Jul 15
Do Pedestrian Zones Exist in Athens, Greece? : Perceptions regarding social life are often constructed based on people’s interests....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 15
Canadian Mayors Look to Roadway Tolls or Carbon Taxes to Fund Infrastructure : There is only one toll bridge in Quebec, between Laval and Montreal. Quebec – A toll bridge? A toll road?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 15
Obstacles Ahead for São Paulo’s Master Plan : The Master Plan of the city of São Paulo is a set of guidelines, backed by the power of local law, whose purpose is to guide urban growth through the next sixteen years....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 15
More on risk compensation : Building complex streets with the design features of roads – one version of what we call a stroad – is generally done by the engineer for safety reasons....
Strong Towns
Jul 15
NYC: This Week: MTA Reinvention Commission Hearings : The big happening this week is a series of public hearings held by MTA Reinvention Commission, which will inform the agency’s next five-year capital plan and address other long-term issues facing the...
Streetsblog
Jul 15
China Clarifies its Plans on Setting a CO2 Emissions Peak : A top Chinese official says the country may announce a peak year for climate-warming emissions soon....
Dot Earth
Jul 15
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals emphasize sustainable cities in latest draft : The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define important priorities for international development over the next 15 years, including the need for safe, sustainable, and inclusive cities...
The City Fix
Jul 15
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (July 1 – 15) : Dr. Robert Zarr leads a hike through a park in Washington, D.C. / Diana Bowen and National Park Service For more LA in the News, check out LAND, ASLA’s newsletter....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Westchester Officials Line Up Against Tappan Zee Bridge Loan (LoHud, TU) Sokhna Niang, 49, Killed by Driver on Flatbush Avenue by Prospect Park (News, WCBS, News 12) Co-Chairs LaHood, Garvey Talk MTA...
Streetsblog
Jul 15
New Research: Are Women Empowered by New Urbanism? : Charlotte Fagan and Dan Trudeau (Mcalester college) study two New Urbanist neighborhoods in Minneapolis to understand the ways in which New Urbanism impacts the empowerment of women....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 15
NY Appellate Court Remands Condemnation Case to Court of Claims to Recalculate Just Compensation Based on Property’s Highest and Best Use : Claimant, KKS Properties, LLC, was the owner of property in the Town of Bethlehem, Albany County, New York....
Law of the Land
Jul 15
Civic Center Drive Crossing : Guerrilla gardening. Pavement-to-parks. Open streets....
Strong Towns
Jul 15
Back in the Air Again : The Antiplanner is attending a conference on driverless cars near San Francisco this week. The first session, on Monday afternoon, dealt with the process of developing standards and best practices....
The Antiplanner
Jul 14
Seattle Sets Ride-Service Companies Free : Spiros Vathis, flickrNearly a year ago, I conducted a simple commuting test. Who could get me to work faster – a plain old cab or Lyft?...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 14
NYC: WNBC Shames City for Letting Employees Hog Parking With Bogus Placards : The next time you’re in a part of town where a lot of city employees work, take a look at the dashboards of cars occupying curbside parking spots....
Streetsblog
Jul 14
Christoph Gielen’s Aerial Photographs Document the Failures of Sprawl : All photographs from the book Ciphers, cropped / Copyright Christoph Gielen In his compelling new book Ciphers, Christoph Gielen shows us the amazing shapes of suburbs, which he captures whil...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 14
NYC: Here They Are: Meet Some of NYC’s Worst Sidewalk Hogs : Manetta’s Restaurant in Long Island City. Care for a nice pinot noir and some tailpipe exhaust with your entrée?...
Streetsblog
Jul 14
New BRT data shows cities’ increased commitment to sustainable transport : Bus rapid transit (BRT) is expanding worldwide, particularly in Asia and Latin America. Watch it grow on BRTdata.org....
The City Fix
Jul 14
Toward Multimodal Transport: Learning from Ottawa’s Suburban Biking Culture : Conversations about bike commuting focus mainly on the traditional territories of city downtowns and the urban core....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 14
Touristic Safari: The Urban Cable Car of Complexo do Alemão in Rio de Janeiro : Usually possessing more or less informal types of housing and close-knit communities, favelas, a term specific to Brazil, continue to mark the collective imagination....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 14
Want to see a post-Citizens United America? Look North : Peace Arch Park by David Herrera used under CC BY 2.0Research by Jane Harvey To understand how money corrupts democracy in the United States, especially in the Northwest states, look north to...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 14
Milan’s City of Business: Urban Planning in Economic Form : It is both impressive and beautiful to understand the evolution of Milan, simply by looking at its skyline....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 14
NYC: A Woman Dies, So East Harlem’s Top Cop Taunts Street Safety Advocates : Thomas Harnisch, commanding officer of the 25th Precinct, reacted to a woman’s death on the subway tracks at Union Square by antagonizing Transportation Alternatives and advocate Keegan Stephan of Rig...
Streetsblog
Jul 14
NYC: Today’s Headlines : With Offer on the Table (News), MTA Releases LIRR Strike Contingency Plan (Gothamist, WNYC) Judge Blocks NYC Lyft Launch, Pending Decision on Suit Filed by City (Post) Witnesses Say Driver Who Hit 8-Y...
Streetsblog
Jul 14
More Great Research Quantifying Smart Growth Benefits : New research can help planners understand how specific decisions will affect transport activity (how and how much people travel), and their ultimate economic, social and environmental impacts....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 14
Texting in your risk gap : Texting while driving is a very real problem....
Strong Towns
Jul 14
Facts versus Ideology : Debates over smart growth–sometimes known as new urbanism, compact cities, or sustainable urban planning, but always meaning higher urban densities and a higher share of people in multifamily housing–...
The Antiplanner
Jul 13
NY Appellate Court Upholds Annulment of Board’s Permit Denial for Club Renovation : Petitioners owned and operated the Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle, New York (“Greentree”), a beach club with clubhouse facilities overlooking the Long Island Sound....
Law of the Land
Jul 13
NY Appellate Court Upholds ZBA’s Determination Regarding Building Inspector’s Finding that Retail Use was Pre-Existing on Subject Property : The appellate court found that the Zoning Board’s determination denying the appeal of the petitioner Slonim which challenged the conclusion of the respondent building inspector of the Town of East Ham...
Law of the Land
Jul 13
Clarifications : Neil Irwin (at Economix, July 11) tell us the latest from Uber and Lyft (still unable to link from you-know-where but source is easy to find). Two things bear repeating....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 11
River Tables : River Collection / Greg Klassen Greg Klassen creates furniture out of “edge pieces from discarded trees,” writes This Is Colossal....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 11
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Jul 11
NYC: Stringer: Complete Streets Save NYC Taxpayers Money : Each year, the city comptroller issues a report on claims settled for and against the city, showing how much New York spends on personal injury and property-damage judgments....
Streetsblog
Jul 11
NYC: Friday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
Jul 11
NYC: Another UWS Pedestrian Killed as Safety Recommendations Sit on the Shelf : Existing conditions at W. 95th Street and West End Avenue, where a driver fatally struck Jean Chambers Thursday. Chambers was hit in the north crosswalk as the driver turned left from W....
Streetsblog
Jul 11
Friday Fun: Following the solar-grid road to sustainable mobility : Solar roadways have the potential to decrease carbon emissions and increase the potential of electric cars, all by harnessing the power of the sun....
The City Fix
Jul 11
NYC: Two Men Can Stop Cuomo From Building a Highway With Clean Water Funds : Two men — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Senator John DeFrancisco – stand between Governor Andrew Cuomo and his plan to use the state’s clean water fund to finance construction of the Tappa...
Streetsblog
Jul 11
Navarinou & Plato’s Academy Parks: Communities Create Public Space in Athens : Currently, in the city of Athens, Greece, there are various initiatives lead by local groups and community members, taking action to improve city life by any means ne...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 11
Population by the Numbers: Unplanned Pregnancies : The United States has a higher rate of unplanned pregnancies than the global average....
Dot Earth
Jul 11
Weekend Reading 7/11/14 : Jerrell The hashtag #GazaUnderAttack has been put to use thousands of times this week for distributing photos of the quickly escalating conflict between Israel and Palestine....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Turning Driver Kills Jean Chambers, 61, on UWS; Charges Not Expected (News, DNA, Fox 5) Charity Hicks Dies After Hit-and-Run, Curb-Jumping Midtown Driver Struck Her in May (Gothamist) NYPD Chases Susp...
Streetsblog
Jul 11
From Twitter, a Growing Collection of Communicative Conservationists : A list of communicative conservationists who press the case for animal care on Twitter....
Dot Earth
Jul 11
Why Plan Housing? : University of Minnesota planning professor Richard Bolan has responded to the Antiplanner’s critique of the Twin Cities’ Metropolitan Council’s plan to emphasize high-density housing and discourage la...
The Antiplanner
Jul 11
Friday News Digest : Those of you that have been here a while know that I enjoy going to the movies, especially action flicks. Justin and I caught the late showing of Planet of the Apes in 3D last night – loved it!...
Strong Towns
Jul 10
NYC: The Case for Center-Running Bus Lanes on Woodhaven Boulevard : We can rebuild Woodhaven Boulevard as a great transit street....
Streetsblog
Jul 10
Long way around is better : Joseph Epstein wrote a moving tribute to his friend Edward Shils "My Friend Edward" (in his Narcissus Leaves the Pool; unable to link using behind-the-Chinese-Wall connections)....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 10
National Gathering Registration : Registration is now open to our members for the 2014 National Gathering in Minneapolis, September 12-14, 2014....
Strong Towns
Jul 10
TheCityFix recognized as one of the top 20 websites for urban planners : TheCityFix is excited to be recognized as one of the Top 20 resources for urban planners for delivering top-notch analysis on sustainable urban development in the developing world, a role we will cont...
The City Fix
Jul 10
NYC: Parking: Searching for the Good Life in the City : Streetfilms is proud to partner with ITDP to bring you this fun animation that’s sort of a cross between those catchy Schoolhouse Rock shorts and the credit sequence for a 1960s-style Saul Bass film....
Streetsblog
Jul 10
The Dirt on Tesoro : Fidalgo Island Oil Refinery near Anacortes, WA by 24hourmoon, ccWe’re releasing a new report profiling oil company Tesoro’s track record of flouting safety rules, injuring workers, obstructing safety...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
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