Oct 17
NYC: Maximum Penalty for Cab Driver Who Killed Cooper Stock: 15 Days and $750 : The cab driver who killed 9-year-old Cooper Stock last January was charged this month with failure to exercise due care, a traffic infraction that carries a maximum 15-day jail sentence and a small fi...
Streetsblog
Oct 17
Three French Mayors Profess Support for an Inter-Communal Health Clinic : With a critical lack of doctors and a chronic lack of finances, three communes in the Loiret department of France reflect on the possibility of designing an inter-communal health clinic....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 17
Washington DC on Monday : On Monday I'm going to be heading to our nation's capital to take part in a forum being put on by the Washington Post. We're also planning a Strong Towns on Tap get together....
Strong Towns
Oct 17
Urban Drainage Poses A Major Development Risk in Nairobi, Kenya : The City of Nairobi, Kenya lies at the border of the central highlands and the flat dry plains, composing an exceptionally interesting subtropical highland climate....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 17
Weekend Reading 10/17/14 : Editor’s Note: Recently, we invited board members to contribute to weekend reading when they like. Chris Troth took us up on the offer this week!...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 17
Friday Fun: Uphill cycling a breeze thanks to this city’s bike escalator : Would you be more likely to bike if the hills in your city had bike escalators? Photo by Miljøpakken/Flickr. Do steep hills prevent you from biking? They don’t have to....
The City Fix
Oct 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cy Vance Charges Cab Driver Who Killed Cooper Stock With Careless Driving Infraction (News) Cuomo Hires Private Attorneys to Fight Feds on Tappan Zee Clean Water Loan (LoHud, CapNY Pro) Uber and Lyft...
Streetsblog
Oct 17
How to Hoodwink the Public : Two years ago, Virginia Beach put a measure on the ballot to extend the Norfolk light rail (which stops at the border between the two cities) into Virginia Beach....
The Antiplanner
Oct 17
Never Mind the Anthropocene – Beware the ‘Manthropocene’ : A look at the gender factor in assessing the Anthropocene -- the age of "man."...
Dot Earth
Oct 16
“Have I told you lately that I love you?” Perspectives on reinventing our cities from X Congreso : Over three days, participants at the tenth annual International Congress on Sustainable Transport (“X Congreso”) explored what it will take to reinvent cities for better quality of life....
The City Fix
Oct 16
Does the Anthropocene, the Age of Humans, Deserve a Golden Spike? : A meeting of geologists and other analysts explores whether Earth has entered a geological age made by humans....
Dot Earth
Oct 16
NYC: Only One Week Left Until The Streets Ball — Get Your Tickets Now : A quick reminder: The annual fundraiser for Streetsblog and Streetfilms is just seven days away and space is limited....
Streetsblog
Oct 16
Water : The LA papers are full of worries over the local drought but have yet to discover, pricing, incentives, and politicized misallocations....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 16
Prediction: Cloud Peak’s Coal Export Division Will Start Losing Money in 2015 : Cloud Peak Energy—a major coal producer in the Powder River Basin, and one of the top coal exporters in the western US—will release its third quarter financials in a few weeks....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 16
NYC: NYPD Recommended a Mandatory Helmet Law in 2011 : Three years ago, NYPD recommended a mandatory helmet law for all cyclists....
Streetsblog
Oct 16
Metropolitan Populations from 1900 Posted (Current Geographies) : We have posted population data for the nation's major metropolitan areas for censuses from 1900 to 2010 and as estimated in 2013....
Newgeography.com
Oct 16
The Conservative Case Against the Suburbs : My latest piece in The American Conservative...In his recent column, “Why Suburbia Irks Some Conservatives,” the prominent urban geographer Joel Kotkin creates and then slays a number of straw men in...
Strong Towns
Oct 16
X Marks the Spot for the 11th Street Bridge Park : 11th Street Bridge Park / All images by OLIN and OMA Landscape architecture firm OLIN and architecture firm OMA were announced as the winners of a national design competition to create a 900-foot-long...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 16
Why Strong Towns is important : The Minneapolis Star Tribune just ran a great piece on Strong Towns’ President Chuck Marohn in which it gives the obligatory ‘creation myth’ of the Strong Towns movement through Chuck’s personal story...
Strong Towns
Oct 16
Balancing Priority for Pedestrians and Parking in Rue Sainte-Catherine West, Montreal : Priority to pedestrians, but also more parking – this is the paradox that emerges from the first phase of consultations conducted by the City regarding the restructuring of Rue Sainte...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 16
Activists Fight to Preserve Historic São Félix Railway Station in Bahia, Brazil : Considered to be the main cultural and historical heritage building in the Reconcavo of Bahia, the São Félix, a former railway station, is now in an advanced state of deterioration and has bee...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 16
NYC: Eyes on the Street: West End Avenue Gets Its Road Diet : West End Avenue at 85th Street....
Streetsblog
Oct 16
Ebola versus Cars : I think this chart speaks for itself. Original Sightline Institute chart, available under our free use policy. I think it’s fair to say that we’re in the midst of a full-blow media frenzy over the (ad...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Kids in Low-Income Neighborhoods Most at Risk of Traffic Injuries (Gotham Gazette) After Neighbors Worry About Parking and Cars, Medgar Evers Scraps Plaza Plan (Bklyn Brief) 2nd Avenue Sagas and Gotha...
Streetsblog
Oct 16
Mission: 400 Members + Delaware : Today, October 16, is the one year anniversary of the Strong Towns Membership program....
Strong Towns
Oct 16
Autonomous Vehicle Presentation : The Antiplanner’s presentation on autonomous vehicles, mass transit, and long-range transportation planning is now available for download. It’s about 20 MB....
The Antiplanner
Oct 15
Cap and Trade—In 3 Pictures : We all rely on mental shortcuts to make sense of new information....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 15
NYC: 155th Street Ped Safety Fixes Clear Three Uptown Community Board Votes : The Manhattan side of the 155th Street Bridge is a complex intersection where pedestrians are too often forgotten within a swirl of turning vehicles and impatient drivers....
Streetsblog
Oct 15
NYC: Speed Kills, But NYPD Won’t Open the Data : On the surface, the crashes that killed Jill Tarlov and Michael Williams last month could hardly have been more different. Michael Williams and Jill Tarlov. Williams, a 25-year-old rookie cop, was rid...
Streetsblog
Oct 15
Strong Citizens Challenge: Host a "pop-up" neighborhood happy hour : The first Strong Citizens Challenge, Walk to Get Your Groceries, has been going strong for the past couple weeks....
Strong Towns
Oct 15
NYC: City Gets the Word Out: 25 MPH Speed Limit Takes Effect November 7 : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg with NYPD transportation chief Thomas Chan, City Council transportation committee chair Ydanis Rodriguez, and Amy Cohen of Families For Safe Streets....
Streetsblog
Oct 15
Montreal, Quebec is One of Five Global Hubs of UN’s Future Earth Project : Climate change poses a threat to peace, security, health, livelihoods, places and species. The United Nations project Future Earth has been designed to respond to these challenges....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 15
Legacy : Getting my own medical care, I have encountered more than a few medical professionals who are practicing  here from abroad and who treated me very well.  I was glad they are here and I expect that the...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 15
Living Los Sures, Past and Present : Hipsters. Artisanal foods. Gentrification. These images seem forever linked to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, simplified notions of a place that are as ubiquitous as they are problematic....
Urban Omnibus
Oct 15
Using smartphones to improve Nairobi’s informal transport sector : Traffic congestion presents a number of urgent problems in Nairobi, but smartphones and other technologies have the potential to greatly improve transport services and provide a range of benefits for...
The City Fix
Oct 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : 86th Street SBS Could Be Running By the Middle of Next Year (NY1) The News Approves of Council’s Transit Benefit Bill, Urges de Blasio to Sign It QueensWay Plan Would Cost $120 Million to Construct (N...
Streetsblog
Oct 15
David Roberts Questions Naomi Klein’s Capitalism-Focused Climate Quest : Naomi Klein says climate campaigners should attack capitalism because it already is a popular target....
Dot Earth
Oct 15
Places and Non-Places : At the Strong Towns National Gathering I gave a rapid 8 minute presentation on walkability and the scale of the environment, and as part of my talk I briefly covered the concept of Places and Non-Plac...
Strong Towns
Oct 15
More Rail Fail : Two more rail transit lines are following in the tracks of so many others that have failed to live up to planners’ promises....
The Antiplanner
Oct 14
Modern Sukkah Design Competitions Reimagine Ancient Shelters : Curly willow, myrtle, and palm fronds in the “Tension Release” sukkah, Sukkot at the Ranch 2014 / Yoshi Silverstein “On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the harves...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 14
NYC: In a First, NYPD Precinct Officer Charges Driver Under New Right-of-Way Law : The Law Office of Vaccaro & White is representing the victim in what may be the first case of a precinct-level charge for violating NYC Administrative Code Section 19-190, also known as the Right-of-W...
Streetsblog
Oct 14
How Not To Measure Traffic Congestion—Hold the Hyperbole, Please! : The new INRIX congestion costing report is another good example of bad analysis. We just want accurate information; hold the hyperbole, please....
Planetizen Interchange
Oct 14
HousingWorks RI leverages affordability data for housing advocacy : by Nicole Lagace, HousingWorks RINHC invites its members, partners, and other recognized housing experts to write guest blog entries on important topics....
NHC Open House Blog
Oct 14
Opinion: Ridesharing could revolutionize urban transport in India : As companies such as Uber expand, ridesharing may become an important means of sustainable transport in India and in lower- and middle-income cities worldwide....
The City Fix
Oct 14
All the way down : Tyler Cowen cites Jean Tirole's Nobel-winning economics as exemplifying elaborations of principal-agent theory (and problems).  Who do you trust to carry out an agreement?...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 14
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (October 1–15) : Downspout leads to a rain garden at Mary Myer’s house / Rob Cardillo. The New York Times One Woman’s Pipe Dream The New York Times, 10/9/14 “Mary E....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 14
NYC: Vision Zero and the Challenge of Culture Change at NYPD : This is the second post in a two-part piece about how Vision Zero will have to change attitudes toward streets and driving in order to succeed....
Streetsblog
Oct 14
NYC: Motorist Fatally Strikes “Very Small” Pedestrian in Chinatown; No Charges : Canal Street, looking west toward Elizabeth Street, where a driver struck a senior this morning....
Streetsblog
Oct 14
OmniBeers | October 22nd : The Urban Omnibus team always relishes an opportunity to get out from behind our screens and meet our readers in person. And, frankly, it’s been too long since we’ve done so in an organized way....
Urban Omnibus
Oct 14
A Comparative Approach to Transportation in Paris, Lyon and Marseille, France : In Paris, Lyon and Marseille, the development of mass transit is a central element of the metropolitan project. However, the stakes and steps taken are very different from one city to the other....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
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