Aug 13
Portland Transit Implodes : Here’s a story by the Oregonian‘s intrepid reporter, Joseph Rose that has it all: deferred maintenance, delayed trains, $950 million in unfunded retirement benefits, transit cuts and fare increases, s...
The Antiplanner
Aug 13
The Tragedy of the Pedestrian : I suggest starting small. Pick up an orange flag and cross a street. That's how revolutions get started....
Strong Towns
Aug 12
Our global ranking, Dallas sends us some respect, where we are on the political spectrum, problems of HSR in America, and more : This week's items: A version of my City Journal article with Joel Kotkin got published in the Dallas Morning News, including a really nicely rendered set of impressive graphs about Houston... Joel Ko...
Houston Strategies
Aug 12
NYC: Where Cyclists Have the Power to Ride Straight Past Turning Motorists : Hey, so it turns out the all-powerful @BicycleLobby didn’t actually scale the Brooklyn Bridge and plant white American flags at the top....
Streetsblog
Aug 12
Even with the Threat of More Monster Storms, Shorelines Can Be Public Spaces : Shoreline green infrastructure at the new Water Institute Campus in Baton Rouge / Voorsanger Architects At a lecture on resilient waterfront design at the Center for Architecture in New York, two proj...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Aug 12
Americans Have Taken 23 Million Bike Share Rides and No One Has Died : With 36 cities across the country now hosting their own systems, bike share is almost becoming an American institution....
Urban Planning Blog
Aug 12
A note to readers : William Fulton Dear CP&DR Readers, By now, you may have heard that I have decided to move on from my current job as Planning Director of the City of San Diego to become the Director...
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Aug 12
A note to readers : William Fulton Dear CP&DR Readers, By now, you may have heard that I have decided to move on from my current job as Planning Director of the City of San Diego to become the Director...
California Planning & Development Report
Aug 12
Right to Light : [Image: Random image of street lights]....
Bldgblog
Aug 12
Right to Light : [Image: Random image of street lights]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 12
MA Appeals Court Upholds Granting of Special Permit for Wind Turbine : The plaintiffs, GPH Cohasset, LLC, and GGNSC Cohasset, LLC (collectively, Golden Living), appealed from a judgment of the Land Court affirming a decision of the defendant planning board of Cohasset (b...
Law of the Land
Aug 12
MA Appeals Court Holds the Introduction of a New Nonconformity Would Require a Variance Not a Special Permit : The Chandlers had purchased property located at 24 Windmill Lane in Chatham, Massachusetts containing a single-family home....
Law of the Land
Aug 12
NC Court Of Appeals Finds Trial Court Improperly Acted As Trier of Fact By Concluding That Board Considered the Wrong Area for Medical Clinic : Developer sought judicial review of decision of town’s Board of Adjustment denying developer’s application for special use permit to build medical clinic on parcel zoned for single-family residential...
Law of the Land
Aug 12
NYC: Tonight: Speak Up for Pedestrian Safety on Deadly West End Avenue : Image: NYC DOT Tonight, the transportation committee of Manhattan Community Board 7 will vote on a DOT proposal to improve safety on West End Avenue, where drivers have killed two pedestrians in 2014....
Streetsblog
Aug 12
A Beachhead Against Placelessness : Josh Stephens It’s no secret that Walmart stores have caused the entire economies of small towns to decamp for some highway strip and, ultimately, wind up in Bentonville. read more...
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Aug 12
A Beachhead Against Placelessness : Josh Stephens It’s no secret that Walmart stores have caused the entire economies of small towns to decamp for some highway strip and, ultimately, wind up in Bentonville. read more...
California Planning & Development Report
Aug 12
People killin' it : The latest from Gracen Johnson's Another Place for Me....
Strong Towns
Aug 12
Madrid, Spain Launches IBM Smarter Cities Project : The City of Madrid, Spain has announced the signing of an agreement aimed at improving the lives of its 3 million citizens....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
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
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