Dec 10
Fed. Dist. Court in CT Dismisses Takings Claim as Unripe for Failure to Exhaust State Remedies : Marguerite Komondy, now deceased, commenced this action against the Town of Chester and its zoning officials to redress their alleged infringement of her federal and state constitutional rights with r...
Law of the Land
Dec 10
Missouri Appeals Court Holds that Board’s Decision Denying Permit to Upgrade Backlit Billboard Was not Supported by Competent and Substantial Evidence : Branson’s Board of Adjustment denied Respondent Cushman’s request to upgrade a backlit billboard to a digital sign face....
Law of the Land
Dec 10
VT Supreme Court Upholds COs Detached Decks but Reverses Board’s Granting of Conditional Use Permit for the Enclosing of a Deck on Lake Champlain : Neighbors Supeno and Ernst appealed the decision of the Superior Court, Environmental Division upholding the Town of Addison Development Review Board’s (DRB) grant of certificates of occupancy for two...
Law of the Land
Dec 10
Ten years of Realclimate: By the numbers : Start date: 10 December 2004 Number of posts: 914 Number of comments: ~172,000 Number of comments with inline responses: 14,277 Minimum number of total unique page visits, and unique views, respective...
RealClimate
Dec 10
Event: Carbon Pricing Options for Oregon : Pilsen and Pollution by Senor Codo used under CC BY-SA 2.0 (Used with Creative Commons) Carbon Tax vs. Cap and Trade? Can Oregon make polluters pay and grow jobs....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 10
Omnibus appropriations details for housing : by Rebekah King, National Housing Conference On Dec....
NHC Open House Blog
Dec 10
Ten Years of RealClimate : In the spring of 2004, when we (individually) first started talking to people about starting a blog on climate science, almost everyone thought it was a great idea, but very few thought it was somethi...
RealClimate
Dec 10
Ten years of RealClimate: Thanks : As well as the current core team – David Archer, Eric Steig, Gavin Schmidt, Mike Mann, Rasmus Benestad, Ray Bradley, Ray Pierrehumbert, Stefan Rahmstorf – this blog has had input from many others ove...
RealClimate
Dec 10
NYC: DOT Lincoln Square Plan Leaves Cyclists Knotted in Dangerous Bowtie Traffic : A DOT safety plan for streets near the Lincoln Square bowtie focuses mostly on pedestrians while leaving cyclists to mix it up with cars and trucks for five blocks near the complex crossing....
Streetsblog
Dec 10
#blackfridayparking follow up : Huge props to Mark Sowers who sent me his research and analysis of #blackfridayparking. He nailed it....
Strong Towns
Dec 10
New Studies Close in on Methane Leaks and Bolster Calls for Strong E.P.A. Rules : A new study finds specific, addressable sources of much of the methane leakage associated with gas drilling....
Dot Earth
Dec 10
NYC: New MTA Victim-Blaming Campaign Is the Opposite of Vision Zero : The MTA has released an amazingly tone-deaf series of public service announcements blaming pedestrians and cyclists for being run over by bus drivers. “The new PSAs, which will air on local broadcast...
Streetsblog
Dec 10
Questions for Podcast #200 : Amazingly, the Strong Towns Podcast is fast approaching its 200th episode, a milestone worth stopping to acknowledge.We're asking you to help us with Show #200 by submitting your questions for Chuck t...
Strong Towns
Dec 10
Visible, Legible, Navigable: Graphic Design Meets Disaster Relief : Red Hook HUB installed at the Red Hook Branch Library What happens when graphic designers engage in creative placemaking, the intentional use of arts to shape the physical, social, and economic future...
Urban Omnibus
Dec 10
The Anatomy of Emergency : Of all the roles of government, emergency response may be the least controversial. When disaster hits, we expect our fire, police, and other public services to provide immediate relief....
Urban Omnibus
Dec 10
The New Oregon Carbon Tax Report is Out : We are already paying a high price for fossil fuels: strange and severe weather, asthma and cancer cases, a Northwest economy weakened by huge bills for importing coal, oil, and gas, and the political...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 10
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Nassau Pol Predicts Unanimous Vote to Ditch Speed Cameras; Lawbreakers Want Refunds (CBS) Joan Hale, 71, Killed by Unlicensed Driver in East Flatbush; NYPD Blames Victim (NY1) Infrastructure Construct...
Streetsblog
Dec 10
Three promising pathways to finance sustainable cities : Leaders at COP20 can explore a range of sources for financing low-carbon urban development including multilateral investment banks, private investors, and innovative initatives like the Nationally App...
The City Fix
Dec 10
Best of Blog: Living in Communion : I'm more than a little embarrassed at how many of our readers have started to add the label "Catholic" or "Christian" to my writing....
Strong Towns
Dec 10
High-Speed Rail from Dallas to Ft. Worth? : In the hierarchy of dumb projects, building a high-speed rail line to connect two cities that are just 32 miles a part would rank very high....
The Antiplanner
Dec 9
NYC: Long Island Pols Backtrack on Speed Cams, Play Politics With People’s Lives : With a presumed re-election bid coming in 2015, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has determined his political career is more important than people’s safety. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellon...
Streetsblog
Dec 9
The Facts about Kinder Morgan : Energy giant Kinder Morgan has big ambitions....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 9
NYC: DMV Primer: Why Safety Hearings Should Be Held For Non-Fatal Crashes Too : This is part of a series of posts on the workings of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, its role in deterring or facilitating traffic violence, and agency reforms that could make str...
Streetsblog
Dec 9
On the Mixing of Incompatible Uses and Incumbency : I noticed an interestingly ironic thing today.The usual argument for the necessity of use-based zoning is that it protects homeowners in residential area from uses that would potentially create negati...
Market Urbanism
Dec 9
Project-Based VASH: Powering the Push to End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans : by Debbie Burkart, National VP of Supportive Housing, National Equity Fund; and Director, LISC’s Bring Them HOMES initiative* NHC invites guest blog posters to write on important housing top...
NHC Open House Blog
Dec 9
Folding Bikes Allowed on Trams & Buses for the First Time in Caen, France : Up until now, bikes have not been allowed on public transportation in the Caen agglomeration in Caen, France. They have recently started to find their place, but only folding bike...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 9
Five new resources for more sustainable Brazilian cities : Five new publications from EMBARQ Brasil will help foster people-oriented cities with high quality public transport systems....
The City Fix
Dec 9
NYC: Tonight: Support Pedestrian Safety Fixes for Lincoln Square Bowtie : Lincoln Square, where Broadway crosses Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side, is a dangerous intersection for walking, but the local BID has a history of opposing safety improvements....
Streetsblog
Dec 9
Landscape Architects Announce Call for Presentations for 2015 Meeting in Chicago : ASLA 2008 Professional General Design Award of Excellence....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 9
Best of Blog: Some perspective on the gas tax : Anyone who has been here a while knows that I'm not a fan of organizations like the American Society of Civil Engineers or activist groups like Move MN, our version of a transportation coalition here...
Strong Towns
Dec 9
Fracking: Can Getting Involved Do Any Good? : Fracking equipment in Pennsylvania / University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Center for Healthy Environments and Communities via Why Files High Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturi...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Long Island Safety Cams Are Catching Speeders, So Suffolk’s Executive Shuts Down Program (Newsday) Klein’s “New Deal” Plan: Spend Bank Settlement Windfall on MTA, Tappan Zee (TU, Capital) Kallos Bill...
Streetsblog
Dec 9
Portland Housing: Density at Any Cost? : Portland’s regional planning agency, Metro, recently released its 2014 Urban Growth Report, which projects that the region will gain 300,000 to 500,000 new residents between 2010 and 2035....
The Antiplanner
Dec 8
NYC: Cy Vance Files Homicide Charge in Lower East Side Pedestrian Death : Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance filed a homicide charge against a driver accused of killing a pedestrian on the Lower East Side in November. On the evening of November 24, the driver of a BMW sed...
Streetsblog
Dec 8
Chinese Coal Imports Falling Fast : Chinese customs statistics show that the nation’s coal imports fell 26 percent year-over-year in November....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 8
Popular in 2014: Increasing Transient Occupancy Taxes : Fourteen California municipalities attempted to increase their Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOTs) through ballot measures this November....
Planetizen Interchange
Dec 8
NYC: This Week: Lincoln Square, Pulaski Bridge, Gowanus Greenway : Things get going tomorrow with a community board meeting about proposed safety improvements for the Lincoln Square bowtie, followed by updates on the Pulaski Bridge bike path on Wednesday and an on-st...
Streetsblog
Dec 8
Light touch? : The Economist of Dec 6 features "A planet of suburbs". They editorialize about "A suburban world." Yes, the world is becoming suburban....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Dec 8
NYC: Teen Driver Kills Senior on Street With No Sidewalks, NYPD Blames Victim : Ignascio Andal, whose path is indicated in white, was killed by a driver on a street with no sidewalks in Jamaica Estates....
Streetsblog
Dec 8
Connecticut Since the Abolition of County Government in 1959 : Most of New England is made up of counties that predate the Declaration of Independence....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 8
Trial and Error of CSAs and Farm Co-Ops is About to Pay Off in Baltimore City : The United States has lost over four million farms since 1930, which was around the time the economics and sustainability of farming was changed by factory farming and other challenges....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 8
Warming Trend and Variations on a Greenhouse-Heated Planet : A fresh review of research and graphics showing the difference between the global warming trend and short-term variations in conditions....
Dot Earth
Dec 8
The Eco Village Concept: Climate Mitigation Might Require Experimentation : Robert Boyer of UNC-Charlotte discusses his new article on the hurdles surrounding building environmentally friendly Ecovillages. Follow Journal of Planning Education and Research @JPER7....
Planetizen Interchange
Dec 8
Best of Blog: Complex Cities : At the end of every year, we switch into December mode. That includes sharing our "best of" work from the current year....
Strong Towns
Dec 8
Hundreds of cities poised to replicate Rio’s approach to measuring and reducing emissions : Rio de Janeiro is using the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories (GPC) – the first internationally accepted standard for measuring city-level emissions – to inform...
The City Fix
Dec 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : If the MTA Raises Fares Just a Bit, Does Anybody Go to the Hearings?...
Streetsblog
Dec 8
Should I Present at a Conference? And If I Don't Present, Should I Attend? : One question I get asked a lot is if students should present at conference. In fact it is often more of a statement of intent rather than a question about whether it is useful....
Planetizen Interchange
Dec 8
Monday Member Digest - Hardest time of year to be homeless : Well it’s my turn for the Monday Member Blog Roll, welcome! A few week’s back you may have noticed at gap in this series, when I dropped the ball....
Strong Towns
Dec 8
The most popular deceptive climate graph : The “World Climate Widget” from Tony Watts’ blog is probably the most popular deceptive image among climate “skeptics”....
RealClimate
Dec 8
Death to the Purple Money Eater : Maryland’s Governor-Elect Larry Hogan has promised to cancel the Purple Line, another low-capacity rail boondoggle that would cost taxpayers at least $2.4 billion to build and much more to operate and...
The Antiplanner
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