Jul 16
San Francisco’s de Young Museum: “Smart” or Not? : When considering building materials, what do you think of? Glass, steel, concrete, stone, wood, and some subtleties in between?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 16
NYC: Hints About Woodhaven BRT at MTA Reinvention Commission Panel : No room for BRT here, Assembly Member Phil Goldfeder said yesterday to the commission charged with thinking big about the future of transit....
Streetsblog
Jul 16
The Grid’s Top 20 Architecture Websites of 2014 – Highlighting the Top 10 : Now in its third year, The Grid is proud to introduce the Top 20 Architecture Websites of 2014....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 16
Electric Bikes and Expanded Service: The Vélo’v of Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France : The three-speed Vélo’v bikes are a familiar part of the urban landscape to Lyon’s inhabitants....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 16
Precedents for Experimentation: Talking Libraries with Shannon Mattern and Nate Hill : Earlier this week, we announced the teams selected to participate in the Re-envisioning Branch Libraries design study, a joint project of The Architectural League and the Center for an Urban Future (C...
Urban Omnibus
Jul 16
Miami’s Coastal Climate Calamity – in Super Slo-Mo : How to think about, and respond to, Miami's slow-motion demise....
Dot Earth
Jul 16
Stand by Me : Teens by Lena Vasiljeva used under CC BY 2.0No one birth control method fits everyone, but today young women have better options than ever before....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Today: State Control Board Votes on Cuomo’s Clean Water Raid for Tappan Zee Bridge (CapNY) Tri-State Summarizes Mounting Opposition to TZB Loan (MTR) — The Latest in the Post A Few Speed Cams Are Outp...
Streetsblog
Jul 16
Sure, housing s a business. But it's also a movement. : by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceOne of the benefits of living and working in Washington, DC is that this city is experiencing the kind of growth and rapid neighborhood change that re...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 16
Transit-Oriented Cities and Safety: Another Look : Transit-oriented cities are safer than car-dependent cities of comparable size, especially if one considers traffic fatalities in car-dependent cities....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 16
Density Without Zoning : We left off my series about zoning with Car Dependent By Design, and in this post I will be talking about density without zoning....
Strong Towns
Jul 16
Autonomous Cars Yes, V2I No! : Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech in Virginia calling for mandatory installation of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications in all cars....
The Antiplanner
Jul 15
Circular : [Image: Photo by A. William Frederick]....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 15
Architecture-by-Bee and Other Animal Printheads : [Image: By John Becker]....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 15
Architecture-by-Bee and Other Animal Printheads : [Image: By John Becker]....
Bldgblog
Jul 15
Circular : [Image: Photo by A. William Frederick]....
Bldgblog
Jul 15
Industry To Feds: We Will Keep Using Old Unsafe Tank Cars For Three More Years, or Longer If We Feel Like It : Oil trains in the railyards, Everett, WA (3). by Paul K....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 15
NYC: Bronx Advocates Push for New Pedestrian Plaza in Soundview : Harrod Place separates an underutilized green triangle (left) from a park. A local group hopes to convert it to a plaza....
Streetsblog
Jul 15
NYC: New 78th Precinct Council Leader Has a Passion for Safe Streets : Last month, Wayne Bailey was elected to head the community council for NYPD’s 78th Precinct, which covers Park Slope, Prospect Park, and parts of adjacent neighborhoods....
Streetsblog
Jul 15
The Unbearable Lightness of Argentine Architecture: The Venice Biennale : In line with the proposal by Rem Koolhaas, chief curator of this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Argentine exhibition aims to reflect on how society incorporated modern ideas from the 20th...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 15
Do Pedestrian Zones Exist in Athens, Greece? : Perceptions regarding social life are often constructed based on people’s interests....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 15
Canadian Mayors Look to Roadway Tolls or Carbon Taxes to Fund Infrastructure : There is only one toll bridge in Quebec, between Laval and Montreal. Quebec – A toll bridge? A toll road?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 15
Obstacles Ahead for São Paulo’s Master Plan : The Master Plan of the city of São Paulo is a set of guidelines, backed by the power of local law, whose purpose is to guide urban growth through the next sixteen years....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 15
More on risk compensation : Building complex streets with the design features of roads – one version of what we call a stroad – is generally done by the engineer for safety reasons....
Strong Towns
Jul 15
NYC: This Week: MTA Reinvention Commission Hearings : The big happening this week is a series of public hearings held by MTA Reinvention Commission, which will inform the agency’s next five-year capital plan and address other long-term issues facing the...
Streetsblog
Jul 15
China Clarifies its Plans on Setting a CO2 Emissions Peak : A top Chinese official says the country may announce a peak year for climate-warming emissions soon....
Dot Earth
Jul 15
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals emphasize sustainable cities in latest draft : The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define important priorities for international development over the next 15 years, including the need for safe, sustainable, and inclusive cities...
The City Fix
Jul 15
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (July 1 – 15) : Dr. Robert Zarr leads a hike through a park in Washington, D.C. / Diana Bowen and National Park Service For more LA in the News, check out LAND, ASLA’s newsletter....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Westchester Officials Line Up Against Tappan Zee Bridge Loan (LoHud, TU) Sokhna Niang, 49, Killed by Driver on Flatbush Avenue by Prospect Park (News, WCBS, News 12) Co-Chairs LaHood, Garvey Talk MTA...
Streetsblog
Jul 15
New Research: Are Women Empowered by New Urbanism? : Charlotte Fagan and Dan Trudeau (Mcalester college) study two New Urbanist neighborhoods in Minneapolis to understand the ways in which New Urbanism impacts the empowerment of women....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 15
NY Appellate Court Remands Condemnation Case to Court of Claims to Recalculate Just Compensation Based on Property’s Highest and Best Use : Claimant, KKS Properties, LLC, was the owner of property in the Town of Bethlehem, Albany County, New York....
Law of the Land
Jul 15
Civic Center Drive Crossing : Guerrilla gardening. Pavement-to-parks. Open streets....
Strong Towns
Jul 15
Back in the Air Again : The Antiplanner is attending a conference on driverless cars near San Francisco this week. The first session, on Monday afternoon, dealt with the process of developing standards and best practices....
The Antiplanner
Jul 14
Seattle Sets Ride-Service Companies Free : Spiros Vathis, flickrNearly a year ago, I conducted a simple commuting test. Who could get me to work faster – a plain old cab or Lyft?...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 14
NYC: WNBC Shames City for Letting Employees Hog Parking With Bogus Placards : The next time you’re in a part of town where a lot of city employees work, take a look at the dashboards of cars occupying curbside parking spots....
Streetsblog
Jul 14
Christoph Gielen’s Aerial Photographs Document the Failures of Sprawl : All photographs from the book Ciphers, cropped / Copyright Christoph Gielen In his compelling new book Ciphers, Christoph Gielen shows us the amazing shapes of suburbs, which he captures whil...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 14
NYC: Here They Are: Meet Some of NYC’s Worst Sidewalk Hogs : Manetta’s Restaurant in Long Island City. Care for a nice pinot noir and some tailpipe exhaust with your entrée?...
Streetsblog
Jul 14
New BRT data shows cities’ increased commitment to sustainable transport : Bus rapid transit (BRT) is expanding worldwide, particularly in Asia and Latin America. Watch it grow on BRTdata.org....
The City Fix
Jul 14
Toward Multimodal Transport: Learning from Ottawa’s Suburban Biking Culture : Conversations about bike commuting focus mainly on the traditional territories of city downtowns and the urban core....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 14
Touristic Safari: The Urban Cable Car of Complexo do Alemão in Rio de Janeiro : Usually possessing more or less informal types of housing and close-knit communities, favelas, a term specific to Brazil, continue to mark the collective imagination....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 14
Want to see a post-Citizens United America? Look North : Peace Arch Park by David Herrera used under CC BY 2.0Research by Jane Harvey To understand how money corrupts democracy in the United States, especially in the Northwest states, look north to...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 14
Milan’s City of Business: Urban Planning in Economic Form : It is both impressive and beautiful to understand the evolution of Milan, simply by looking at its skyline....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 14
NYC: A Woman Dies, So East Harlem’s Top Cop Taunts Street Safety Advocates : Thomas Harnisch, commanding officer of the 25th Precinct, reacted to a woman’s death on the subway tracks at Union Square by antagonizing Transportation Alternatives and advocate Keegan Stephan of Rig...
Streetsblog
Jul 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : With Offer on the Table (News), MTA Releases LIRR Strike Contingency Plan (Gothamist, WNYC) Judge Blocks NYC Lyft Launch, Pending Decision on Suit Filed by City (Post) Witnesses Say Driver Who Hit 8-Y...
Streetsblog
Jul 14
More Great Research Quantifying Smart Growth Benefits : New research can help planners understand how specific decisions will affect transport activity (how and how much people travel), and their ultimate economic, social and environmental impacts....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 14
Texting in your risk gap : Texting while driving is a very real problem....
Strong Towns
Jul 14
Facts versus Ideology : Debates over smart growth–sometimes known as new urbanism, compact cities, or sustainable urban planning, but always meaning higher urban densities and a higher share of people in multifamily housing–...
The Antiplanner
Jul 13
NY Appellate Court Upholds ZBA’s Determination Regarding Building Inspector’s Finding that Retail Use was Pre-Existing on Subject Property : The appellate court found that the Zoning Board’s determination denying the appeal of the petitioner Slonim which challenged the conclusion of the respondent building inspector of the Town of East Ham...
Law of the Land
Jul 13
NY Appellate Court Upholds Annulment of Board’s Permit Denial for Club Renovation : Petitioners owned and operated the Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle, New York (“Greentree”), a beach club with clubhouse facilities overlooking the Long Island Sound....
Law of the Land
Jul 13
Clarifications : Neil Irwin (at Economix, July 11) tell us the latest from Uber and Lyft (still unable to link from you-know-where but source is easy to find). Two things bear repeating....
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