Nov 11
Member Profile: Kerry Hayes : This week is our membership drive. We are working to get 324 new members by the end of the year. This means that we need you to become a member....
Strong Towns
Nov 11
‘Song From the Forest’ Charts a Musicologist’s Love Affair With Pygmy Music and Culture : A mesmerizing film explores how pygmy music lured an American to the Congo and pygmy culture held him there....
Dot Earth
Nov 11
Herzog & De Meuron’s Triangle Tower Faces Opposition in Paris, France : Jacques Herzog found himself in an uncomfortable situation at Paris, France’s Pavillion de l’Arsenal on October 30th....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 11
Non-Diversified Economic Markets in Detroit, Michigan: Autos and Now Agriculture : Detroit, Michigan’s urban agriculture has been enjoying stunning popularity for several years....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 11
NYC: NYPD: 1,236 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 14 Killed in September : Image: NYPD Twenty-six people died in New York City traffic in September, and 4,436 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of September, 108 pedestrians and...
Streetsblog
Nov 11
Member Profile: Erika Ragsdale : This week is our membership drive. We are working to get 324 new members by the end of the year. This means that we need you to become a member....
Strong Towns
Nov 11
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Pasqual Maragall uses the Olympics to transform Barcelona into a global city : Barcelona’s transformation under Pasqual Maragall provides one of the best examples of using major events as a catalyst for long term urban improvement....
The City Fix
Nov 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Family of Anna Maria Moström Sues Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation for Crash Info (Post) Chin Calls for DOT Study of Truck Traffic, Right of Way Charges in Fatal Crashes (Bowery Boogie) Trottenb...
Streetsblog
Nov 11
Member Profile: Jim Kumon : Become a Member Strong Towns Executive Director -- and member -- Jim Kumon reflects on the 18 months since he signed up, the National Gathering and what he sees in the future for the organization. Str...
Strong Towns
Nov 11
Transportation Views : A couple of the Antiplanner’s faithful allies have presented recent research that is worth noting....
The Antiplanner
Nov 10
NYC: Julissa Ferreras Joins Corona Residents in Planning for a Safer 111th Street : 111th Street is a barrier to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Local residents, advocates, and Council Member Julissa Ferreras want to change that....
Streetsblog
Nov 10
NYC: This Week: Better Buses on Utica and the Vision Zero Symposium : Street safety experts from around the world are gathering in New York this week to discuss Vision Zero, and the public can join them in workshops on Saturday....
Streetsblog
Nov 10
How ‘Solution Aversion’ and Global Warming Prescriptions Polarize the Climate Debate : A tendency of climate campaigners to bundle science and preferred solutions runs up against "solution aversion," a study finds...
Dot Earth
Nov 10
Rebecca Solnit at 5KL: Land : Rebecca Solnit at the 5KL: Land symposium At the end of September, the 400,000-strong People’s Climate March pulsed through Midtown Manhattan, a dramatic manifestation of popular frustration over poli...
Urban Omnibus
Nov 10
Member Profile: Andrew Burleson : Become a Member Strong Towns member and new board member Andrew Burleson from Raleigh, North Carolina, talks about why he is a member of Strong Towns and what he sees for the future of the organizatio...
Strong Towns
Nov 10
NYC: How NYC Could Get More Transit Funding From Developers : As the MTA capital plan funding gap has come into focus, there’s been a lot of discussion about how new development can help pay for the transit service it requires....
Streetsblog
Nov 10
BART, Josefowitz, and Mass Transit in the Bay : Last week, Nick Josefowitz unseated a multi-decade incumbent for a spot on the BART board of directors. Normally I don’t pay too much attention to elections, but Mr....
Market Urbanism
Nov 10
Monday Member Blog Roll : Become a Member Welcome back to the Monday Member Blog Roll!To kick things off, who’s ready for some football?  Or, more specifically, who’s ready for some public financing of an NFL stadium in order...
Strong Towns
Nov 10
Coworking in San Francisco: Redefining Our Everyday Workspace : Say goodbye to the worn out 9-to-5 cattle barn of work cubicles. A new movement of alternative workspaces is beginning to take hold across the United States, especially in San Francisco....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 10
“Green Home” Boom in Galway, Ireland Connected to Increase of Urban Farms? : Galway, Ireland has seen an increase in the number of buildings, especially homes, that are designed to be environmentally friendly....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 10
100 smart cities in India: Governing for human impact : India’s new ‘smart’ cities should not be evaluated by their use of technology, rather by their ability to solve the country’s persistent urban challenges....
The City Fix
Nov 10
Can Mining and Salmon Coexist? : “This is not about Pebble Mine....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 10
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Fulton Center Opens to Shoppers and Commuters (NYT, ABC, AP, Gothamist) Breaking: New York City Motorists Ignore Speed Limit (NYT, News, Gothamist) Looking for Comprehensive 25 MPH Coverage?...
Streetsblog
Nov 10
Open Letter to a Car-Addicted City : A car-dependant city is at the crossroads....
Planetizen Interchange
Nov 10
Pondering Dot Earth’s Path After Seven Years and 2,500 Posts : Reviewing the bidding as a blog on smoothing the human journey passes its seventh year and 2,500th post....
Dot Earth
Nov 10
The Strong Towns Movement : Every fall we do a fundraising week where we go PBS on you and divert from our regular programming to focus on sustaining the organization....
Strong Towns
Nov 10
Why Do Transit Commuters Take Longer to Get to Work Than Drivers? : Nationwide, the average worker spends 24.7 minutes, each way, traveling to and from work....
The Antiplanner
Nov 9
Zero-sum and negative-sum : Today's NY Times includes "The LeBron Stimulus ......
Peter Gordon's Blog
Nov 8
Not All NIMBYs Are Alike : Josh Stephens Last week Harvard history professor Naomi Oreskes defended the public figure that many planners love to hate: the NIMBY....
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Nov 8
Not All NIMBYs Are Alike : Josh Stephens Last week Harvard history professor Naomi Oreskes defended the public figure that many planners love to hate: the NIMBY....
California Planning & Development Report
Nov 8
NY Appellate Court Upholds Local Health Department’s Approval of Proposed Subdivision : Neighbors challenged the decision of the county health-environmental sanitation division that found no negative environmental impact for a proposed 21-unit residential and one commercial lot subdivisi...
Law of the Land
Nov 7
Fed. Dist. Court in MD Grants Summary Judgment Dismissing Constitutional Claims that County Zoning Ordinances Restricted Adult Entertainment Businesses : This case arose from a constitutional challenge to Prince George’s County zoning ordinances restricting “adult entertainment” businesses.  A motion for a preliminary injunction was filed by Plaintiffs...
Law of the Land
Nov 7
W VA Supreme Court Finds Circuit Court Improperly Substituted Its Judgment for that of the Zoning Board and Awarded Granting Variance : Ms. Kelch and Mr. Tkacz owned separate property that adjoined each other in Shepherdstown. Ms....
Law of the Land
Nov 7
NC Appeals Court Finds the Burden was on the Town, Rather than Property Owner, to Establish the Location of Zoning Line at the Time Property Owner Began His Nonconforming Use Because Town Could Not Locate Official Zoning Map : John Shearl (“Petitioner”) owned property directly off Highway 28 in Highlands, on which he operates a business entitled, “J & J Lawn and Landscape.”  On 19 August 2009, Respondent issued a zoning vio...
Law of the Land
Nov 7
1st Circuit Court of Appeals Remands Question of Restriction on Adult Entertainment Occurring Within Establishments Licensed to Serve Alcohol for Findings of State Law : Showtime Entertainment, LLC (“Showtime”), owner of a lot within the town’s adult-entertainment overlay district brought action against town and two members of town’s board, alleging, inter alia, that...
Law of the Land
Nov 7
MO Appeals Court Finds Trustees Failed to Prove that the Cost of Repairing the Billboard was Not More Than 50% of the Cost to Replace its Non-Conforming Portions : The Board of Adjustment of the city of Branson (“the Board”) and the city of Branson (“City”) appealed the judgment of the circuit court that: reversed the Board’s decision to deny a sign permit (“the...
Law of the Land
Nov 7
MD Court of Special Appeals Holds Developers Were Not Required to Obtain County Council Resolution Authorizing Amendment of PUD Plan : The Office of Administrative Hearings of Baltimore County (“OAH”), ruled that appellees, BKL York I LLC, BKL York III LLC, Logwood LLC, Wawa Inc., and Monterey Improvement Association (collectively, “...
Law of the Land
Nov 7
Friday Fun: Urban gardening builds strong, cohesive communities : Urban gardens, like the one pictured above in Kibera, Nairobi, allow residents to come together for healthier, happier communities....
The City Fix
Nov 7
The ‘Super El Niño’ Forecast Fadeout : Early-year warnings of a "super El Nino" are history....
Dot Earth
Nov 7
NYC: Eyes on the Street: The Greenway Link That Burn Up Kips Bay Condo Owners : The 37th Street connector is in, providing a two-way bike link between First Avenue and the East Side Greenway....
Streetsblog
Nov 7
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Nov 7
NYC: Prendergast: $15 Billion Gap in MTA Capital Program “Unconscionable” : Post-election, the political discussion about transit funding in New York has entered a new phase. Albany can now turn its attention to the most pressing transportation issue in the state: closing the...
Streetsblog
Nov 7
Environmental Activists Push for a Grenelle Environment Round Table in Marseille : Polluted Marseille, congested Marseille, Marseille the concrete jungle. Ecological activists in the French city are calling out to elected officials....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 7
Weekend Reading 11/7/14 : Clark A nifty idea: you can reduce your carbon footprint, at least a wee bit, by reducing how much data you store in the cloud.  One simple option for Gmail users is to use this free service to tidy u...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 7
NYC: New York State DMV Dismisses Tickets of Driver Who Killed Toddler Allie Liao : The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles dismissed summonses for failure to yield and careless driving issued to the driver who killed 3-year-old Allison Liao in 2013....
Streetsblog
Nov 7
NYC: Today’s Headlines : The Default NYC Speed Limit Is a More Humane 25 MPH as of Today (WSJ, WNYC, AMNY) …and Post Headline Writers Are at a Loss How Come Cy Vance Doesn’t Treat Drivers Who Actually Kill as Seriously as Thi...
Streetsblog
Nov 7
Traditional Development is a Municipal Goldmine : My latest piece in The American Conservative....
Strong Towns
Nov 7
Protecting Prairie Dogs : A Utah district court has ruled that the Endangered Species Act has exceeded Congress’ authority to regulate private landowners....
The Antiplanner
Nov 6
A Missed Opportunity for Seattle’s Downtown School : robert s donovan, flickrThe Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors disappointed hundreds of downtown families and residents yesterday by unanimously voting against plans to acquire the vacant Feder...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 6
Mumbai is ready For “Equal Streets – A Citizens’ Movement” : Car ownership is on the rise in Indian cities, but Mumbai’s new Equal Streets movement will help people take back the streets every Sunday while encouraging community interaction and active lifestyles...
The City Fix
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