Sep 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA Bus Driver Kills Pedestrian on Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst (DNA, WPIX, WNBC) How Can NYC Shrink Its Cab Fleet?...
Streetsblog
Sep 11
Left-Wing Streetcar Skeptics Don’t Get It : More left-wing writers are expressing skepticism of the streetcars that have been infecting so many American cities. They aren’t anti-rail transit, they say, just anti-bad rail transit....
The Antiplanner
Sep 10
NYC: DOT Scores TIGER Grants for Vision Zero and Rockaways Transpo Study : City Hall and Senator Charles Schumer announced yesterday that NYC DOT had secured a $25 million federal grant for street safety and greenway projects in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island....
Streetsblog
Sep 10
Beaux Arts Ball 2014: CraftSeptember 20th : The dome of Weylin B. Seymour’s, formerly the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, under restoration | Photo courtesy of see....
Urban Omnibus
Sep 10
Climate Change in Plain Language : Sometimes those of us who are very deeply immersed in climate communications become so focused on crafting messages that effectively convey certain complex issues, ideas, and policy measures ...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 10
NYC: Winners and Losers From Tuesday’s Primary : The big headline after yesterday’s election was the bite Zephyr Teachout took from the left flank of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s primary win....
Streetsblog
Sep 10
What does the future of sustainable transport look like in Lagos? : Lagos struggles with congestion and insufficient mass transit, but a recent focus on sustainable transport can improve mobility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions....
The City Fix
Sep 10
NYC: PS 41 Parents and Staff Build Momentum for Protected Bike Lane on 7th Ave : What began as a push to extend a neighborhood slow zone has grown into a complete streets request for Seventh Avenue....
Streetsblog
Sep 10
Rabat, Morocco to Undergo “City of Lights” Transformation by 2017 : Long confined to the status of an administrative city, Morocco’s capital dreams of becoming an international city of culture and knowledge. In the minds of Casablanca’s residents, Rabat is a ci...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 10
Ottawa, Canada Youth Should be Involved in the Planning Process : It is important to have a youthful voice in city planning. I have repeatedly found myself to be the youngest person at planning open-houses and consultations I have attended in Ottawa....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 10
A Shared Life :  Yen Ha’s “A Shared Life” is the third and final of the winning entries to our Common Shares writing competition. Read together, the three are a perfect complement....
Urban Omnibus
Sep 10
Can Humans Get Used to Having a Two-Way Relationship with Earth’s Climate? : Can humans get used to having a two-way relationship with Earth's climate?...
Dot Earth
Sep 10
Canada vs. the USA on Oil Train Standards : With what passes for chest beating in the world of railway regulation, US politicians this summer claimed that the Transportation Department’s newly-proposed crude oil, ethanol, and flammable material...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 10
Prototype a New Market Street : A new design competition will transform San Francisco’s Market Street into a “public platform” for three days in April 2015, showcasing 50 innovative ways to further improve this iconic civic space....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 10
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Teachout and Wu Snag More Than a Third of the Vote, Bruising Cuomo and Hochul (NYT) Corrupt Incumbent Watch: Smith Falls, Sampson Survives (NYT) Espaillat Bests Jackson By Slim Margin (Spectator) DOT...
Streetsblog
Sep 9
How To Justify Spending $8m On Something Nobody Wants : Imagine if the City of Minneapolis was given $8.7 million that could only be used on downtown pedestrian and/or transit projects. What would they do?...
Strong Towns
Sep 9
Alpha cities : People like to choose and join teams. There are many examples. Nationalisms and regionalisms are just two of many....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Sep 9
Dallas airport rail not very popular and reducing city corruption : This week we have a couple of followups from my post a couple of weeks ago. First, I criticized Dallas' decision to build a very expensive light rail line to DFW airport, and it doesn't seem to be ge...
Houston Strategies
Sep 9
5 x 5: A Powerful Commentary on Gentrification in Washington, D.C. : Glenn Kaino’s Bridge / Jared Green The Washington, D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities just seriously upped their game with their latest city-wide temporary public art project called 5 x 5....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 9
A Closer Look at the Ebola Epidemic in the Context of Ecological Health : There's a chance the Ebola outbreak could spur increased conservation and surveillance in ecosystems that might harbor dangerous pathogens....
Dot Earth
Sep 9
NYC: Cyclists and Pedestrians Now Make Up a Huge Share of Flushing Ave Traffic : Flushing Avenue before and after the installation of buffered bike lanes....
Streetsblog
Sep 9
New study reveals potential solutions to social demand for transport in Brazilian cities : In response to complaints regarding price, quality of service, and transparency, the Brazilian National Association of Transport Operators (NTU) helped uncover the keys to improved bus service in Braz...
The City Fix
Sep 9
Even grandmothers get the (NIMBY) blues : by Amy Clark, National Housing ConferenceThis morning I discovered this story on opposition to an affordable senior housing development built by National Church Residences in St....
NHC Open House Blog
Sep 9
NYC: If Police Don’t Take Traffic Violence Seriously, Vision Zero Will Fail : Eight months in, Mayor de Blasio and his administration should be proud of how much has been achieved under the Vision Zero program....
Streetsblog
Sep 9
How to solve traffic jams : Embracing complexity can allow us to solve many problems, including traffic....
Strong Towns
Sep 9
Improving Road Conditions to Gain Votes in Olinda, Brazil : What can be said of the superficial improvements made to the streets of Olinda by City Hall in order to facilitate the election of Paulo Câmara to the Senate?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 9
Biking is Found to be Safer in Paris than in Suburban and Rural France : At the end of last June, the Ministry of the Interior published data on corporal accidents related to road traffic in France, and from this data, it generated a very interesting chart, referencing in...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 9
On Île d’Yeu, France, Biking is Practically a Religion : Mountain bike, single bike or tandem: on the streets of L’île d’Yeu, France, the parade of two-wheelers is permanent....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 9
Are We Living up to Our Design Promises? : ASLA 2011 Professional General Design Honor Award....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 9
Five Keystone XLs: The Carbon in Northwest Fossil Fuel Export Plans : Original Sightline Institute graphic by Don Baker Design, available under our free use policy.Sightline is releasing a new report, Northwest Fossil Fuel Exports, showing that the region is poised to b...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : It’s Primary Day!...
Streetsblog
Sep 9
Investing Cheap Money : How can we best invest cheap money?...
Strong Towns
Sep 9
Cadillac vs. Mercedes : Cadillac has announced that in 2017 it will begin selling truly “hands-free” cars that can steer themselves and control their own speeds to avoid collisions....
The Antiplanner
Sep 8
Implied Landscapes : [Image: "Colour experiment no. 61," 2014; photo by Jens Ziehe, via Tate Britain]. The forthcoming exhibition of J.M.W....
Bldgblog
Sep 8
Implied Landscapes : [Image: "Colour experiment no. 61," 2014; photo by Jens Ziehe, via Tate Britain]. The forthcoming exhibition of J.M.W....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 8
Procedural Brutalism : [Image: Procedural Brutalism by Cedric]. Here are a few GIFs of procedurally generated architecture by a game developer named Cedric, built using Unity....
Bldgblog
Sep 8
Procedural Brutalism : [Image: Procedural Brutalism by Cedric]. Here are a few GIFs of procedurally generated architecture by a game developer named Cedric, built using Unity....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 8
A Twitterholic and Green Blogger Assesses a Year of Living Offline : A longtime environmental blogger and Twitter addict logs on after a year of self-imposed exile to the analog world....
Dot Earth
Sep 8
NYC: You Can’t Complain About Albany If You Don’t Vote Tomorrow : The primary election is Tuesday, with a number of State Senate and Assembly seats up for grabs....
Streetsblog
Sep 8
NYC: NYPD’s Back-to-School Street Safety Tips: The Good, the Bad, and the “Huh?” : It’s back-to-school time, and NYPD has some advice for drivers....
Streetsblog
Sep 8
By the numbers: Sustainable mobility improves health and road safety : By supporting active transport, planners can limit road crashes and help people to incorporate healthy physical activity into their commute....
The City Fix
Sep 8
NYC: Traffic Remains the Top Injury-Related Killer of NYC Kids Under 15 : Last week, the city announced that it is kicking off the school year with the gradual roll-out of all 140 school zone speed cameras allowed under state law....
Streetsblog
Sep 8
Across the Bay: Oakland Leads in School Health Programs : In San Francisco, you are more likely to see Google buses than school buses on any weekday morning. Why?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 8
Parking Day 2014 in Quebec City, Canada: Re-imagining a Neighborhood : The sixth annual PARK(ing) Day is right around the corner....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 8
NYC: This Week: Join Streetsblog for a Discussion of BRT in NYC : On Wednesday, Streetsblog and the New York Transit Museum are hosting a roundtable discussion on Bus Rapid Transit in New York City....
Streetsblog
Sep 8
A New Study Clarifies Treatment Needs for Water from Fracked Gas and Oil Wells : A new analysis of water from fracked wells around the country clarifies treatment needs....
Dot Earth
Sep 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : NYPD Might Close More Hit-and-Run Cases If NYPD Investigated Hit-and-Runs (Post) 88-Year-Old Motorist Kills Bed-Stuy Pedestrian; Post Takes Care to Report What Driver Wore Driver Strikes Senior on Wes...
Streetsblog
Sep 8
“If We Cannot Escape, Neither Will the Coal” : Across the Northwest, Native communities are refusing to stand idle in the face of unprecedented schemes to move coal, oil, and gas through the region....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 8
Are We Approaching Peak Land Use Control? : With an increasing reliance on development regulations and requirements on land owners to satisfy policy goals, are we approaching an unsustainable point in land use controls?...
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 8
Domain Dependence : You can now pre-order my next book – a Kindle ebook titled A World Class Transportation System – which will be released on October 7....
Strong Towns
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