Jul 21
NYC: Watch the NYC Bike Network Grow and Evolve Over 120 Years : Prepare to be mesmerized. Betsy Emmons has mapped the history of New York City’s bike network using the platform MapStory, where she’s currently a summer fellow....
Streetsblog
Jul 21
NYC: Crashes Highlight the Hell’s Kitchen Bus Crunch : Last Monday, a left-turning coach bus driver struck two Spanish tourists in the crosswalk at 47th Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan, sending them to the hospital with critical injuries....
Streetsblog
Jul 21
The SFMOMA Expansion: Increasing Community Connection Through Transparency : Commonly, the most dreaded hurdle for architects is: How to address the site in a way which does not dismiss the surrounding urban fabric. Drawing in the occasional pedestrian would b...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 21
Montreal, Quebec, Canada Welcomes Its First Parklet : The borough of Plateau-Mont-Royal in Montreal has launched an unusual public development project; a parklet that is being developed. A concept inspired by cities such as San Francisco and Vancouver...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 21
Farewell to The Grid from Christine Cepelak in Dallas, Texas : If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 21
Highest and Best Use…Or Not. : ­­With the sharp rise in Seattle real estate values over the last several years, you might assume that landowners have been champing at the bit to redevelop some of the low-value, dilapidated properti...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 21
How much energy could Minneapolis get from solar? : Solar PV seems to be the current darling of the renewable energy world.  But how much “resource” is really out there?  How much should cities rely on the development of local solar resources to meet t...
Net Density
Jul 21
NYC: Today’s Headlines : NYC DOT Prepares to Implement 25 MPH Speed Limit Citywide (AMNY) Cabbie Critically Injures 13-Year-Old Cyclist on UWS; Cops Blame Victim (Post, News) City Pleading With State For Permission to Save on...
Streetsblog
Jul 21
Silicon Valley's gentrification export : Airbnb, the DIY hotel service that was born in the crucible of the Bay Area's dystopan income divides and astronomical rents, is now spreading its way across the nation....
The Vigorous North
Jul 21
LeBron James signs on to Team Strong Towns : LeBron James made world headlines this month when he explained, “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball,” and announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. I got goosebumps....
Strong Towns
Jul 21
Portland or Portlandia? : As most Antiplanner readers know, Portlandia is a television comedy dedicated to making fun of the weird things that happen in Portland....
The Antiplanner
Jul 20
We do not know : What do we know about cities? To simplify shamelessly, 1....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 20
A Downtown School Just Dropped in Seattle’s Lap : Thunder Hill Elementary Kindergarten Tour by Howard County LIbrary System used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Andrea Miller’s third-grader has never been to school on May Day....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 19
The Importance Of A Personal Investment Theory : What precisely is your personal investment theory and method? Do you know how a personal investment theory can help you?...
The Wireless Forge
Jul 19
Scientists Begin to Demystify Hole Found in Siberian Permafrost : Scientists start to demystify a mysterious crater found in Siberian permafrost....
Dot Earth
Jul 18
Friday News Digest : Welcome to the Friday News Digest.  I’m not exactly sure where the president and founder of Strong Towns ran off to; but according to his calendar he is on “vacation” until Tuesday....
Strong Towns
Jul 18
CT Appeals Court Finds Commission Violated Zoning Ordinance By Approving Parking for House of Worship in Front of Building When it Should Have Been in Rear of Property : The New England Prayer Center submitted a request to the Zoning Commission of the Town of Easton (Commission) seeking a place of worship in a residential community....
Law of the Land
Jul 18
Pray for "gridlock" : I recently did some teaching in China. What did my students hear from me?  Among other things, there is Good Capitalism and Bad Capitalism (to borrow the title of a fine book on the subject)....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 18
Second Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Equal Protection “Class of One” Claim For Failure To Show That Properties Sufficiently Similar Were Treated More Favorably : Plaintiffs Richard Zito, Sonny Zito Recycling Inc., and The 1815 LLC (jointly, “Zito”) appeal the judgment of the District Court dismissing, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), their...
Law of the Land
Jul 18
MA Land Court Upholds Denial of Special Permit for Off-Premises Sign : Sanrose Reality sought a special permit to covert a previously installed sign to a billboard that advertised its business on property it owned next to route 95 (but not on-site with the business use)....
Law of the Land
Jul 18
Second Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Pendent Appellate Jurisdiction And Remands Qualified Immunity Question For Former Zoning Enforcement Officer : Plaintiffs Vito Savino and Savino, Inc., (jointly, “Savino”) alleged violations of their Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection under the law by defendants the Town of Southeast and its former...
Law of the Land
Jul 18
Utah Appeals Court of Appeals Confirms Time to Appeal a Land Use Decision Runs from Date Actual or Constructive Notice of the Decision is Received : The Greens obtained a land use permit for construction on their property, which included the installation of utility lines that would crossover on a portion of Brown’s Lot....
Law of the Land
Jul 18
NYC: July 25: Meet NYC’s New Ultimate Utility Bike + Benefit Streetsblog : Come out to DUMBO next Friday for a bike design party where all proceeds from beer sales will benefit Streetsblog and Streetfilms. The new bike at the center of the party is the NYC entrant in Oregon...
Streetsblog
Jul 18
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Jul 18
NYC: At Jean Chambers Vigil, Urgent Pleas for Action Before Another Life Is Lost : John Chambers speaks at the vigil for his wife Jean, who was killed last week by a turning driver at West End Avenue and 95th Street....
Streetsblog
Jul 18
Friday Fun: Cinema shows the power of sustainable transport : Cinema has the power to influence our perceptions on sustainable transport and confront us with tough questions about the future of urban development....
The City Fix
Jul 18
Poised for Redevelopment: Boland’s Mill at Grand Dock in Dublin, Ireland : Boland’s Bakery Mill is located at the intersection of Barrow Street and Pearce Street beside Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 18
How will Montreal, Quebec Repurpose its Aging Urban Hospitals? : Two super-hospitals (MUHC and CHUM) are under construction in Montreal, Quebec and they are considered to be two of the city’s largest building projects since the 1976 Olympics and wi...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 18
NYC: New DOT Billboards Tell Drivers: “Your Choices Matter” : The large billboards are at nine locations across the city. Image: DOT Late last year, DOT launched an education campaign to combat reckless driving....
Streetsblog
Jul 18
Architects & Communalism Can Solve San Francisco’s Housing Crisis : San Francisco is in a housing crisis!  The skyrocketing housing market is pushing out the people that make the city a diverse and vibrant place with housing rates rising three times fas...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 18
Who lives in subsidized housing? : by Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., National Housing ConferenceAs I wrote in this space last week, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has released detailed data about households rece...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 18
Weekend Reading 7/18/14 : Meaghan Why readers, scientifically, are the best people to fall in love with. Serena The Gaza-Israel situation is beyond words....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 18
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Crisis Averted: Cuomo Wrestles LIRR and Union to Ground With His Bare Hands (NYT, News, CapNY) At Last, the Tappan Zee Bridge Financing Plan Has Been Revealed!...
Streetsblog
Jul 18
A Fresh Look at Iron, Plankton, Carbon, Salmon and Ocean Engineering : A fresh look at controversial efforts to nourish salmon and store carbon....
Dot Earth
Jul 18
Planning for the Unpredictable : How do you plan for the unpredictable?...
The Antiplanner
Jul 17
Our big Houston article in the City Journal and WSJ on "America's Opportunity City" : I was traveling and then furiously catching-up upon returning this week, so apologies for the posting delay, but I wanted to get a quick one out here about Joel Kotkin and I's big article in the City...
Houston Strategies
Jul 17
NYC: Bronx Advocates Press State DOT to Take Action on Sheridan Plan : After years of wrangling, advocates, businesses, and elected officials have gotten behind a city plan to convert the Sheridan Expressway into a boulevard and take trucks off local streets by building...
Streetsblog
Jul 17
NYC: 4 Reforms Michael Ameri Must Make to NYPD Crash Investigations : The Daily News reported Wednesday that Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri, who made street safety a priority as commanding officer of Brooklyn’s 78th Precinct, was promoted to head up the NYPD Highway Pat...
Streetsblog
Jul 17
I'm sick of lame : First, we need a lot more nit picking. It is attention to this kind of details, stuff that isn’t expensive to do right but is simply horrible when done wrong, that separates good places from great....
Strong Towns
Jul 17
Microclimatic Improvements for Panepistimiou Street in Athens, Greece : An approval was finally signed regarding the environmental conditions of the Panepistimiou Street’s rehabilitation project in Athens. Other projects were also included in this mee...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 17
Adaptive Reuse of Former Breweries Brings Charm Back to Baltimore Neighborhoods : It’s hard to pass through Baltimore, Maryland without seeing a mural, billboard, or the giant winking head that symbolizes the once prominent brewing industry of the city’s hi...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 17
NYC: Center-City Bike Counts Rose 8% in 2013. Now, What About the Rest of NYC? : Bicycling in the New York City core continues to rise, according to the latest counts from the city....
Streetsblog
Jul 17
Farewell to The Grid from Kaylie Duffy in Madison, Wisconsin : It’s hard to believe that my six month internship with The Grid has finished....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 17
New Mobile App for Bus Commuters in Rio de Janeiro Found Unuseful : On the 11th of June, the city of Rio de Janeiro received a tool that allows mobile access and real-time information about bus lines and routes, as well as attractions....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 17
The Warming State of the Climate in 2013 : A variety of indicators tracked by federal scientists reflect the continued warming of the climate system....
Dot Earth
Jul 17
Churches Outliving their Use in Montreal, Canada : Montreal, the city of a thousand church steeples?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 17
Podcast Show 182: CNU NextGen Roundtable : This, our last podcast from CNU 22 in Buffalo, is the NextGen Roundtable, a discussion that began with Chuck Marohn and Gracen Johnson and went in all sorts of crazy directions. ...
Strong Towns
Jul 17
What does a sociological approach to safe cities reveal?: Findings from a national workshop in India : In order to make cities safer and public spaces more inviting for all, EMBARQ India studied how women perceive – and how they are perceived in – India’s urban public spaces....
The City Fix
Jul 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Michael Ameri Moving From 78th Precinct to Head NYPD Highway Patrol, Including CIS (News) 89-Year-Old Man Struck by Driver in Midwood on Monday Dies From Injuries (JP Updates) Donohue: With Strike Loo...
Streetsblog
Jul 17
Manifesto for an Intercultural Urbanism : What are the philosophical and practical commitments in an approach to urban planning that respects cultural differences in ways of being and building?...
Planetizen Interchange
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