Sep 15
Smart traffic lights could be our salvation, Scotland vs. Texas secession, the South's secret of success, and more : The smaller misc items have been piling up fast last week... The Wall Street Journal gives national coverage to Judge Emmett's plan to make the Astrodome and indoor park. I am generally not a fan of...
Houston Strategies
Sep 15
NYC: In Jackson Heights, Kids Learn About Bike Safety and Document Speeding : On Saturday, Make Queens Safer kicked off the school year with a safe streets fair at Travers Park in Jackson Heights, next to the 78th Street play street....
Streetsblog
Sep 15
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (September 1–15) : Cyborg Landscapes / Bradley Cantrell, Kristi Cheramie, Jeffrey Carney, and Matthew Seibert, Louisiana State University Coastal Sustainability Studio, the design firm Invivia, and Urbain DRC. ...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 15
The UN Climate Summit: What’s in it for Cities? : Cities contribute 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, despite accounting for only 2% of land use....
The City Fix
Sep 15
Discover Paris’ Little Belt : By the Silent Line (cropped) / Pierre Folk Since 2011, photographer Pierre Folk has traversed Paris’ Petite Ceinture, or Little Belt Railway, which has been abandoned since the 1930s....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 15
Wildlife Agency Seeks Educational Use For Crushed Ivory : The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking ideas on how to use the crushed remains of illegal ivory it has confiscated and destroyed....
Dot Earth
Sep 15
NYC: This Week: BRT for the Rockaways, Kidical Mass Rides Again : Public meeting season is back in full swing on the calendar, with forums about fixing dangerous streets, upgrading pedestrian plazas, and bringing better bus service to southeast Queens....
Streetsblog
Sep 15
Discussion Forum : As you are checking out the new website, there is one special place I want to direct you while I'm delivering an important message to our key supporters.We've really struggled with what to do for a di...
Strong Towns
Sep 15
NYC: New York Driver’s Ed Is a Joke : Want a driver’s license? It’s easy. Fill out some paperwork and pop on over to the DMV to take a 20-question test for your learner’s permit. Then, get in some practice with a licensed driver....
Streetsblog
Sep 15
Laval, Quebec, Canada: Far From Being a Model of Active Transportation : While the majority of Laval’s residents go to work by automobile, Florent Dufort leaves his house on bike every morning in order to go to work in the Quartier des spectacles neighborhood in d...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 15
Livetweeting APA California : This week CP&DR is livetweeting the APA California conference in Anaheim.  You can read first impressions from the panels at http:// www.twitter.com/Cal_plan....
California Planning & Development Report
Sep 15
Livetweeting APA California : This week CP&DR is livetweeting the APA California conference in Anaheim.  You can read first impressions from the panels at http:// www.twitter.com/Cal_plan....
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Sep 15
Milan on Water: Navigli, the Planning Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci : The term “naviglio” is the Italian term for “canal.” Therefore, “Navigli” the plural of “naviglio,” is the name for the artificial canals of Milan....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 15
Debating Starchitecture: A Mile High View : Is there a sweet spot where architectural boldness and innovation meet sensitivity to local context, history, and culture?...
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 15
Curbside Chat Trailer : We have been working on a series of videos breaking the Curbside Chat presentation into smaller bites for people. The first two of those were first shown publicly at the National Gathering....
Strong Towns
Sep 15
Have You Signed? : What's Your Request? by John used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0You know the drill. To get into the Safeway, you’re going to have to walk past the man with the clipboards....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 15
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Kimmelman: NYC Needs Smarter Parking Regs to Build an Affordable City (NYT) Welcome Back, Montague Street Tube and Interborough R Service (News, Post, NYT, WNYC) Cuomo Sees Subway Stormproofing as Hug...
Streetsblog
Sep 15
National Gathering : Updates from this incredible event to follow this week. Welcome to the new website....
Strong Towns
Sep 15
Facts vs. Insults and Innuendo : Rail transit is excessively expensive, inflexible, and incapable of moving as many people as buses....
The Antiplanner
Sep 13
OPR Indicates VMT Guidance Will Trump General Plan Standards : William Fulton The proposed CEQA Guidelines prohibiting lead agencies from categorizing traffic congestion as a significant impact will likely trump any significance finding tied to...
California Planning & Development Report
Sep 13
OPR Indicates VMT Guidance Will Trump General Plan Standards : William Fulton The proposed CEQA Guidelines prohibiting lead agencies from categorizing traffic congestion as a significant impact will likely trump any significance finding tied to...
California Planning & Development Report Blogs
Sep 13
Should Fin Whales Be a Source of Wonder or Meat? : A fresh look at Iceland's fin whale hunts and meat exports to Japan....
Dot Earth
Sep 13
Too crazy : Today's WSJ includes Peter Thiel's "Competition is for losers ......
Peter Gordon's Blog
Sep 12
NYC: Queens CB 2 Endorses Long Island City Pedestrian Upgrades : Image: DOT DOT has a plan to make it safer to walk near Court Square and Queens Plaza in Long Island City. Hunter and Crescent Streets between Queens Plaza South and 44th Drive form a triangle of sort...
Streetsblog
Sep 12
Great infographic - 6 reasons everyone is moving to Houston : Just love this infographic and wanted to share it for your enjoyment on a rainy Fri afternoon even though it is going to break the formatting of my blog (if you have trouble reading it, right click on...
Houston Strategies
Sep 12
NYC: The Weekly Carnage : The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs....
Streetsblog
Sep 12
NYC: On Webster Avenue SBS, Buses Run 20% Faster and More People Are Riding : Bus lanes and off-board fare collection have resulted in big speed increases for Bx41 SBS riders on Webster Avenue compared to the old limited-stop service....
Streetsblog
Sep 12
Scottish Referendum conversation as seen on Twitter : There is a lot of talk about Scotland's up and coming referendum for independence. If you are interested in what people are saying live on Twitter you can take a look at our GeoSocial Gauge website....
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Sep 12
Marseille, France: The Day the Bus Triumphed over Traffic : The TGB (an acronym meaning “very large bus”) was launched on Monday Sept. 1st in the 15th and especially in the 13th districts of Marseille, France....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 12
Friday Fun: The futuristic, sustainable cities inspired by arcology : Incredibly efficient city designs inspired by arcology could scale up mixed-use development and sustainable mobility while minimizing environmental impacts....
The City Fix
Sep 12
Weekend Reading 9/12/14 : Kristin My inbox is always too full....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 12
Call for Papers: New Directions in Geospatial Simulation : New Directions In Geospatial Simulation The geospatial simulation community has enjoyed steady growth over the past decade as novel and advanced forms of agent-based and cellular automata model...
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Sep 12
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Vincent Gentile: Let’s Honor 9/11 Victims With Unfettered Free Parking (News) Cydney S....
Streetsblog
Sep 12
More Light-Rail Critiques : Sorry about the light postings this week, but I’ve been pretty busy talking with people about light rail. Here is my presentation about light rail in Pinellas County (St....
The Antiplanner
Sep 11
NYC: What’s Next for Select Bus Service in New York? : Select Bus Service is a big step up from the pokey local bus. What’s next?...
Streetsblog
Sep 11
NYC: Bowing to Brooklyn CB 3, DOT Puts Bed Stuy Slow Zone on Ice : Bedford Stuyvesant won’t be getting 20 mph streets after all....
Streetsblog
Sep 11
NYC: Thursday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
Sep 11
NYC: NYPD Does Not Apply Vision Zero Law in Fatal Elmhurst Crosswalk Collision : Melania Ward was struck by an MTA bus driver as she crossed Astoria Boulevard at 80th Street in Elmhurst....
Streetsblog
Sep 11
Inventive New Designs for D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge Park : 11th Street Bridge Park Final Design Proposal / Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson & Partners Six months ago, an exciting national design competition was launched for the 11th Street Bridge Park i...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 11
Inventive New Designs for D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge Park : 11th Street Bridge Park Final Design Proposal / Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson & Partners Six months ago, an exciting national design competition was launched for the 11th Street Bridge Park i...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 11
KC Healthy Kids: Combating Childhood Obesity in Kansas City, Missouri : Diet and exercise are important factors affecting health....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 11
Athens, Greece’s Hellinikon Park Poised to be the Largest Park in World : “I can already imagine the faces of my family and friends in North Dakota when I tell them that I work in Athens....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 11
Families Fight Against Expulsion in Goiás of Santa Monica, Brazil : The occupation of the Santa Monica farming collective entered its second day with more than 3,000 landless families already organized in shacks and small kitchens....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 11
Disputing a Study on Coal Exports and Climate : Giant coal trains near North Antelope Rochelle Mine by Kimon Berlin used under CC BY-SA 2.0I’ve never seen anything like this: an academic study that assumes that a privately held power company will c...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 11
Five reasons to watch NYC’s climate summit : The upcoming UN Climate Summit will be an important forum for country and cities leaders to commit to sustainable urban development strategies....
The City Fix
Sep 11
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA Bus Driver Kills Pedestrian on Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst (DNA, WPIX, WNBC) How Can NYC Shrink Its Cab Fleet?...
Streetsblog
Sep 11
Left-Wing Streetcar Skeptics Don’t Get It : More left-wing writers are expressing skepticism of the streetcars that have been infecting so many American cities. They aren’t anti-rail transit, they say, just anti-bad rail transit....
The Antiplanner
Sep 10
NYC: DOT Scores TIGER Grants for Vision Zero and Rockaways Transpo Study : City Hall and Senator Charles Schumer announced yesterday that NYC DOT had secured a $25 million federal grant for street safety and greenway projects in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island....
Streetsblog
Sep 10
Beaux Arts Ball 2014: CraftSeptember 20th : The dome of Weylin B. Seymour’s, formerly the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, under restoration | Photo courtesy of see....
Urban Omnibus
Sep 10
Climate Change in Plain Language : Sometimes those of us who are very deeply immersed in climate communications become so focused on crafting messages that effectively convey certain complex issues, ideas, and policy measures ...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
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