Sep 1
The Role of Social Media in Wiping Out Passenger Pigeons, and Conserving Species Now : Social media helped push the passenger pigeon to extinction. Now they may help forestall some species' vanishing....
Dot Earth
Sep 1
Politics-Minded Marine Group Targets ‘Ocean Enemy #1’ : An ocean conservation group dives into the gritty world of congressional politics....
Dot Earth
Sep 1
Montreal Initiates Global Movement of Urban Agriculture Summer Schools : A survey conducted last year by the City of Montreal revealed that 42% of citizens practice urban agriculture....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 1
Is Rational Water Management Finally Emerging in Dry California? : California legislators, and farmers, begin to adjust well-drilling practices to suit a drier reality....
Dot Earth
Sep 1
Particles – 3dsMax and Lumion/Unity : Particle Flow is a versatile, powerful particle system for Autodesk’s 3ds Max....
Digital Urban
Aug 31
Transactions cost : It seems strange but for most of its life, economics was a field of study that did not recognize transaction costs. Look at the 200-year Ngram results, below. Ronald Coase changed things....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 29
How Canada Failed to Build a Beautiful Capital: An Ottawa Retrospective : I have yet to visit a city that manages, in equal parts, to be as grand and mediocre as Ottawa. Your first glimpse of Parliament Hill in Canada’s capital city is bound to take your breath away....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 29
NYC: Chin Calls for Safety Fixes After Driver Injures Three Women on South Street : South Street at Rutgers Slip, before a traffic signal and crosswalks were installed last year....
Streetsblog
Aug 29
NYC: One City, By Bike: Huge Opportunities for NYC Cycling in the de Blasio Era : Jon Orcutt was NYC DOT’s policy director from 2007 to 2014....
Streetsblog
Aug 29
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Aug 29
Friday Fun: You, too, can build a sustainable city through crowdfunding : Do you want a say in infrastructure projects in your city? Crowdfunding can allow citizens to turn creative, sustainable projects into reality....
The City Fix
Aug 29
The biggest bikeshare station in each US city : New York’s 67-dock station. Photo from Google. The largest individual station in Denver’s B-Cycle network, the REI station, has 27 docks. How does that stack up to other cities?...
DenverUrbanism
Aug 29
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Our Long PPW Bike Lane Nightmare Is Almost Over : Repaved sections of Prospect Park West are being striped, with orange barrels marking the bike lane in the meantime....
Streetsblog
Aug 29
RAD isn’t as radical as it sounds : By Ethan Handelman, National Housing ConferenceThe name of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) has a phonological connection to “radical,” but it’s far from it in practice.  Most...
NHC Open House Blog
Aug 29
Redevelopment Brings Luxury Student Apartments to Ames, Iowa : As construction began this summer on the Campustown Redevelopment Project in Ames, Iowa, new signs have gone up at the construction site advertising two new luxury stude...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 29
“Pedestrianized” Prince Arthur Street of Montreal Unappealing to Pedestrians : Located in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, Prince Arthur Street is known to Montrealers for its stretch of road, open year-round to pedestrian-only traffic....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 29
Strasbourg, France Tests Reduced Traffic Fines for Cyclists – Are They Effective? : Since November 2012, Strasbourg, France has been experimenting with reduced fines, created exclusively for cyclists. Instead of paying a fine of 90 euros, cyclists benefit from a...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 29
Weekend Reading 8/29/14 : Pam Walking on the ferry to Bainbridge the other night, I was reminded of how much more I see when I’m on my feet instead of on my bike or in a motor vehicle....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 29
Herding Sheep : Have you ever wondered how a farmer and a single sheep dog can herd sheep? A recent paper in Journal of the Royal Society Interface explains just how....
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Aug 29
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Man Who Used Car As Weapon in Bronx Hit-and-Run Faces Attempted Murder Charges (DNA) Driver Injures Three Women, One Critically, Beneath FDR Downtown (Gothamist, DNA) Driver Smashes Jeep Into Ozone Pa...
Streetsblog
Aug 29
Wind Farms in Galway, Ireland: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly : Renewable sources of energy are in high demand in Ireland today,and wind farms seem to be popping up all over the country....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 29
Affordable Housing Is a Symptom of Sound Urban Policy : Paul Krugman argues that housing costs, not taxes, are what is drawing people to Georgia and Texas and away from California and New York. He’s partly right, but he’s mostly wrong....
The Antiplanner
Aug 29
Friday News Digest : This, my friends, is the last Friday of summer. At least it is for our family....
Strong Towns
Aug 28
NYC: Planning For Growth and Safer Streets at Bronx Metro-North Stations : Once the MTA’s East Side Access project is finally complete, a few additional upgrades will allow Metro-North’s New Haven Line trains to stop at new stations in the East Bronx and cross the Hell Gate...
Streetsblog
Aug 28
Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow from Coal-Burning Plants : A pitch for considering a lifetime's worth of carbon dioxide emissions when examining power plants in the context of climate change....
Dot Earth
Aug 28
NYC: City Begins to Reclaim Space for Pedestrians at Fordham Plaza : The multi-year project to improve Fordham Plaza in the Bronx — a critical transit hub — entered its latest phase yesterday with the groundbreaking for a bigger and better public space for pedestrians....
Streetsblog
Aug 28
Dangerously Uninformed : I’ve often wondered about the actuarial approach used by auto insurance companies, but I’ve never had the data or specific insight to really question it....
Strong Towns
Aug 28
Recognizing the role of gender in the informal urban economy : Governments can improve the livelihoods of female street vendors by creating safe public spaces and supporting member-based groups of informal workers....
The City Fix
Aug 28
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Top Astorino Aide and Conservative Party Big Resigns County Job After DWI Crash (News, LoHud) She Complained About His Driving, So He Mowed Her Down and Fled; Now He’s Under Arrest (News) Driver Injur...
Streetsblog
Aug 28
Winged Warning: Heavy Metal Song Distortion : A series on birds as environmental sentinels includes a story on how mercury contamination distorts birds' songs....
Dot Earth
Aug 28
Podcast Show 188: Talking Cities : This episode was recorded at CNU 22 in Buffalo....
Strong Towns
Aug 28
Making the Poor Subsidize the Rich : Utah Transit Authority executives are overcompensated, the agency has underfunded its high rail maintenance costs, its bus service has suffered due to financial constraints, concludes the Utah State L...
The Antiplanner
Aug 28
Who the Heck is Joe Minicozzi? And Why Should You Care Who He is? : I’ve done a pretty cruddy job of telling you about Joe Minicozzi and why he is the featured speaker of our upcoming Walkability Summit....
neighborhoods.org
Aug 27
Oceans Agency Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened : Twenty coral species, facing harms from global warming, coastal pollution and other perils are listed as threatened by the federal oceans agency....
Dot Earth
Aug 27
NYC: Council Members Van Bramer, Levin Come Out On Top In TA Report Card : Which members of the City Council have made transportation a priority this term?...
Streetsblog
Aug 27
On Traffic Engineers and Design Standards : The following was posted on Facebook this week by our friend, John Anderson....
Strong Towns
Aug 27
Official: Nearly Sure No Fault Under Big-Dollar Tower In Tinseltown : Morris Newman It’s hemi-semi-official: In the opinion of one of the state’s leading geologists, no earthquake fault lies beneath the immense Millennium office development in Hollywoo...
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Aug 27
Official: Nearly Sure No Fault Under Big-Dollar Tower In Tinseltown : Morris Newman It’s hemi-semi-official: In the opinion of one of the state’s leading geologists, no earthquake fault lies beneath the immense Millennium office development in Hollywoo...
California Planning & Development Report
Aug 27
Through the Cracks Between Stars : [Image: Trevor Paglen, "PAN (Unknown; USA-207)," from The Other Night Sky]....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 27
Through the Cracks Between Stars : [Image: Trevor Paglen, "PAN (Unknown; USA-207)," from The Other Night Sky]....
Bldgblog
Aug 27
NYC: Point-to-Point Car-Share Service Car2Go Getting Ready to Launch in Brooklyn : Car2Go, a subsidiary of automotive giant Daimler AG, is hiring staff and preparing to launch in Brooklyn after more than a year of negotiations with the city, bringing point-to-point car-share to NYC...
Streetsblog
Aug 27
Sustainable development and integrated planning mark Europe’s new green capital : Ljubljana recently won the 2016 European Green Capital Award based on its comprehensive approach to sustainable development, which has transformed urban life in the past decade while minimizing the ci...
The City Fix
Aug 27
Taking Inspiration from Central Park: The European Quarter of Brussels, Belgium : A “Central Park” for Brussels? Busy in her office in the city’s Place Royale, Marie-Laure Roggemans stops for a bit when someone says these magic words....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 27
San Francisco’s Mission District: The Controversial Gentrification : A walk through the heart of San Francisco’s historic Mission District is typically charged with the activity of crowded sidewalk fruit markets, lively music, and the smells from taquerías and...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 27
Has MARC Weekend Train Service Benefited the Baltimore Region? : The Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train service has long served commuters in central Maryland....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 27
Under Annihilation’s Sign: Public Memory and Prospect Park’s Battle Pass : Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is well known for its bountiful farmers market, avid runners, consistent drum circle, and the waves of picnics and barbecues that dot its fields in summertime....
Urban Omnibus
Aug 27
NYC: Today’s Headlines : With Work Slowly Moving Ahead at Amtrak’s Moynihan Station, Schumer Calls for More Funds (NYT) Teachout: Then-Candidate Cuomo Did Nothing to Stop Christie From Cancelling ARC Tunnel (News) News Backs...
Streetsblog
Aug 27
Is a Land-Value Tax Illegal in Seattle? : As we’ve discussed before, land-value taxation is a smart tool for revitalizing cities....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 27
IPCC attribution statements redux: A response to Judith Curry : I have written a number of times about the procedure used to attribute recent climate change (here in 2010, in 2012 (about the AR4 statement), and again in 2013 after AR5 was released)....
RealClimate
Aug 27
No One’s Riding Light Rail, So Reduce Fares and Build More : Planners predicted that Norfolk’s Tide light-rail line, which opened in 2011 60 percent over budget and 16 months behind schedule, would stimulate economic development along its route....
The Antiplanner
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