Mar 27
NYC: NYPD: 914 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, Nine Killed in Traffic in February : Image: NYPD Twelve people died in New York City traffic in February, and 3,077 were injured, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF]. As of the end of February, 22 pedestrians and cyclist...
Streetsblog
Mar 27
NYC: Albany’s Absurd Restrictions Prevent NYC Speed Cameras From Saving Lives : As City Hall, the City Council, and street safety advocates press Albany for greater freedom to deploy automated speed enforcement in NYC, they’re asking not just for more cameras, but also for more l...
Streetsblog
Mar 27
Helping older adults age in place in all kinds of communities : by Janet Viveiros, Center for Housing PolicyAs the number of older adults in the U.S....
NHC Open House Blog
Mar 27
6 Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever : Okay, you’re thinking, but where do all the cars go? It turns out that when you take out a high-occupancy freeway it doesn’t turn the surface streets into the equivalent of the Autobahn....
Urban Planning Blog
Mar 27
The nuts and bolts of a road safety audit : Road safety audits, like this one on Rio de Janeiro’s TransOeste bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, help identify and address potential traffic safety concerns....
The City Fix
Mar 27
A New Measure of Food Deserts : The concept of a “food desert“—a place where residents have little access to to healthy, affordable food—can seem somewhat alien to the well-off....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Mar 27
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Citi Bike GM Justin Ginsburgh Resigns (WSJ, WNYC, News); NYT Explains Citi Bike’s “Solvable” Woes Prendergast Content to Let Cuomo Raid $40 Million From the Transit Agency He Runs (News) De Blasio Ask...
Streetsblog
Mar 27
The Fight Over Parking Minimums in Seattle : Most people love free parking, so it’s no surprise why there is a controversy when urban planners want to build less....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Mar 27
A Mystery Manor of Thessaloniki Becomes Poster Promotion : It could easily be a promotion of the city or a circuit of the mystery manors, of which there are plenty, but it’s not....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Mar 27
Can Denver’s Ambitious Light-Rail Plan Meet its 2018 Completion Deadline? : In 1993, Denver, Colorado did not have a single light-rail line in its metro area....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Mar 27
KCDC eyes deal to buy Townview Towers : Knoxville's public housing agency may soon team up with the private sector to acquire an East Knoxville apartment complex. Knoxville's Community Development Corp....
Property Scope
Mar 27
Thursday briefing : Federal regulators set sights on Tennessee's payday lending industry. Times Free Press Opry owner closes in on deal to buy Lower Broadway building, in Nashville....
Property Scope
Mar 27
Podcast Show 168: Marohn on Transportation : Andrew Burleson interviews our own Chuck Marohn in studio on transportation and how we transition from a system that emphasizes building new to one that maintains key systems over time....
Strong Towns
Mar 27
Walkable Cities Madness 14′ Bracket: Round of 32 : Click for a larger view of the bracket Now we’re on to the Round of 32, but not before some close matchups in the First Round. LA barely squeaks past Tulsa…though I’m guessing that’s because most peop...
neighborhoods.org
Mar 26
Studio Report: Cities with Wet Feet : Next week, ten teams of architects, planners, engineers, and scientists (among others) will unveil the results of more than seven months of research and design development into strategies for rebuildi...
Urban Omnibus
Mar 26
NYC: Parks Department: City Hopes to Complete High Bridge Rehab This Year : Last year Mayor Bloomberg announced that the long-awaited restoration of the car-free High Bridge would be completed “by 2014.” Work began soon after, and the Parks Department tells Streetsblog the re...
Streetsblog
Mar 26
Podcast Show 167: Catching up with Chuck : Andrew Burleson visits Brainerd and sits down in studio to interview Chuck Marohn and find out where he's been (and where the Strong Towns podcast has been)....
Strong Towns
Mar 26
The New Normal’s Challenges to Developing a Downtown Entertainment Niche Based on Formal Entertainments: Part 2 the audiences; revised 041214 : Posted by N. David Milder Introduction This is the second part of the third in a series of articles about the “new normal” for our nation’s downtowns....
The Downtown Curmudgeon
Mar 26
Traffic on the Viaduct: Falling, But Maybe Not So Fast : Oy. A few weeks back I wrote about new data from the Seattle Department of Transportation showing that traffic on the Alaskan Way Viaduct had plummeted....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Mar 26
My Sixth Extinction Facepalm : The Sixth Extinction, Book CoverDear Ms....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Mar 26
Pushing the “Reset” Button on Public Housing : NYCHA Resident Association President Reginald Bowman talking to other panelists | photo courtesy of the Institute for Public Architecture “A Total Reset,” the title of a roundtable convened last week...
Urban Omnibus
Mar 26
Two case studies show cities return to physical activity : Parque Madureira in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, provides a place for residents to engage in physical activity and connect with the local community....
The City Fix
Mar 26
Day 6: A World Class Transportation System : A World Class Transportation System Day 1: Reframing the debate Day 2: Why we are perpetually short of money Day 2 (supplement): More detailed charts Day 3: Operating principles for a funding s...
Strong Towns
Mar 26
NYC: No Vision Zero Specifics in Proposed NYPD Budget : NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, second from left, and other department brass testify before the City Council on March 21. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says NYPD is committed to Vision Zero, but th...
Streetsblog
Mar 26
A Park for the Nostalgic : Mid Main Park / all images from Hapa Collaborative At Main Street and 18th Avenue in Vancouver, the Palm Dairy and Milk Bar, an old ice-cream shop, was a popular spot for more than 30 years, until it...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Mar 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Vision Zero: Livery Drivers Launch Safe Driving Group, Seek TLC Rewards for Good Drivers (Post) Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Driver Hits Him in East Village (Post) 20th Precinct Says Its Pos...
Streetsblog
Mar 26
Top 10 Job Boards for Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers : We scoured the web for the best job boards for architects and urban planners, but our work was not complete. One more list was in order....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Mar 26
The Right Direction? The Syokimau Commuter Train in Nairobi, Kenya : Kenyan towns, especially the City of Nairobi, continue to choke with traffic brought about by the over-dependence on the motor vehicle and the insufficiency of related infrastructure....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Mar 26
Design Visions to Unite Madisonians: Future High Capacity Transit System : Public transportation networks provide numerous assets for growing cities – primarily, they provide a cheaper alternative to cars; are a better option for the environment; and reduce congestio...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Mar 26
Can Waterloo’s LRT System’s $818 Million Price Tag be Justified in the Long Run? : Recently, Region of Waterloo councilors awarded a multi-million contract to construction consortium Grandlinq to build the region’s light rail transit (LRT) system, the Ion. And it was a tightl...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Mar 26
Rethinking Urban Mobility in Orléans Centre, France : A few hundred kilometers from Orléans, other cities more modern than our own have already begun to convert their downtown parking garages into a variety of different buildings. These...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Mar 26
Easiest Yet Not so Known Watch Care Tips : A great looking suit or a trendy attire always syncs well with a nice grand looking time-piece on your wrist....
The Wireless Forge
Mar 26
Welcome to the UK, Chromecast! : Many people in the UK are excited about the introduction of Google’s Chromecast....
The Wireless Forge
Mar 26
UT CA+D to use Gay Street building as studio : The University of Tennessee is joining the renaissance in North Knoxville. It's been more than a year since Hatcher Hill Properties bought a vacant building at 525 North Gay St....
Property Scope
Mar 26
Wednesday briefing : Chattanooga area's building boom screeches to a halt. Times Free Press Smarter Cities group targets Beaumont, Chilhowee Park for energy program....
Property Scope
Mar 26
Golly, I wish I had a smaller house. : If I'm ever going to buy a house, it'll be a small house and I won't settle for anything more. But where would we put our small house?...
Strong Towns
Mar 26
Crash at O’Hare : Investigators have narrowed down the cause of Monday’s Chicago Transit Authority train crash at O’Hare Airport to either “operator fatigue” or a failure of the rail line’s automated safety systems....
The Antiplanner
Mar 25
Ride-For-Hire Roundup : Big Wheel Race 2013; Lyft Pink Mustache by Lynn Friedman used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0If you thought the City of Seattle was going to have the last word with new regulations for ride-for-hire companies l...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Mar 25
Solve Humanity’s Toughest Problems : Ecovative natural Styrofoam / Greener Package The Buckminster Fuller Institute is looking for solutions to the world’s toughest problems....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Mar 25
NYC: City Council Gets on Board With Overhauling the Sheridan. Will Cuomo? : A model from the Department of City Planning shows how the Sheridan Expressway could be transformed — but it all depends on Governor Cuomo. Click to enlarge....
Streetsblog
Mar 25
NYC: This Week: Jamaica Bay Greenway, Vision Zero in Manhattan : This week’s livable streets calendar features workshops on the Jamaica Bay Greenway and talks by experts on transportation politics in San Francisco and future rail investments in the Northeast Corrid...
Streetsblog
Mar 25
L is for Landscape : Charles Joseph Hullmandel, who died in 1850, was one of the forefathers of British lithography. His name is on thousands of lithographic prints from the early 1800s....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Mar 25
NYC: Eyes on the Street: What’s Up With the 8th Ave Bike Lane at Penn Station? : Photo: Tri-State Transportation Campaign Yesterday the Tri-State Transportation Campaign tweeted this photo of the new Eighth Avenue bike lane alignment between 31st Street and 33rd Street....
Streetsblog
Mar 25
“The wind at our backs”: An interview with Alta Bicycle Share co-founder Jeff Olson : Alta Bicycle Share has been successful in molding bike-share systems to meet individual city needs and build a culture of sustainable mobility....
The City Fix
Mar 25
Transit Ridership—Debunking the Debunkers (Sort Of) : In response to the news that transit ridership reached an all-time high in 2013, commentators of all stripes sought to deny or minimize the news. But such arguments are themselves flawed....
Planetizen Interchange
Mar 25
The most common fallacy in discussing extreme weather events : Does global warming make extreme weather events worse?...
RealClimate
Mar 25
What can I do to build Strong Towns? : If you listen to the Strong Towns Podcast you’ll hear us sign-off each episode with the phrase, “Keep doing what you can do build Strong Towns.” This has been the idea from the beginning, we’re all wo...
Strong Towns
Mar 25
A Bigger Nod to Uncertainty in the Next Climate Panel Report on Global Warming Impacts : A longtime climate reporter sees a shift in tone in the next I.P.C.C. report on climate change impacts....
Dot Earth
Mar 25
Budget forum connects housing need to federal investments : by Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceLast week, we continued the long-standing NHC tradition of a Capitol Hill forum on housing....
NHC Open House Blog
Mar 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : News Looks at DOT and NYPD Attempts to Cut Down on Dangerous Driving on the Upper West Side Subway Had 1.7 Billion Rides in 2013, Most Since 1949; Weekends Hit Record (Gothamist, WNYC) Gelinas: Josbel...
Streetsblog
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