Apr 9
Maryland’s Septics Law Highlights Differences of Rural and Urban Communities : Maryland’s Sustainable Growth & Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012, also known as the septics law, widened the divide between rural and urban communities in the state. The law is p...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 9
Why Seattle’s Fremont Neighborhood is the Center of the Universe : Fremont is one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods, boasting an enviable popularity with residents, tourists and businesses....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 9
Open Data & Government Pulling Pittsburgh into the 21st Century : What do you think of when you hear about Pittsburgh?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 9
Green Light Given for Bike Path in Montreal, Canada : On March 25th, the administration of the city of Montreal finally gave the green light to a development project aiming to create an elevated bicycle route that will eventually be located under...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 9
The Uphill Climate Challenge in ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ : Some thoughts on the challenges facing a nine-part Showtime series on global warming....
Dot Earth
Apr 9
Trends to Watch in Planetizen’s Top Posts : We post a lot of articles here at Planetizen, and the traffic created by you, our audience, provides valuable feedback about the ideas and places that are of interest to the planning and urbanism comm...
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 9
Wednesday briefing : Marty Velas leaves Copper Cellar to launch Fanatic Brewing Co. KNS City of Knoxville's new transit director started as Ohio bus driver....
Property Scope
Apr 9
An Agent-based Model for the Spread and Containment of Tuberculosis : Over the last few months we have been working on developing a agent-based model which explores the spread and containment of tuberculosis....
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Apr 9
Urban Renewal to Shape a “New” Downtown in Bogota, Colombia : As the capital city of one of the most violent countries in the world during the 1980s and 1990s, Bogota was not considered an interesting place to travel....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 9
Shooting yourself in the foot (and not knowing it) : “It’s like building a Vikings’ stadium in a single season,” said State Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle....
Strong Towns
Apr 9
6 Ways Of Employing Telemarketing To Supercharge Your Small Business Marketing Planssmall Business Marketing : Discuss telemarketing to many business managers and you are likely to see uncertainty, doubt and confusion. Many managers mix up telemarketing with telesales....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 9
This Land Is Whose Land? : Property rights activists are irate that the federal government has seized the cattle of a Southern Nevada rancher who has allowed his herd to graze on Bureau of Land Management lands....
The Antiplanner
Apr 8
Users’ Guide: Climate messaging : "Let me explain..." by Nicola Albertini used under CC CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG licensesThere are lots of resources available on communicating about climate change—sometimes it seems like too many....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 8
NYC: Instead of Reforming NYC Tolls, Ruben Diaz, Jr. Proposes Soaking the Bronx : Like the Tea Party adherents who are always going to equate walkability and sustainable transportation with a global UN conspiracy, some New York City electeds are always going to call road pricing “r...
Streetsblog
Apr 8
Autopsy of a Hospital: A Photographic Record of Coler-Goldwater on Roosevelt Island : Images courtesy of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Roosevelt Island, a two-mile sliver of land in the East River nestled between the Upper East Side and Astoria, is home to a population of 12,...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 8
Reminder: Beyond Complete Streets Web Event : Complete Streets is a rational response to an irrational world, but is it enough? Should we be satisfied building places for automobiles that now also accommodate people as an afterthought?...
Strong Towns
Apr 8
NYC: Upper Manhattan Poised to Get Its First Protected Bike Lane : Image: NYC DOT DOT will install Upper Manhattan’s first protected bike lane this summer, pending an endorsement from Community Board 12. The parking-protected lane would run north-south on Fort George...
Streetsblog
Apr 8
Ask Strong Towns, Question #1 : We invite our members to submit their questions. We’ll give you a Strong Towns answer or find an expert who can....
Strong Towns
Apr 8
Rebuild by Design Proposals Unveiled : Last week, ten interdisciplinary teams charged with developing solutions to protect the New York metro region from future climate events presented their final plans to crowds totaling more than 1,000...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 8
As Europe’s traffic fatalities drop, Brazil’s soar : Brazil’s rising traffic fatalities show the need for traffic calming measures on roadways, and infrastructure that promotes pedestrian safety and well-being....
The City Fix
Apr 8
NYC: NYPD Denies Access to Confiscated Bikes, Including Those of Crash Victims : As seasoned observers of the department’s dealings with bicyclists know, NYPD has long enjoyed taking our bikes....
Streetsblog
Apr 8
Guest SID.tv: Shipping Container Home : Once again, many thanks to our good friend Johnny Sanphillippo for this excellent video. Enjoy!...
Strong Towns
Apr 8
Another Look at Declining Seattle Traffic : Every year, the Seattle Department of Transportation tracks traffic at 19 select bridges across the city, and presents the resulting traffic count as a rough-and-ready gauge of citywide traffic trends...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 8
World Urban Forum 7: Medellin, Colombia at the Heart of Urban Debates : Twenty years after being considered the the most violent city in the world, Medellin is no longer recognized as the most dangerous city, but the most innovative, the most resilient, and an exa...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 8
Online Platform Aims to Fix Their “City of Errors” : A couple of years ago, a group of young people decided to voluntarily set up an interactive platform for their city....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 8
RIBA and ARB to Restructure Architectural Education in the UK : In the UK the route to becoming a qualified architect averages at almost ten years, longer than most other EU countries....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : De Blasio “Hopeful” Albany Will Expand NYC’s Automated Enforcement (CapNY) Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. Says It’s “Regressive” to Fund Transit With Toll Reform (News) Diaz’s Transportation Plan?...
Streetsblog
Apr 8
Protestors in Athens Take to the Streets as Landfill Development Continues : With what criteria should we evaluate which places make perfect wastelands?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 8
Shindell: On constraining the Transient Climate Response : Guest commentary from Drew Shindell There has been a lot of discussion of my recent paper in Nature Climate Change (Shindell, 2014)....
RealClimate
Apr 8
America's Apartment Shortage: 8 Million Units : The 2014 National Realtor's Survey asked consumers for preferences in housing and neighborhood types....
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 8
So Much for TOD : Transit agencies are quick to claim that new rail transit lines generate all sorts of new developments, particularly so-called transit-oriented developments, meaning high-density, mixed-use housing....
The Antiplanner
Apr 8
Federal Court of Claims Finds Government’s Denial of Permit to Fill Wetlands Constituted a Compensable Taking : Lost Tree Village Corporation, the plaintiff, filed an application to fill wetlands for a plot of land approximately five acres in size. The U.S....
Law of the Land
Apr 7
Architecture Digest and Yahoo love Houston, top rankings, Mayor SOTC, workforce certificates over college degrees, and the problem of transit and dispersed jobs : Lots of items this week... Architecture Digest on "HOW HOUSTON REINVENTED ITSELF AS A CULTURAL POWERHOUSE - In recent years the Texas city has become an artistic and culinary center, attracting visit...
Houston Strategies
Apr 7
Discover a Career in Landscape Architecture : The American Society of Landscape Architects has launched a new Career Discovery web site to help young people explore the profession of landscape architecture....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 7
NYC: Ten Months Later, Parks Department Fills in Hudson River Greenway Hole : Greenway users need this like a hole in the head. The Parks Department says it filled the cave-in today....
Streetsblog
Apr 7
Showtime Series Aims to Engage Sleepy Public on Global Warming With Celebrity Guides : A new Showtime series aims to reengage a somnolent public on the risks of human-caused global warming....
Dot Earth
Apr 7
NYC: Using Citi Bike Data to Figure Out Where Cyclists Ride : A new map shows likely routes taken by Citi Bike riders....
Streetsblog
Apr 7
NYC: Advocates Urge Lander to Upgrade NYPD Crash Data Bill : A bill that would have pushed Ray Kelly’s police department one step closer to opening up crash data has been reintroduced by Council Member Brad Lander....
Streetsblog
Apr 7
NYC: This Week: Vision Zero in the Bronx, 20′s Plenty for Bed Stuy : A ton of interesting events are all happening on Tuesday this week....
Streetsblog
Apr 7
Other Voices: Earth Institute’s Steven Cohen Seeks a Post-Hysterical Approach to Climate Progress : A veteran of environmental regulation and management seeks a non-hysterical approach to climate progress....
Dot Earth
Apr 7
Texas & Oklahoma Dominate Metropolitan Economic Growth : Texas metropolitan areas continue to dominate economic growth, according to the latest Metro Monitor, produced by the Brookings Institution....
Newgeography.com
Apr 7
How did high-speed rail transform China’s regional transport sector? : China’s high-speed rail system has offered affordable, sustainable alternatives to travel for China’s residents, while strengthening the linkages between China’s emerging cities....
The City Fix
Apr 7
What Does 17% Mean? : King County voters are receiving ballots in the mail for the April 22 special election. Many of them have only one issue to decide: Proposition 1....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 7
Old Thinking In New Traffic Safety Reports : A new paradigm is expanding transport safety strategies to include demand management and smart growth, but the old paradigm is alive and deadly as illustrated by two new traffic safety guidance docume...
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 7
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Gelinas: NYC Must Acknowledge That Bike-Share’s Primary Goal Isn’t Operational Profitability (C&S) Driver Critically Injures 12-Year-Old in Boro Park (News, Gothamist) Four Die in High-Speed “Stunt Go...
Streetsblog
Apr 7
GA Appeals Court Finds that a Vested Right in a Legal Nonconforming Use Was Not Superseded by a Use That Takes Place Outside of the Express Terms Required for that Use : This case arose from an event hosted by Cavalia USA, Inc., which held its outdoor entertainment traveling horse show on the Noble parking lot....
Law of the Land
Apr 7
Passion for the Arts in Former Slaughterhouses in Casablanca, Morocco : In Casablanca’s outskirts, in the working-class neighborhood of Hay Mohammadi, a surprise awaits visitors....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 7
Repurposing the Public Toilets of Dublin, Ireland : Dotted around Dublin there are dozens of former “public conveniences” or public toilets now unused, boarded and chained shut. These small, single story Victorian and Edwardian units w...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 7
Living in communion : Church leaders around the country should be doing everything they can to reconnect the social bonds of our communities....
Strong Towns
Apr 7
Repeating the Big Lies About Sprawl : Those crazy planners at Smart Growth America are at it again: issuing another report all about how urban sprawl is bad and people are better off living in compact communities....
The Antiplanner
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