Sep 18
Food nuttiness : Did someone say that the rich are different? Here is Pierre Desrocher's review of "The latest culinary fad: famine food ......
Peter Gordon's Blog
Sep 18
Writing about cities : The City by Deborah Stevenson is reviewed here by three not-so-sympathetic reviewers....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Sep 18
NYC: NYC Bike Commuting Doubled Since 2009, While Solo Driving Dropped : Trends in how New Yorkers get to work are moving in the right direction. Twice as many New Yorkers went to work by bike last year as in 2009, according to US Census data out today, while transit usage...
Streetsblog
Sep 18
Growing the housing movement : by Maya Brennan, National Housing ConferenceWith more than 80 years behind it and countless more ahead, the affordable housing movement is rich with NHCers, as our esteemed Conrad Egan c...
NHC Open House Blog
Sep 18
Podcast Episode 190: Eric Jacobson : This week on the podcast features Eric Jacobson, author of The Space Between: A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment. Rev....
Strong Towns
Sep 18
Jaime Lerner’s Urban Acupuncture : Urban Acupuncture / Island Press Jaime Lerner, one of the most influential urban leaders of our time, has written down all of his hard-earned wisdom about the city in one slim yet rich volume, Urb...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 18
In Bordeaux, France, the Mobile Lives Forum Wants Urges Tramway Users to Walk : The Institute Mobile Lives Forum launched an experience in Bordeaux, France on September 16th, in order to get public transportation users to prioritize traveling by foot....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 18
Transport sector climate action key to close the world’s emissions gap : Transport accounts for 22% of all energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. By investing in low-carbon transport alternatives, cities can curb emissions while also supporting economic prosperity....
The City Fix
Sep 18
Bike Paths Return the Streets to Children in São Paulo, Brazil : An interesting and very important phenomenon has begun to take shape on the streets of São Paulo: reclaiming public space for children. Places that were previously wasted on private v...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 18
A Month of Disappointments for Coal Exporters : Miles-long coal train. Credit stpaulgirl.It’s been a tumultuous couple of months proponents of massive coal export terminals in BC, Washington, and Oregon....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 18
Women on a Mission: The Ovarian Psycos Ride for the Health of their Communities : The first in a series profiling grassroots activism to increase biking among the diverse populations of Los Angeles County....
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 18
Citizens worldwide calling for bold action on climate change at People’s Climate March : The People’s Climate March – expected to be the largest climate march in history – will bring together a diverse coalition of citizens worldwide to urge leaders to make strong commitments to curb clim...
The City Fix
Sep 18
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Mayor’s Fiscal Year Report Card is Out (Capital); Traffic Deaths Down 7 Percent From Last Year (Post) MTA Bus Driver Crushes, Kills Woman on Bedford Avenue in Bed Stuy (Post, News, DNA, Gothamist) Ano...
Streetsblog
Sep 18
Looking Back to 1821, Insurers Foresee a $100-Billion Hurricane : If the great 1821 hurricane struck the East Coast today, it would leave a $100-billion trail of losses....
Dot Earth
Sep 18
The Case Against Historical Districts : I have noticed a trend in the United States, particularly for smaller towns and cities, to label their urban cores their 'historical town' or something similar....
Strong Towns
Sep 17
My comments on the Draft Transportation Policy Plan : The Metropolitan Council held a public hearing tonight on their draft Transportation Policy Plan....
Net Density
Sep 17
Triangulating Social Multimedia Content for Event Localization : As regular visitors will know, we have been developing our ability to collect and analyze social media....
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Sep 17
NYC: What’s the Matter With NYC Community Boards : Andrew Albert has led the Community Board 7 transportation committee since many New Yorkers were in diapers. It’s 2014....
Streetsblog
Sep 17
NYC: DOT Studying Shared Space for Three Blocks Next to Willoughby Plaza : DOT is looking to calm traffic on these three blocks by blurring the lines between sidewalk and roadway....
Streetsblog
Sep 17
NYC: Cyclists Sue New York State DMV for Unlawful Ticket Penalties : New York City cyclists have filed a class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for administering penalties for traffic violations that by law apply only to motorists....
Streetsblog
Sep 17
Can the U.S. and China Find Harmony in Pursuing Climate Progress? : A close look at the intensifying dance between the United States and China over how to cut greenhouse gas emissions....
Dot Earth
Sep 17
NYC: Trottenberg Talks About Expanding Cycling in the de Blasio Era : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg sat down for a Q&A with the New York Cycle Club Monday night to lay out her approach to expanding the city’s bike network....
Streetsblog
Sep 17
Green Buildings Sprouting Up in Nairobi, Kenya : Green buildings are at times defined as buildings that are “not as bad” or “notably better” than the average with regard to impact on the environment....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 17
Bicycle Use in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France: A Precarious Future? : Is the number of people who use the bicycle as a form of transportation becoming larger and larger in the Toulouse metropolitan area? It would appear so base...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 17
How Does Moving a Prison Complex Support Development in Baltimore City? : Earlier this year, Jeff La Noue authored a blog post supporting the idea that moving Baltimore City’s prison complex would improve the area’s aesthetics and thus promote development in adjacent neighb...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 17
Debating Privatization: Southbridge Towers Votes : Last year’s mayoral election vaulted the growing need for new affordable housing to the center of discussion over New York City’s future, and Mayor de Blasio released an ambitious plan earlier this ye...
Urban Omnibus
Sep 17
Roads and Debt : This essay was posted over on our local site, aBetterBrainerd.org.With all the talk of how to pay for a five year road plan, nobody seems to be willing to publicly acknowledge the obvious: Br...
Strong Towns
Sep 17
How State Public Money Pays for Coal Exports and Oil Trains : Coal and oil trains, Washington state. by Paul K. Anderson (Used with permission)Communities across Oregon and Washington are growing increasingly agitated about the risks of fossil fuel export....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 17
What India’s new road safety bill means for cities and citizens : India’s ambitious new road safety bill, currently open for public comment, is expected to save lives, grow the country’s economy, and create one million new jobs....
The City Fix
Sep 17
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Van Bramer Bill Doubles Fines, Now Up to $10,000, in Hit-and-Runs (News) More Coverage of EPA’s Rejection of Tappan Zee Clean Water Loan: NYT, WSJ, News, PoJo CB 7 Transpo Co-Chair Andrew Albert Stars...
Streetsblog
Sep 17
How cities can save trillions, curb climate change, and improve public health : Urbanization is a driver of both economic growth and global climate change....
The City Fix
Sep 17
Learning From My Condo : Even if new housing is expensive, it can reduce overall housing prices by causing existing units to become more affordable....
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 17
Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles : Tomorrow, the Cato Institue will release a new paper on the policy implications of self-driving cars. Antiplanner readers can download a preview of the paper today....
The Antiplanner
Sep 16
NYC: NYPD: Drivers Injured 1,300 Pedestrians and Cyclists in July, and Killed 18 : Image: NYPD Twenty-eight people died in New York City traffic in July, and 4,571 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of July, 80 pedestrians and cyclists...
Streetsblog
Sep 16
Climate Week Roundup: Change in the Streets, Gallery, Theater, & Lecture Hall : Over the last year, we’ve brought you periodic updates from The Architectural League’s initiative The Five Thousand Pound Life, an ambitious slate of programs, digital releases, and a major design stu...
Urban Omnibus
Sep 16
SB 743 at CCAPA: Will Roadway Expansion Be Transformed From Mitigation To Impact? : Bill Fulton The SB 743 roadshow went to Anaheim over the weekend, where the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research – along with Ron Milam from Fehr & Peers – faced an overflow crow...
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Sep 16
End of Redevelopment: Nobody's A Winner : Bill Fulton The end of redevelopment has never turned into a cash cow for the state, as Gov. Jerry Brown hoped back in 2011....
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Sep 16
SB 743 at CCAPA: Will Roadway Expansion Be Transformed From Mitigation To Impact? : Bill Fulton The SB 743 roadshow went to Anaheim over the weekend, where the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research – along with Ron Milam from Fehr & Peers – faced an overflow crow...
California Planning & Development Report
Sep 16
End of Redevelopment: Nobody's A Winner : Bill Fulton The end of redevelopment has never turned into a cash cow for the state, as Gov. Jerry Brown hoped back in 2011....
California Planning & Development Report
Sep 16
Finally, Some Good Environmental News: The Ozone Layer Is Recovering : Earth’s Atmosphere / The Energy Collective A United Nations scientific panel reports that the Earth’s protective ozone layer has begun to recover, in large part because the world has successfully phas...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 16
NYC: EPA Rejects Cuomo’s Clean Water Money Grab for Highway Bridge : This morning, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected the $510.9 million federal loan New York state had requested from a clean water program to pay for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project....
Streetsblog
Sep 16
Reducing Residential Street Speed Limits in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Montreal : The speed limit on the residential streets of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie (a borough of Montreal, Canada) is currently 40 km/h, except for in school zones and around parks, where the speed limit drops t...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 16
Niterói, Brazil First City to Adopt Bus with High Level of Service (BHLS) System : In the state of Rio de Janeiro, Niterói pioneered the use of biometrics in public transportation and could continue this trend by becoming the first city in Latin America to adopt a BHLS, (Bus...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 16
Auto oriented development is a huge experiment : The second of our new Curbside Chat series. If you'd like to learn more about the Curbside Chat, get involved in sharing the message or help us finish this video series, please visit www.CurbsideChat....
Strong Towns
Sep 16
Claude and Duval: Le Corbusier’s Only Industrial Building Continues to Operate : The city of Saint-Die-des-Vosges has the only industrial building the Swiss architect conceived....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 16
What Happened to Progressives? : “Fifty years ago this month, Berkeley was the epicenter of the Free Speech Movement,” intones Robert Reich....
The Antiplanner
Sep 16
Problems and promise in HUD single family loan sale program : By Rebekah King, National Housing Conference HUD has released its first report on the performance of loans in the Single Family Loan Sale (SFLS) program....
NHC Open House Blog
Sep 16
NYC: Driving in Manhattan Stank Yesterday, It Stinks Today, It Will Stink Tomorrow : This just in from the crack investigative team at ABC 7: Driving in Manhattan stinks! Why is this news?...
Streetsblog
Sep 16
Can auto-rickshaw fare reform in Chennai lead users to choose sustainable transport? : Rickshaw fare regulation has caused some users to shift their mode of transport from private vehicles to auto-rickshaws in Chennai, though further reforms are necessary to address drivers’ concerns....
The City Fix
Sep 16
NYC: Today’s Headlines : WABC Goes Full Windshield Mode to Gin Up Bikelash George Steptoe Picks Apart the Massive Waste of Resources That Was “Operation Safe Cycle” Suspended License, Reckless Driving Charges Didn’t Keep This...
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