transportation planning is now available for download. It’s about 20 MB....
The Antiplanner
Oct 15
Cap and Trade—In 3 Pictures : We all rely on mental shortcuts to make sense of new information....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 15
NYC: 155th Street Ped Safety Fixes Clear Three Uptown Community Board Votes : The Manhattan side of the 155th Street Bridge is a complex intersection where pedestrians are too often forgotten within a swirl of turning vehicles and impatient drivers....
Streetsblog
Oct 15
NYC: Speed Kills, But NYPD Won’t Open the Data : On the surface, the crashes that killed Jill Tarlov and Michael Williams last month could hardly have been more different. Michael Williams and Jill Tarlov. Williams, a 25-year-old rookie cop, was rid...
Streetsblog
Oct 15
Strong Citizens Challenge: Host a "pop-up" neighborhood happy hour : The first Strong Citizens Challenge, Walk to Get Your Groceries, has been going strong for the past couple weeks....
Strong Towns
Oct 15
NYC: City Gets the Word Out: 25 MPH Speed Limit Takes Effect November 7 : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg with NYPD transportation chief Thomas Chan, City Council transportation committee chair Ydanis Rodriguez, and Amy Cohen of Families For Safe Streets....
Streetsblog
Oct 15
Legacy : Getting my own medical care, I have encountered more than a few medical professionals who are practicing  here from abroad and who treated me very well.  I was glad they are here and I expect that the...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 15
Living Los Sures, Past and Present : Hipsters. Artisanal foods. Gentrification. These images seem forever linked to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, simplified notions of a place that are as ubiquitous as they are problematic....
Urban Omnibus
Oct 15
Using smartphones to improve Nairobi’s informal transport sector : Traffic congestion presents a number of urgent problems in Nairobi, but smartphones and other technologies have the potential to greatly improve transport services and provide a range of benefits for...
The City Fix
Oct 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : 86th Street SBS Could Be Running By the Middle of Next Year (NY1) The News Approves of Council’s Transit Benefit Bill, Urges de Blasio to Sign It QueensWay Plan Would Cost $120 Million to Construct (N...
Streetsblog
Oct 15
David Roberts Questions Naomi Klein’s Capitalism-Focused Climate Quest : Naomi Klein says climate campaigners should attack capitalism because it already is a popular target....
Dot Earth
Oct 15
Places and Non-Places : At the Strong Towns National Gathering I gave a rapid 8 minute presentation on walkability and the scale of the environment, and as part of my talk I briefly covered the concept of Places and Non-Plac...
Strong Towns
Oct 15
More Rail Fail : Two more rail transit lines are following in the tracks of so many others that have failed to live up to planners’ promises....
The Antiplanner
Oct 14
Modern Sukkah Design Competitions Reimagine Ancient Shelters : Curly willow, myrtle, and palm fronds in the “Tension Release” sukkah, Sukkot at the Ranch 2014 / Yoshi Silverstein “On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the harves...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 14
NYC: In a First, NYPD Precinct Officer Charges Driver Under New Right-of-Way Law : The Law Office of Vaccaro & White is representing the victim in what may be the first case of a precinct-level charge for violating NYC Administrative Code Section 19-190, also known as the Right-of-W...
Streetsblog
Oct 14
How Not To Measure Traffic Congestion—Hold the Hyperbole, Please! : The new INRIX congestion costing report is another good example of bad analysis. We just want accurate information; hold the hyperbole, please....
Planetizen Interchange
Oct 14
HousingWorks RI leverages affordability data for housing advocacy : by Nicole Lagace, HousingWorks RINHC invites its members, partners, and other recognized housing experts to write guest blog entries on important topics....
NHC Open House Blog
Oct 14
Opinion: Ridesharing could revolutionize urban transport in India : As companies such as Uber expand, ridesharing may become an important means of sustainable transport in India and in lower- and middle-income cities worldwide....
The City Fix
Oct 14
All the way down : Tyler Cowen cites Jean Tirole's Nobel-winning economics as exemplifying elaborations of principal-agent theory (and problems).  Who do you trust to carry out an agreement?...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 14
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (October 1–15) : Downspout leads to a rain garden at Mary Myer’s house / Rob Cardillo. The New York Times One Woman’s Pipe Dream The New York Times, 10/9/14 “Mary E....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 14
NYC: Motorist Fatally Strikes “Very Small” Pedestrian in Chinatown; No Charges : Canal Street, looking west toward Elizabeth Street, where a driver struck a senior this morning....
Streetsblog
Oct 14
NYC: Vision Zero and the Challenge of Culture Change at NYPD : This is the second post in a two-part piece about how Vision Zero will have to change attitudes toward streets and driving in order to succeed....
Streetsblog
Oct 14
OmniBeers | October 22nd : The Urban Omnibus team always relishes an opportunity to get out from behind our screens and meet our readers in person. And, frankly, it’s been too long since we’ve done so in an organized way....
Urban Omnibus
Oct 14
A Comparative Approach to Transportation in Paris, Lyon and Marseille, France : In Paris, Lyon and Marseille, the development of mass transit is a central element of the metropolitan project. However, the stakes and steps taken are very different from one city to the other....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 14
Florianópolis, Brazil Signs Agreement to Improve Urban Mobility : The Municipality of Florianópolis and EMBARQ Brazil signed an agreement of technical, financial, economic, social and environmental cooperation on the afternoon of Thursday, September 25th....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : QueensWay Plan to Be Released Today as Rail Advocates Prep Rival Study (NYT, Capital, DNA) Driver Kills Woman Crossing Canal Street in Chinatown; “I Didn’t See Her” (News, AP) Driver Critically Injure...
Streetsblog
Oct 14
Nature Talks Back, and Sounds a Lot like Edward Norton : Edward Norton, Julia Roberts and other actors give voice to soils, seas and other natural assets....
Dot Earth
Oct 14
On walking to the grocery store... : Our first Strong Citizens Challenge, to Walk to Get Your Groceries, has been running for a few weeks now. If you haven't tried it yet, we hope you'll take a look....
Strong Towns
Oct 14
Living in a Fantasy World : Here’s more evidence that rail transit advocates–in this case, streetcar supporters–are totally delusional: proponents of a 7.4-mile Columbia Pike streetcar in Arlington, Virginia, estimate that the s...
The Antiplanner
Oct 13
NYC: NYPD: Failure to Yield Caused Crash That Left Cyclist Brain Dead; No Charges : The bus driver was making a turn, in red, when he struck cyclist Anna Maria Moström, whose path is shown in white....
Streetsblog
Oct 13
New developments: Climate services for health : I recently received a joint email from the World Meteorological and Health organisations (WMO & WHO) which I like to bring to the attention of our readers....
RealClimate
Oct 13
NYC: Vision Zero and the Challenge of Culture Change : New measures supported by victims’ families and enacted by Mayor de Blasio aim to change cultural attitudes that accept traffic violence as an unavoidable fact of modern life....
Streetsblog
Oct 13
NYC: This Week: Verrazano Bike Path, Safer 155th Street : This week, speak up for complete streets in Chelsea, safety fixes at a major intersection in Washington Heights, and a bike-pedestrian path on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. And don’t forget, The Stree...
Streetsblog
Oct 13
Reinventing cities for better quality of life: Live from Mexico City : This week, TheCityFix is live from Mexico City for the tenth International Congress on Sustainable Transport (“X Congreso”)....
The City Fix
Oct 13
Line Ramstad’s Democracy Through Design : “Do no harm.” These are the words echoed again and again by Line Ramstad, the Norwegian-born designer who since 2009 has lived and worked in a refugee camp in a disputed zone near the border of Thaila...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 13
Traveling to Tulsa : After 24 hours back in Brainerd, I'm now headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to speak at the Tulsa Sidewalk Summit. A very exciting conversation emerging there....
Strong Towns
Oct 13
Can We Depend on the Money? : Is carbon revenue too flighty for Washington to depend on it to solve some of its budget woes—including the State Supreme Court’s McCleary mandate to fully fund education?...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 13
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cuomo Should Slash MTA Construction Costs, Not the MTA’s Project List (YIMBY, Post) Metro-North Rail-Traffic Control Team Was Overworked During Spate of Crashes (News, Post) NYT: Eliminating Traffic D...
Streetsblog
Oct 13
Irrelevance Across America : Something calling itself the “Accessibility Observatory” at the University of Minnesota has mapped transit accessibility for most of the nation’s 50 largest urban areas (Jacksonville, Memphis, Oklahom...
The Antiplanner
Oct 13
White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases Priority Agenda on Climate Change : CEQ has released a long awaited report setting a priority agenda to deal with resiliency and climate change....
Law of the Land
Oct 12
Fed. Dist. Court in VT Allows Private Nuisance Claim Over Wind Project to Proceed Finding no Collateral Estoppel : Plaintiff alleges that the Sheffield Wind Project that the Defendants owned and operated created an unreasonable noise impact, that the noise prevented the Plaintiff from gardening, eating outside, wa...
Law of the Land
Oct 12
Fed. Dist. Court in NC Dismisses Takings Claim on Ripeness Grounds : CarSpa Automotive, LLC, Marjorie Putnam, and Carl Deny (collectively, “plaintiffs”) filed a complaint against the City of Raleigh, North Carolina (“City”), claiming that the City had taken their prope...
Law of the Land
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