Jul 10
Rossby waves and surface weather extremes : A new study by Screen and Simmonds demonstrates the statistical connection between high-amplitude planetary waves in the atmosphere and extreme weather events on the ground. Guest post by Di...
RealClimate
Jul 10
San Antonio Petition May Stop Streetcar : San Antonio streetcar opponents submitted a petition today to allow voters to decide whether the region’s transit agency, VIA, should spend $280 million on a 5.9-mile streetcar....
The Antiplanner
Jul 9
Buy a Lighthouse : [Image: Photo courtesy General Services Administration]. A remote, 76-foot lighthouse is for sale in Maine, and it could be yours for only $30,000....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 9
Buy a Lighthouse : [Image: Photo courtesy General Services Administration]. A remote, 76-foot lighthouse is for sale in Maine, and it could be yours for only $30,000....
Bldgblog
Jul 9
NYC: What We Know So Far About Cuomo’s MTA Reinvention Commission : In early May, Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the MTA to create a “transportation reinvention” panel as the authority prepared its next five-year capital plan....
Streetsblog
Jul 9
NYC: How to Stop NYPD From Blocking Bike Lanes : Ninth Avenue, Midtown South Precinct. Photo: Stephen Miller We’re seeing a lot of photos this week of police parked in bike lanes....
Streetsblog
Jul 9
Bad News for Ridley Terminal : Ridley Coal Terminal by Astair used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Not so long ago, the Ridley coal terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, was riding high....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 9
The Grid’s Top 20 Urban Planning Websites of 2014 – Highlighting the Top 10 : It’s that time of year again! The Grid searched far and wide through the web to compile a list of the Top 20 Websites for Urban Planners....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 9
New Paper: Assessing the impact of demographic characteristics on spatial error in VGI features : LISA analysis of positional accuracy for the OSM  data setBuilding upon our interest in volunteered geographic information (VGI) and extending our previous paper  "Assessing Completeness and Spatial E...
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Jul 9
Five to Three : The most successful small towns are the ones that can see beyond their borders, understand how the world is changing and position themselves for that change....
Strong Towns
Jul 9
Fighting for Tenant Rights on the Lower East Side : Cooper Square Committee’s Brandon Kielbasa and tour participants | Photo via Emily Gallagher What impressed me most about the illuminating tenant rights walking tour recently hosted by the Cooper Squa...
Urban Omnibus
Jul 9
Wasted: The Future of New York’s Garbage : The opening of Brooklyn’s Sims Municipal Recycling Facility in December of last year provided a good occasion to consider how we collect and treat solid waste in New York City....
Urban Omnibus
Jul 9
Blue Urbanism: A Mutually Sustainable Relationship between Cities and Oceans : Blue Urbanism / Island Press Timothy Beatley, professor of sustainable communities at the University of Virginia, has done it again....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 9
The Queen Victoria Markets: A Social Shopping Experience is Threatened : A microcosm of life in Melbourne, Queen Victoria Market (QVM) is a 134  year old tradition ingrained within the cultures and communities gathering to shop, eat, play and work.<...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 9
A Novel Innovation for Rental Bikes in Marseille, France : How long does it take to go from Marseille’s Old Port to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MUCEM), the city’s new pride and joy? 5 minutes along the quay, with watch in hand....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 9
Rings of Refuge: The Boxing Gym in a Shrinking City : Walkable, transit-rich New York — with its rhetoric of opportunity, diversity, and wealth of public spaces — may seem a pinnacle of accessibility and mobility....
Urban Omnibus
Jul 9
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Warning of Tolls, Astorino Slams Cuomo’s TZB Clean Water Raid (LoHud); Cuomo Leads 59-24 (WSJ) Crain’s Wants Cuomo to Put $3 Billion From French Bank Settlement to Tappan Zee, MTA Projects Cuomo Doesn...
Streetsblog
Jul 9
Say Anything : Equipment by Tyler used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0A young woman sits in an examining room, waiting for her medical provider. The provider arrives and picks up the chart....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 9
Turning the car around: Decreasing high-emission automobiles is the first step to a greener China : Increasing motorization in cities across China is threatening air quality and public health, causing many to ask what reforms can combat the country’s growing culture of car-dependency....
The City Fix
Jul 9
Bus Shelters for the Poor, Trains for the Rich : Low-income residents of the Twin Cities can rest easy, as planners at the Metropolitan Council, the area’s regional planning agency, are proposing a regional transit equity plan....
The Antiplanner
Jul 8
So American : When what we've been doing clearly isn't working, counter-intuitive might be our best option. And that option is making our spaces unsafe so we can make them safe....
Strong Towns
Jul 8
Learn How to Survive D.C.’s New 3D Maze (or Have Fun Exploring) : BIG Maze / National Building Museum “Mazes are usually two-dimensional....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 8
How ‘zero’ became the biggest number in road safety : New York City leaders have begun implementing a Vision Zero policy in thecity, which has helped to create separated bike lanes and greater trafficspeed enforcement to decrease road fatalities....
The City Fix
Jul 8
NYC: Chin Asks de Blasio to Choose Affordable Housing Over Cheap Parking : Council Member Margaret Chin has set up a simple choice for Mayor Bill de Blasio: Which is the higher priority, affordable housing or cheap parking? DOT owns 39 parking lots and garages in all five bo...
Streetsblog
Jul 8
A look in the mirror : "An aging society with rising expectations, burdened with rates of chronic diseases exacerbated by sedentary lifestyles, will probably divert spending from both military development and the economic g...
Strong Towns
Jul 8
Road Trips, Routes, and Landscape Instrumentation : [Image: Venue at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art; courtesy Nevada Museum of Art]....
Bldgblog
Jul 8
Road Trips, Routes, and Landscape Instrumentation : [Image: Venue at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art; courtesy Nevada Museum of Art]....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 8
Are You Planning to Have Kids? (Part 1) : VIJF@david lam park by Matana_and_Jes used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0When a developer builds a family apartment in Vancouver BC’s downtown peninsula, the dining room comes with easy-to-clean floors that ca...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 8
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Keeping Trash Off the Sidewalks in Buenos Aires : Trash on the street in Buenos Aires … Clarence Eckerson has been following our #sidewalkhogs competition while in South America....
Streetsblog
Jul 8
Photographic proof bikes and streetcars work together : Despite the fact that streetcar tracks can be hazards to cyclists, bikes and streetcars are great allies. They both help produce more livable, walkable, less car-dependent streets....
DenverUrbanism
Jul 8
Thessaloniki, Greece’s White Tower Takes the Lead in National Pilot Upgrading Plan : This year, the tourist season in Thessaloniki has been much more organized than in years past....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 8
São Paulo, Brazil Reforms Urban Waste Disposal Practices : Many people separate dry waste from organic waste, but we know little about the destination of these materials. If, indeed, they are used for recycling, isn’t it possible to also reuse organic waste?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 8
Little Velib for Children Comes to Paris, France : This new service will offer 300 rentable bikes, divided among five different locations in Paris: le Bois de Vincennes (12e), la Coulee Verte (12e), les Berges de Seine (7e), le Bois de Boulogne (16...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 8
Go Fish : [Image: Photo by Jesse Rockwell/Rex Features, via The Verge]....
Bldgblog
Jul 8
Go Fish : [Image: Photo by Jesse Rockwell/Rex Features, via The Verge]....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 8
Safe and Healthy Routes for Urban Bikers : Bikers at intersection / Heb @ Wikimedia Commons Investing in bicycle infrastructure is good for people and cities For urban cycling advocates, investing in bicycle infrastructure can...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 8
World’s Largest Underground Trampolines Now Open to Upbeat Cave Explorers : Technicolor trampolines / Bradley White (Bounce Below) Adventurous and non-claustrophobic explorer-types have typically relied on climbing equipment and headlamps to venture into caves below the earth...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Which Is More Important to Bill de Blasio: Affordable Housing or a City-Owned Parking Garage?...
Streetsblog
Jul 8
Transit, Density, and Congestion : The most transit-oriented metro areas often have lower levels of traffic congestion than one might expect based on their size....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 8
Arriving home to change : We asked a lot of Gracen Johnson this spring and had her on the road for weeks....
Strong Towns
Jul 8
Is MagLev a Game Changer? : Much like the proposed Florida passenger trains that can be run without government subsidies (but can we have some anyway?), train supporters are gushing over Japan’s tentative decision to build a mag...
The Antiplanner
Jul 7
Buffer Space : [Image: Photo taken by Your Captain Aerial Photography, via Wired]....
Bldgblog
Jul 7
X : It's hard to believe, but BLDGBLOG began exactly ten years ago today....
Bldgblog
Jul 7
Buffer Space : [Image: Photo taken by Your Captain Aerial Photography, via Wired]....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 7
X : It's hard to believe, but BLDGBLOG began exactly ten years ago today....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 7
1H14 Highlights : First, an announcement: if you'd like to learn more about or contribute to the new Houston "No Limits" branding campaign, they're holding public events this week - details here....
Houston Strategies
Jul 7
New York City Net Domestic Migration Losses Improving : A New York Times article by Sam Roberts indicates that "According to Census Bureau estimates released last week, in the year ending July 1, 2013, the city recorded the third consecutiv...
Newgeography.com
Jul 7
HUD releases new data on subsidized households : by Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., National Housing ConferenceHUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has released detailed data about households receiving Federal housing assista...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 7
NYC: Eyes on the Street: New Bike Channel on Inwood Hill Park Rail Bridge : Photo: @SheRidesABike Reader Kimberly Kinchen tweeted this photo of a new bike channel on the stairs of the bridge over train tracks that separate Dyckman Fields, on the Hudson River, from the rest of...
Streetsblog
Jul 7
#50byFriday Thank You : The final tally for our #50byFriday membership drive was a stellar 56 new members. You are all awesome. Thank you so much for being part of what we do....
Strong Towns
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