Oct 1
Are we the new "It" city? cars shorten commutes, our donut problem, and more : Big congrats to Mayor Parker for being nominated for this prestigious international best mayor prize. Houston scores impressively well on these metro GDP rankings, especially in recent growth, both as...
Houston Strategies
Oct 1
NYC: To Make Atlantic Ave Safer, Advocates Want to Hear All About Its Problems : Efforts to improve safety along Atlantic Avenue are moving ahead as advocates gain support and the Department of City Planning continues its study of the dangerous arterial street. Brooklyn CB 8 trans...
Streetsblog
Oct 1
High or low densities? : Urban economists and urban planners love "density". I put it in quotes because the details (How high? Where? At what cost?) are often ignored. The argument is simple....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 1
The New Sharing Economy : Participant of Peerby, and the new sharing economy, in the Netherlands / Consumentenbond “We are still making and selling too much stuff,” said James Slezak, the founder of Peers, a sharing economy ad...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 1
Putting values first at the BPC Housing Summit : News from NHCby Amy Clark, National Housing ConferenceValues-based messaging isn’t a new concept....
NHC Open House Blog
Oct 1
NYC: City Will Need More Than Signs to Get Drivers to Follow 25 MPH Speed Limit : DOT will conduct a weeks-long publicity campaign and post thousands of signs to alert motorists to the city’s new 25 mph speed limit, Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg told City Council me...
Streetsblog
Oct 1
Limiting global warming to 2 °C – why Victor and Kennel are wrong : In a comment in Nature titled Ditch the 2 °C warming goal, political scientist David Victor and retired astrophysicist Charles Kennel advocate just that....
RealClimate
Oct 1
Empowerment Messages, Not Inadequacy : Fans by Mircea used under CC BY 2.0Most of the marketing we see (especially commercial advertising) is of the inadequacy variety—messages designed to create anxiety or insecurity about what w...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 1
The Floating Library : The LILAC docked at Pier 25 The LILAC steamship, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the only extant steam-powered lighthouse tender, is berthed at Pier 25 in Hudson River Park....
Urban Omnibus
Oct 1
Six things to know about sustainable transport in Istanbul : Istanbul’s world class BRT, pedestrianized spaces, and strong demand for improved cycling infrastructure highlight the rise of sustainable transport in the city....
The City Fix
Oct 1
Wise or Not, Canton Crossing Brings the Suburbs to Baltimore City, Maryland : If you had never been to Baltimore City and I blindfolded you and dropped you off at the shops at Canton Crossing, upon taking off the blindfold you would rightfully assume that you were in a suburb f...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 1
National Gathering: Hans Noeldner : For those of you looking for some inspiration on the first Strong Citizen Challenge, here's Hans Noeldner from the National Gathering....
Strong Towns
Oct 1
NYC: Eyes on the Street: The Evolution of the Bergen Street Protected Bike Lane : Photo: Gary Eckstein What began as an ad hoc fix for a bike lane chronically clogged by cars has become permanent after DOT installed a block-long barrier on the Bergen Street bike lane in front of th...
Streetsblog
Oct 1
Plans to Demolish Architectural Heritage in Brussels, Belgium : A project not adapted to existing buildings could potentially have its building permit request denied....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 1
Carnegie’s Gift: The Progressive Era Roots of Today’s Branch Library : Earlier this month, the Center for an Urban Future released a report entitled Re-envisioning New York’s Branch Libraries, which takes stock of the capital needs of the city’s 207 branch libraries and...
Urban Omnibus
Oct 1
How to Combat Gentrification : Green Village Building in Chicago / Blacks in Green (BIG) Equitable urban revitalization means new development doesn’t displace existing communities....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 1
NYC: Today’s Headlines : De Blasio Signs Bill Creating Fines Up to $10,000 for Hit-and-Run Drivers (News) Police Make Arrest in Union Square Hit-and-Run (AMNY); He Already Has a Record (Times Herald) Gawker: Is a Human Lost t...
Streetsblog
Oct 1
An Expanding Menu for Locavores: Tilapia on Hudson : An innovative business brings new meaning to the idea of local food by raising tilapia, salmon and year-round greens in the Hudson Valley....
Dot Earth
Oct 1
Announcement: Board of Directors : Starting a non-profit back in 2009 meant assembling a board of directors. The first Strong Towns board was myself, Jon Commers and a colleague of mine, Ben Oleson....
Strong Towns
Oct 1
“Equity” Is a Word We Want to Use in this Press Release : Advancing its “regional transit equity” plan, the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council issued a press release last week announcing it has received a $3.26 million federal grant to build or “enhance” 140 b...
The Antiplanner
Sep 30
Times Square Postmodern : The title of the Skyscraper Museum’s current exhibit, Times Square 1984: The Postmodern Moment, appears to be a contradiction in terms....
Urban Omnibus
Sep 30
NYC: Traffic Lights Don’t Belong on a Park Loop : Cyclists, joggers, and walkers coexist on the loop in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark....
Streetsblog
Sep 30
Zoning Part Two: Exclusionary Zoning’s End : As we pointed out yesterday, inclusionary zoning (IZ) ordinances—rules that encourage private developers to provide some housing offered to lower-income tenants at below-market rates—were largely a re...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 30
Collapse : I received a review copy of Héctor Tobar's new book Deep Down Dark the other week and read the entire thing in one sitting....
Bldgblog
Sep 30
Collapse : I received a review copy of Héctor Tobar's new book Deep Down Dark the other week and read the entire thing in one sitting....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 30
NYC: Vance Brings Manslaughter Charge in Death of Pedestrian Charity Hicks : A motorist charged with manslaughter for the death of a Manhattan pedestrian is scheduled to appear in court later this week. Charity Hicks....
Streetsblog
Sep 30
Subsidiarity : The concept of subsidiarity can be a loaded one, but I thought this video was so good that I needed to share it....
Strong Towns
Sep 30
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Aftermath at 4th Ave and Degraw : After the driver fled the scene, a 78th Precinct officer inspects a car on Degraw Street....
Streetsblog
Sep 30
20,000 Secure Bike Parking Spaces in Ile-de-France, Paris, France by 2020 : More than just a pastime, the bicycle also serves as a mode of transportation. At the initiative of the Office of Transportation for the Ile-de-France (Stif), the Veligo measure propo...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 30
São Paulo, Brazil’s Most Expensive Addresses are Concentrated in 2.5 km : Within just 2.5 km, the ten most expensive addresses are concentrated in the country’s largest city. Although São Paulo is the sixth largest metropolis in the world and spreads out ac...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 30
Criminal Behavior in the Land Use Process : Below is a link to an article just published on how issues once discussed as ethics in land use are now the subject of criminal investigations across the country....
Law of the Land
Sep 30
CU Denver Students Celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2014 : by Jenny Niemann, CU Denver Master of Urban and Regional Planning student On Friday, September 19, the Planners Network – CU Denver Chapter turned a parking spot at 14th and Larimer into a te...
DenverUrbanism
Sep 30
With Compact of Mayors, cities lead on tackling climate change at U.N. Summit : Through the Compact of Mayors and parallel initiatives, cities are making ambitious commitments to curb emissions, adopting new greenhouse gas emissions measuring standards, and supporting the financi...
The City Fix
Sep 30
USDOT Prioritizes Safe Walking and Biking : This post was written by WalkDenver Board member Gideon Berger and was originally presented here: WalkDenver was excited to participate in the Pro Walk/ Pro Bike/ Pro Place conference in Pitt...
DenverUrbanism
Sep 30
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Dana Lerner: DAs and NYPD Must Enforce the Laws Against Deadly Driving (NYT) Since April, TLC Enforcement Against Dangerous Cabbies Has Skyrocketed (Post) Council Member Miller Wants More TLC Enforcem...
Streetsblog
Sep 30
Strong Citizens Challenge: Walk to the Grocery Store : At the national gathering we talked about the potential for undertaking personal “Strong Citizen” challenges as a way of growing our own ideas and spreading the movement.There were many differ...
Strong Towns
Sep 29
NYC: No Charges for Bus Driver Who Killed Pedestrian Jennifer White-Estick : Police filed no charges against the MTA bus driver who killed a pedestrian in Bedford-Stuyvesant two weeks ago....
Streetsblog
Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Student Awards : ASLA Student Analysis & Planning Award of Excellence. Meridian of Fertility....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 29
NYC: This Week: Flushing-Jamaica BRT, Bike Corral in LIC, CNU to NYC : Eastern Brooklyn and Queens rule the Streetsblog calendar this week....
Streetsblog
Sep 29
Bolivia’s Mi Teleférico to become world’s longest aerial cable car system : Bolivia is expanding the La Paz-El Alto cable car system that has already exceeded expectations for ridership and revenue....
The City Fix
Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Professional Awards : ASLA 2014 Professional General Design Award of Excellence. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 29
NYC: So Far, NYPD Isn’t Enforcing New Vision Zero Law as Intended : It was a welcome development when NYPD filed the first-ever charges under Section 19-190, a new law that makes it a misdemeanor for drivers to strike pedestrians and cyclists who have the right of way...
Streetsblog
Sep 29
SeaChange Down the Hudson : SeaChange on the East River On September 13th, I joined SeaChange: We All Live Downstream for the last leg of a two-week voyage down the Hudson River....
Urban Omnibus
Sep 29
Determining opportunities for efficiency with SAHF’s EZ Retrofit Tool : by Kenley Farmer, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF)NHC invites guest blog posters to write on important housing topics....
NHC Open House Blog
Sep 29
A Visual Typology: A Modern Face-Lift To San Francisco’s Victorian Homes : Take a walk with me. We are walking up a San Francisco street so steep you think it might be easier to crawl....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 29
Time for Nairobi, Kenya to Manage its Urban Freight or Face Transportation Woes : Population growth in cities comes with a increased demand for goods. These goods need to be transported to get to their consumers....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 29
Paris, France Aims for Bicycle Trips to Account for 15% of Transport by 2020 : More parking spaces for bikes, new bike paths on the main roadways, widespread 30km/h zones, and possibly wider bicycle paths or even banning automobile traffic surrounding markets; <...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 29
Learning From Kansas City : Kansas City is losing families to suburbia because of its allegedly subpar schools. How can families be lured back to city schools?....
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 29
Zoning: Inclusionary v. Exclusionary : At last count, Seattle ranked as the fastest growing major city in America....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 29
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Prendergast Doesn’t Rule Out Road Pricing to Fund Capital Program (Poughkeepsie Journal) The MTA Needs to Get Its Construction Costs Under Control (YIMBY) Can P3s Prevent Cost Overruns on MTA Capital...
Streetsblog
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