Nov 6
Motorcycle Taxis and Buses Duke it out in Rio de Janiero’s Rochinha Favela : Only three bus lines (537, 538, 539) serve the residents of Rocinha, in Rio’s South Zone, one of the largest favelas in Latin America....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 6
Sustainability Between the Sheets : Sustain Condoms 3-pack varieties....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 6
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Center-Lane Busways Among Several Options for Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevard SBS (CapNY) Crash Data: City Pedestrians Who Follow Traffic Rules Put Themselves in Mortal Danger (WNYC) Man Struck in N...
Streetsblog
Nov 6
Planned Manufacturing Districts: Planning the Life Out of Districts : Chicago’s Goose Island and surrounding Planned Manufacturing DistrictsThey are called different things in different cities, but they are similar in form and intent among the cities where they are foun...
Market Urbanism
Nov 6
Industry Denver Accelerates River North Revitalization : By Liz Munn If you’ve been to the River North (RiNo) neighborhood lately, you may have noticed that INDUSTRY at 29th and Brighton Boulevard is buzzing with activity....
DenverUrbanism
Nov 6
Podcast Show 195: Dave Runyon : This week the podcast features a conversation with Dave Runyon (twitter), Executive Director of City Unite and co-author of the book The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Ou...
Strong Towns
Nov 6
What Should Republicans Do? : Republicans have taken both houses of Congress and are eager to make changes. But they haven’t collectively decided what those changes should be. Here are some suggestions. 1. Learn from history....
The Antiplanner
Nov 5
Gravity still matters : I used to think that "monopolistic competition" is an oxymoron. (But more than 46,000 cites at Google Scholar.) I was stuck on "mono" meaning "one"....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Nov 5
Bike Share Is Growing Up : Capital Bikeshare, Washington, D.C....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 5
NYC: Hit-and-Run Drivers Strike Twice at Dangerous Fourth Avenue Intersection : A driver speeding north on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope this afternoon ran a red light and struck a woman, leaving her seriously injured before speeding away from the scene....
Streetsblog
Nov 5
One Factor Blunting Impact of Green Spending on Election: Inertia : What's missed in debates over the impact of liberal and conservative spending on congressional campaigns....
Dot Earth
Nov 5
NYC: Senior Struck By Unlicensed Driver in UES Crosswalk Has Died : Keiko Ohnishi was hit in a crosswalk by a driver who was charged with unlicensed operation and failure to yield but was not charged under the city’s new Right of Way Law....
Streetsblog
Nov 5
Call for submissions: Pitch your ideas for smarter mobility and urban development : Transforming Transportation 2015 is inviting YOU to become a presenter. Share your big ideas for sustainable mobility and urban development in smart cities....
The City Fix
Nov 5
NYC: Livable Streets Progress in Albany Will Have to Go Through a GOP Senate : Andrew Cuomo may have won re-election, but New York was no exception to the national Republican wave in yesterday’s elections....
Streetsblog
Nov 5
Recap | 5KL: Land Symposium : 5KL: Land symposium in September 2014 At the close of Climate Week NYC in September, a group of scholars, designers, and concerned citizens gathered to reconsider settlement patterns and competing la...
Urban Omnibus
Nov 5
You Are Now Entering An Active Urban Renewal Area : Urban Reviewer on Edgemere | Image via Urban Reviewer In a July Roundup, we pointed you to a new visualization tool for tracking the plans that have shaped our city: Urban Reviewer, a project of open...
Urban Omnibus
Nov 5
Bed-Stuy In Memoriam : Photo by Tiffany Hagler-Geard Neighborhoods of contemporary New York are primarily defined by the choices and actions of the people who call them home....
Urban Omnibus
Nov 5
Guerilla Planning in Baltimore City Creates a Mix of Inclusive and Exclusive Spaces : In 2012, Baltimore City’s population grew for the first time in over six decades only to face a disappointing decline in population in 2013. The residents who remain...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 5
NYC: SF Voters Reject Measure to Enshrine Free Parking and Stop Livable Streets : Voters slammed Prop L. It’s clear: San Franciscans want to put the automobile era behind us for a more livable city....
Streetsblog
Nov 5
Event: Buying the Ballot Box : Vote here by David Poe used under CC BY-ND 2.0Your ballot is in. Most of the races have been called. The TV screen is political ad-free again....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 5
When Landscape Eclipsed the Garden : Morel, Jean-Marie. La Théorie des Jardins (Paris 1776). Bibliothèque Nationale de France Joseph Disponzio, ASLA, wants us landscape architects to know where we came from....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 5
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Republicans Gain Control of U.S....
Streetsblog
Nov 5
Biking is Empowerment : I shared a feel-good article on social media about how the leadership in Memphis – which I deeply admire – has worked through difficulty to make some high return investments in biking infrastructure....
Strong Towns
Nov 5
Voters Reject Taxes : Light rail lost in Pinellas County (St. Petersburg), Florida by 62 to 38 percent. Light rail in Austin is going down by 58 to 42 percent. A transit tax in Polk County, Florida, is also losing....
The Antiplanner
Nov 4
Nuisance Suits Are a Nuisance : In one Texas case, homeowners are suing a new apartment building for nuisance....
Planetizen Interchange
Nov 4
NYC: Kips Bay Condo Owners Don’t Want Bike Lane By Their Door, So They’re Suing : Apparently, having this bike lane in front of their building instead of parked cars is too much for condo residents at The Horizon....
Streetsblog
Nov 4
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Cabbie on the Hudson River Greenway : Photo: Shelly Mossey The Hudson River Greenway is supposed to be a place where New Yorkers can walk and bike without fear of being hit by motorists....
Streetsblog
Nov 4
Three maps help explain São Paulo, Brazil’s water crisis : São Paulo is experiencing a drought so extreme that the city could run out of water, and it is only one of many populous Brazilian cities that face significant risk for drought in future years....
The City Fix
Nov 4
NYC: Why Is NYPD Defending Hit-and-Run Drivers to the Press? : NYPD declined to speculate on whether a driver was speeding before a fatal hit-and-run crash, yet told the press the victim was jaywalking....
Streetsblog
Nov 4
Southern Brazilian City Canoas Builds Aeromóvel : After the inauguration of the first aeromóvel (elevated train) in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2013, Canoas is the first city to count the vehicle as an alternative form of public transport....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 4
First Nations Ousted from Construction Site in Gatineau, Quebec : The occupation of the construction site on the Rue Jacques-Cartier by First Nations protesters lasted forty three days. Now, the teepees have disappeared, the fire is extinguished, an...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 4
More on height limits : It’s always interesting what generates conversation....
Strong Towns
Nov 4
In the Commune of Montans, France, Citizens Speak out Against Methanation Plant : Air Pastel. This is the self-given name of the association of French citizens opposed to the building of a methanation plant in the development area of Guardige-Longue....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 4
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Find Your NYC Polling Place and Ballot Info – Go Vote! Nassau Democrats Were for Speed Cams Before They Were Against Them (WCBS, News 12) Heavily-Redacted TZB Documents Raise More Questions About Brid...
Streetsblog
Nov 4
How Fossil Fuel Money Plays in Northwest Elections : Over the last few years, the Northwest has been embroiled in an increasingly heated debate over its participation in fossil fuel exports....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 4
Explaining the Country's Worst Rental Market : A recent study reveals that Los Angeles is the least affordable city in the country....
Planetizen Interchange
Nov 4
The Alternative to Light Rail : Someone recently asked the Antiplanner whether electric trolley buses or buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) were a good alternative to light rail....
The Antiplanner
Nov 3
Old downtowns and new tech : Manhattan's downtowns are the model that many American city planners dream of.  But it is not a plausible model in most auto-oriented cities....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Nov 3
Can Congress Act to Block Fungal Threat to U.S. Amphibians? : Scientists warn that a potent fungus poses a grave threat to American salamanders, with the pet trade the probable path without more controls....
Dot Earth
Nov 3
Panel’s Latest Warming Warning Misses Global Slumber Party on Energy Research : The latest global warming report from the U.N. climate panel helpfully clarifies risks but largely misses a key factor in driving an energy transformation -- research....
Dot Earth
Nov 3
NYC: Highlights From Today’s City Council Transportation Infrastructure Hearing : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, center, with NYC DOT deputy commissioners Bob Collyer, left, and Joseph Jarrin, right. Today, the City Council transportation and economic development co...
Streetsblog
Nov 3
NYC: StreetsPAC Releases Final 2014 Albany Endorsements : Tuesday is Election Day, with races for statewide office and legislative seats in Albany taking up most of the ballot....
Streetsblog
Nov 3
In The Dust Of This Planet : [Image: Photo by Dmitry Kostyukov, courtesy of The New York Times]....
Bldgblog
Nov 3
In The Dust Of This Planet : [Image: Photo by Dmitry Kostyukov, courtesy of The New York Times]....
BLDGBLOG
Nov 3
NYC: Here They Are — Your Car-Free Street Scenes From Marathon Day : If you can get to the course early enough, marathon Sunday lets you roam freely, for one morning, on some of New York’s most atrocious traffic sewers....
Streetsblog
Nov 3
Two-Way Conversion of 18th Street in LoDo Opens : This past Sunday, November 2, Denver Public Works completed the conversion of 18th Street between Wynkoop and Blake Street in Lower Downtown to a two-way street. The conversion of these two blocks fro...
DenverUrbanism
Nov 3
Monday Member Blog Roll : Hope you had a Happy Halloween, and welcome to November. It's National Blog Posting Month, so this is a good time to jump into the conversation with fellow Strong Townies (or is it Strong Towners?...
Strong Towns
Nov 3
A “new normal” for sustainable transport in Chinese cities : With the right government leadership, the new normal for sustainable transport in Chinese cities will include more transit-oriented development, shared mobility services, and transport innovations fro...
The City Fix
Nov 3
“Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London’s 100 Strangest Places” Book Review : Henry James wrote “London....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 3
NYC: This Week: Vote! Plus, the Big Reveal for Woodhaven BRT : On Wednesday DOT and the MTA will present their proposal for Select Bus Service on Woodhaven Boulevard and Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens....
Streetsblog
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