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
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
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
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
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