Oct 9
Bees and Belonging in Ottawa’s Resilient Community Gardens : A new grassroots city-building movement is redefining the urban landscape in Ottawa....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 9
Park Director Says Main Source of Brazil’s São Francisco River Is Dry : The São Francisco basin covers five states in Brazil and experts say the biodiversity of the region is under threat. The director of the Serra da Canastra National Park, Arthur Luiz Castanheir...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 9
NYC: Sanity Prevails as Advocates and Officials Discuss Central Park Safety Issues : Monday night, Inspector Jessica Corey, the commanding officers of NYPD’s Central Park Precinct, led a discussion of street safety in Central Park....
Streetsblog
Oct 9
APA Planning Law Division Hosting an Upcoming Webcast on Sex, Guns & Drugs: Planning for Controversial Land Use : From APA Planning Law Division: The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and the right to bear arms. But it’s not that simple....
Law of the Land
Oct 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Rosenthal and Levine Intro Bill for Summer Study of Car-Free Central Park (CapNY, News, WCBS) Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Man on Queens Blvd in Woodside (WPIX, WCBS) Truck Driver Injures Six...
Streetsblog
Oct 9
The Death of the Auto Industry as We Know It? : Adam Jonas, head of auto research at Morgan Stanley, is predicting the end of the auto industry “as we know it.” Or, at least, that’s what Business Insider is reporting–Jonas’ actual article appears t...
The Antiplanner
Oct 8
Seattle Goes Backward on Micro-housing : On Seattle's Capitol Hill, Apartment for Rent Advert as Guerilla Art Installation....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 8
NYC: It’s Cuomo vs. Transit Experts on MTA Funding : Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo called the region’s transit investment plan “bloated” and rejected calls for new revenue....
Streetsblog
Oct 8
NYC: Pulaski Bridge Bikeway Likely Delayed Until Next Year : The Pulaski Bridge project will give more space to pedestrians and cyclists while calming Brooklyn-bound traffic....
Streetsblog
Oct 8
NYC: Vision Zero Hasn’t Changed NYPD Practice of Blaming Deceased Crash Victims : Based on press leaks it seems NYPD still presumes the victim is at fault in most serious crashes. Image: News 12 Last week an MTA bus driver crushed a pedestrian to death in Mott Haven....
Streetsblog
Oct 8
In photos: Bhopal becomes India’s fifth city to join the car-free Raahgiri movement : The Raahgiri movement is bringing car-free Sundays to cities across India, spreading the principles of sustainable, active transport....
The City Fix
Oct 8
The Big Problem with Letting Small Railroads Haul Oil : The disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec—where 47 people were killed by a Bakken oil train derailment—is commonly understood to have resulted from a train slipping its brakes and then rolling downhill int...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 8
Schools of Architecture : In June we kicked off our new Profiles in Public Service series by interviewing Jeffrey Roth, the Assistant Commissioner for Management Initiatives at the New York City Fire Departmen...
Urban Omnibus
Oct 8
Pontevedra, Spain Increases Downtown Livability by Reducing Vehicle Access : It’s a city where the car is unobtrusive, a city with neither noise nor fumes, where children can play in the street and people with reduced mobility can access businesses and services easily....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 8
Grants to Aid Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Goal: Swimmable & Fishable by 2020 : As a major port city, Baltimore’s history with industrial activity influenced how the city’s land has been zoned and developed over time....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 8
Building Happiness: A Review of Charles Montgomery’s Happy City : Happy City: Transforming our Lives through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery is the theoretical exploration of what it would mean to create an environmentally-friendly, socially just,...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 8
Twin Cities taking promising steps to ensure housing near transit is affordable : by Robert Hickey, National Housing Conference Promising work continues in Minneapolis/St. Paul to ensure growth in the region’s transit system lifts all boats....
NHC Open House Blog
Oct 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Why Is Andrew Cuomo Pretending That He Doesn’t Run the MTA?...
Streetsblog
Oct 8
Growth guru spreads word : The Minneapolis Star Tribune is the paper of record in my home state of Minnesota. Today I'm humbled and honored to have my work with Strong Towns highlighted in a feature by Jenna Ross....
Strong Towns
Oct 8
All Aboard Florida Goes Private : After going to the effort of writing an environmental impact statement in order to be eligible for a federal Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan, All Aboard Florida has suddenly swi...
The Antiplanner
Oct 7
The Long Bright Path to the Nobel Prize for LED Lighting : A Nobel Prize for the breakthrough behind the LED light bulb honors a long lineage of inquiry....
Dot Earth
Oct 7
NYC: City Council Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Lower Default Speed Limit to 25 : The City Council passed legislation today to lower the citywide default speed limit to 25 miles per hour. Amy Cohen, whose son Sammy Cohen Eckstein was killed by a motorist last year, speaks to the me...
Streetsblog
Oct 7
NYC: The Case for Driving as Fast as You Want in a School Zone : If you’re wondering who complains about a wrist-tap fine for speeding through a school zone during school hours — the type of person who has Council Member Mark Weprin sweating bullets over the city’s...
Streetsblog
Oct 7
We Can Terraform It For You Wholesale : [Image: Real estate development or avant-garde earthwork? The future streets of Ascaya; courtesy of Ascaya]....
Bldgblog
Oct 7
A Geography of Devices : [Image: Tokyo subway map, via re:form]....
Bldgblog
Oct 7
We Can Terraform It For You Wholesale : [Image: Real estate development or avant-garde earthwork? The future streets of Ascaya; courtesy of Ascaya]....
BLDGBLOG
Oct 7
A Geography of Devices : [Image: Tokyo subway map, via re:form]....
BLDGBLOG
Oct 7
Living Longer in British Columbia : Life expectancy reached a new high in both British Columbia and in Washington last year....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 7
#IAMTHEGRID: Two Years Later Kennith George Reflects from Wenatchee, WA : “Relevant, innovative and cutting edge” is how Kennith describes The Grid. Nearly two years since blogging, from November 2011 to November 2012, Kennith George was with The Grid in it...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 7
NYC: Fair Tolls: Fixing NYC’s Gridlock and Transit Shortfall in One Fell Swoop : The Move NY Fair Plan sets tolls at all East River crossings and 60th Street at the same amount, while lowering tolls on four outlying MTA bridges....
Streetsblog
Oct 7
Seven ways to encourage sustainable commuting in your workplace : Employers play an important role in creating the incentives and infrastructure to encourage employees to use sustainable transport....
The City Fix
Oct 7
Water Outages and Rationing in São Paulo, Brazil Launch Protests : The Movement of Landless Workers (MTST) has been protesting since the afternoon of Thursday [September 25th] outside the headquarters of the Basic Sanitation Company of the State of São Paulo (SABESP)...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 7
Environmentalist Hopes to Bring Eco-Tourism to Touques River in Northern France : A meeting with Emmanuel Schmitt, a 23-year old naturalist from Deauville, reveals a passion for the biodiversity of the marshes of the Touques River as well as that of the Côte Fleurie....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 7
Introducing the Landscape Architect’s Guide to Portland, Oregon : Pioneer Courthouse Square / Kenneth Helphand, FASLA Portland, Oregon, is more than a trendy place to visit—it has long been ahead of the curve on urban design and sustainability, thanks to smart leade...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 7
Get affordable housing connected : What we're buildingby Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceA broadband connection can touch so many parts of our lives: kids connect for schoolwork; parents connect to find...
NHC Open House Blog
Oct 7
NYC: Today’s Headlines : WNYC Profiles Lizi Rahman, Who Lost Her Son Asif to Traffic Violence Cuomo: We Don’t Know TZB Cost, Tolls, or Financing, But Look at This Sweet Crane (LoHud) Turns Out Bank Settlement Billions Could G...
Streetsblog
Oct 7
How to #CitiBikeLikeALocal in New York City : Utilizing existing bike share station maps, urban advocacy group ANALOGUE_interactive aims to make New York City even more walkable. On October 1st, I alon...
Strong Towns
Oct 7
The State of State Highways : A new Reason Foundation review of the condition of state highways (which includes interstates) finds that, in general, they are improving....
The Antiplanner
Oct 6
Landscape, Redacted : [Image: "Looking east over unbuilt Ascaya lots, Black Mountain beyond, Henderson, Nevada," 2010; from Black Mountain by Michael Light]....
Bldgblog
Oct 6
Landscape, Redacted : [Image: "Looking east over unbuilt Ascaya lots, Black Mountain beyond, Henderson, Nevada," 2010; from Black Mountain by Michael Light]....
BLDGBLOG
Oct 6
Joel Kotkin Opportunity Urbanism event this week and Houston vs. San Francisco : For most of this year, Joel Kotkin, myself, and others - with the generous sponsorship of GHP and HRG - have been working on updating the Opportunity Urbanism work we did in 2007 (here and here), and...
Houston Strategies
Oct 6
NYC: MTA: We’re Not Counting on Albany to Help Pay for Capital Program : The City Council transportation committee today passed bills to lower the city’s speed limit and give hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers a transit-related tax benefit....
Streetsblog
Oct 6
Video: The Thin Green Line : Last week I gave a talk at Western Washington University about the massive coal, oil, and gas export projects slated for sites throughout the Pacific Northwest....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 6
NYC: Rumor Mill: Safety Overhaul in the Works for the “Boulevard of Death” : Word on the street is that Queens Boulevard could be the first major arterial redesign initiated by Polly Trottenberg’s DOT. DOT is reportedly preparing to launch an effort to redesign Queens Boulevar...
Streetsblog
Oct 6
Rhode Island tackling housing affordability and healthy housing : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceSeptember was a busy month for housing in Rhode Island as two NHC members worked to maintain healthy...
NHC Open House Blog
Oct 6
NYC: Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson: $500 Fine for Unlicensed Driver Who Killed Senior : The driver who killed Brooklyn pedestrian Maude Savage last year was charged for failure to yield and driving without a license, but Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson did not charge him with criminal negligenc...
Streetsblog
Oct 6
How technology can transform urban mobility: A Q&A with São Paulo’s Ciro Biderman : São Paulo’s MobiLab shows how cities can empower citizens to create mobility solutions through opening data and supporting innovation....
The City Fix
Oct 6
Atmospheric Crystallography : [Image: From the original research paper (PDF), via Popular Science]....
Bldgblog
Oct 6
NYC: This Week: 37th Street Greenway Link, Rethink Jay Street : Lots of public meetings this week about street safety and transit improvements in various stages of development....
Streetsblog
Oct 6
Atmospheric Crystallography : [Image: From the original research paper (PDF), via Popular Science]....
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