Aug 22
NYC: Eyes on the Street: DOT Replaces PPW Bike Lane With Parking : This is one of New York City’s most famous protected bike lanes on a busy August day....
Streetsblog
Aug 22
NYC: StreetsPAC Issues Endorsements for State Senate and Assembly Races : With primaries coming in a few weeks, StreetsPAC today announced its first round of endorsements for state-level offices, and its first endorsements for candidates outside NYC. NYC’s first-ever livabl...
Streetsblog
Aug 22
A Small Island Takes a Big Step on Ocean Conservation : On the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, fishing communities and biologists craft a marine conservation plan....
Dot Earth
Aug 22
Three Weeks to the Minute... : ...until the kickoff of the Strong Towns National Gathering on Friday, September 12 at 1 PM.  We're really excited to see so many of you together in one group for the first time! The Friday News D...
Strong Towns
Aug 22
NYC: New Penalties for Reckless Drivers Now In Effect, But NYPD Isn’t Ready : In May, the City Council passed a package of legislation to crack down on traffic violence. In June, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bills....
Streetsblog
Aug 22
An Exhibit as Vast as the World : I can’t think of a more fitting a place for an exhibition of art and representation that aims to capture the breadth of the world than the Queens Museum....
Urban Omnibus
Aug 22
In Plessis-Gassot Garbage Provides First-ever Source of Methane Energy in France : The commune of Plessis-Gassot [in the Île de France region] has just opened a power plant that will furnish the amount of energy equivalent to the consump...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 22
Observed Planet: A Dawn Torrent of Tree Swallows : Weather radar captures a stunning view of a spectacular daily bird commute....
Dot Earth
Aug 22
We Have LRT, Now What? Ottawa’s Next Transit Challenge : In 2018, Ottawa’s new light rail transit (LRT), the thirteen station Confederation Line, will go into service....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 22
Friday Fun: Cycling innovations make bikeable cities worldwide : Do you enjoy your commute? Innovative bike infrastructure can make cycling a fast, fun transport option....
The City Fix
Aug 22
Weekend Reading 8/22/14 : Eric My top recommendation this week is Lummi elder Jewell James’ article in the Bellingham Herald: In August we make our journey from South Dakota to the Salish Sea and north to Alberta, Can...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 22
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Update: Through July, Almost All Precincts Have Stepped Up Dangerous Driving Tickets (WNYC) Thruway’s Madison: Without TZB Loan, Clean Water Funds Would’ve Gone Unused (LoHud) Meanwhile, There’s a Tap...
Streetsblog
Aug 22
Transit’s Ticking Time Bomb : America’s largest transit agencies have obligated taxpayers to cover billions of dollars in pension and health care costs over the next thirty years....
The Antiplanner
Aug 21
Bank of America settles with DOJ over mortgage lending case : By Rebekah King, National Housing ConferenceOn Thursday, Aug. 21, Bank of America and the U.S....
NHC Open House Blog
Aug 21
NYC: Rodriguez Bill Would Use Taxi TV to Help NYPD Close Hit-and-Run Cases : A bill introduced today by City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez [PDF] would require all street hail taxis to display notifications from NYPD about wanted hit-and-run drivers us...
Streetsblog
Aug 21
Powers of Quarantine : [Image: Liberian security forces "enforce a quarantine of the West Point slum, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the outbreak and unnerving residents." Photo by Abbas Dulleh/AP, via Al Jaz...
BLDGBLOG
Aug 21
Powers of Quarantine : [Image: Liberian security forces "enforce a quarantine of the West Point slum, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the outbreak and unnerving residents." Photo by Abbas Dulleh/AP, via Al Jaz...
Bldgblog
Aug 21
NYC: WPIX Gets BIke Law Facts Wrong and Misses DMV Scandal Under Its Nose : New Yorkers have seen their fair share of malicious press about bikes, from willful ignorance in Daily News editorials to Marcia Kramer linking cyclists to terrorists....
Streetsblog
Aug 21
NYC: “Saner Rules” for Bicyclists Won’t Make NYC Streets Safe : “I argue for saner rules for bikes,” tweeted traffic guru “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz yesterday, referring to a post that he and fellow former NYC DOT engineer Gerard Soffian put up on CityLand....
Streetsblog
Aug 21
Solar Decathlon Europe 2014: Versailles, France Explores Dwellings of the Future : Following two years of work – from the conception to the construction of the 1-to-1 scale buildings – and 17 days of exhibition and competition in the gardens of Versailles Palace, on July 12, 2014, t...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 21
8,000 Families in Minas Gerais, Brazil Face Mass Eviction & Displacement : More than 8,000 families will be evicted from their homes without alternative accommodation in the near future. The government of the state of Minas Gerais said that they are planning...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 21
A Must-read: The Updated Urban Bikeway Design Guide : NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, 2nd Edition / Island Press In the year 2000, the District of Columbia had three miles of bike lanes....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Aug 21
Ferguson : Dan Henninger writes about Ferguson in this morning's WSJ.  He cites horrific unemployment rates among young black men....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 21
Romances : I cannot be certain that this marks the end of Vladimir Putin but the man is apparently closing some of the Moscow McDonald's....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Aug 21
Ambre Energy’s Troubled History: Greatest Hits Edition! : No coal trains sign, at a home in Bow, WA....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 21
Car-sharing grows in China as an alternative to vehicle ownership : Car-sharing is beginning to take hold in Chinese cities, and can help reduce car ownership, congestion, and air pollution....
The City Fix
Aug 21
Cities: Apply Now for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge : ASLA 2013 Professional Design Award of Excellence....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Aug 21
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Newly-Released Video Indicates NYPD Cover-Up After Officer Killed Ryo Oyamada (Gothamist) Julio Acevedo, Who Killed Family in High-Speed W’Burg Crash, Will Go to Court in October (Post) Livery Base De...
Streetsblog
Aug 21
Podcast Show 187: Mailbag : Chuck digs into the Strong Towns mailbag to answer some of the questions submitted by members....
Strong Towns
Aug 21
What Ferguson Means for Urban Planning : The sad events in Ferguson, Missouri are being used by urban planning advocates to popularize their latest cause: suburban poverty....
The Antiplanner
Aug 20
Where We Came From and Where We Went, State by State : The charts document domestic migration since the turn of the last century, based on census data. For every state, we’ve broken down the population in two ways....
Urban Planning Blog
Aug 20
Sustainable Design Innovation: Perez Art Museum Miami : Perez Art Museum Miami / all photos by Robin Hill The built and natural environments merge to form something new and amazing in Miami: The Perez Art Museum....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Aug 20
NYC: New York State DMV Admits to Cheating Cyclists, But Doesn’t Say It Will Stop : The New York State DMV admits that it is incorrectly overcharging cyclists for traffic violations and wrongly adding points to their drivers licenses, but the agency hasn’t agreed to stop doing it. In...
Streetsblog
Aug 20
NYC: Run 3 Reds on a Bike, Pay $1,500; Hit 10 People With a Car, It’s All Good : Today “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz and Gerard Soffian, both former officials with NYC DOT, said the city should amend laws that treat cyclists and motorists the same....
Streetsblog
Aug 20
NYC: Scenes of Mindless Bike Enforcement From “Operation Safe Cycle” : NYPD’s bike ticket blitz, a.k.a. Operation Safe Cycle, is halfway through its two-week run....
Streetsblog
Aug 20
Redevelopment & Community Garden Controversy in La Querelle, Brussels, Belgium : The neighborhood of la Querelle, located in the heart of Les Marolles, is due to benefit from a profound renewal. This construction, which will be launched soon, is bound to offer...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 20
311 Complainer : Last month, we published the winner of Common Shares, the 2014 Urban Omnibus writing competition....
Urban Omnibus
Aug 20
What does public and private sector investment in transport look like? : Both public and private sector investments play an important role in supporting sustainable urban mobility and minimizing the costs of private automobile use....
The City Fix
Aug 20
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Plan to Replace Empty Yankee Parking Garages With Soccer Stadium Has Gone Quiet (CapNY) Speeding Was Top S.I....
Streetsblog
Aug 20
New York Times 0, Forbes 0.5 : The New York Times had an article recently arguing that the $11 billion Congress has spent on high-speed rail grants since 2009 has produced little visible results, mainly because most of it was spent...
The Antiplanner
Aug 19
Natural Architecture, According to Humans : Bat Tower. Ants of the Prairie. East Otto, NY, 2010 / Ants of the Prairie Woven branches. Green bamboo, curved while young to harden in place. Hives, nests, rookeries, and domes....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Aug 19
NYC: A Proposal for Incremental Parking Reform in NYC : Surface parking consumes more than 467 acres of NYCHA property citywide. Map: 9×18 [PDF]In most of New York City, zoning requirements compel new development to include a certain amount of parking....
Streetsblog
Aug 19
NYC: DOT: No Plans for Park Avenue Bike Infrastructure After Recent Deaths : The west side of Park Avenue and 108th Street, facing south....
Streetsblog
Aug 19
Building for BRT: A Q&A with 2014 Lee Schipper Scholar Erik Vergel-Tovar : Erik Vergel-Tovar is a recipient of the 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship....
The City Fix
Aug 19
Constantine Valhouli’s Amateur Cartography : Screenshot from Constantine Valhouli’s map Early NYC Place Names After a recent project wrapped up, real estate developer Constantine Valhouli had a little extra time on his hands....
Urban Omnibus
Aug 19
Who are our streets for?: A Q&A with 2014 Lee Schipper Scholar Madeline Brozen : 2014 Lee Schipper Scholar Madeline Brozen will research how to better evaluate street performance, challenging the conventional Level of Service (LOS) method....
The City Fix
Aug 19
Self-Service Scooters are the Next Form of Communal Transportation in Paris? : The parisian family of environmentally-friendly vehicles could very well be enlarged!...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 19
The Great Age of Clouds : [Image: A "hurricane" at Saturn's south pole, via NASA; see also The Planetary Weather Report]. In Frédéric J....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 19
Emergency Exit : [Image: The SkySaver backpack in action via Kit Up!]. The SkySaver is a kind of emergency exit in a bag: a controlled-descent backpack loaded with hundreds of feet of fire-resistant cable....
BLDGBLOG
Aug 19
Minecraft : [Image: Der Bergbau, courtesy of the British Museum; view larger]....
BLDGBLOG
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