11:01 AM
Can Genetics and Breeding Do for Cassava What They’ve Done For Corn? : Bill Gates explores non-GMO genetic research boosting corn and cassava yields....
Dot Earth
10:02 AM
NYC: The Streets Ball Is Tonight! Get Tickets Online Til 2 PM : The Streets Ball is finally here — our big annual benefit starts tonight at 7 at the Invisible Dog off the Bergen Street F/G stop. If, like me, you’re the type of person who always buys tickets at the...
Streetsblog
09:03 AM
How Hong Kong Pulls Off Transit Oriented Development : Integrating rail and property development is the cornerstone of the MTR’s success. In the U.S., coordination between transit authorities and developers tends to be mediocre at best....
Market Urbanism
08:34 AM
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Turning Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Kills Man Crossing Street in Glendale (News) Cuomo and Astorino Agree: Tappan Zee Drivers Shouldn’t Pay for Their New Bridge (WXXI) The Subway Set Multiple Ridersh...
Streetsblog
04:01 AM
Help Create “Great Paths” for Walking in Northwest Denver! : By Jill Locantore, WalkDenver Policy and Program Director Donate to “Great Paths: The Boulevard at Jefferson Park” on Thursday, October 23 and your contribution will be match...
DenverUrbanism
03:15 AM
Not Much of a Comeback : CNN breathlessly reports that, in a “surprising comeback” over the past 10 to 15 years, “passenger rail has seen a resurgence in ridership.” The article is accompanied by 14 beautiful photographs of p...
The Antiplanner
Oct 22
Networked innovation : Many people saw PBS' various installments of Steven Johnson's How We Got to Now. Here is the book which is equally enjoyable....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Oct 22
NYC: Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes, Flips Parked Car Onto Sunnyside Sidewalk : An allegedly drunk driver crashed into six parked cars last night in Sunnyside, flipping one of them onto the sidewalk....
Streetsblog
Oct 22
Klyde Warren Park Wins Open Space Award : Klyde Warren Park / Thomas McConnel Klyde Warren Park in Houston, Texas, won the Urban Land Institute’s 2014 Open Space Award, which recognizes “public spaces that have socially and economically enric...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 22
NYC: The Growing Political Muscle of the Campaign for a Verrazano Bike/Ped Path : Photo: Harbor Ring Committee This Saturday, close to 100 people gathered at the Alice Austen House on the North Shore of Staten Island to demand a walking and biking path across the Verrazano Bridge....
Streetsblog
Oct 22
‘Extreme Whether’ Explores the Climate Fight as a Family Fued : A new play tries to engage audiences on global warming through a family feud over fossil fuels, dying frogs and melting ice....
Dot Earth
Oct 22
How ciclovías contribute to mobility and quality of life in Latin America, and in cities worldwide : Latin America’s ciclovías have inspired cities worldwide to close streets to cars and promote healthy lifestyles and active transport....
The City Fix
Oct 22
Actionable Cartographies : Matt Knutzen performs a different kind of public service than Bruce Barrett of the School Construction Authority or Jeffrey Roth of the Fire Department of New York, two recent install...
Urban Omnibus
Oct 22
NYC: DA Cy Vance: $250 Fine for Motorist Accused of Deliberately Striking Cyclist : Manhattan DA Cy Vance dropped assault charges against Jose Henriquez, a hit-and-run driver accused of intentionally striking a cyclist with an SUV....
Streetsblog
Oct 22
Transportation Options Underserving Residents in Towson, Maryland : Towson, Maryland is an urban-adjacent town just north of Baltimore City, with a mix of young families, retirees, and young professionals and a growing population of college students....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 22
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Queens Council Members Back Woodhaven BRT: More Coverage From NY1, AMNY, TL Manhattan CB 7 Members See Car-Free Central Park as a Way to Ease Bike/Ped Conflicts (DNA) Meanwhile, the Only Solution in t...
Streetsblog
Oct 22
Mellon Square: A Modern Masterpiece : Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece / Princeton Architectural Press Recently restored to much ado through a six-year process, Mellon Square in Pittsburgh was the first Modernist space in t...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 22
When Cities Are Only Getting Younger : Fans of the Better Block guys will be familiar with the term 8-80, which is sometimes used to measure the health of street life....
Strong Towns
Oct 21
NYC: DiNapoli: If Cuomo Borrows More for the MTA, Get Ready for Fat Fare Hikes : Without a commitment from the state to close the $15.2 billion gap in the MTA’s capital program, the cost of a MetroCard is likely to spike as the MTA adds to its cumbersome debt load, according to a...
Streetsblog
Oct 21
How Often Do Cities Mandate Smart Growth? : A recent Mercatus Institute paper addresses the frequency of minimum density regulations, maximum parking requirements, and similar regulations....
Planetizen Interchange
Oct 21
NYC: Council Members Line Up in Support of Woodhaven Bus Rapid Transit : Council Member Donovan Richards calls for center-running Bus Rapid Transit on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards at City Hall this morning....
Streetsblog
Oct 21
NYC: Eyes on the Street: NYPD Does Its Part to Fuel Brooklyn Bridge Tensions : Embarrassed by two German artists who reached the top of the Brooklyn Bridge’s west tower this summer (or was it the All-Powerful Bike Lobby?), NYPD has adopted an ingenious solution: Put a motor vehi...
Streetsblog
Oct 21
Is There Room for Agreement on the Merits and Limits of Efficient Lighting : Seeking constructive dialogue on the merits and limits of clean, efficient lighting....
Dot Earth
Oct 21
In a Volatile Period : Larry Weaner in Meadow 1 at Dumbarton Oaks Park / Jared Green “We are at the volatile beginning period when all the plants are fighting it out....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 21
Urban Revitalization Seems Close Enough to Touch in Saint-Maixent l’École, France : Elected officials have validated Saint-Maixent l’École’s application for candidature for a national project to revitalize downtown areas across the country. While opening the mun...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 21
São Paulo, Brazil Street Markets Celebrate 100 Years : On August 25th, 2014 we celebrated 100 years of the formal existence of street markets in São Paulo, a true cultural heritage of the city. The date refers to the fir...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 21
Transit and residential neighborhoods: Questioning the affordability of residential neighborhoods around Metro Rail stations, a Delhi case study : Delhi faces the challenge of ensuring that neighborhoods have access to quality public transport without compromising housing affordability....
The City Fix
Oct 21
Touchscreen Landscapes : [Image: Screen grab via military.com]....
Bldgblog
Oct 21
Touchscreen Landscapes : [Image: Screen grab via military.com]....
BLDGBLOG
Oct 21
A Vision for Public Food Production : Public Produce: Cultivating Our Parks, Plazas, and Streets for Healthier Cities / Island Press We are increasingly concerned about the provenance of our food....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Oct 21
Why No One Drives to Work in Hong Kong : Need to get 4 million people to the office every day?...
Market Urbanism
Oct 21
Washington State Traffic Forecast Finally Recognizes Reality : This is far and away the most responsible official traffic forecast I’ve seen from any government agency, ever: VMT forecast comparison by Washington OFM, Transportation Revenue Forecast Council It’s...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 21
NYC: Today’s Headlines : DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala Pleads “Not Guilty” After Getting Speeding Ticket (TU) More Coverage of Woman Killed at Atlantic and Flatbush (DNA, WCBS, Bklyn Paper, Gothamist) Nearby: Ratner’s Got an...
Streetsblog
Oct 21
America Answers : Today I'm participating in the America Answers forum put on by the Washington Post....
Strong Towns
Oct 21
Frequent Buses Yes; Dedicated Lanes No : In an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal, the Antiplanner argues that transit agencies in medium-sized cities such as Albuquerque should experiment with “bus-rapid transit lite”–meaning increasing bus f...
The Antiplanner
Oct 20
Some More Thoughts on the Economic Revitalization of Small Town Downtowns: Financial Tools : Posted by: N. David Milder, DANTH, Inc....
The Downtown Curmudgeon
Oct 20
NYC: De Blasio Signs Transit Benefit Bill, Says 25 MPH Limit Will Save Lives : This afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation requiring companies with 20 or more full-time employees in New York City to offer the federal transit tax benefit to their workers....
Streetsblog
Oct 20
An Unfortunate Education in Prop 13 : Josh Stephens As if we needed another story about Prop 13's unintended impacts on education, here's a new twist.  read more...
California Planning & Development Report
Oct 20
An Unfortunate Education in Prop 13 : Josh Stephens As if we needed another story about Prop 13's unintended impacts on education, here's a new twist.  read more...
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Oct 20
NYC: Woman Struck by Truck Driver on Flatbush at Atlantic “Likely to Die” : Photos: Ian Dutton A truck driver seriously injured a pedestrian at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues this afternoon, near the location where a truck driver killed a senior last year....
Streetsblog
Oct 20
NYC: TransAlt Volunteers Keep Momentum Going for Midtown Complete Streets : Tom Devito of Transportation Alternatives addresses the crowd Sunday with an assist from volunteer Albert Aaronheim....
Streetsblog
Oct 20
Speeding in paradise: Contradictions abound at Rio de Janeiro’s beachfront : Pedestrians face daily risk at Avenida Vieira Souto in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is breathtaking....
The City Fix
Oct 20
NYC: This Week: Join Streetsblog and Streetfilms for The Streets Ball : The annual benefit for Streetsblog and Streetfilms is Thursday — just three days away. Space is limited, so to guarantee your spot(s), buy your tickets by Wednesday at midnight....
Streetsblog
Oct 20
NYC: NYPD: Drivers Injured 1,213 Pedestrians and Cyclists in August, and Killed 14 : Image: NYPD Twenty-two people died in New York City traffic in August, and 4,435 were injured, according to the monthly NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of August, 94 pedestrians and cyclis...
Streetsblog
Oct 20
Ottawa Lacks Downtown Amenities to Stimulate Urban Intensification : A few weeks ago, on a sunny September afternoon, I left the fluorescent confines of my Centretown office in Ottawa to indulge in a meditative outdoor lunch in the fresh air and gentle hum of the city....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Oct 20
Ocean heat storage: a particularly lousy policy target : The New York Times, 12 December 2027: After 12 years of debate and negotiation, kicked off in Paris in 2015, world leaders have finally agreed to ditch the goal of limiting global war...
RealClimate
Oct 20
Birth Control? There’s an App for That : By the Lake by Jill G used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Given that 82 percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, it should come as no surprise that sexual health advocates are eager to make information and s...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Oct 20
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Remembering New Yorkers Who Lost Their Lives to Traffic Violence (NYMag, WPIX, News, Right of Way) Advocates for Walking and Biking Access on the Verrazano Rally in Staten Island (Advance) The New Tap...
Streetsblog
Oct 20
Remembering the 'White City' : Does a 100-year-old tent colony located on a 40-acre piece of remote, sunbaked and windswept prairie have anything to teach us about intercultural urban planning and design?...
Planetizen Interchange
Oct 20
Monday Member Blog Roll : Welcome to the first edition of the Monday Member Blog Roll [Monday Member Digest?...
Strong Towns
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