Jun 29
The Snow Mine : [Image: The "Blythe Intaglios," via Google Maps]....
BLDGBLOG
Jun 29
The Snow Mine : [Image: The "Blythe Intaglios," via Google Maps]....
Bldgblog
Jun 28
Last resort : Timothy Taylor rightly takes on stagnationist Larry Summers. Summers points to a slow U.S. economy and suggests more public sector infrastructure projects....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jun 27
NYC: Which Precincts Are Making Progress on Vision Zero in Queens? : Click to enlarge The advocates at Make Queens Safer have put together this handy visualization of NYPD enforcement trends in Queens using data scraped from PDFs the department posts online....
Streetsblog
Jun 27
NYC: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Seriously Injures Child in Jackson Heights Crosswalk : The crosswalk where Chunli Mendoza, age 5, and her mother were injured by an off-duty NYPD officer on Tuesday. Photo: Stephen Miller Just after 8:30 a.m....
Streetsblog
Jun 27
Technology as a Path to Product Transparency : A look at online portals that can offer consumers a view of the labor and environmental conditions behind the products on store shelves....
Dot Earth
Jun 27
NYC: Eyes on the Street: New Bike Connection Over Sunnyside Yard : Looks like DOT crews are making progress on the neighborhood bike plan for Sunnyside and Long Island City that Queens Community Board 2 approved last year....
Streetsblog
Jun 27
San Diego County passes $600 million veterans housing act : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceSan Diego County has passed the Veterans Housing and Homeless prevention Act of 2014....
NHC Open House Blog
Jun 27
Cycle or Psycho Paths: Ft. Worth, Texas’ New Bike Share : Is there room for a bike share in a largely car-dependent area? With the exception of a few dense areas, North Texas is notorious for its sprawl and car-dependency....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jun 27
Friday News Digest : A special thank you to everyone who became a member of Strong Towns this week. I knew you would pull through for us. It means so much....
Strong Towns
Jun 27
Friday Fun: Urban development in Iceland? Check with the elves first : The people of Iceland balance their respect for historical heritage and folklore with their need to grow, developing projects that preserve important cultural places....
The City Fix
Jun 27
Loving Las Vegas : Wanderlust by Rebecca SolnitDear Ms. Solnit, This is fan mail, I swear. Before I get to the gushing, though, I need to tell a circuitous tale. I went to Las Vegas last summer....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jun 27
Weekend Reading 6/27/14 : Alan At Seattle’s latitude, fully dark night is currently lasting only two hours. At Bellingham’s, there is no fully dark night right now....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jun 27
Reggie Recommends : If you still need to meet Reggie, you can get introduced in Part 1. (1) Yes, you can lower emissions without harming the economy. RGGI’s CO2 emissions from electricity droppe...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jun 27
Ottawa Lacks Safe City Cycling Infrastructure, Focuses on Recreation : Stretched over a large area in low-density residential suburbs, Ottawa is not an easy place to plan efficient cycling infrastructure....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jun 27
NYC: Today’s Headlines : 6-Year-Old Injured in East Elmhurst Crosswalk, Residents ID Driver as NYPD Officer (Gothamist) More on State Approval of Cuomo’s $500 Million Clean Water Loan for TZB From NYT, Gannett, TU Tow Truck D...
Streetsblog
Jun 27
The Agriculture Secretary Sees a Smart (Phone) Solution to GMO Labeling Fight : Can smart phones and scannable label codes offer clarity on GMOs in food? The secretary of agriculture thinks so....
Dot Earth
Jun 27
Ignoring the Law of Supply & Demand : The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council is currently writing the Thrive Plan, which–like so many other urban plans today–aims to cram most new development into high-density transit centers....
The Antiplanner
Jun 27
The Push for 50 : I feel a little guilty. The Friday News Digest is done and ready to go but I’m holding it hostage, in a way, to see if we can get across the threshold on our #50byFriday membership drive....
Strong Towns
Jun 26
An Oasis Restored : Mellon Square / Pittsburgh Park Conservancy The modernist design of Mellon Square is a product of the city’s first renaissance, beginning in the late 1940s....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jun 26
Urban Giants : The wife & husband team of director Davina Pardo and journalist Andrew Blum—the latter of whom you might also know as the author of Tubes and a prolific writer on architecture and design—have r...
Bldgblog
Jun 26
NYC: Cuomo Panel Approves Clean Water Funds for Highway Bridge Construction : Earlier today, the state Environmental Facilities Corporation unanimously approved a $511 million loan from the state’s federally-funded clean water program to the Tappan Zee Bridge construction proje...
Streetsblog
Jun 26
Urban Giants : The wife & husband team of director Davina Pardo and journalist Andrew Blum—the latter of whom you might also know as the author of Tubes and a prolific writer on architecture and design—have r...
BLDGBLOG
Jun 26
Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square Restored to Its Modern Glory : Mellon Square restoration aerial / Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square, an icon of mid-century Modern design,  has been finally restored after a six-year process....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Jun 26
NYC: Proposal to Turn Car Storage Into Human Housing Hits Brooklyn CB6 Tonight : This garage and its curb cuts could be transformed into housing, retail, and uninterrupted space for walking. Just a reminder that today at 6 p.m., Brooklyn Community Board 6 will hold a public hearin...
Streetsblog
Jun 26
New York City Housing Development Corporation approves three-borough bond development : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceNHC member New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) recently approved the issuance...
NHC Open House Blog
Jun 26
NYC: New York State DOT: Thanks, But We’ll Pass on 21st Century Street Designs : This is the road that engineers at New York State DOT headquarters drive to work on. That’s their office building and parking lot to the left....
Streetsblog
Jun 26
5 Greek Students Share their Visions for Future Cities in Copenhagen, Denmark : Students from Greece are trying to change the future of the cities in which they live through reports that will be presented at the European Student Parliament on Science. These prese...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jun 26
Public transport and the informal sector: Competing visions of Bogotá’s future : The people in Bogota’s informal sector and the city government have clashing visions of how informal commerce should play out on public transport and in public spaces....
The City Fix
Jun 26
DC streetcar: Worse than nothing : On Tuesday, DC’s city council passed a tax reform package that will cut funding for future streetcar construction....
Market Urbanism
Jun 26
Strong Towns Math : A reminder that today is our next Strong Towns webinar, this one (by popular request) is on Strong Towns Math, a look at the methods behind the numerical madness We start at 2:00PM ce...
Strong Towns
Jun 26
President Dilma Rousseff Visits the BRT System in Belo Horizonte, Brazil : On a visit to the state capital on Sunday June 8th, President Dilma Rousseff traveled to Belo Horizonte to see the BRT MOVE system that is transforming the concept of quality public transport...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jun 26
Meet Reggie : Carbon-pricing’s time may have come....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Jun 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Feels So Good: Senate Democrats to Reunite (WSJ, Capital, LoHud, News, Observer) Cuomo Signs Bill Authorizing Additional NYC Speed Cameras (WNYC) Several Good Names on Cuomo’s MTA “Reinvention Commiss...
Streetsblog
Jun 26
NYC: EPA to Cuomo: Paying for a Highway With Clean Water Funds? Not So Fast : Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to use “estuary protection” money from New York State’s clean water fund to build an enormous highway over the Hudson....
Streetsblog
Jun 26
Athenians Continue to Fight for a Bike Lane Network : In Athens, Greece, cyclists raise their voices for their safety and rights. Authorities return that there is no room in Athens for bicycles....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jun 26
Artistic Surprises in the Creation District, Quebec City, Canada : Six temporary works of public art will play hide and seek this summer with the visitors to the Old Port, Place Royale and Petit-Champlain districts, which are now identified under the...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jun 26
Planning Education: Made in China? : A high school field trip in China that is hard to imagine in the United States....
Planetizen Interchange
Jun 26
Podcast Show 179: Ben Hamilton-Baillie : Ben Hamilton-Baillie, street designer and shared space advocate, joins the podcast from CNU 22 in Buffalo to talk about shared space, his memories of Hans Monderman and hopes for American transportati...
Strong Towns
Jun 26
There’s an App for Disruption : A former limousine driver and current editor of Limo Insider Report has written a persuasive letter of complaint about Uber to the U.S....
The Antiplanner
Jun 26
Can an anti-speculation tax slow down Bay Area gentrification? : Morris Newman A coalition of San Francisco tenants' groups has won the needed four votes from county Supervisors to place an “anti-speculation tax” initiative on the city and county...
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Jun 26
Can an anti-speculation tax slow down Bay Area gentrification? : Morris Newman A coalition of San Francisco tenants' groups has won the needed four votes from county Supervisors to place an “anti-speculation tax” initiative on the city and county...
California Planning & Development Report
Jun 26
Handle Your Rental Business System Smoothly : Commodity Rental Software is the most comprehensive online rental business creator script today. It comes with a full E-Commerce Capacity and is ready to go, out of the box....
The Wireless Forge
Jun 25
Mathematical Equations as Architectonic Forms : [Image: From the Altgeld Math Models Collection at UIUC]....
Bldgblog
Jun 25
Mathematical Equations as Architectonic Forms : [Image: From the Altgeld Math Models Collection at UIUC]....
BLDGBLOG
Jun 25
#50byFriday Update : If you aren’t yet a member, now is a great time to become one. I know a few of you have told me that you want to join but keep forgetting....
Strong Towns
Jun 25
A 'Mottainai' Neighborhood: Little Tokyo Embodies the EcoDistrict Model : Little Tokyo in Los Angeles was selected to be part of the EcoDistrict Target City program....
Planetizen Interchange
Jun 25
NYC: Brewer and Rosenthal Bill Would Allow Folding Bikes in Passenger Elevators : A bill from Gale Brewer (left) and Helen Rosenthal would allow folding bike access in passenger elevators of commercial buildings. Five years ago next month, the city opened the door for bike commuter...
Streetsblog
Jun 25
JPMorgan Chase pledges additional $100 million for Detroit recovery efforts : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing Conference NHC Leadership Circle member J.P....
NHC Open House Blog
Jun 25
The Analytics of Fire : In our commitment to highlight the choices that shape the urban environment, Urban Omnibus has consistently featured first-person accounts from individuals who work in local government....
Urban Omnibus
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