Apr 8
NYC: Upper Manhattan Poised to Get Its First Protected Bike Lane : Image: NYC DOT DOT will install Upper Manhattan’s first protected bike lane this summer, pending an endorsement from Community Board 12. The parking-protected lane would run north-south on Fort George...
Streetsblog
Apr 8
Ask Strong Towns, Question #1 : We invite our members to submit their questions. We’ll give you a Strong Towns answer or find an expert who can....
Strong Towns
Apr 8
Rebuild by Design Proposals Unveiled : Last week, ten interdisciplinary teams charged with developing solutions to protect the New York metro region from future climate events presented their final plans to crowds totaling more than 1,000...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 8
As Europe’s traffic fatalities drop, Brazil’s soar : Brazil’s rising traffic fatalities show the need for traffic calming measures on roadways, and infrastructure that promotes pedestrian safety and well-being....
The City Fix
Apr 8
NYC: NYPD Denies Access to Confiscated Bikes, Including Those of Crash Victims : As seasoned observers of the department’s dealings with bicyclists know, NYPD has long enjoyed taking our bikes....
Streetsblog
Apr 8
Guest SID.tv: Shipping Container Home : Once again, many thanks to our good friend Johnny Sanphillippo for this excellent video. Enjoy!...
Strong Towns
Apr 8
Another Look at Declining Seattle Traffic : Every year, the Seattle Department of Transportation tracks traffic at 19 select bridges across the city, and presents the resulting traffic count as a rough-and-ready gauge of citywide traffic trends...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 8
World Urban Forum 7: Medellin, Colombia at the Heart of Urban Debates : Twenty years after being considered the the most violent city in the world, Medellin is no longer recognized as the most dangerous city, but the most innovative, the most resilient, and an exa...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 8
Online Platform Aims to Fix Their “City of Errors” : A couple of years ago, a group of young people decided to voluntarily set up an interactive platform for their city....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 8
RIBA and ARB to Restructure Architectural Education in the UK : In the UK the route to becoming a qualified architect averages at almost ten years, longer than most other EU countries....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : De Blasio “Hopeful” Albany Will Expand NYC’s Automated Enforcement (CapNY) Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. Says It’s “Regressive” to Fund Transit With Toll Reform (News) Diaz’s Transportation Plan?...
Streetsblog
Apr 8
Protestors in Athens Take to the Streets as Landfill Development Continues : With what criteria should we evaluate which places make perfect wastelands?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 8
Shindell: On constraining the Transient Climate Response : Guest commentary from Drew Shindell There has been a lot of discussion of my recent paper in Nature Climate Change (Shindell, 2014)....
RealClimate
Apr 8
America's Apartment Shortage: 8 Million Units : The 2014 National Realtor's Survey asked consumers for preferences in housing and neighborhood types....
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 8
So Much for TOD : Transit agencies are quick to claim that new rail transit lines generate all sorts of new developments, particularly so-called transit-oriented developments, meaning high-density, mixed-use housing....
The Antiplanner
Apr 8
Federal Court of Claims Finds Government’s Denial of Permit to Fill Wetlands Constituted a Compensable Taking : Lost Tree Village Corporation, the plaintiff, filed an application to fill wetlands for a plot of land approximately five acres in size. The U.S....
Law of the Land
Apr 7
Architecture Digest and Yahoo love Houston, top rankings, Mayor SOTC, workforce certificates over college degrees, and the problem of transit and dispersed jobs : Lots of items this week... Architecture Digest on "HOW HOUSTON REINVENTED ITSELF AS A CULTURAL POWERHOUSE - In recent years the Texas city has become an artistic and culinary center, attracting visit...
Houston Strategies
Apr 7
Discover a Career in Landscape Architecture : The American Society of Landscape Architects has launched a new Career Discovery web site to help young people explore the profession of landscape architecture....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 7
NYC: Ten Months Later, Parks Department Fills in Hudson River Greenway Hole : Greenway users need this like a hole in the head. The Parks Department says it filled the cave-in today....
Streetsblog
Apr 7
Showtime Series Aims to Engage Sleepy Public on Global Warming With Celebrity Guides : A new Showtime series aims to reengage a somnolent public on the risks of human-caused global warming....
Dot Earth
Apr 7
NYC: Using Citi Bike Data to Figure Out Where Cyclists Ride : A new map shows likely routes taken by Citi Bike riders....
Streetsblog
Apr 7
NYC: Advocates Urge Lander to Upgrade NYPD Crash Data Bill : A bill that would have pushed Ray Kelly’s police department one step closer to opening up crash data has been reintroduced by Council Member Brad Lander....
Streetsblog
Apr 7
NYC: This Week: Vision Zero in the Bronx, 20′s Plenty for Bed Stuy : A ton of interesting events are all happening on Tuesday this week....
Streetsblog
Apr 7
Other Voices: Earth Institute’s Steven Cohen Seeks a Post-Hysterical Approach to Climate Progress : A veteran of environmental regulation and management seeks a non-hysterical approach to climate progress....
Dot Earth
Apr 7
Texas & Oklahoma Dominate Metropolitan Economic Growth : Texas metropolitan areas continue to dominate economic growth, according to the latest Metro Monitor, produced by the Brookings Institution....
Newgeography.com
Apr 7
How did high-speed rail transform China’s regional transport sector? : China’s high-speed rail system has offered affordable, sustainable alternatives to travel for China’s residents, while strengthening the linkages between China’s emerging cities....
The City Fix
Apr 7
What Does 17% Mean? : King County voters are receiving ballots in the mail for the April 22 special election. Many of them have only one issue to decide: Proposition 1....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 7
Old Thinking In New Traffic Safety Reports : A new paradigm is expanding transport safety strategies to include demand management and smart growth, but the old paradigm is alive and deadly as illustrated by two new traffic safety guidance docume...
Planetizen Interchange
Apr 7
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Gelinas: NYC Must Acknowledge That Bike-Share’s Primary Goal Isn’t Operational Profitability (C&S) Driver Critically Injures 12-Year-Old in Boro Park (News, Gothamist) Four Die in High-Speed “Stunt Go...
Streetsblog
Apr 7
GA Appeals Court Finds that a Vested Right in a Legal Nonconforming Use Was Not Superseded by a Use That Takes Place Outside of the Express Terms Required for that Use : This case arose from an event hosted by Cavalia USA, Inc., which held its outdoor entertainment traveling horse show on the Noble parking lot....
Law of the Land
Apr 7
Passion for the Arts in Former Slaughterhouses in Casablanca, Morocco : In Casablanca’s outskirts, in the working-class neighborhood of Hay Mohammadi, a surprise awaits visitors....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 7
Repurposing the Public Toilets of Dublin, Ireland : Dotted around Dublin there are dozens of former “public conveniences” or public toilets now unused, boarded and chained shut. These small, single story Victorian and Edwardian units w...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 7
Living in communion : Church leaders around the country should be doing everything they can to reconnect the social bonds of our communities....
Strong Towns
Apr 7
Repeating the Big Lies About Sprawl : Those crazy planners at Smart Growth America are at it again: issuing another report all about how urban sprawl is bad and people are better off living in compact communities....
The Antiplanner
Apr 7
Have Your Next Business Meeting Aboard A Private Yacht : Are you a business owner? If so, do you regularly have business meetings with your staff or even with your clients? If so, where do you have those meetings?...
The Wireless Forge
Apr 6
The Advantages Of Internet Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing : To grow globally is the dream of every businessman. A person who starts business on his own effort should need strong determination and positive efforts to make his business successful....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 6
NY Appellate Court Reverses Zoning Board’s Interpretation of the Word “Auditorium” Which was not Defined in Applicable Zoning Ordinance : Petitioners own an armory situated in a commercial office district, where the use of the property for an auditorium is permitted....
Law of the Land
Apr 6
NY Appellate Court Upholds Determination that Owner of Exotic Animals Was Operating an Illegal Home Occupation : Following notification by the Town code enforcement officer to Salton that he was operating an unauthorized home occupation as he was keeping exotic animals (including 3 tigers and 2 leopards) on his...
Law of the Land
Apr 6
Unforced varaitions: Apr 2014 : More open thread. Unusually, we are keeping the UV Mar 2014 thread open for more Diogenetic conversation and to keep this thread open for more varied fare....
RealClimate
Apr 5
Cities : The importance of responsive markets is a seeming no-brainer.  I have noted impressive co-location in U.S. cities that limits the lengths of commuting as well as non-work trips....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 5
Romanticism of the Scanning Error : [Image: ScanLAB Projects]....
Bldgblog
Apr 5
Romanticism of the Scanning Error : [Image: ScanLAB Projects]....
BLDGBLOG
Apr 5
Denver Census Update 2014 : In the years following a decennial census, the US Census Bureau releases in March its county population estimates for July 1 of the preceding year. This is known as their annual postcensal estimates....
DenverUrbanism
Apr 5
How to Get Your First Construction Job : Jobs in construction are some of the most exciting and fastest-growing opportunities in the developed world....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 5
How to Become an Iron Worker : There are many people that have developed very successful careers within a trade industry....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 4
DIY Tree Art : The Chandelier Tree / This Is Colossal The Chandelier Tree / This Is Colossal For ages, trees have been a favorite subject of landscape painters....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 4
NYC: CB 2 Panel OKs Hudson Street Bike Lane Upgrade, Bowery Ped Safety Tweaks : The Hudson Street buffered bike lane is set to become a parking-protected path....
Streetsblog
Apr 4
NYC: Brewer: I Won’t Remove Community Board Members Who Impede Safe Streets : Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer says she does not intend to remove community board members who stand in the way of transit improvements and projects that would make streets safer for pedestria...
Streetsblog
Apr 4
NYC: Friday Jobs Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
Apr 4
NYC: In Remembrance of Steve Faust : On Saturday, longtime local bike advocate Steve Faust died at the age of 67....
Streetsblog
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