Aug 1
Destruction of Istanbul : “If I was a businessman, I would do everything I could to be part of this group,” said an official at Turkey’s Treasury, speaking on condition of anonymity....
Urban Planning Blog
Aug 1
Heading Down East for a Spell : A blogging pause that refreshes....
Dot Earth
Aug 1
NYC: Why Is Summer Streets So Rare? : The forecast for Saturday is bleak — 100 percent chance of rain, lasting just about all day....
Streetsblog
Aug 1
NYC: Eyes on the Street: Slower Speed Limits Coming to Broadway, Southern Blvd : A Streetsblog reader sent in this NYPD flyer posted in the lobby of his apartment building on the Upper West Side, and another reports getting the same notice via email yesterday. The citywide 25 mph...
Streetsblog
Aug 1
Baltimore Housing celebrates preservation of affordable senior housing : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceLast month NHC member Baltimore Housing celebrated the preservation of Memorial Apartments, a...
NHC Open House Blog
Aug 1
NYC: DOT Proposes Road Diet But Only 4 Ped Islands for 35 Blocks of West End Ave : After two people were killed by motorists along one stretch of West End Avenue this year, DOT promised to calm traffic on this dangerous Upper West Side street....
Streetsblog
Aug 1
NYC: 15-Day Maximum Sentence for Unlicensed Driver Who Killed Bronx Senior : An unlicensed driver who killed a pedestrian in the Bronx last year was charged with only a traffic infraction that carries a nominal fine and a maximum 15-day jail term. Bronx District Attorney Rober...
Streetsblog
Aug 1
Nairobi, Kenya’s 1973 Master Plan Receives an Update : Urban planners from the County Government of Nairobi and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have produced a new Master plan called Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (NIUPLAN)...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 1
How Conservation and Groundwater Management Can Gird California for a Drier Era : Experts see a mix of conservation and groundwater management as the cheapest way for Californians to grapple with deepening drought....
Dot Earth
Aug 1
Friday Fun: Are automated roads the next transport revolution? : Transport systems play an important role in shaping the character of an urban environment....
The City Fix
Aug 1
The Village Éphémère: The Transformation of a Vacant Public Space in Montreal : Facing the St. Lawrence River, just steps away from the Jacques Cartier Bridge, exists a vacant concrete lot called Pied-du-Courant....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Aug 1
Weekend Reading 8/1/14 : Serena Via Seattle Met‘s PubliCola, a heads-up to a story that somehow didn’t make big local news, as reported by Al Jazeera America and thoughtfully reflected upon by Lindy...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Aug 1
NYC: Today’s Headlines : State Authorities Budget Office Launches Investigation of Tappan Zee Clean Water Loan (CapNY) Agatha Tsunis, 87, Killed by Driver Crossing Willets Point Boulevard (News, TL) Driver Critically Injures...
Streetsblog
Aug 1
The Dead Bilionaire’s Club That Runs the Environmental Movement : A new report from the minority staff of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works shows just how a handful of left-leaning foundations have taken control of the once-grassroots environmenta...
The Antiplanner
Aug 1
Friday News Digest : Last weekend we had a really important Strong Towns retreat....
Strong Towns
Jul 31
Three or four-hundred years? : All government agencies "need" more money.  This recent report by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's new GM notes that the agency is working with a 300-year pipe replacement cycle.  In fa...
Peter Gordon's Blog
Jul 31
NYC: Local Speeding Tickets (Barely) Outnumber Sidewalk Biking Summonses : We’ve got a new installment in Streetsblog’s hotly-anticipated Sidewalk Biking Ticket Index, which compares the number of sidewalk biking summonses issued by NYPD to the number of speeding tickets iss...
Streetsblog
Jul 31
Podcast Show 184: Federal Highway Trust Fund : This week Chuck does a solo podcast talking about the Federal Highway Trust Fund and the implications of its pending insolvency....
Strong Towns
Jul 31
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announces changes to Maryland Homefront initiative : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceNHC member Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced l...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 31
NYC: Map Out Which Streets Need Safety Fixes — It’s Now or Never : The city has received more than 7,500 comments on its Vision Zero map....
Streetsblog
Jul 31
PA Appeals Court Finds That DEP Was Not Required To Give Notice To Private Well Owners In The Event of a Hydrofracking Spill : This case was brought to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on remand from a Supreme Court “mandate” directing it to consider the constitutionality of certain provisions of Act 13....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
Study: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo lost USD 43 billion from traffic congestion in 2013 : Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo must focus on improving sustainable transport options to reduce the harmful effects of traffic congestion....
The City Fix
Jul 31
NYC: TA Vision Zero Report: NYPD Traffic Enforcement Up, But Wildly Uneven : NYPD precincts that had the largest year-to-year increase in speeding enforcement are shaded green, with those that had the biggest decreases in red....
Streetsblog
Jul 31
Move over panel sessions... : Tweet of the week on the Strong Towns National Gathering. Move over panel sessions. Intrigued by the intelligent conversations format of the @StrongTowns National Gathering....
Strong Towns
Jul 31
Recycling Waste into Homes for the Homeless of San Francisco : With over 6,000 homeless people in San Francisco, there are a variety of housing services available....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 31
Supreme Court of MA Holds That Each Of Three Doorways To Store Was A Separate “Entrance” Required By Regulation To Be Accessible : In January, 2008, Jennifer Niles, a wheelchair user, filed a complaint with the board alleging that the Kingston store was not accessible....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
In Montreal, A Different Way of Looking at Historic Preservation : How far do we have to go in order to protect our urban heritage without turning our cities into soulless museums?...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 31
Re: Think Project Partners with Municipality for Communal Composting in Greece : “Take composting into your own hands!...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 31
Northeastern Brazilian State of Ceará Attracts New Tourism : The Ceará Aquarium will be ready in December 2015, said Tourism Secretary Bismarck Maia....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 31
NY Appellate Court Holds that Res Judicata Barred Zoning Amended Complaint Arising From Prior Variance Decisions : The petitioners/plaintiffs, Belair Building, LLC, and its sole owner, Sinclair Haberman, owned real property located on Shore Road....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
NJ Appeals court Finds That Maintaining A Car Collection Is Not An Incidentalal Use of a Residential Home : The defendant testified in municipal court that he collected cars as a hobby. He testified that he had thirty-nine cars on his property at the time of trial, and all were registered and insured....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
Sixth Circuit Finds that the Demolition of a Building did not Constitute an Illegal Taking or Violate Substantive Due Process : The purchaser of commercial property which had been condemned as a public nuisance, and a construction company hired to construct improvements on the condemned land, brought a § 1983 action against th...
Law of the Land
Jul 31
Fed. Dist court in OH Holds that Keeping of a Miniature Horse was not a Reasonable Accommodation in a Residential Zone : Defendant City of Blue Ash has enacted zoning laws regulating respective land uses throughout the City....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
Fed. Dist Court in Illinois Finds That Religious Group’s Claims Were Barred Due To Failure To Exhaust Available Remedies : Editor’s Note: This posting is reposted with permission from the RLUIPA Defense Blog at: http://www.rluipa-defense.com/article.cfm?ID=346 In MAUM Meditation House of Truth v....
Law of the Land
Jul 31
NYC: Today’s Headlines : TA: Six Months Into Vision Zero, Enforcement Is Up But Uneven Across NYPD Precincts (News) WNYC Profiles 10 New Yorkers Killed in Traffic So Far This Year Straphangers: 7 Train Ranks the Best, 2 Train...
Streetsblog
Jul 31
The University and The City: Location and Structure : Institutional structure and culture can matter as much as location to the success and survival of urban universities....
Planetizen Interchange
Jul 31
What is really safe? : The Proposition 7 propaganda in Missouri mirrors that from other states where similar debates over transportation funding are taking place. One of the cheap and easy arguments is over safety....
Strong Towns
Jul 31
Streetcar Skeptics : The Antiplanner and Matt Yglesias don’t agree on a lot, but we agree that streetcars are a stupid idea....
The Antiplanner
Jul 30
NYC: NYPD: No Reason to Investigate Greenway Crash That Hospitalized Cyclist : A witness to the aftermath of a Hudson River Greenway crash that sent a cyclist to the hospital says NYPD officers, including personnel from the Collision Investigation Squad, said they did not intend...
Streetsblog
Jul 30
NYC: Don’t Hate the Parking App Profiteers, Hate the Free Parking Game : Haystack, the latest app allowing drivers to sell access to a parking space, blazed across the Internet this month after Boston Mayor Martin Walsh threatened to ban it....
Streetsblog
Jul 30
Housing Partnership Network wins $38 million in New Markets Tax Credits : News from NHC's family of membersby Radiah Shabazz, National Housing ConferenceLast month NHC member Housing Partnership Network (HPN), in partnership with Affirmative Investme...
NHC Open House Blog
Jul 30
Agenda for the National Gathering : This will give everyone a sense of just how important this is going to be for shaping the Strong Towns movement....
Strong Towns
Jul 30
A Transit Agency for the Future : Ask David Bragdon how he first became interested in transportation, and he’ll reply that he “always loved big things that move,” starting with the buses going down 2nd Avenue when he...
Urban Omnibus
Jul 30
Civic Center Crosswalk in Fremont, CA : Tactical Urbanism Creating Opportunities from Challenges to better move and connect people and businesses so that communities can THRIVE! Level of service was a solution of the Feder...
Strong Towns
Jul 30
Impact of Tourism in the Italian Art Cities: Venice, Florence, & Rome : Il Bel Paese, the Beautiful Country, is distinctly used to describe Italy. It is indeed a gifted country, with a notable natural environment, a mild climate and a prominent cultural heritage....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 30
NYC: AARP: Older NYC Pedestrians Concerned About Drivers Failing to Yield : Four out of 10 New York City voters age 50 and older consider motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians a serious problem, and one in four say traffic signals don’t allow enough time to cross the str...
Streetsblog
Jul 30
Students Envision a Future Transportation Corridor for Strasbourg, Alsace, France : Envision a new urban corridor between Strasbourg’s local airport and the European Parliament Building, also featuring a “European-Express.” That is just one of the ideas dreamt up by prize-win...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 30
Ottawa is Suburban: Why Attempt to Become a Half-hearted, Phony Downtown? : Canada is a suburban nation, and its suburbs continue to grow....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Jul 30
New data from 2050 Global Calculator indicates sustainable transport critical to combating climate change : The newly released 2050 Global Calculator illustrates the potentially disastrous impacts of failing to act on climate change, and highlights sustainable transport as pivotal to containing global tempe...
The City Fix
Jul 30
Come Build Strong Towns at the National Gathering : Fall is quickly approaching, and with it comes the first ever Strong Towns National Gathering....
Strong Towns
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