Apr 14
NYC: Can Vision Zero Survive NYC’s Tabloid Editorial Boards? : New mayor. New DOT commissioner....
Streetsblog
Apr 14
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Lee Kwan Yew shaped Singapore as the “Garden City” : A crowd gathers overlooking Singapore’s Marina Bay. Since the inception of its 1971 Concept Plan, Singapore has become one of the most sustainability-oriented cities in the world....
The City Fix
Apr 14
New Video: The Pacific Rim Coal Bubble : Hey, kids!...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 14
Melbourne’s Federation Square as a Catalyst for Community Building : Melbourne’s Federation square was built in 2002, as a critical response to the failures of past developments on the site....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 14
Exporting the Smart City of Issy-les-Moulineaux, Île-de-France, France : For several days, the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux has had the pleasure of welcoming Chinese visitors....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 14
How Billboards Fund Public Art in Toronto : Artists in Toronto have long been undervalued. “Artists were constantly pitching projects to the city, but there was never enough money [in the city budget],” said Devon Ostrom, co-fo...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 14
Monday briefing : Boom in Nashville's Salemtown neighborhood inspires hope, concern. Tennessean One in 10 charged with crime in city used KARM as address....
Property Scope
Apr 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Daily News Still Hasn’t Gotten Over the Fact That Plazas and Bike Lanes Work Surveillance Video Shows SUV Driver Running Over Crossing Guard on Atlantic Ave Last Week (WPIX) NY-Bound Pulaski Closure S...
Streetsblog
Apr 14
Stupid is as Stupid does : There are a lot of cities out there – a lot of staff members and a lot of elected officials – that would like to make changes in the direction their city is heading....
Strong Towns
Apr 14
Progressives Promote Inequality : Why is it that cities that consider themselves most progressive also tend to have the most segregated schools and the greatest income inequality?...
The Antiplanner
Apr 14
Elite Eight of the Walkable Cities Madness Bracket Is Set…Vote Now : Click to view a larger image of the bracketWe started with the 65 cities of the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament and through your votes, we’ve come to the Elite Eight matchups: Columbus, OH (Ohio St)...
neighborhoods.org
Apr 13
METRO considers making rush hour traffic even WORSE, real housing affordability, the gentrification problem, and more : It just makes no sense to me that METRO is considering charging for Park & Ride parking....
Houston Strategies
Apr 13
Laugh or cry? : Much has been written about the life and work of Steve Jobs....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 13
Nations’ Handling of New Climate Report Presages Divisions in Treaty Effort : Wrangling over wording of the summary of the latest U.N. climate report foreshadows worse to come in treaty talks....
Dot Earth
Apr 12
My TEDx Talk: We Are Perfect, With a Hefty Asterisk : I propose a shift in goals from numbers to traits that can help us shape a "good" Anthropocene....
Dot Earth
Apr 12
PA Appeals Court Holds That a Failure to Object to Standing to Challenge Variance Before the Board Resulted in a Waiver of the Ability to Raise Standing as an Issue Before the Common Pleas Court : FT Holdings L.P. developed a condominium complex located at East Thompson and Columbia Avenue in the City of Philadelphia....
Law of the Land
Apr 12
Fed. Dist. Court in NY Rejects Procedural Due Process Claim for Nonconforming Use Because Plaintiffs Had an Adequate Post-Deprivation Remedy : Plaintiffs’ store occupied a portion of the first floor of a building erected before 1940, when the Town first implemented a zoning code....
Law of the Land
Apr 12
NY Appellate Court Upholds Denial of Special Use Permit Extension for a Wind Turbine Farm Finding it Was Not Arbitrary and Capricious : The Planning Board issued a special use permit to petitioner on July 11, 2011, allowing it to construct a wind farm....
Law of the Land
Apr 12
AAG and Twitter : After spending a rather enjoyable few days at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Tampa where there were some great talks on agent-based modeling, GIS and many other topics...
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Apr 12
Reasons To Hire A Small Business Marketing Consultant : Many business owners operate under the false assumption that marketing consultants are only affordable for larger companies....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 11
Cutting the Super Block Down to Size : Yuelai Eco-city / Calthorpe Associates Urbanization in China is the single biggest human migration in the world....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 11
NYC: Montreal Judge Awards Bixi Bike-Share Assets to Montreal Furniture Mogul : The path to a more reliable and efficient Citi Bike got a bit more complicated this afternoon. Bixi’s new owner, Bruno Rodi....
Streetsblog
Apr 11
NYC: Klein Backs Off Bill to Restore Flashing Lights on Select Bus Service : Flashing lights on Select Bus Service vehicles are designed to help riders distinguish between pay-before-boarding SBS and pay-onboard local service....
Streetsblog
Apr 11
Rio Among the Most Dangerous Cities? : The travel website escapehere.com has published an article with a list of the world's "10 most dangerous cities to travel." I was obviously interested, but was soon deterred by advertisements that k...
Newgeography.com
Apr 11
Urban Containment: Land Price Up 5 Times Income & Smaller : The shocking extent to which urban containment policy (urban consolidation policy) is associated with higher land (and house) prices is illustrated by a recent press release from RP Data in Australi...
Newgeography.com
Apr 11
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Apr 11
NYC: On Safety, New TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi Has Her Work Cut Out For Her : Two cab drivers fatally struck 22-year-old Kelly Gordon last night as she crossed York Avenue with her sister and a friend....
Streetsblog
Apr 11
Mountain Commerce to break ground in Bearden : Nearly seven years after it bought a site at the corner of Northshore Drive and Kingston Pike, Mountain Commerce Bank is planning a ground-breaking. The Erwin, Tenn.-based lender has scheduled the ev...
Property Scope
Apr 11
24 Points To Start And Run A Prosperous Animal Therapy Business : Point 1 When considering where you are going to have your premises build sure that you weigh out the cost verses the revenue....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 11
Weekend Reading 4/11/14 : Jennifer If you haven’t already seen this Washington Post infographic, it’s brilliant. It’s nominally about the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 11
Friday briefing : Anonymous donor giving $2.2 million to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. KNS MPC puts off vote on ordinance regarding group living facilities....
Property Scope
Apr 11
Friday News Digest : Our Executive Director, Jim Kumon, has been up in Brainerd the past two days and last night, instead of working on the News Digest, he and Justin and I opted to take in the late showing of Captain Ame...
Strong Towns
Apr 11
Friday Fun: Smart cars reach tipping point : Smart cars, which weigh about 1,800 pounds, are the latest targets for a group of pranksters in San Francisco, giving rise to the “smart car tipping” trend....
The City Fix
Apr 11
NYC: Brooklyn Parking Preservation Board Votes Down Bike Corrals : Brooklyn Community Board 1 has had enough of the “war on cars,” and they’re taking it out on pedestrians, cyclists, and local businesses. Jackson Heights is one of many NYC neighborhoods that survived...
Streetsblog
Apr 11
Double Decker Highway: Good or Bad for Nairobi? : It is not news that there is a planned double decker highway for the City of Nairobi. Many people see the project as progressive and a potential solution to the traffic congestion pro...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 11
Water Continues to Define Washington D.C. : Water is one of the necessary conditions of life on this planet....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
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
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