11:24 AM
Preservationists Mobilize to Save Poet Vigneault’s Village in Natashquan, Quebec : If we were to take a poll among the people of Quebec, a small percentage would be able to locate Natashquan on a map....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
10:50 AM
Gratitude, Woodworking and Music on the Home Front on Thanksgiving : Fitting in some analog home time, and music, amid the digital flow of work seeking a better planet....
Dot Earth
02:45 AM
Happy Thanksgiving : Safe travels....
The Antiplanner
Nov 26
A Optimistic Realist Tours Earth’s Age of Humans : A lyrical nature writer explains her optimistic view of the deepening human imprint on the Earth....
Dot Earth
Nov 26
NYC: It’s His Commission: Blame Cuomo for MTA’s Underwhelming “Reinvention” : The MTA Reinvention Commission report, the product of months of work from a panel of experts, was unceremoniously dumped to the press by the governor’s office at 5:30 p.m....
Streetsblog
Nov 26
Cities can lead the way as drivers of better growth and a better climate : New studies show that economic growth and climate action can go hand in hand through sustainable urban development strategies....
The City Fix
Nov 26
NYC: NYC Motorists Have Killed Five Pedestrians and One Cyclist in 10 Days : At least five pedestrians and one cyclist have been killed by motorists since November 15....
Streetsblog
Nov 26
Slightly off topic reflections.... : People are asking me to write about Ferguson and give my reaction to what is going on there. I've been at a loss for words and instead found lines from the Prayer of St....
Strong Towns
Nov 26
NYC: Vance Serves Up Excuses for Failure to Prosecute Motorists Who Kill : On November 14, the same day that Transportation Alternatives convened a national Vision Zero symposium at Brooklyn Law School, Fordham Law School held a day-long event examining the legacy of “Bloomb...
Streetsblog
Nov 26
How to Decide if Planning is for You : At this time of year, many prospective graduate students are asking themselves if they should apply to planning programs. This is a good question....
Planetizen Interchange
Nov 26
Turkey Day Roundup : Sign for Staten Island’s Turkey National Park | Photo via Turkey National Park Whether you are sticking around the city or decamping to greener pastures like a lucky group of Staten Island turkeys, th...
Urban Omnibus
Nov 26
Ambre Energy Bungles News of Its Own Demise : Coal Train in Residential Neighborhood by Paul K....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 26
NYC: Today’s Headlines : New Yorkers Protest Ferguson Decision on Squares, Streets, Highways (NYT, DNA) MTA Officially Releases Reinvention Commission Report Right Before Holiday (WSJ, News, MTR) To Truly Reinvent the MTA, He...
Streetsblog
Nov 26
Driverless into the Unknown : This week, I attended a conference about open data and open government. For those unfamiliar with the concepts, here's how well I listened....
Strong Towns
Nov 26
Racism, War, and the Environment : The Antiplanner grew up in the 1960s, when racism was rampant, we were fighting an undeclared and, many believed, immoral war on the other wide of the world, and air pollution was so thick in American...
The Antiplanner
Nov 25
Planning for a livable urban future: The second annual Livable Cities Symposium : The second annual Livable Cities Symposium highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to define urban livability and outline best practices for bikeable, walkable cities with high q...
The City Fix
Nov 25
NYC: Motorist With Now-Expired NYC Disability Placard Still Blocking Curb Ramp : The DOT disability parking permit on the dashboard expired weeks ago, but this driver continues to park in a no parking zone, blocking the curb ramp. Photo: Brad Aaron And now back to Seaman Avenue....
Streetsblog
Nov 25
NYC: The New York State DMV Primer: Why Two Hearings for Killer Drivers? : Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a series of Streetsblog columns and stories on the workings of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, its role in deterring or facilitatin...
Streetsblog
Nov 25
NYC: Envisioning a Safer Queens Boulevard Where People Want to Walk : A safer Queens Boulevard isn’t just about tweaks at the intersections. It’s about making it a place where people want to walk....
Streetsblog
Nov 25
Inauguration of Renovated Water Treatment Plant in Bazas, France : Constructed in 1974 and renovated between 1992 and 1995, the water treatment plant in Bazas, France has the ability to serve 15,000 residents....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 25
Mining Company to Fund the Relocation of an Entire City: New Kiruna, Sweden : In the northern part of Sweden, on the Arctic Circle, there is a mysterious city threatened to extinction by the pressures of mining operations. This city is Kiruna (go take a look at...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 25
America's "Neglected" Infrastructure : Once again, the Infrastructure Cult's narrative was picked up and magnified by the old media....
Strong Towns
Nov 25
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Streets Become a Stage for Protest as New Yorkers React to Non-Indictment of Darren Wilson (DNA) Driver Arrested in Bowery Hit-and-Run After Killing Pedestrian (News, Lo-Down) Livery Driver Kills Deli...
Streetsblog
Nov 25
Transit-Oriented Developments Not So Transit Oriented : The evidence continues to grow that so-called transit-oriented development (TOD) is more oriented to subsidies than it is to transit....
The Antiplanner
Nov 24
How Opportunity Urbanism can save the global economy (Part 2 of 2) : Last week in part one I clarified the problem and framed the situation. This week in part two are the solutions....
Houston Strategies
Nov 24
Why Price Carbon—Can’t We Just Regulate It? : Most Americans—including most Republicans—want to regulate carbon pollution. Oregon and Washington have already set legally binding limits on the climate-changing gas....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Nov 24
The other four-letter f-word : Many people like to assert "fair" this and that. They usually get away with it in spite of the fact that they do not offer useful definitions. Perhaps there aren't any. So this is a big scam....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Nov 24
NYC: Cheaper Gas and Uber Have Manhattan Gridlock Poised to Get Worse : Traffic gridlock in Manhattan has been on the wane for some time....
Streetsblog
Nov 24
Transportation Webinar Tomorrow : Chuck explaining how hierarchical road networks manufacture congestion during Transportation in the Next American City in Austin, Texas. This coming Tuesday, November 25 is our next St...
Strong Towns
Nov 24
New data indicates Brazil’s streets are getting safer : Preliminary figures released by the National Health System (SUS) indicate that in 2013, the number of fatalities in Brazilian traffic fell 10% compared to 2012....
The City Fix
Nov 24
NYC: DOT: Seaman Avenue Bike Lanes Won’t Return This Year : Cyclists on Seaman Avenue will have to make do with sporadic preliminary bike lane markings until sometime in 2015....
Streetsblog
Nov 24
Building Michigan’s Civic Tech Community : When I first heard about the Michigan Citizen Interaction Design project at Michigan’s School of Information, I knew I wanted to collaborate with the people behind it....
The Goodspeed Update
Nov 24
Barangaroo Comes Together : Barangaroo Final Plan....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 24
Monday Member Blog Roll : Welcome to Monday and the recap of the past week of member content....
Strong Towns
Nov 24
Red Light Stops Revitalization of Montreal’s Red Light District : The corner of St. Laurent Boulevard and Ste. Catherine Street used to form a gateway to the lower Main: Montreal’s Red Light District....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 24
The Suburban Pushback Against Affordable Housing in West Des Moines, Iowa : The city of West Des Moines is an affluent, growing community in the Des Moines metropolitan area. However, it faces challenges when it comes to affordable housing....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Nov 24
Black Friday Parking 2014 Event : Join us this Friday for #blackfridayparking, a nationwide event to draw attention to the ridiculousness of minimum parking requirements. Minimum parking requirements are often justifi...
Strong Towns
Nov 24
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Andrea Bernstein Explains Why Drivers Who Kill Face No Consequences (WNYC) Here’s How Insanely Reckless You Have to Drive to Get a Felony Indictment From the Queens DA (News) Hit-and-Run Driver Who Ki...
Streetsblog
Nov 24
Increasing Outputs, Not Inputs : John Naviaux, an undergraduate student at UC Irvine, compared the greenhouse gas benefits of getting people out of their cars and onto buses and found that, while it saved a little carbon dioxide, it...
The Antiplanner
Nov 23
Data-Driven Architecture : What would happen if we approached architecture from a data-centric perspective?...
Urban Planning Blog
Nov 23
New Course: Scenario Planning Theory and Practice : Austin Sustainable Places workshop in Dripping Springs, Texas, using Envision Tomorrow + Planning Support System. This Winter 2015, I’ll be offering a new course titled “Public Sector Scenario Plannin...
The Goodspeed Update
Nov 23
Robert Bullard: “Equity Can’t Be Left Out” : Wilmington Waterfront Park, Los Angeles / AEC Cafe True sustainability is a three-legged stool, said Dr....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 22
Going Forward : In the past few years, the posting frequency here has been low as I finished my PhD at MIT and completed my first year as an assistant professor at Michigan....
The Goodspeed Update
Nov 22
Dredge Design : Jamaica Bay / Drudge Design Collaborative To dredge simply means to scoop up sediment, often underwater, and move it to another location....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 21
NYC: Precinct Where Drivers Killed Seniors in Crosswalks Ramps Up Bike Tickets : Handing out traffic tickets that do nothing to improve safety? This will end well. Photo: Elie Z....
Streetsblog
Nov 21
The big issues : When you think about immigration, the gains from trade argument is fundamental and significant ("Trillion Dollar Bills Left on the Sidewalk")....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Nov 21
NYC: Friday Job Market : Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy?...
Streetsblog
Nov 21
3D Printing Can Empower Landscape Architects : 3D printer / Gigaom Landscape architects can bypass contractors and participate directly in the fabrication and manufacturing of all sorts of objects like benches or even pavers, if they are confident...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Nov 21
Land for Vehicles or People? : Automobile-oriented planning requires that cities devote signifiant amounts of space to roads and parking—under many conditions each vehicle requires more land than is devoted to housing per capita....
Planetizen Interchange
Syndicate content