Jul 8
Go Fish : [Image: Photo by Jesse Rockwell/Rex Features, via The Verge]....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 8
World’s Largest Underground Trampolines Now Open to Upbeat Cave Explorers : Technicolor trampolines / Bradley White (Bounce Below) Adventurous and non-claustrophobic explorer-types have typically relied on climbing equipment and headlamps to venture into caves below the earth...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 8
Safe and Healthy Routes for Urban Bikers : Bikers at intersection / Heb @ Wikimedia Commons Investing in bicycle infrastructure is good for people and cities For urban cycling advocates, investing in bicycle infrastructure can...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jul 8
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Which Is More Important to Bill de Blasio: Affordable Housing or a City-Owned Parking Garage?...
Streetsblog
Jul 8
Transit, Density, and Congestion : The most transit-oriented metro areas often have lower levels of traffic congestion than one might expect based on their size....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 8
Arriving home to change : We asked a lot of Gracen Johnson this spring and had her on the road for weeks....
Strong Towns
Jul 8
Is MagLev a Game Changer? : Much like the proposed Florida passenger trains that can be run without government subsidies (but can we have some anyway?), train supporters are gushing over Japan’s tentative decision to build a mag...
The Antiplanner
Jul 7
X : It's hard to believe, but BLDGBLOG began exactly ten years ago today....
Bldgblog
Jul 7
Buffer Space : [Image: Photo taken by Your Captain Aerial Photography, via Wired]....
Bldgblog
Jul 7
Buffer Space : [Image: Photo taken by Your Captain Aerial Photography, via Wired]....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 7
X : It's hard to believe, but BLDGBLOG began exactly ten years ago today....
BLDGBLOG
Jul 7
1H14 Highlights : First, an announcement: if you'd like to learn more about or contribute to the new Houston "No Limits" branding campaign, they're holding public events this week - details here....
Houston Strategies
Jul 7
New York City Net Domestic Migration Losses Improving : A New York Times article by Sam Roberts indicates that "According to Census Bureau estimates released last week, in the year ending July 1, 2013, the city recorded the third consecutiv...
Newgeography.com
Jul 7
HUD releases new data on subsidized households : by Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., National Housing ConferenceHUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has released detailed data about households receiving Federal housing assista...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 7
NYC: Eyes on the Street: New Bike Channel on Inwood Hill Park Rail Bridge : Photo: @SheRidesABike Reader Kimberly Kinchen tweeted this photo of a new bike channel on the stairs of the bridge over train tracks that separate Dyckman Fields, on the Hudson River, from the rest of...
Streetsblog
Jul 7
#50byFriday Thank You : The final tally for our #50byFriday membership drive was a stellar 56 new members. You are all awesome. Thank you so much for being part of what we do....
Strong Towns
Jul 7
NYC: Who Are NYC’s Worst Sidewalk Hogs? Keep Those Tweets Coming : Car rental outlets on W. 83rd Street in Manhattan don’t own the sidewalk. They just hog it like they do....
Streetsblog
Jul 7
Study: São Paulo commuters lose one month per year sitting in traffic : São Paulo’s Rua da Consolação is often congested for hours each day, leading residents and city leaders to wonder if other transport modes such as bikes and mass transport can be used to cut down on t...
The City Fix
Jul 7
The Good, the Bad and the Anthropocene (Age of Us) : A three-way conversation about how to think about, and respond to, evidence that Earth is in our sway....
Dot Earth
Jul 7
NYC: One of the Most Dangerous Streets in the Bronx Is Getting a Road Diet : White Plains Road, running 2.8 miles between East Tremont and Birchall Avenues, is one of the Bronx’s most dangerous streets, with more traffic deaths and severe injuries than 90 percent of the other...
Streetsblog
Jul 7
Shaping Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Accessibility for All : The development of the city center and the region are inseparable....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 7
Seattle’s $28 Million Hole : What are two things that Greg Nickels, Mike McGinn, and Ed Murray all have in common? If you said, “Roman Catholicism,” your knowledge of Seattle mayors is exceptional!...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 7
Setting the Table for Migrating Monarch Butterflies : Property owners can help provide migrating and struggling monarch butterflies with a milkweed buffet and then map the insects' arrival....
Dot Earth
Jul 7
The Least Popular Posts of 2014 : Through the first six months of 2014, some Planetizen posts proved less than enticing to our readers....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 7
NYC: Today’s Headlines : WNYC: Citi Bike Deal “Weeks or Months Away” The Post Pledges to Protect Taxpayers From Citi Bike Unlicensed Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian in Jackson Heights (Times Ledger, News, Gothamist) Driver Char...
Streetsblog
Jul 7
Accelerated Crash Course : Amid 4th of July festivities, yard work and an evening concert in the park, I spent the bulk of this past three day weekend working on a special project....
Strong Towns
Jul 7
Funny, Funny Men : Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and John Oliver are very funny men. Their humor also has a distinct liberal bias....
The Antiplanner
Jul 6
FasTracks Progress: Union Station : As I was out and about with my camera taking infill project photos for DenverInfill, I noticed something different about the north end of the commuter rail station at Union Station! Recently, workers...
DenverUrbanism
Jul 6
Cities and organs : It's a simple but profound point made by Hayek in The Fatal Conceit: there are two ways to get to non-zerosumness, markets and love; do not expect one to do the work of the other; each one has its pla...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 6
The Taking Isssue is Still An Issue : In October 2013, with the launch of Touro Law Center’s new Institute on Land Use and Sustainable Development Law, the Touro Law Review held a symposium to commemorate the 40th anniversary of “The Taki...
Law of the Land
Jul 6
What Have We Learned Since Lac-Mégantic? : A year ago today, in the small hours of the morning, an parked oil train slipped its brakes, rolled downhill, and derailed in a small town in Quebec....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jul 6
Release of the International Surface Temperature Initiative’s (ISTI’s) Global Land Surface Databank, an expanded set of fundamental surface temperature records : Guest post by Jared Rennie, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, North Carolina on behalf of the databank working group of the International Surface Temperature Initiative...
RealClimate
Jul 5
What Makes a 'Farmers' Market?' : What constitutes a farmers' market, rather than an outdoor or public market?...
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 4
San Francisco’s High-Tech Urbanism : Everyday we see how technology is changing the way we live and work, but how is it affecting our built environment?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 4
Landlords Forced to Update Bedsit and Studio Style Apartments in Dublin, Ireland : At the beginning of February 2013, new regulations came into effect that forced landlords to provide a number of amenities not previously available in the traditional Dublin bedsit....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 4
The Underground City: Beneath the Surface of Montreal, Quebec : The name “Underground City” draws images of a thriving metropolis lying deep beneath city streets....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 4
Protecting Parrotfish on the Path to a Caribbean Reef Revival : Marine scientists see parrotfish protection as a vital step toward restoration of Caribbean reefs after decades of devastation....
Dot Earth
Jul 4
Happy Independence Day : Here are some thoughts for your consideration this weekend. 1. Orange County Register: It’s time for Congress to get out of the transportation business. 2....
The Antiplanner
Jul 3
Parking is not a public good : Writers at Salon, Slate, and Time have criticized new San Francisco-based apps that allow users to purchase access to a parking spot as another driver is leaving it....
Market Urbanism
Jul 3
Stroke Lessons (Time Wasted is Brain Lost) : Three years after a lucky stroke, a reminder about the importance of speedy diagnosis and care....
Dot Earth
Jul 3
NYC: Shared Space: The Street Design NYC’s Financial District Was Made For : Long studied, little implemented: This 1997 Department of City Planning map identified streets ripe for pedestrianization or plazas. Adding shared streets to the mix could open up more possibilities....
Streetsblog
Jul 3
What Influence Does Population Density Have on Neighborhood Improvement? : Data from the Cleveland Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank shows that a poor neighborhood’s income growth, while affected by internal factors, is also highly influenced by its surrounding metropolitan...
Strong Towns
Jul 3
Keeping Track of Hurricane Arthur : If conditions align, Hurricane Arthur could break a 3,173-day stretch in which no major hurricane has made landfall on United States shores....
Dot Earth
Jul 3
Land Use Planning Crucial for Mitigating Pipeline Hazards : Open Access to Anna Osland's Article, "Using Planning to Mitigate Hazards from Hazardous Liquid and Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines," until August 15....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 3
Building for Intellectual Growth in Madison: Wisconsin’s Future Idea Center : The “Wisconsin Idea” is a principle that is ingrained in every young mind that enters the University of Wisconsin....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 3
Heritage In Danger: The Desrochers House, St-Leonard District, Montreal : Thanks to sites being registered on the annual Heritage Montreal list of endangered sites, in 2013, the media brought to light the St-Leonard housing co-op and its sneaky disappearance – which was cau...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 3
“Los Lampicos” Fight to Rid Thessaloniki, Greece of Graffiti and Waste : It is a Sunday afternoon in Thessaloniki’s New Waterfront....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 3
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Tweet Us Your Pics of Sidewalk-Hogging Businesses : Photo: Clarence Eckerson Jr. Clarence shot the above photo of a common sight in NYC: car-oriented businesses that illegally commandeer sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to walk around parked cars or push...
Streetsblog
Jul 3
Red Line Light Rail Plans Spark Needed Discussion Across Baltimore : The City of Baltimore has a lot of problems, just some of which officials hope to solve with fourteen miles of new light rail....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 3
Ben Hamilton-Baillie on Shared Space : Here is the best presentation from CNU 22, a must watch and a must-share with everyone you know who is involved in building and designing cities....
Strong Towns
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