Aug 26
Free Parking in Brussels, Belgium for Users of Carsharing Services : Beginning in September 2014, the vehicles of the two car sharing companies in Brussels (Cambio and Zen Car) will be equipped in such a way that their drivers will...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 26
Bordeaux, France Encouraging Public Transportation Users to Walk Instead of Ride? : In order to relieve congestion on downtown tramway lines, a marketing campaign plans to suggest that users of Bordeaux’s TBC choose to walk between certain stati...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 26
Leaving the Public in the Dark: Proposals for Bike Lanes in São Paulo, Brazil : Movements for improving public transport began a few years ago in São Paulo, with groups advocating for better conditions for non-motorized transport including bicycles and pedestrian pathways...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 26
The Making of the CASA Oculus Rift Urban Roller Coaster : Earlier this year CASA was invited to create a virtual reality exhibit for the Walking on Water exhibition, partnered with Grand Designs Live at London’s ExCeL....
Digital Urban
Aug 26
A Closer Look at Turbulent Oceans and Greenhouse Heating : Climate science homes in on the oceans' role in driving wiggles in global warming....
Dot Earth
Aug 26
Medellín Metrocable improves mobility for residents of informal settlements : Medellín’s Metrocable is the centerpiece of an inclusive urban upgrading strategy that has improved mobility and economic opportunity, while reducing violence in disadvantaged areas....
The City Fix
Aug 26
Measures of Money : Tons of tomatoes by Susy Morris used under CC BY-NC 2.0Six hundred dollars. That’s how much money residents of Washington state donated to the “No” campaign in the 2013 initiative concerning genetic e...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : De Blasio, Explaining Why He Has Taxpayers Pay for His Rides, Says He’s “A Humble Guy” (Observer) The Advance Brings a Speed Gun to the Streets of Staten Island Ruben Diaz Jr.: We’re “Adding Lanes” to...
Streetsblog
Aug 26
OpenMic: What is a Strong Towns approach to transit? : At the National Gathering, we are planning a Burning Topics Forum where attendees will delve deeply into areas of thought and advocacy that don’t have a well-development set of Strong Towns principles...
Strong Towns
Aug 26
Pinellas Transit in Trouble : The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) has been illegally using FEMA money to illegally advertise in favor of a ballot measure to build light rail in St. Petersburg, Florida....
The Antiplanner
Aug 25
NYC: “Is It Really The Parking?”: Ozone Park Merchants Spar With Plaza Supporters : A new episode in a long-running conflict has cropped up in Ozone Park: A community group worked with the city to install a pedestrian plaza, but merchants, blaming poor sales on changes to traffic pat...
Streetsblog
Aug 25
Hunts Point | Memories of the Future : Interface of the Memories of the Future app In the year 130 AD, Claudius Ptolemy noted that “when the Earth is delineated on a sphere, it has a shape like its own, without need of altering,” but attem...
Urban Omnibus
Aug 25
Member News Digest : One of the ways our members advocate for building strong towns is through their own blogging. Here’s some recent highlights from our Member Blog Roll....
Strong Towns
Aug 25
NYC: This Week: Summer’s Not Over Yet : You know the summer is over when the community board calendar picks up steam again....
Streetsblog
Aug 25
Architecture Not Built for Function in Galway, Ireland : The design of buildings has always been contentious, whether the disagreement stems from aesthetic complaints, or disregard for the functionality of the building....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 25
The Future Pie-IX Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit System of Montreal, Canada : Introduction Pie-IX Boulevard is one of the Montreal metro area’s most frequented roadways....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 25
São Paulo wins 2014 City/State MobiPrize by empowering citizens and fostering innovation : São Paulo has improved sustainable mobility through new bike and bus lanes, a revised master plan, and an innovative approach to support developers creating mobility solutions....
The City Fix
Aug 25
The Magical Shopping Experience and Improvised Street Art of Milan, Italy : Have you ever walked along the streets of a city and had a song playing in your head? Italian cities, with their impressive architecture and noisy lifestyle, insp...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 25
More cost-benefit? Better cost-benefit? : In this morning's WSJ, Edward Glaeser and Cass Sunstein write on "How to Deregulate Cities and States ......
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 25
2014 Update: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change : With a new school year approaching, this is a good time to update our review of the treatment of climate change in economics textbooks....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Elderly Man Bloodied By Cops During Jaywalking Stop Sues City for $5M (WSJ, News) Krugman: The Rent Is Too Damn High (NYT) Two-Car Crash Injures Five Pedestrians on Harlem Sidewalk (NBC) Five Family M...
Streetsblog
Aug 25
Stroad Nation : We can’t over-simplify the dynamics of all that has happened in Ferguson, but it’s obvious that our platform for building places is creating dynamics primed for social upheaval....
Strong Towns
Aug 25
Another Inane Low-Capacity Rail Plan : Some people in Durham, NC, want to build a $1.4-billion, 17-mile light-rail line, and the region has been spending millions of dollars planning it....
The Antiplanner
Aug 24
Dallas vs. Houston in two words, HSR loses its sweet spot, how cities decline, and more : This week's items: Dallas finally added a rail connection to DFW and thinks this helps qualify them as a world class city, even though downtown Dallas only has a tiny percentage of metro employment a...
Houston Strategies
Aug 24
Lego House in Billund, Denmark : This week the first six oversize Lego bricks were laid for the foundation of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, the Lego Group’s hometown....
Urban Planning Blog
Aug 22
NYC: Eyes on the Street: DOT Replaces PPW Bike Lane With Parking : This is one of New York City’s most famous protected bike lanes on a busy August day....
Streetsblog
Aug 22
NYC: StreetsPAC Issues Endorsements for State Senate and Assembly Races : With primaries coming in a few weeks, StreetsPAC today announced its first round of endorsements for state-level offices, and its first endorsements for candidates outside NYC. NYC’s first-ever livabl...
Streetsblog
Aug 22
A Small Island Takes a Big Step on Ocean Conservation : On the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, fishing communities and biologists craft a marine conservation plan....
Dot Earth
Aug 22
Three Weeks to the Minute... : ...until the kickoff of the Strong Towns National Gathering on Friday, September 12 at 1 PM.  We're really excited to see so many of you together in one group for the first time! The Friday News D...
Strong Towns
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