Aug 21
Ferguson : Dan Henninger writes about Ferguson in this morning's WSJ.  He cites horrific unemployment rates among young black men....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 21
Romances : I cannot be certain that this marks the end of Vladimir Putin but the man is apparently closing some of the Moscow McDonald's....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 21
Ambre Energy’s Troubled History: Greatest Hits Edition! : No coal trains sign, at a home in Bow, WA....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 21
Car-sharing grows in China as an alternative to vehicle ownership : Car-sharing is beginning to take hold in Chinese cities, and can help reduce car ownership, congestion, and air pollution....
The City Fix
Aug 21
Cities: Apply Now for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge : ASLA 2013 Professional Design Award of Excellence....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Aug 21
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Newly-Released Video Indicates NYPD Cover-Up After Officer Killed Ryo Oyamada (Gothamist) Julio Acevedo, Who Killed Family in High-Speed W’Burg Crash, Will Go to Court in October (Post) Livery Base De...
Streetsblog
Aug 21
Podcast Show 187: Mailbag : Chuck digs into the Strong Towns mailbag to answer some of the questions submitted by members....
Strong Towns
Aug 21
What Ferguson Means for Urban Planning : The sad events in Ferguson, Missouri are being used by urban planning advocates to popularize their latest cause: suburban poverty....
The Antiplanner
Aug 20
Where We Came From and Where We Went, State by State : The charts document domestic migration since the turn of the last century, based on census data. For every state, we’ve broken down the population in two ways....
Urban Planning Blog
Aug 20
Sustainable Design Innovation: Perez Art Museum Miami : Perez Art Museum Miami / all photos by Robin Hill The built and natural environments merge to form something new and amazing in Miami: The Perez Art Museum....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Aug 20
NYC: New York State DMV Admits to Cheating Cyclists, But Doesn’t Say It Will Stop : The New York State DMV admits that it is incorrectly overcharging cyclists for traffic violations and wrongly adding points to their drivers licenses, but the agency hasn’t agreed to stop doing it. In...
Streetsblog
Aug 20
NYC: Run 3 Reds on a Bike, Pay $1,500; Hit 10 People With a Car, It’s All Good : Today “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz and Gerard Soffian, both former officials with NYC DOT, said the city should amend laws that treat cyclists and motorists the same....
Streetsblog
Aug 20
NYC: Scenes of Mindless Bike Enforcement From “Operation Safe Cycle” : NYPD’s bike ticket blitz, a.k.a. Operation Safe Cycle, is halfway through its two-week run....
Streetsblog
Aug 20
Redevelopment & Community Garden Controversy in La Querelle, Brussels, Belgium : The neighborhood of la Querelle, located in the heart of Les Marolles, is due to benefit from a profound renewal. This construction, which will be launched soon, is bound to offer...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 20
311 Complainer : Last month, we published the winner of Common Shares, the 2014 Urban Omnibus writing competition....
Urban Omnibus
Aug 20
What does public and private sector investment in transport look like? : Both public and private sector investments play an important role in supporting sustainable urban mobility and minimizing the costs of private automobile use....
The City Fix
Aug 20
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Plan to Replace Empty Yankee Parking Garages With Soccer Stadium Has Gone Quiet (CapNY) Speeding Was Top S.I....
Streetsblog
Aug 20
New York Times 0, Forbes 0.5 : The New York Times had an article recently arguing that the $11 billion Congress has spent on high-speed rail grants since 2009 has produced little visible results, mainly because most of it was spent...
The Antiplanner
Aug 19
Natural Architecture, According to Humans : Bat Tower. Ants of the Prairie. East Otto, NY, 2010 / Ants of the Prairie Woven branches. Green bamboo, curved while young to harden in place. Hives, nests, rookeries, and domes....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
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 Bicycle: More Popular than Ever in Quebec, Canada! : The bicycle is one of the most popular pastimes in Quebec, Canada....
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
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
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
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
Expo 2015: Making or Breaking the City of Milan, Italy? : Milan, Italy has been chosen to host the Universal Exhibition in 2015. Expo 2015 will take place from May 1, 2015 until Octo...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
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
Survey Says : [Image: Screen-grab from The New York Times]....
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