Aug 12
Are streetcars worth the investment? : Streetcars are one of multiple public transport options for cities to consider when investing in sustainable urban mobility....
The City Fix
Aug 12
A “Better Market Street:” The Revitalization Plans for San Francisco’s City Center : Market Street serves as the primary artery of San Francisco serving to filter hoards of pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars through its corridor....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 12
Aude, France Creates App to Connect and Inform Youth about their City : “Our objective with the Acti City InfoJeunes Connect app consists of responding to their expectations in order to be identified as a source of serious, credible, and referenced information.” It...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 12
São Paulo, Brazil Hosts the Google for Entreprenuers Women’s Startup Weekend : With the goal in mind of turning ideas into new business models, the 2014 Women’s Startup Weekend (SWW), a major event in the world of entrepreneurship, will take place August 15-17th at the F...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 12
Millennial Fever: Taking Stock of Denver Placemaking : Denver's investments in placemaking—guided by the city's great appeal to Millennials—are a mixed bag of hits, misses, and open questions....
Planetizen Interchange
Aug 12
Seismic Suburb : [Image: Screengrab from Stuff showing the test-suburb, a kind of seismic Operation Doorstep]....
Bldgblog
Aug 12
Seismic Suburb : [Image: Screengrab from Stuff showing the test-suburb, a kind of seismic Operation Doorstep]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 12
Big Is Beautiful : Land of Promise (cover), by Michael Lind.I have had a think-tank director’s crush on Michael Lind, co-founder of the New America Foundation, since I read his four-part filleting of the US Senate in 19...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 12
NYC: Today’s Headlines : If NYC Can Make a Bus Lane on the Manhattan Bridge for the DNC, Why Not Every Day?...
Streetsblog
Aug 12
Government Technology Conducts a New City : With the rise of the technological era, city governments are rapidly realizing the importance of harnessing this scientific knowhow in order to provide an optimal environment for their citizens....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 12
OpenMic: What is the #1 thing we can do to improve city life? : Today a question for you to weigh in on. What do you think is the most important thing we can do to improve city life?...
Strong Towns
Aug 12
Low-Capacity Rail Fails Again : After a soccer game last week in Santa Clara, California, people complained about lengthy waits to get a light-rail train home....
The Antiplanner
Aug 11
Second Circuit Rejects Atheists’ Challenge to 9/11 Museum’s “Cross at Ground Zero” : Editor’s Note: This posting is republished from the RLUIPA Defense Blog, with permission. The blog is located at: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/home.cfm In American Atheists v....
Law of the Land
Aug 11
Florida Church’s RLUIPA Suit Against City of Jacksonville Headed to Trial : Editor’s note: This post is republished with permission from the RLUIPA Defense blog which can be viewed here: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/home.cfm The United States District Court for the Middle Di...
Law of the Land
Aug 11
NYC: This Week: “Street Design” Book Talk, Car-Free Streets : This week’s calendar is chockablock with car-free streets events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx....
Streetsblog
Aug 11
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Bliss Plaza Shines Under the 7 Train in Sunnyside : Photos: Clarence Eckerson, Jr. Two weeks ago, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer cut the ribbon on Bliss Plaza, a new public space created with a few simple changes to the area under the 7 train viaduct...
Streetsblog
Aug 11
Water: markets or cops? : The economics of water has typically been divided into the problem of water quality and the related problem of quantity; once water is of acceptable quality, who gets it and how much and on what terms...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 11
NYC: Gov Signs 25 MPH Law — Here’s How Albany and NYC Can Make the Most of It : The new 25 mph default speed limit, combined with a significant increase in speed cameras, should lower the risk of injury and death on city streets....
Streetsblog
Aug 11
Open Data in Agen, Aquitaine, France: Towards Greater Transparency : Agen’s city council has released their plans for a new mandate....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 11
Making the City Evolve: Buenos Aires’ Ministry of E-Government : The second term of the current Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri, brought the creation of two new ministries into the organization of the Government of the City; one of them is the new Ministry of E-G...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 11
Mexico City’s new mobility law shifts focus towards people, not cars : Mexico City’s new mobility law prioritizes alternatives to car transport. Photo by karmacamilleeon/Flickr. Sustainable mobility is a key challenge for city leaders....
The City Fix
Aug 11
Do Evolving Neighborhoods Mean Dissolving Communities? : Exploding housing costs and changing social attitudes are altering the demographics of established gay neighborhoods in several big cities....
Planetizen Interchange
Aug 11
Folly Forest: From Asphalt to Educational Landscape : Browsing through the latest issue of Azure magazine, one can see socially conscious design is making its way even into the far reaches of Winnipeg, Canada....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Aug 11
Cultivating the Map : [Image: "Cultivating the Map" by Danny Wills]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 11
Cultivating the Map : [Image: "Cultivating the Map" by Danny Wills]....
Bldgblog
Aug 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cuomo Signs City Speed Limit Bill (CBS, News, Gothamist) Cy Vance’s Embarrassing @BicycleLobby Subpoena Is National News (NYT, Politico, Gizmodo) Hard to Say If the Post Still Doesn’t Get It or Is Bei...
Streetsblog
Aug 11
A Rx for Family-Sized Housing in Seattle : Stuffed animal sleepover by Allen County (IN) Public LIbrary (license)Most Northwest parents trying to raise kids— in an urban setting or no—can appreciate the importance of space....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 11
#DOTHEMATH Lafayette : This week I’m on the road in Lafayette, Louisiana, with my good friend and frequent collaborator, Joe Minicozzi....
Strong Towns
Aug 11
Rapid Bus Failed, So Build Light Rail : One of the conclusions of the Antiplanner’s recent paper on rapid buses was that regions that had fewer than 40,000 downtown jobs didn’t need rapid buses, much less light rail....
The Antiplanner
Aug 9
Cyclist Heaven : Giant Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists located in the Dutch city of Eindhoven, Netherlands pic.twitter.com/r4cwlnJAZ6 — thecoolhunter (@thecoolhunter) October 31, 2013...
Urban Planning Blog
Aug 9
Wrong cure, wrong disease : There will always be business cycles. Even the wisest and best intentioned investors will make mistakes....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 9
Bus-Only Shoulders : Metro Transit wanted a way to get buses through traffic more cost effectively....
Urban Planning Blog
Aug 8
NYC: Streetfilms: Talking Traffic Safety at the Home of Vision Zero : Clarence Eckerson shot this great interview with Mary Beth Kelly of Families for Safe Streets and Claes Tingvall, director of traffic safety for the Swedish Transport Administration. On Queen Street i...
Streetsblog
Aug 8
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Aug 8
NYC: Manhattan DA Subpoenas Twitter to Solve Vexing @BicycleLobby Case : The Twitterverse had a good laugh on July 22, when the Daily News and the Associated Press reported, in all seriousness, that the @BicycleLobby had claimed responsibility for planting white flags on t...
Streetsblog
Aug 8
Farewell to The Grid, from Chris Christou in Athens, Greece : My journey with The Grid started on the streets of Athens in February 2014, on an unexpectedly sunny day in-between a gloomy and rainy week....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 8
WalkDenver’s Policy Advocacy Gains Momentum : By Jill Locantore, WalkDenver Policy and Program Director Timothy is just one of more than 900 people who have signed (electronically and on paper) WalkDenver’s petition cal...
DenverUrbanism
Aug 8
In Nantes, France, Exceptional Architecture for the Maison du Batîment : In a tenuous economic context, one must be daring! But the gamble waged by the Fédération du Batîment des Pays de la Loire and de Loire-Atlantique has paid off....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 8
How Land Prices Obviate the Need for Euclidean Zoning : Yesterday, Reason TV released a video comparing Houston with more heavily regulated East Coast cities, explaining that Houston’s relatively lax land use regulations contribute to its housing costs tha...
Market Urbanism
Aug 8
Friday Fun: Delhi’s government announces Raahgiri at the center of week-long Independence Day celebrations : Raahgiri is promoting sustainable, active transport in India’s capital....
The City Fix
Aug 8
Friday News Delay : Last night I was in the office until nearly 2AM recording two podcasts (trying to get ahead)....
Strong Towns
Aug 8
Weekend Reading 8/8/14 : Jennifer A few months ago, I wrote about all the things it was illegal for kids to do in Northwest parks....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Prendergast to Albany: MTA Needs “New, Sustainable Funding”; SAS Phase 2 in Capital Plan (2AS, NYT) Fire Delays L Train Service (DNA); SI Railway Train Derails for Second Time Since May (Advance) Mean...
Streetsblog
Aug 8
Farewell to an Honest Planner : I never met Sir Peter Hall, who died last week, but I feel like I’ve lost an old friend. His books helped guide me through the history of urban planning and its growing obsession with densification....
The Antiplanner
Aug 7
NYC: A Year Later, Cyclist Nearly Hit by NYPD Gives Up on CCRB Complaint : St. Nicholas Avenue at 145th Street, where a cyclist says she was nearly struck, and was harassed, by two NYPD officers in a marked patrol car....
Streetsblog
Aug 7
The Comet as Landscape Art : [Image: Photo courtesy ESA]....
Bldgblog
Aug 7
The Comet as Landscape Art : [Image: Photo courtesy ESA]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 7
NYC: Thursday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
Aug 7
Silver Village : [Image: Wrapped cabin, courtesy Sierra National Forest]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 7
Silver Village : [Image: Wrapped cabin, courtesy Sierra National Forest]....
Bldgblog
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