Apr 3
The Inevitable Decline of Government : LaVonda Atkinson, the cost engineer for San Francisco Muni‘s $1.6 billion Central Subway project, has found so many problems with the project–and so little interest within Muni or the Federal Transit...
The Antiplanner
Apr 2
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Illegal Parking Crackdown Coming to Jay Street : Photo: Eric McClure Reader Eric McClure spotted these flyers today on cars “up and down Jay Street between Johnson and Willoughby,” in the 84th Precinct....
Streetsblog
Apr 2
Folly 2014: SuralArk : Last fall, The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park put out a call for the third season of Folly, a competition exploring contemporary in...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 2
NYC: Officials Talk Crash Prevention at Packed Brooklyn Vision Zero Town Hall : Last night, Brooklynites filled Borough Hall, spilling into an overflow room for a Vision Zero town hall meeting with elected officials and city agency staffers....
Streetsblog
Apr 2
At Liberty : Place de la République before aerial view / © Air-Images.net Place de la République after aerial view / © TVK A piece of Paris has been recivilized for walking (or skating, or scootering, or p...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 2
Marketing Waste: Recycling New York City : Inside the SIMS Municipal Recycling Facility | Image via Sims In 2003, Sims Metal Management, the world’s largest metals and electronics recycler, expanded into curbside recycling in the United States...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 2
Another Warning for the Northwest From Chile’s Earthquake Hot Zone : A powerful earthquake off the coast of Chile provides a fresh warning to the Pacific Northwest....
Dot Earth
Apr 2
UT to sell New Norris House : From the KNS: The University of Tennessee will sell the New Norris House -- a ground-breaking home in the field of sustainable living -- in a sealed bid process for a minimum $155,000, the school ann...
Property Scope
Apr 2
NYC: Bronx DWI Pedestrian Killer Gets 90 Days and Six-Month License Suspension : A judge sentenced a convicted drunk driver to just 90 days in jail and a six-month license suspension for killing a pedestrian in the Bronx. Thomas Riley, 23, was crossing East Fordham Road near Bathg...
Streetsblog
Apr 2
San Francisco Wants You to See and Feel Innovation : Pause / Shawn Lani via The Architect’s Newspaper San Francisco has long been a test bed for innovation when it comes to its streets....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 2
A Calling for the Built Environment : We have the fortune to be engaged by a wide variety of people who all arrive at the need to build Strong Towns from different points of departure....
Strong Towns
Apr 2
NYC: Pedestrian Islands Coming to Deadly Northern Boulevard Intersection : The striped median on Northern Boulevard at 61st Street, right, is set to receive concrete pedestrian islands, like those on Hillside Avenue, right....
Streetsblog
Apr 2
São Paulo’s changing perception towards the car : Social media, new bus lines, and increasing awareness of the environmental impacts of carbon emissions have altered the public’s perception of mass transport in Sao Paulo, Brazil....
The City Fix
Apr 2
An Exploration of Verticality: The Towers of San Gimignano, Italy : Six centuries before the creation of the modern vertical landscapes that characterize cities like Manhattan, a city scheme of a similar form, although of a different scale and social background, grew...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 2
NYC: Today’s Headlines : After Delaying Speed Cam Vote, Cuomo Says Albany Will Pass Bill “Shortly” (News, CapNY, WNYC) NYU Report Criticizes Port Authority for Focus on Non-Transpo Work, Governors’ Pet Projects (NYT) Port Fix...
Streetsblog
Apr 2
Visual Pollution in the City of Athens, Greece: Escaping this Aesthetic Prison : Visiting Athens, Greece, you will hear that the city looks pretty in August or during popular holidays, while half the population is away on vacations....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 2
The Couch as Unlikely Street Furniture: In Paris, France and Beyond : For this article we are bringing up an idea that is not exactly new, but still has potential for the comfort of our streets (and for the well-being of our rear-ends, which are ill-served by reinforced...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 2
The Multi-Layered City from Harvard Square’s Subway Station in Cambridge, MA : As the crowded subway train approached Harvard Square station, coming from Boston, I felt the sharp turn and heard the squealing and screeching sound of the wheels against the track of the train slowi...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 2
Wednesday briefing : Nashville Mayor backs up on bus-rapid transit project in nod to opposition. Tennessean UT, hoping to boost summer school enrollment, offers 12-month housing contracts....
Property Scope
Apr 2
Flash Boys : Monday I received an unexpected gift: a brand new Michael Lewis book on a topic I’ve been obsessing on for quite a while now. If you are not already a member of Strong Towns, you really need to be...
Strong Towns
Apr 2
The Sweet Sixteen of the Walkable Cities Bracket 2014 : Click to view the larger bracket size Voting is now open for the Sweet Sixteen of our Walkable Cities Madness Bracket....
neighborhoods.org
Apr 1
B2b Marketing Must Solve The Customer’s Problems : B2B marketing (business to business marketing) could be referred to as one company supplying goods or services to another business, instead of selling to the consumer....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 1
What the Northwest Can Learn from Louisiana : I returned from a recent visit to the southern tip of Louisiana with a new found appreciation for how important it is to prevent coal exports in the Northwest....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 1
NYC: Rockaway Students Want DOT to Use Extra Asphalt for Walking and Biking : Rockaway Freeway, a multi-lane divided road beneath the A train on the Rockaway peninsula, is hardly friendly territory for walking or biking....
Streetsblog
Apr 1
What does it mean to move housing forward? : 42nd Annual Gala honorees show us the way. by Chris Estes, National Housing ConferenceI had a great trip last week to San Francisco, where I had the pleasure of kicking off Ballard Spahr’s Best...
NHC Open House Blog
Apr 1
Portland & Seattle streetcars: Rail for close-in neighborhoods : As Denver considers the possibility of streetcars on Colfax, it may be informative to learn about what other cities have accomplished. Portland opened its first modern streetcar line in 2001, and Seat...
DenverUrbanism
Apr 1
Ask Strong Towns : One of the things we wanted to set up for our members is a priority way to ask a question and get it answered by Chuck Marohn, Jim Kumon or one of our Strong Towns Fellows. Chuck and Jim get a lot of...
Strong Towns
Apr 1
Knox Heritage celebrates Westwood opening : With seven months and $1.1 million in restoration costs in the rearview mirror, Knox Heritage on Tuesday celebrated the opening of its new offices in the Westwood house. Amy McRary has the details in...
Property Scope
Apr 1
NYC: Albany Delays Speed Cam Expansion — Time to Draft a Better Bil : Governor Cuomo and the leaders of the Assembly and State Senate all purportedly favor expanding NYC’s speed camera program, yet they failed to authorize the use of more cameras during budget negotiati...
Streetsblog
Apr 1
New UN Report: World Is Ill-Prepared for Climate Change : Dry river bed....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 1
Beyond Complete Streets : Complete Streets is a rational response to an irrational world, but is it enough? Should we be satisfied building places for automobiles that now also accommodate people as an afterthought?...
Strong Towns
Apr 1
NYC: Will de Blasio Make Good on His Pledge to Build Great Bus Rapid Transit? : During his campaign for mayor, Bill de Blasio called for the creation of a citywide, “world-class” Bus Rapid Transit network consisting of at least 20 routes....
Streetsblog
Apr 1
How data helps communities meet housing needs : Developing solutions through researchby Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., Center for Housing PolicyOn a recent Thursday evening, I stood in front of a group of residents gathered at Central...
NHC Open House Blog
Apr 1
Top five under-rated low carbon transport solutions : There many creative ways to lower the carbon impact of transport. Some ways are zanier than others. Photo byRichard Masoner / www.cyclelicio.us Climate change is not a joke....
The City Fix
Apr 1
The tax extender that prevents foreclosures : What we're buildingby Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceIt’s been three months since the Mortgage Debt Relief Act lapsed....
NHC Open House Blog
Apr 1
LINC Housing turns vacant motel into affordable apartments : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceNHC member LINC Housing Corporation recently celebrated the completion of Mosaic Gardens in Huntington Park...
NHC Open House Blog
Apr 1
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (March 16 -31) : Bronx Queens Expressway / DLand Studio via Architect Magazine For more LA in the News, check out LAND, ASLA’s newsletter....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 1
The Party Aardvark : Party Aadvark / all photos © Inge Hondebrink Burger’s Zoo, the largest zoo in Holland, near the city of Arnhem, wanted to make a splash with the celebration of their 100th year....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 1
Reconnecting with the Capital Waterfront : There is a conspicuous disconnect between Washington, D.C....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 1
Will Oregon Cook Up a Carbon Tax? : The BC recipe for carbon pricing looks something like this: Take a carbon tax and mix it with corporate and personal income tax reductions; keep it simple; slowly shift the tax burden from income to c...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 1
Recent Coal Export Trends: Q4 2014 : Late last week, the US Department of Energy released new figures in its quarterly coal export report....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 1
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Last-Minute Albany Wrangling Delays Speed Cam Bill Until Later This Week (News, CapNY) De Blasio Promises “Ongoing Effort” to Secure Home Rule Over Automated Enforcement (CapNY) Northern Blvd to Get P...
Streetsblog
Apr 1
Tuesday briefing : After buying Gossett site (pictured above), Knoxville developer buys more land in Nashville's North Gulch area. Tennessean Report: Tennessee offered contingent incentives to VW....
Property Scope
Apr 1
A Whale of an International Court Ruling Against Japan : An international court rules that Japan's so-called scientific whale hunts are not science, and thus not allowed under a moratorium....
Dot Earth
Apr 1
The Image of a Grid: Creating a Mental Map of Phoenix, Arizona : If you were asked to get out a pencil and paper and draw your city, what would you include? Maybe a few major roads, a downtown district, a large lake?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 1
Guest SID.tv: Granary Row, Salt Lake City : Many thanks to our good friend Johnny Sanphillippo for this excellent video. Enjoy!...
Strong Towns
Apr 1
Measuring Downtowns : The Antiplanner’s faithful ally, Wendell Cox, has just released a new compilation of downtown job data....
The Antiplanner
Apr 1
HPD forming task force against ride services : As the Uber and Lyft ride-sharing debate heats up in Houston, HPD has decided to step up enforcement (like this) with a new dedicated task force that has already snagged its first culprits....
Houston Strategies
Mar 31
When Hills Hide Arches : Landforms masquerading as architecture and vice versa seem to dominate a few sets of older images hosted at the Library of Congress....
Bldgblog
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