Dec 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Long Island Safety Cams Are Catching Speeders, So Suffolk’s Executive Shuts Down Program (Newsday) Klein’s “New Deal” Plan: Spend Bank Settlement Windfall on MTA, Tappan Zee (TU, Capital) Kallos Bill...
Streetsblog
Dec 9
Portland Housing: Density at Any Cost? : Portland’s regional planning agency, Metro, recently released its 2014 Urban Growth Report, which projects that the region will gain 300,000 to 500,000 new residents between 2010 and 2035....
The Antiplanner
Dec 8
NYC: Cy Vance Files Homicide Charge in Lower East Side Pedestrian Death : Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance filed a homicide charge against a driver accused of killing a pedestrian on the Lower East Side in November. On the evening of November 24, the driver of a BMW sed...
Streetsblog
Dec 8
Chinese Coal Imports Falling Fast : Chinese customs statistics show that the nation’s coal imports fell 26 percent year-over-year in November....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 8
Popular in 2014: Increasing Transient Occupancy Taxes : Fourteen California municipalities attempted to increase their Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOTs) through ballot measures this November....
Planetizen Interchange
Dec 8
NYC: This Week: Lincoln Square, Pulaski Bridge, Gowanus Greenway : Things get going tomorrow with a community board meeting about proposed safety improvements for the Lincoln Square bowtie, followed by updates on the Pulaski Bridge bike path on Wednesday and an on-st...
Streetsblog
Dec 8
The Tomorrow Plan: Des Moines, Iowa’s Attempt at Regional Planning : In 2011, the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) initiated an attempt at regional planning for the Greater Des Moines area, the goal being to coordinate planning efforts among municipa...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 8
Light touch? : The Economist of Dec 6 features "A planet of suburbs". They editorialize about "A suburban world." Yes, the world is becoming suburban....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Dec 8
NYC: Teen Driver Kills Senior on Street With No Sidewalks, NYPD Blames Victim : Ignascio Andal, whose path is indicated in white, was killed by a driver on a street with no sidewalks in Jamaica Estates....
Streetsblog
Dec 8
Connecticut Since the Abolition of County Government in 1959 : Most of New England is made up of counties that predate the Declaration of Independence....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 8
Trial and Error of CSAs and Farm Co-Ops is About to Pay Off in Baltimore City : The United States has lost over four million farms since 1930, which was around the time the economics and sustainability of farming was changed by factory farming and other challenges....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 8
Warming Trend and Variations on a Greenhouse-Heated Planet : A fresh review of research and graphics showing the difference between the global warming trend and short-term variations in conditions....
Dot Earth
Dec 8
The Eco Village Concept: Climate Mitigation Might Require Experimentation : Robert Boyer of UNC-Charlotte discusses his new article on the hurdles surrounding building environmentally friendly Ecovillages. Follow Journal of Planning Education and Research @JPER7....
Planetizen Interchange
Dec 8
Best of Blog: Complex Cities : At the end of every year, we switch into December mode. That includes sharing our "best of" work from the current year....
Strong Towns
Dec 8
Hundreds of cities poised to replicate Rio’s approach to measuring and reducing emissions : Rio de Janeiro is using the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories (GPC) – the first internationally accepted standard for measuring city-level emissions – to inform...
The City Fix
Dec 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : If the MTA Raises Fares Just a Bit, Does Anybody Go to the Hearings?...
Streetsblog
Dec 8
Should I Present at a Conference? And If I Don't Present, Should I Attend? : One question I get asked a lot is if students should present at conference. In fact it is often more of a statement of intent rather than a question about whether it is useful....
Planetizen Interchange
Dec 8
Monday Member Digest - Hardest time of year to be homeless : Well it’s my turn for the Monday Member Blog Roll, welcome! A few week’s back you may have noticed at gap in this series, when I dropped the ball....
Strong Towns
Dec 8
The most popular deceptive climate graph : The “World Climate Widget” from Tony Watts’ blog is probably the most popular deceptive image among climate “skeptics”....
RealClimate
Dec 8
Death to the Purple Money Eater : Maryland’s Governor-Elect Larry Hogan has promised to cancel the Purple Line, another low-capacity rail boondoggle that would cost taxpayers at least $2.4 billion to build and much more to operate and...
The Antiplanner
Dec 7
FasTracks Progress: Commuter Rail Trains Arrive! : At the beginning of the month, RTD announced they were going to have a commuter rail train on display at Denver Union Station....
DenverUrbanism
Dec 7
Amazing containerization : Here is Scott Sumner writing about, among other things, our modern world....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Dec 7
The Peoples' Republic of Upper Kirby, peak car and building our way out of congestion, evaluating urban rail, combining upward mobility with affordability, and more : I'd like to open up this week talking about Salon's crazy rant about central Houston gentrification (alternate link) and, essentially, the declaration of the "Peoples' Republic of Upper Kirby" - which...
Houston Strategies
Dec 6
Sources for Our "Southern California Stuck in Drive" Story : Joel Kotkin and I wrote in the Orange County Register that transit work trip market shares in the Los Angeles area had changed little, from 5.9 percent in 1980 to 5.8 percent in 2013....
Newgeography.com
Dec 6
Fed. Appeals Court in IL Conducts Second Amendment Analysis of Chicago Zoning Restrictions, Construction Requirements and Business Regulations for Firing Ranges Upholding Some but Not All : Plaintiffs who were denied the opportunity to install a shooting range, challenged eleven regulations made by the city that fell into the category of zoning restrictions, construction requirements and...
Law of the Land
Dec 6
AZ Appeals Court Holds County, Not Successive Owner, Has Authority to Decide Whether to Call Subdivision Performance Bond : Empire Residential Construction (Empire) applied to the Coconino County Planning and Zoning Commission to develop a residential community for single-family homes....
Law of the Land
Dec 5
What Has Sightline Ever Done for You? : Celeste Larkin as a toddler. By mom, Sara Larkin....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 5
The Soft Path to a Climate Agreement, From Lima to Paris : As long ago as 1991, there were calls to pursue "soft," not binding, steps toward a global climate treaty. Talks are progressing now because this shift has occurred....
Dot Earth
Dec 5
Friday Fun: These maps help to visualize the world’s urban growth : Want to see what the world will look like in 40 years? These maps will help you comprehend the urban growth that is transforming countries worldwide....
The City Fix
Dec 5
NYC: Dana Lerner: Cy Vance Botched the Token Case Against My Son’s Killer : The cab driver who killed Cooper Stock is scheduled to be back in court in two months, thanks to what Stock’s mother Dana Lerner termed “inept” handling of the case by Manhattan District Attorney Cy V...
Streetsblog
Dec 5
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Dec 5
A New Town Square for an Urbanizing Mesa : Mesa City Center / all images Colwell Shelor, West 8, and Weddle Gilmore  Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture, West 8 Urban Design + Landscape Architecture, and Weddle Gilmore have won a design comp...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 5
NYC: NYPD: 1,399 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 16 Killed in Traffic in October : Image: NYPD Twenty people were killed in New York City traffic in October, and 4,692 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of October, 124 pedestrians and c...
Streetsblog
Dec 5
No Credit Card Needed for Community Access Bikeshare in Ontario, Canada : Summer 2013 saw the birth of a new breed of bikesharing: Community Access Bikeshare or CAB, located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Now just a year down the line, this modest bikeshare...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 5
Gentrification is Hurting Neighborhoods in Downtown Kitchener, Canada : In the last few years, gentrification has been causing problems in downtown areas around North America, and now Kitchener (in Ontario, Canada) is no exception....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 5
Malpassé Neighborhood in Marseille, France Faces Redevelopment and Evictions : Among the fourteen urban redevelopment projects in Marseille, France, the one in the Malpassé neighborhood has been the most sizeable since it was launched in 2010 by the City of Marseille, the Nation...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 5
Reinventing Industrial Milan: Old Factories Brought Back to Life in a Cultural Context : Milan is a city with a strong industrial background that is an economically influential business, financial, and design center in Europe and beyond. By...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 5
An Opportunity for a Regenerative New Airport in Mexico City : Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico, 66 miles wide and 68 miles long. Top: hydrology and agriculture. Below: hydrology and urban systems....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 5
Weekend Reading 12/5/14 : Jennifer If you—like me—missed this great interview last week in which Mike McGinn deconstructs the evolution of Seattle’s “bikelash” politics, now’s your time to go read the whole thing....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 5
NYC: Today’s Headlines : In NYC and Elsewhere, the Streets at Night Are for Protest (NYT, Gothamist, @urbandata) NYPD Ramping Up Arrests of Protesters (DNA) The Post Keeps Fighting for More New Yorkers to Die in Traffic Dump...
Streetsblog
Dec 5
Friday News Digest - For Your Own Safety : This week's Friday News Digest is coming to you from Tulsa, OK, where the city's mayor has decided to unilaterally remove from plans a sidewalk along Riverside Drive leading to "A Gathering Place for...
Strong Towns
Dec 5
Champions at Making Promises : The White House has applauded Portland and fifteen other local governments as “climate action champions” for promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions....
The Antiplanner
Dec 4
OH Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Prohibiting Storage of Construction Equipment : Fioritto purchased a two-acre parcel of land that was located within a General Commercial zoning classification and he requested a conditional use permit or variance to operate his construction busine...
Law of the Land
Dec 4
NYC: Sunday: Families for Safe Streets to Call on DAs to Prosecute Reckless Drivers : Left to right: District attorneys Richard Brown, Dan Donovan, and Robert Johnson are up for re-election in 2015....
Streetsblog
Dec 4
A Playful Approach to Activating Spaces along the Los Angeles River : An interview with two of Project 51's co-founders, John Arroyo and Catherine Gudis, on the collective's recent "Play the LA River" card deck, a playable guide which invites participants to discover 56...
Planetizen Interchange
Dec 4
Recent global warming trends: significant or paused or what? : As the World Meteorological Organisation WMO has just announced that “The year 2014 is on track to be the warmest, or one of the warmest years on record”, it is timely to have a look at recent...
RealClimate
Dec 4
NYC: For Traffic Violence Victims, Cy Vance’s “Moneyball” Still a Field of Dreams : You won’t find much discussion of traffic violence in Chip Brown’s 5,500-word encomium to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, published Wednesday by the New York Times Magazine....
Streetsblog
Dec 4
NYC: How Does the Threat of Police Violence Affect How You Use the Street? : When the news came out yesterday that a Staten Island grand jury had failed to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo for killing Eric Garner with an illegal chokehold, like many people I found the outcome di...
Streetsblog
Dec 4
On Smaller Farms, Including Organic Farms, Technology and Tradition Meet : The best way to sustain productive soils and harvests on America's smaller farms is through technological innovation....
Dot Earth
Dec 4
Show 197: Strength Test : Jim Kumon joins Chuck Marohn to discuss the Strong Towns Strength Test and how it can be applied to measure the strength and resiliency of a place. Strong Towns Podcast - Strength Test A Strong Town s...
Strong Towns
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