Dec 3
Verdun’s First Microbrewery Reflects Gentrification of Montreal Neighbourhood : Often thought of as an impoverished working class neighbourhood, the borough of Verdun in Montreal, Quebec has been experiencing a renewal since the early 2000′s....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 3
NYC: Driver Not Charged for Killing Girl, 10, and Injuring Mother in Borough Park : Workers clean the street after a motorist struck 10-year-old Blima Friedman and her mother....
Streetsblog
Dec 3
Architectural Heritage Loses Ground in Phnom Penh, Cambodia : Among the aged temples and deteriorating colonial buildings in Phnom Penh, rise a new architecture of an international contemporary style that could be located anywhere in the world....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 3
What Ambre Says About Its Financial Collapse : Coal protest, Rainforest Action Network, cc.In case you missed the news, Ambre Energy—the Australian firm behind two of the three remaining coal export projects in the Pacific Northwest—is selling its...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 3
Unforced variations: Dec 2014 : This month’s open thread. Think history, Lima, and upcoming additions of a single data point to timeseries based on arbitrary calendrical boundaries....
RealClimate
Dec 3
Which Way to Clean Industrial Stormwater? : bex in beijing, Flickr IMGP1116 by bex in beijingIndustrial companies—metal recyclers, printing plants, rail yards, petroleum refineries, and the like—have a smaller footprint on the land compared to...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Dec 3
NYC: Today’s Headlines : How a Transit Project That Adds No New Service Ended Up Costing $4 Billion (NYT) Boro Park Driver Kills Blima Friedman, 10, and Injures Her Pregnant Mom (CBS, News, ABC) 79-Year-Old Man in Critical Co...
Streetsblog
Dec 3
Present Your Urban Tech Research in Boston in 2015 : In 2013 I had the pleasure of attending the 13th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM), held at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands....
The Goodspeed Update
Dec 3
ALI CLE’s Land Use Institute on December 12, 2014 (Next Friday) : ALI CLE is extending a 30% discount on the tuition for the live course or live webcast to readers of Law of the Land for the 2014 Land Use Institute – http://marketing.ali-cle.org/land-use-institute...
Law of the Land
Dec 3
MO Appeals Court Reverses and Remands Board’s Denial of Variance Finding Owners of Mobile Park May be Entitled to Nonconforming Use Status : The Hecks own a tract of land on which they have operated a mobile home park since 1983....
Law of the Land
Dec 3
Just another pedestrian killed : Today Jim Kumon and I are in Springfield, Massachusetts, where last night we delivered our last Curbside Chat of 2014....
Strong Towns
Dec 2
Retrofitting Suburbia: It’s All About Context and Scale : Ellsworth Commons, Malta, New York / Fun Saratoga Blog As more sprawled-out suburban and rural communities attempt to turn abandoned, outdated shopping malls into walkable downtown destinations, the c...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 2
NYC: This Fare Hike Is Just a Hint of What’s to Come : The amount of the MTA operating budget devoted to paying off debt has nearly tripled since 2003....
Streetsblog
Dec 2
In photos: Mumbai celebrates four weeks of Equal Streets : Now in its fourth week, Mumbai’s Equal Streets movement has given citizens the opportunity to reclaim their streets as public spaces for people....
The City Fix
Dec 2
Please Contribute to Scholarship Fund for CU Denver Planning Students : In honor of Giving Tuesday, please take this opportunity to support the Adrienne Balsover Sustainability Scholarship Fund to establish an endowed scholarship program for incoming graduate students stu...
DenverUrbanism
Dec 2
Denver Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee Seeking Applicants : By Jill Locantore, WalkDenver Policy and Program Director Would you like to help guide the development of the Denver Moves Pedestrian Plan? 2015 will be an important year for...
DenverUrbanism
Dec 2
Hans Noeldner : This week we are highlighting the intellectual contributions of some of our members....
Strong Towns
Dec 2
NYC: DMV Primer: How the Safety Hearing System Lets Deadly Drivers Off the Hook : This is part of a series of posts on the workings of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, its role in deterring or facilitating traffic violence, and agency reforms that could make str...
Streetsblog
Dec 2
In Paris’ 14th District, Former Shelter is Transformed into Social Housing : The migrant shelter on the Rue des Arbustes in Paris’ 14th district has been completely transformed into social housing. The building is owned by the COALLIA...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 2
Modification of Lighting in Magog, Quebec to Reduce Light Pollution & Energy Use : Currently, the city of Magog, Quebec has a policy regarding street lighting within its boundaries that will allow it to save nearly $175,000 per year while also reducing ligh...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 2
New Article on Smart Cities: Moving Beyond Urban Cybernetics : In August, an article I wrote about smart cities was published in the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society....
The Goodspeed Update
Dec 2
NYC: Today’s Headlines : DiNapoli: $5B Windfall Is One-Time Hit (WXXI); E.J. McMahon: Spend It on Infrastructure Repair (Post) Could Albany Return for a Special Session?...
Streetsblog
Dec 2
CA Appeals Court Invalidates Public Access Condition for Coastal Development Permit Finding it is Inequitable : Emmick owned approximately 400 acres that included an uninhabitable residence and a barn that was in disrepair....
Law of the Land
Dec 2
NH Supreme Court Holds Municipal Estoppel Claim not Barred by the Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Doctrine Where Zoning Board Lacked Authority to Grant Requested Relief : The Dembiecs obtained a permit from the Town of Holderness (Town) to construct a single family home....
Law of the Land
Dec 2
Strong Citizens Challenge: A Taste of Neighborliness : At Strong Towns, we talk a lot about infrastructure and economics – the bones of our cities. However, it is the people that populate our cities that comprise the heart....
Strong Towns
Dec 2
Oregon Office of Economic Ignorance : The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis recently published a four-part economic assessment of the “Portland housing bubble.” Written by an economist named Josh Lehner, the assessment looks at a lot of...
The Antiplanner
Dec 1
$1,000 Reward for Best Scientific Answer: What is Zzzz…z.z.zzz.z.. Sleep? : Alan Alda and a science-loving army of 11-year-olds want creative, accurate descriptions of sleep....
Dot Earth
Dec 1
Under London : [Image: Bond Street platform tunnels, courtesy Crossrail]....
Bldgblog
Dec 1
Monumental : [Image: "Historical Monument of the American Republic" by Erastus Salisbury Field]....
Bldgblog
Dec 1
Monumental : [Image: "Historical Monument of the American Republic" by Erastus Salisbury Field]....
BLDGBLOG
Dec 1
Under London : [Image: Bond Street platform tunnels, courtesy Crossrail]....
BLDGBLOG
Dec 1
NYC: Eyes on the Street: The Part of Central Park That’s Only for Cars : DOT’s recent changes to the Central Park Loop, intended to improve pedestrian space, include these markings to designate who belongs where....
Streetsblog
Dec 1
So You Want to Be a Home Design Show Star? : Curb Appeal / HGTV More than 41 million Americans watch home design shows on TV each week....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 1
Open for applications: Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning course : Applications are open for the Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning course, a hands-on training for national, provincial, and city-level decision makers on key policy issues in urban transport...
The City Fix
Dec 1
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (November 16 – 30) : The playground in Riverstone master-planned community, Big Adventure Park, incorporates the natural environment as much as possible....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 1
Jesse Bailey, A Zealous Nut : This week we are going to highlight some of our members and their great contributions to the Strong Towns dialog....
Strong Towns
Dec 1
Los Angeles : I want to re-post what Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox say about LA traffic and transportation.  Read it....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Dec 1
NYC: More People Get to Fulton Street By Bike Than By Car : Is car parking really that important for merchants? Not according to surveys of their customers....
Streetsblog
Dec 1
Monday Member Blog Roll : Happy Monday-After-Thanksgiving, everyone!  We are officially in the time of year when everyone gets a little more rotund and (hopefully) a bit more cheerful.  This is the turkey-coma installment of t...
Strong Towns
Dec 1
Dogpatch Destination: Pier 70 is San Francisco’s Center for Redevelopment : In the early 1900’s, the Dogpatch district was considered San Francisco’s industrial city-center with over 18,000 people working at Pier 70 daily....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 1
NYC: This Week: Transportation Tech, Central Brooklyn Bike Lanes : Most of the action this week is happening on Wednesday, starting with an expert panel at the NYU Rudin Center about how technology is affecting transportation and land use. As always, check the calend...
Streetsblog
Dec 1
Best Books of 2014 : Urban acupuncture / Island Press Looking for the perfect present for your favorite landscape architect, designer, or planner?...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 1
Critiquing the 'Twenty Percent' Argument Against Transit Funding : This post critiques a common argument against federal support for public transit: that transit gets 20 percent of transportation spending yet has a much lower market share....
Planetizen Interchange
Dec 1
Brownfield Redevelopment in Galway, Ireland Gives the Harbor A Second Life : With regards to redevelopment, a brownfield is land that has been previously used for industrial purposes....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 1
The Costs of Not Implementing Green Logistics: A Book Review : Green Logistics: Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics (2nd edition, Kogan Page), by Alan C. McKinnon et....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Dec 1
Fed. Dist. Court in California Holds Sale of Property for Secular Use Does Not Constitute “Religious Exercise” : Thank you to the RLUIIPA Defense Blog for this posting....
Law of the Land
Dec 1
Projective Ecologies : Projective Ecologies / Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Actar Projective Ecologies, by Chris Reed, ASLA, founder of Stoss Landscape Urbanism, and Nina-Marie Lister, Affil....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Dec 1
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Uber Eroding the Wealth of Taxi Medallion Cartels (NYT) Fernando Mateo and the New York Post Don’t Want the City to Enforce the New Speed Limit After Failing to Investigate the Size of the New Tappan...
Streetsblog
Dec 1
A Fresh Look at Power Lines, Cancer and the Dread-to-Risk Ratio : A video report looks back and fears and facts in the persistent debate over power lines and cancer....
Dot Earth
Dec 1
Fine Grained : The problem with modern capitalism is that there are not enough capitalists. We need a system that encourages diverse ownership of capital if we want to build and support the middle-class....
Strong Towns
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