Aug 19
NYC: A Proposal for Incremental Parking Reform in NYC : Surface parking consumes more than 467 acres of NYCHA property citywide. Map: 9×18 [PDF]In most of New York City, zoning requirements compel new development to include a certain amount of parking....
Streetsblog
Aug 19
NYC: DOT: No Plans for Park Avenue Bike Infrastructure After Recent Deaths : The west side of Park Avenue and 108th Street, facing south....
Streetsblog
Aug 19
Building for BRT: A Q&A with 2014 Lee Schipper Scholar Erik Vergel-Tovar : Erik Vergel-Tovar is a recipient of the 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship....
The City Fix
Aug 19
Constantine Valhouli’s Amateur Cartography : Screenshot from Constantine Valhouli’s map Early NYC Place Names After a recent project wrapped up, real estate developer Constantine Valhouli had a little extra time on his hands....
Urban Omnibus
Aug 19
Who are our streets for?: A Q&A with 2014 Lee Schipper Scholar Madeline Brozen : 2014 Lee Schipper Scholar Madeline Brozen will research how to better evaluate street performance, challenging the conventional Level of Service (LOS) method....
The City Fix
Aug 19
Self-Service Scooters are the Next Form of Communal Transportation in Paris? : The parisian family of environmentally-friendly vehicles could very well be enlarged!...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 19
The Great Age of Clouds : [Image: A "hurricane" at Saturn's south pole, via NASA; see also The Planetary Weather Report]. In Frédéric J....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 19
Minecraft : [Image: Der Bergbau, courtesy of the British Museum; view larger]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 19
Emergency Exit : [Image: The SkySaver backpack in action via Kit Up!]. The SkySaver is a kind of emergency exit in a bag: a controlled-descent backpack loaded with hundreds of feet of fire-resistant cable....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 19
NYC: DMV Cheating Cyclists With Unlawful Surcharges and License Points : As NYPD’s latest bike ticket blitz — “Operation Safe Cycle” – rolls into its second week, here at my law firm we’ve been getting more than the usual number of phone calls and emails from cyclists with...
Streetsblog
Aug 19
The Great Age of Clouds : [Image: A "hurricane" at Saturn's south pole, via NASA; see also The Planetary Weather Report]. In Frédéric J....
Bldgblog
Aug 19
Emergency Exit : [Image: The SkySaver backpack in action via Kit Up!]. The SkySaver is a kind of emergency exit in a bag: a controlled-descent backpack loaded with hundreds of feet of fire-resistant cable....
Bldgblog
Aug 19
Minecraft : [Image: Der Bergbau, courtesy of the British Museum; view larger]....
Bldgblog
Aug 19
Thessaloniki, Greece’s Twelve Apostles’ Square is Changing : The project had an initial budget of 937,500 Euros and an actual of 478,787 Euros, and is expected to be completed within nine months....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 19
Rio de Janeiro Creates New Urban Policy Organization for Mayorial Cooperation : Over the course of the next decade, the number of industries and logistics companies (who look after the transport and storage of goods) is expected to double in the state of Rio Grande, Brazil....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 19
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (August 1–15) : Mia Lehrer / Metropolis Mia Lehrer & the L.A....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Aug 19
Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile : Ceiling of the Elephant House of the Bronx Zoo | © Michael Freeman, courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York The exhibition Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile<...
Urban Omnibus
Aug 19
EVENTS: Coal & Oil Trains in Bellingham, Everett : I’ll be participating in two panel talks on coal and oil trains, one this Friday and one next week....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 19
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Karoll Grzegorczyk, 32, Crossing Fresh Pond Road in Maspeth (News, NY1) Police Search for Driver Who Used Car as Weapon in Bruckner Blvd Hit-and-Run (WCBS, WNBC) Driver Who Ca...
Streetsblog
Aug 19
Is a street an asset? : Current accounting practices do not bear any relation to the future cash flow or the actual financial health of the city....
Strong Towns
Aug 19
Britain’s Shrinking Houses : Ever since the British parliament passed the Town & Country Planning Act in 1947, housing in that nation has gotten less and less affordable....
The Antiplanner
Aug 18
Reason TV features Houston, Portland vs. Austin rail, hurricane protection, greenways gamechanger, fast tech and fast cars in Texas : This week's items: Texas #1 in tech job growth rankings. Texas has the highest average posted highway speeds in the nation....
Houston Strategies
Aug 18
NYC: Kidical Mass NYC and Summer Streets Bring Out the Tykes on Bikes : This just about captures the mood on the ride from Borough Hall to Astor Place....
Streetsblog
Aug 18
From Tree Planting Along a Dirt Road to Car-Free Village Living : Cutting driving in a move from a dirt road to a village....
Dot Earth
Aug 18
NYC: Jerrison Garcia, 25, Third Cyclist Killed Near Park Ave. Viaduct in Two Years : Cyclists on Park Avenue are sandwiched between the viaduct and parked cars while contending with moving vehicles and intersections with limited visibility....
Streetsblog
Aug 18
Evaluating 10 Years of Redevelopment: Urban Renewal in Clichy-sous-Bois, France : Rows of low-rise buildings and litter have disappeared from the field of view of residents living in the neighborhoods of Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 18
Survey Says : [Image: Screen-grab from The New York Times]....
Bldgblog
Aug 18
The Fall : [Image: David Maisel, from ToledoContemporánea]....
Bldgblog
Aug 18
The Fall : [Image: David Maisel, from ToledoContemporánea]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 18
Survey Says : [Image: Screen-grab from The New York Times]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 18
The making of a livable city: Inspiration for a sustainable, healthy Beijing : By prioritizing sustainable transport solutions, Beijing can shift away from car culture and improve quality of life for its rapidly growing population....
The City Fix
Aug 18
George Hilton : George Hilton has died.  Here is the post at the UCLA Economics Department's website. George contributed "What Did We Give Up With the Big Red Cars?" to a symposium that Ross Eckert and I put togethe...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 18
(Pay To) Park and Ride? : In July 2013, board members of the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, better known as Sound Transit, unanimously approved a pilot program to test several efficiency-boosting strategies fo...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 18
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cyclist Hit by Livery Cab Driver Is Third Killed at E....
Streetsblog
Aug 18
Talking Cities : This video was recorded at CNU 22 in Buffalo....
Strong Towns
Aug 18
Free Rides Today : The Oregonian was writing metaphorically when it reported last Tuesday that Portland’s low-capacity trains were “knocked off track by expensive, deferred maintenance.” By Friday, it was no longer a me...
The Antiplanner
Aug 17
Military Cave Logistics : [Image: "Humvees are stored inside the Frigaard Cave in central Norway....
Bldgblog
Aug 17
Military Cave Logistics : [Image: "Humvees are stored inside the Frigaard Cave in central Norway....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 17
Bryant Park: The Quintessential Downtown Informal Entertainment Venue – Part 1 : Introduction Informal Entertainments in Public Spaces....
The Downtown Curmudgeon
Aug 15
Long shot : Those writing about cities focus on overall performance or on urban structure. I claim that these are closely linked....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 15
The Future T.B.D. : [Image: The TBD Catalog from the Near Future Laboratory]....
Bldgblog
Aug 15
The Future T.B.D. : [Image: The TBD Catalog from the Near Future Laboratory]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 15
NYC: Friday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
Aug 15
NYC: Tomorrow: It’s Kidical Mass NYC! : Tomorrow brings the first official ride for Kidical Mass NYC, an opportunity for adult cyclists of varying skill levels to hit the streets with their little ones. Galit Gordon is ready for Kidical Mas...
Streetsblog
Aug 15
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Aug 15
What is a 'House'? : Demographia's International Housing Affordability Surveys are widely used to compare cities and evaluate urban development policies, but there are good reasons to question their analysis methods, star...
Planetizen Interchange
Aug 15
Friday Fun: Can personal rapid transit replace 90% of cars on the road? : Personal rapid transit is a developing form of sustainable transport that could significantly alter urban mobility....
The City Fix
Aug 15
Contactless Services Make City Life Easier in Nice, France : Four years after first being set up in Nice, France, contactless payment establishes itself as a part of everyday French life....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 15
NYC: NYC Traffic Injuries Down 6.6 Percent in First Half of 2014 : Traffic injuries in New York City declined nearly 7 percent in the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to NYPD data compiled by Streetsblog....
Streetsblog
Aug 15
Weekend Reading 8/15/14 : Serena Heads up to a great event happening next Saturday, August 23: the 9th Annual Duwamish River Fest!...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
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