Apr 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Kelly Gordon, 22, Killed by Two Taxi Drivers While Crossing York Ave at 84th Street (News, DNA) City Council Confirms Meera Joshi as New TLC Chair (WNYC) Brooklyn CB 1 Committee Says No to Bike Corral...
Streetsblog
Apr 11
Arlington Votes Against a Streetcar : Streetcar skeptic John Vihstadt won a seat on the Arlington County (Virginia) board this week, the first Republican to do so in 15 years....
The Antiplanner
Apr 10
Cities Can Undo Inequality If They Start Planning : Slums and high-rises in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Christian Science Monitor “If a city has no structure, there will be inequality,” said Joan Clos, head of the UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat)...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 10
Adaptive Reuse: Broadway Plaza Motel : Over on 11th Avenue and Broadway, there is an adaptive reuse project I would have never expected nor seen coming....
DenverUrbanism
Apr 10
Medellin’s Amazing Transformation : Parque de la luces / Medellin culture department This year, Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia, is the host of the UN-Habitat’s World Urban Forum, which attracts more than 15,000 urban lead...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 10
NYC: When Will Select Bus Service Get Its Flashing Lights Back? : When Select Bus Service launched in 2008, the program included blue flashing lights on the front of each bus to help riders distinguish the service from local buses....
Streetsblog
Apr 10
More Thoughts On The Realtors' Survey : In addition to revealing public preferences for single-family homes and walkable communities, a recent survey conducted for the National Association of Realtors contains a variety of other small surpr...
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 10
NYC: De Blasio’s First 100 Days Speech: Vision Zero Has “Just Begun” : Graphic from today’s speech via @NYCMayorsOffice Mayor de Blasio mentioned Vision Zero pretty early in his first 100 days speech this afternoon....
Streetsblog
Apr 10
NYC: Trottenberg: “So Many Locations” Where Albany Prohibits NYC Speed Cams : Five cameras across NYC, restricted by Albany to streets near schools during the school day, are catching tens of speeders each hour. How many dangerous drivers get off without a ticket?...
Streetsblog
Apr 10
It’s Time for Africa’s Green Revolution, Focused on Corn : A look at the steps required to spark a green revolution in Africa....
Dot Earth
Apr 10
Going the last mile: Does connectivity influence sustainable transit transport usage? : Despite increased investment in mass transport, last-mile connectivity and access to transport hubs remain obstacles for cities across India....
The City Fix
Apr 10
Video of Submerged Port City in Pavlopetri, Greece : Pavlopetri, one of the oldest cities in the world, is located south of Laconia, opposite to breathtaking Elafonisos. The submerged port city was already in its heyday by the Bronze Ag...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 10
Oil Trainspotting, Part 2 : Two weeks ago, we called on northwesterners to start tracking oil train movements as they pass through local communities....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 10
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Vacca Bills Would Require Taxi “Black Boxes” and Photos of Parking Violations (News 1, 2) More on Yesterday’s “Arterial Slow Zones” Announcement: MTR, CapNY, Observer, Epoch, Post Atlantic Ave....
Streetsblog
Apr 10
Thursday briefing : Fort Kid to be renovated through community efforts. KNS Ruby Tuesday posts $7.4 million 3Q loss. KNS Is Walgreens the prescription for Nashville's Broadway? Tennessean KNS photo/J....
Property Scope
Apr 10
Podcast Show 170: Julie Flynn : This week Julie Flynn of the Street Plans Collaborative joins Chuck Marohn to talk about her latest publication, Mercado: Lessons from 20 Markets Across South America....
Strong Towns
Apr 10
The Cost of Renewable Energy : Life is about trade-offs....
The Antiplanner
Apr 9
Even New York Drivers Wowed by a White, Winged Commuter : An odd moment in which a white pigeon races commuters on a New York highway seems a little less odd after some Googling....
Dot Earth
Apr 9
NYC: Atlantic Ave First of 25 “Arterial Slow Zones” to Get 25 MPH Limit This Year : As drivers zoomed by on Atlantic Avenue this morning, local elected officials and advocates joined NYC DOT and NYPD to unveil the first of the city’s “arterial slow zones,” major streets where the spe...
Streetsblog
Apr 9
NYC: Will de Blasio’s Affordable Housing Plan Take on NYC’s Parking Mandates? : With a plan due by May 1, the clock is ticking for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing team to come up with a plan to improve housing affordability....
Streetsblog
Apr 9
Tricky "common sense" : Many of us cognition non-specialists used to think in terms of vague "left brain" vs....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 9
NYC: Driver Fatally Strikes Bushwick Cyclist, Hits Two Cars, Leaves Scene on Foot : Broadway at Halsey Street in Bushwick....
Streetsblog
Apr 9
World Urban Forum highlights opportunities for sustainable cities : Green spaces in cities, such as New York’s High Line, promote an active, sustainable lifestyle for city residents....
The City Fix
Apr 9
Truckee’s Railyard Project : While the City of Sacramento’s redevelopment plans for the 240-acre Downtown Railyards appear to be getting closer to reality, another railyard project is progressing 100 miles east along the route of...
Downtowns Plus
Apr 9
CNU 22 Preview : What an honor to be leading off this promo video for CNU 22. I'm very excited for Buffalo....
Strong Towns
Apr 9
NYC: Wrist Slap for DWI Killer After Brooklyn DAs Decline to Charge Homicide : A convicted drunk driver was sentenced this week to probation, a nominal fine, and a six-month license suspension for killing a Brooklyn pedestrian. Roxana Gomez Shortly after midnight on July 5, 2013...
Streetsblog
Apr 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : AMNY Looks at Potential Financial Fixes for Citi Bike 2nd Ave Sagas on Ruben Diaz: “Does the Bronx Borough President Know What a Regressive Tax Is?” How NYC Bike-Share’s Dock Availability Stacks Up Ag...
Streetsblog
Apr 9
Maryland’s Septics Law Highlights Differences of Rural and Urban Communities : Maryland’s Sustainable Growth & Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012, also known as the septics law, widened the divide between rural and urban communities in the state. The law is p...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 9
Why Seattle’s Fremont Neighborhood is the Center of the Universe : Fremont is one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods, boasting an enviable popularity with residents, tourists and businesses....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 9
Open Data & Government Pulling Pittsburgh into the 21st Century : What do you think of when you hear about Pittsburgh?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 9
Green Light Given for Bike Path in Montreal, Canada : On March 25th, the administration of the city of Montreal finally gave the green light to a development project aiming to create an elevated bicycle route that will eventually be located under...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 9
The Uphill Climate Challenge in ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ : Some thoughts on the challenges facing a nine-part Showtime series on global warming....
Dot Earth
Apr 9
Trends to Watch in Planetizen’s Top Posts : We post a lot of articles here at Planetizen, and the traffic created by you, our audience, provides valuable feedback about the ideas and places that are of interest to the planning and urbanism comm...
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 9
Wednesday briefing : Marty Velas leaves Copper Cellar to launch Fanatic Brewing Co. KNS City of Knoxville's new transit director started as Ohio bus driver....
Property Scope
Apr 9
An Agent-based Model for the Spread and Containment of Tuberculosis : Over the last few months we have been working on developing a agent-based model which explores the spread and containment of tuberculosis....
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Apr 9
Urban Renewal to Shape a “New” Downtown in Bogota, Colombia : As the capital city of one of the most violent countries in the world during the 1980s and 1990s, Bogota was not considered an interesting place to travel....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 9
Shooting yourself in the foot (and not knowing it) : “It’s like building a Vikings’ stadium in a single season,” said State Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle....
Strong Towns
Apr 9
6 Ways Of Employing Telemarketing To Supercharge Your Small Business Marketing Planssmall Business Marketing : Discuss telemarketing to many business managers and you are likely to see uncertainty, doubt and confusion. Many managers mix up telemarketing with telesales....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 9
This Land Is Whose Land? : Property rights activists are irate that the federal government has seized the cattle of a Southern Nevada rancher who has allowed his herd to graze on Bureau of Land Management lands....
The Antiplanner
Apr 8
Users’ Guide: Climate messaging : "Let me explain..." by Nicola Albertini used under CC CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG licensesThere are lots of resources available on communicating about climate change—sometimes it seems like too many....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 8
NYC: Instead of Reforming NYC Tolls, Ruben Diaz, Jr. Proposes Soaking the Bronx : Like the Tea Party adherents who are always going to equate walkability and sustainable transportation with a global UN conspiracy, some New York City electeds are always going to call road pricing “r...
Streetsblog
Apr 8
Autopsy of a Hospital: A Photographic Record of Coler-Goldwater on Roosevelt Island : Images courtesy of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Roosevelt Island, a two-mile sliver of land in the East River nestled between the Upper East Side and Astoria, is home to a population of 12,...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 8
Reminder: Beyond Complete Streets Web Event : Complete Streets is a rational response to an irrational world, but is it enough? Should we be satisfied building places for automobiles that now also accommodate people as an afterthought?...
Strong Towns
Apr 8
NYC: Upper Manhattan Poised to Get Its First Protected Bike Lane : Image: NYC DOT DOT will install Upper Manhattan’s first protected bike lane this summer, pending an endorsement from Community Board 12. The parking-protected lane would run north-south on Fort George...
Streetsblog
Apr 8
Ask Strong Towns, Question #1 : We invite our members to submit their questions. We’ll give you a Strong Towns answer or find an expert who can....
Strong Towns
Apr 8
Rebuild by Design Proposals Unveiled : Last week, ten interdisciplinary teams charged with developing solutions to protect the New York metro region from future climate events presented their final plans to crowds totaling more than 1,000...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 8
As Europe’s traffic fatalities drop, Brazil’s soar : Brazil’s rising traffic fatalities show the need for traffic calming measures on roadways, and infrastructure that promotes pedestrian safety and well-being....
The City Fix
Apr 8
NYC: NYPD Denies Access to Confiscated Bikes, Including Those of Crash Victims : As seasoned observers of the department’s dealings with bicyclists know, NYPD has long enjoyed taking our bikes....
Streetsblog
Apr 8
Guest SID.tv: Shipping Container Home : Once again, many thanks to our good friend Johnny Sanphillippo for this excellent video. Enjoy!...
Strong Towns
Apr 8
Another Look at Declining Seattle Traffic : Every year, the Seattle Department of Transportation tracks traffic at 19 select bridges across the city, and presents the resulting traffic count as a rough-and-ready gauge of citywide traffic trends...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
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