Apr 24
Downtown Formal Entertainment Venues: Part 3 : By N....
The Downtown Curmudgeon
Apr 24
A Love of Common Things : Dallas Museum of Art by Dan Kiley / Alan Ward, TCLF In a lecture at the National Building Museum on the legacy of Modern landscape architect Dan Kiley, Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, one of the founders of...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 24
Hanging out in Memphis : This is how we roll in a city on the rise. #MEMbootcamp Mike Lydon and Chuck Marohn stop for a break in the Edge District. People can own their space in Memphis....
Strong Towns
Apr 24
Events: Sightline on Regional Fossil Fuel Activism : In the coming weeks I’ll be speaking on panels at two conferences—one on ecosystems and one on poetry....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 24
The Boot Camp Continues (video) : Part of the ongoing discussion at #MEMbootcamp. #MEMbootcamp Day 2 - Morning from Gracen Johnson on Vimeo....
Strong Towns
Apr 24
Labels for climate data : “These results are quite strange”, my colleague told me. He analysed some of the recent climate model results from an experiment known by the cryptic name ‘CMIP5‘....
RealClimate
Apr 24
NYC: Be a Streetsblog Superhero and Give to Our Spring Pledge Drive : We’ve all seen the graphs: Driving and car ownership have passed their peak in America, while transit ridership and biking are on the rise....
Streetsblog
Apr 24
NYC: Slew of Traffic Safety Bills on Council Transpo Committee Agenda : The City Council transportation committee has a full docket of traffic safety bills on the agenda for its April 30 meeting....
Streetsblog
Apr 24
Kicking off the Boot Camp (video) : Some of the opening remarks from Mayor Wharton, Chuck Marohn and Mike Lydon at #MEMbootcamp. Membootcamp Day 1 from Gracen Johnson on Vimeo.  ...
Strong Towns
Apr 24
Right to breathe: The link between transport and air quality : Cities around the world seek out ways to shift, avoid, and improve their infrastructure and transport modes to decrease air pollution....
The City Fix
Apr 24
NYC: As SBS Sprouts on 125th, Levine Says Bus Lanes Could Extend West This Fall : Off-board fare machines have been installed along 125th Street, here at Madison Avenue....
Streetsblog
Apr 24
Truthiness comes to bicycle advocacy : I start with this classic Stephen Colbert quote:It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that's not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all....
Urbification: Taking the sub out of Calif. suburbs
Apr 24
Street Art in Memphis : Stopping for a break in the Edge District. #MEMbootcamp Mike Lydon and Gracen Johnson stop for a break and to take in some of the street art in the Edge District. A city on the rise....
Strong Towns
Apr 24
Memphis Boot Camp (video) : We are so thrilled to be here where so much is happening. #MEMbootcamp #MEMbootcamp is this week from Gracen Johnson on Vimeo.  ...
Strong Towns
Apr 24
Ramsey House looks to sell vacant land : A local historic site is looking to sell a portion of its property to a commercial developer, but the idea has sparked questions from some observers. Built in 1797, the Ramsey House is located near t...
Property Scope
Apr 24
Changing the Culture of a City : This is part of the ongoing conversation happening right now at the Memphis Boot Camp....
Strong Towns
Apr 24
NYC: Transportation Tidbits in This Year’s PlaNYC Check-In : To mark Earth Day on Monday, the de Blasio administration released its first PlaNYC progress report [PDF], the latest annual check-in on the citywide sustainability plan released in 2007. The report i...
Streetsblog
Apr 24
The Architecture of Trees : all photos by Hannah Barefoot “Trees appear to be too complicated if we don’t have the key....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 24
NYC: Today’s Headlines : MTA Will Take From Pension and Health Care Funds to Cover TWU Contract (NYT, WSJ) Eric Ulrich Endorses BRT and Street Safety Fixes for Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards (News) PANYNJ Board Member Lip...
Streetsblog
Apr 24
Thursday briefing : East Tennessee Children's Hospital secures certificate for $75M expansion, renovation. KNS All-women physicians practice building $3M facility....
Property Scope
Apr 24
Darren Aronofsky on Floods, Fanaticism, the Big Bang, Warming and More : The director of "Noah" and other films about obsession explores his views of global warming, fanaticism and the uncomfortable intersection of religion and science....
Dot Earth
Apr 24
Submerged Bins in Populous Areas of Athens, Greece : The installation of new submerged bins in populous areas of Athens is expected to be completed by April. This project began as a pilot programme in 2004 by Athens’ Municipality and is...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 24
Seattle Votes Down Transit Tax : Voters in King County, Washington, soundly rejected a proposed tax increase that King County Metro said was needed to maintain bus service....
The Antiplanner
Apr 23
Quantifying Community: Hudson Yards to Partner with NYU’s CUSP : A Hudson Yards building under construction | Photo by Steven Severinghaus What is said to be the largest private real estate development in US history is set to become the country’s first “quantified...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 23
Joseph Shuldiner Knows Public Housing : In the face of years of disinvestment, an aging housing stock with a backlog of maintenance needs, and a controversial plan to develop new properties within public housing campuses, the New York City...
Urban Omnibus
Apr 23
NYC: DOT: Improvements to Broadway at Dyckman Street Coming in May : Left turn bans and added pedestrian space proposed for Broadway, Dyckman Street and Riverside Drive. Image: DOT....
Streetsblog
Apr 23
The Second Life Cycle : This is part of the ongoing conversation happening right now at the Memphis Boot Camp....
Strong Towns
Apr 23
Justice? : Supply and demand is seemingly simple....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Apr 23
NYC: Panel: NYC Electeds Need to Get Serious About Funding Infrastructure : From right, Jonathan Bowles of Center for an Urban Future, Chris Hamel of RBC Capital Markets, Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Chris Ward of Dragados, Denise Richardson of the General C...
Streetsblog
Apr 23
NYC: TSTC and Manhattanites Call for Port Authority to Improve Bus Facilities : TSTC’s Veronica Vanterpool, center, and CB 4 chair Christine Berthet, to her right, outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal today....
Streetsblog
Apr 23
Talking Government? Say It Like Elizabeth Warren : Courtesy US Senator Elizabeth Warren, Facebook.Because the term itself has been so systematically loaded with negative connotations, talking about government can seem like tricky terr...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 23
A Deeper Look at a Study Finding High Leak Rates From Gas Drilling : A closer look at a hot study on high gas leak rates in Pennsylvania's fracking zone raises coal questions....
Dot Earth
Apr 23
Jersey Mike's, f2o plan University Commons locations : A pair of new restaurants are among the tenants that will be part of the planned University Commons retail center. The development team behind the project announced Wednesday that Atlanta-based Fresh...
Property Scope
Apr 23
Should local government make a profit? : This is part of the ongoing conversation happening right now at the Memphis Boot Camp. Follow us on twitter at #MEMbootcamp or at www.Memphis2014.com. The very notion is abhorrent to think about....
Strong Towns
Apr 23
Creating active cities and healthy citizens through innovative urban design : Urban design has a large impact on lifestyle, with bike lanes and pedestrian pathways promoting healthy behaviors for city residents across Brazil....
The City Fix
Apr 23
NYC: Today’s Headlines : City Council Wants to Hire 1,000 Cops to Reduce Traffic Violence and Improve Police Tactics (Post) The First Public Meeting for Queens’ First Select Bus Service Route Is Tonight (NY1) More on the McGu...
Streetsblog
Apr 23
Your Hero’s New Story : Heroes’ Narrative Handbook Cover, used with permission....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Apr 23
Why There Are No Trees in the Place du Pantheon or on Rue Soufflot in Paris, France : On March 8th, 2014 the Parti Socialiste’s candidate for the mayorship of Paris announced her redevelopment project for the Place du Panthéon, a square that she considers to be “isolated” and “inaccess...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 23
5 Years After the Formation of Nairobi’s “Friends of Karura Forest” : Urban forests are a vital component of a city....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Apr 23
Wednesday briefing : Dumplin Creek deal falls apart -- Fielden group cites lack of demand. KNS City releases details of improvements planned for 700 block of Gay Street....
Property Scope
Apr 23
Fed. Dist. Court in Ohio Addresses Comparators to be Used Under RLUIPA Equal Terms Provision : Hat tip to the RLUIPA Defense Blog for this posting: http://www.rluipa-defense.com The District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, in Tree of Life Christian Schools v....
Law of the Land
Apr 23
MI Supreme Court Interprets Definition of “Sport Shooting Range” : In 1993, Addison Township approved Barnhart’s request to build a shooting range on his property....
Law of the Land
Apr 23
NY Appellate Court Holds Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Does Not Preempt Field of Cemetery Regulation : Oakwood Cemetery is a not-for-profit cemetery corporation and sought to begin offering cremation services in addition to the burial services it offered....
Law of the Land
Apr 23
Fed. District Court in CT Dismisses Section 1983 Claims Relatred to Variance Denial for Failure to Timely File : The plaintiff, Richard Perrie, claimed that the Middletown Zoning Board of Appeals “intentionally and maliciously discriminated against [him and] arbitrarily used its power to deprive [him] of the use...
Law of the Land
Apr 22
Top 5 Benefits Of Hiring An Internet Marketing Company : SEO stands for “search engine optimization”....
The Wireless Forge
Apr 22
NYC: Tonight: Big Changes Proposed for Intersection Where Ella Bandes Was Killed : Curb extensions, new crosswalks and turn bans could be coming to this deadly intersection on the Brooklyn-Queens border....
Streetsblog
Apr 22
Uncovering a Wild Garden’s Past : American beech grove, Dumbarton Oaks Park / Jim Osen Photography Unlike the 16 acres of formal gardens at Washington, D.C.’s Dumbarton Oaks, there are no remaining plans for Dumbarton Oaks Park, the w...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Apr 22
Big box near Knoxville Center sold : An out-of-town investor recently paid a hefty sum for a big box store near Knoxville Center Mall. A New York-based LLC bought the building at 3100 South Mall Road, which is home to Lowe's, for $19 mi...
Property Scope
Apr 22
Beneath the Surface of China’s Great Urban Rush : Can China's urbanization push sidestep the Western pattern of pollution and sprawl, and can it consider the rights of displaced citizens?...
Dot Earth
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