Oct 7
NYC: Fair Tolls: Fixing NYC’s Gridlock and Transit Shortfall in One Fell Swoop : The Move NY Fair Plan sets tolls at all East River crossings and 60th Street at the same amount, while lowering tolls on four outlying MTA bridges....
Streetsblog
Oct 7
Seven ways to encourage sustainable commuting in your workplace : Employers play an important role in creating the incentives and infrastructure to encourage employees to use sustainable transport....
The City Fix
Oct 7
Water Outages and Rationing in São Paulo, Brazil Launch Protests : The Movement of Landless Workers (MTST) has been protesting since the afternoon of Thursday [September 25th] outside the headquarters of the Basic Sanitation Company of the State of São Paulo (SABESP)...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 7
Environmentalist Hopes to Bring Eco-Tourism to Touques River in Northern France : A meeting with Emmanuel Schmitt, a 23-year old naturalist from Deauville, reveals a passion for the biodiversity of the marshes of the Touques River as well as that of the Côte Fleurie....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 7
Introducing the Landscape Architect’s Guide to Portland, Oregon : Pioneer Courthouse Square / Kenneth Helphand, FASLA Portland, Oregon, is more than a trendy place to visit—it has long been ahead of the curve on urban design and sustainability, thanks to smart leade...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 7
Get affordable housing connected : What we're buildingby Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceA broadband connection can touch so many parts of our lives: kids connect for schoolwork; parents connect to find...
NHC Open House Blog
Oct 7
NYC: Today’s Headlines : WNYC Profiles Lizi Rahman, Who Lost Her Son Asif to Traffic Violence Cuomo: We Don’t Know TZB Cost, Tolls, or Financing, But Look at This Sweet Crane (LoHud) Turns Out Bank Settlement Billions Could G...
Streetsblog
Oct 7
How to #CitiBikeLikeALocal in New York City : Utilizing existing bike share station maps, urban advocacy group ANALOGUE_interactive aims to make New York City even more walkable. On October 1st, I alon...
Strong Towns
Oct 7
The State of State Highways : A new Reason Foundation review of the condition of state highways (which includes interstates) finds that, in general, they are improving....
The Antiplanner
Oct 6
Landscape, Redacted : [Image: "Looking east over unbuilt Ascaya lots, Black Mountain beyond, Henderson, Nevada," 2010; from Black Mountain by Michael Light]....
Bldgblog
Oct 6
Landscape, Redacted : [Image: "Looking east over unbuilt Ascaya lots, Black Mountain beyond, Henderson, Nevada," 2010; from Black Mountain by Michael Light]....
BLDGBLOG
Oct 6
Joel Kotkin Opportunity Urbanism event this week and Houston vs. San Francisco : For most of this year, Joel Kotkin, myself, and others - with the generous sponsorship of GHP and HRG - have been working on updating the Opportunity Urbanism work we did in 2007 (here and here), and...
Houston Strategies
Oct 6
NYC: MTA: We’re Not Counting on Albany to Help Pay for Capital Program : The City Council transportation committee today passed bills to lower the city’s speed limit and give hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers a transit-related tax benefit....
Streetsblog
Oct 6
Video: The Thin Green Line : Last week I gave a talk at Western Washington University about the massive coal, oil, and gas export projects slated for sites throughout the Pacific Northwest....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 6
NYC: Rumor Mill: Safety Overhaul in the Works for the “Boulevard of Death” : Word on the street is that Queens Boulevard could be the first major arterial redesign initiated by Polly Trottenberg’s DOT. DOT is reportedly preparing to launch an effort to redesign Queens Boulevar...
Streetsblog
Oct 6
Rhode Island tackling housing affordability and healthy housing : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceSeptember was a busy month for housing in Rhode Island as two NHC members worked to maintain healthy...
NHC Open House Blog
Oct 6
NYC: Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson: $500 Fine for Unlicensed Driver Who Killed Senior : The driver who killed Brooklyn pedestrian Maude Savage last year was charged for failure to yield and driving without a license, but Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson did not charge him with criminal negligenc...
Streetsblog
Oct 6
How technology can transform urban mobility: A Q&A with São Paulo’s Ciro Biderman : São Paulo’s MobiLab shows how cities can empower citizens to create mobility solutions through opening data and supporting innovation....
The City Fix
Oct 6
Atmospheric Crystallography : [Image: From the original research paper (PDF), via Popular Science]....
Bldgblog
Oct 6
NYC: This Week: 37th Street Greenway Link, Rethink Jay Street : Lots of public meetings this week about street safety and transit improvements in various stages of development....
Streetsblog
Oct 6
Atmospheric Crystallography : [Image: From the original research paper (PDF), via Popular Science]....
BLDGBLOG
Oct 6
Casablanca, Morocco Inaugurates its New Casa-port Train Station : His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco recently inaugurated the new train station of Casa-port, which is a crowning achievement for the national transportation network’s modern heritage....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 6
NYC: Today’s Headlines : No One Is Leaping to Rescue Trans-Hudson Commuters From Impending Disaster (Post, WNYC 1, 2) Cuomo Admin Puts Off Approval of MTA Capital Program, For Now (Newsday, Post) Bill to Expand Transit Tax Be...
Streetsblog
Oct 6
Climate response estimates from Lewis & Curry : Guest commentary from Richard Millar (U....
RealClimate
Oct 6
A World Class Transportation System : Available tomorrow, the latest Kindle ebook from Charles Marohn. A World Class Transportation System: Transport...
Strong Towns
Oct 6
Coping With Too Much Money : According to pro-rail transit Metro magazine, American cities face a dilemma: the demand for rail transit continues to grow, yet there is a scarcity of federal dollars to pay for it....
The Antiplanner
Oct 5
KY Supreme Court Rules that Statute’s Separate Classification of Government for Purpose of Limiting Concentration of Retail Alcohol Licenses was Unconstitutional : This appeal arose from a challenge by O’Shea’s–Baxter, LLC, d/b/a Flanagan’s Ale House (“Flanagan’s”) to an order of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (“ABC Board”) upholding the Louisville/Jeffers...
Law of the Land
Oct 5
NJ Appeals Court Holds Retreat is Classified as “Transient Housing” and Did Not Meet the Definition of Family as Used in Town’s Zoning Ordinance : Plaintiff, Chai Lifeline, Inc. (“Lifeline”), is a corporation that owns a single-family residence in a residential zone in the Township of Mahwah (“Mahwah”)....
Law of the Land
Oct 5
Romance : James Buchanan's famous description of his work "Politics without romance" hit the nail on the head. But most people cannot or will not shed the romance....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 5
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (September 15–30) : Metro’s Union Station / Metro via The Los Angeles Times. Homeless Welcome in San Jose’s Latest St....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 4
Unforced variations: Oct 2014 : This month’s open thread....
RealClimate
Oct 4
IL Appeals Court Holds Village Improperly Denied Applications to Operate Shooting Range As Recreation Uses Were Permitted As of Right in the District : In late October 2012, plaintiffs applied to obtain the appropriate licenses and permits from the village to open and operate a shooting range on the second floor of a building, above a licensed gun de...
Law of the Land
Oct 4
NY Appellate Court Address Just Compensation Damages Following Eminent Domain Proceeding : KKS Properties, LLC (“KKS”), was the owner of property in the Town of Bethlehem, New York....
Law of the Land
Oct 3
NY Appellate Court Upholds Trial Court’s Reversal of Zoning Board Decision over Proposed Subdivision Based on Interpretation of Code : Ogden Land Development submitted a subdivision application to the Village Planning Board to divide a 21,683 square foot triangular shaped lot in a residential district into two lots....
Law of the Land
Oct 3
NYC: Kallos Puts Out a Meek Report on Upper East Side Street Safety : The Upper East Side is full of dangerous intersections, and residents are clamoring for bus countdown clocks, benches, and bike racks, according to a two-part report released today by Council Member B...
Streetsblog
Oct 3
BRIDGE Housing celebrates completion of MacArthur Station Garage : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceSept....
NHC Open House Blog
Oct 3
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Oct 3
NYC: Friday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
Oct 3
#IAMTHEGRID: One Year Later Michael Jenkins Reflects from Oakland, California : “Progressive and illuminating” is how Michael describes his experience with The Grid. Blogging from Nothinghamshire, England between January and June 2013 after finishing his MBA stud...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 3
NYC: Eyes on the Street: DOT Breaks Out the Terracotta for Third Ave Bus Lane : Photos: Clarence Eckerson Jr. Work is underway on updates to the Third Avenue bus lane....
Streetsblog
Oct 3
NYC: Want Safer Connections to the East Side Greenway? Tell CB 6 on Monday : A short protected bikeway on 37th Street would connect on-street bike lanes to the East River Greenway....
Streetsblog
Oct 3
Relationship with The American Conservative : I have accepted an invitation to post some of my material over at The American Conservative, a publication/website that I read frequently and enjoy....
Strong Towns
Oct 3
Getting Beyond the 2-Degree Threshold on Global Warming : An author of a commentary questioning the value of a hard danger threshold for planetary temperature defends his views....
Dot Earth
Oct 3
Star Tribune Cookie Contest : The Minneapolis Star Tribune is conducting a cookie contest that is actually, at least at this point, more of a writing contest....
Strong Towns
Oct 3
Subway Maps for Cities without Subways : Metro Austin | Click to enlarge Ivan Specht is an 8th grader whose fascination with cities, public transit, and maps has led him to embark on a creative cartography project that belies his age. The pr...
Urban Omnibus
Oct 3
Friday Fun: Engaging Istanbul’s youth for a more sustainable city : Istanbul’s famed Hagia Sofia was one of numerous historic landmarks featured in this year’s Culture Hunt, designed to get teens exploring the streets of their city....
The City Fix
Oct 3
New report connects climate change to New York City’s housing affordability crisis : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceA new report released last month by NHC member Center for New York City Neighborhoods examines how increase...
NHC Open House Blog
Oct 3
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Governor of NY Andrew Cuomo on Imminent Closure of Hudson Train Tunnels: “Uh …” (CapNY, NYT) MTA Bus Driver Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Mott Haven as Victim Crossed in Crosswalk (News) SUV-Sized Ele...
Streetsblog
Oct 3
Weekend Reading 10/3/14 : Serena This InFocus photo collection of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations is stunning....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
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