Sep 20
Second Circuit Court of Appeals Dismisses Challenge to Permit Denial for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies : Holt purchased a lot in Stonington, CT after the zoning enforcement officer informed the prior owner in an opinion letter that a single-family home could be built on the lot....
Law of the Land
Sep 20
Untitled Landscapes : [Image: Untitled (Uranium tailings); Mexican Hat, UT, 2005, by Victoria Sambunaris, from Taxonomy of a Landscape]....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 20
Untitled Landscapes : [Image: Untitled (Uranium tailings); Mexican Hat, UT, 2005, by Victoria Sambunaris, from Taxonomy of a Landscape]....
Bldgblog
Sep 20
NY Appellate Court Upholds Reversal of Area Variance Denial : Following a denial of an area variance by the zoning board of appeals, the applicant appealed and the trial court reversed the decision....
Law of the Land
Sep 20
On the Path Past 9 Billion, Little Crosstalk Between U.N. Sessions on Population and Global Warming : As the United Nations convenes sessions on global warming and population growth, a new study foresees rising human numbers through 2100....
Dot Earth
Sep 20
NY Appellate Court Dismisses Appeal over Sawmill Operation as Moot : Petitioners challenged the approval of a sawmill and milling operation by the Town of Livonia Joint Zoning Board of Appeals who had determined that the use of the land for sawmill purposes constituted...
Law of the Land
Sep 19
NYC: NYC Celebrates Park(ing) Day 2014 : Kristy Raffensberger of the New York Public Library reads to children in Tribeca....
Streetsblog
Sep 19
Procedural Forestry : [Image: A "procedural forest gone wrong... or right?," developed by Florian Veltman]....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 19
Empty Landscapes of Invisible Dangers : [Image: "The Polygon Nuclear Test Site 1 (After the Event)," Kazakhstan (2011); photo by Nadav Kander/©Nadav Kander, courtesy of Flowers Gallery]....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 19
Procedural Forestry : [Image: A "procedural forest gone wrong... or right?," developed by Florian Veltman]....
Bldgblog
Sep 19
Empty Landscapes of Invisible Dangers : [Image: "The Polygon Nuclear Test Site 1 (After the Event)," Kazakhstan (2011); photo by Nadav Kander/©Nadav Kander, courtesy of Flowers Gallery]....
Bldgblog
Sep 19
Friday News Digest : This Friday finds me, along with Jim Kumon and Gracen Johnson, in Ponderay, Idaho....
Strong Towns
Sep 19
NYC: NYC Cab Drivers Don’t Have to Take an NYC Road Test : You can watch the entirety of Thursday’s hearing on Taxi and Limousine Commission Vision Zero rule changes here....
Streetsblog
Sep 19
Michael Bloomberg, Now a U.N. Climate Envoy, Presses the Case for Urban Action : Michael Bloomberg, a mayor turned U.N. climate envoy, explains what cities can do to blunt climate change and its impacts....
Dot Earth
Sep 19
In Brussels, Belgium, the Demolition of an Overpass Will Give Neighborhood New Life : The decision was previously predicted and is now official: The Reyers overpass situated in Shaerbeek will be destroyed between now and 2015. Brussels Ministe...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 19
NYC: Why You Can’t Trust TV News to Report on Bike Lanes : Earlier this week, in an “investigation” seeking to link bike lanes to traffic congestion, ABC 7 reporter Jim Hoffer drove around Manhattan avenues timing his trips....
Streetsblog
Sep 19
The Iconic Form of Montreal’s Plexes Wavers with Condominium Construction : Residents that walk the streets of Montreal, and visitors alike, are often drawn to the city’s architecture, particularly its iconic form of the plexes....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 19
The Ames, Iowa Economy in the Wake of VEISHEA Cancellation : The city of Ames, Iowa will be saying goodbye to VEISHEA, the largest student-organized festival in the United States, after a university task force declared its cancellation this past month....
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 19
Friday Fun: A dancing traffic signal creates pedestrian-friendly streets in Lisbon : A new way to encourage pedestrians not to cross in the face of oncoming traffic: entertain them....
The City Fix
Sep 19
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Cyclist Strikes Pedestrian in Central Park; Victim on Life Support (Post, News) NYT Wowed by TZB Construction, Devotes Six Sentences to Cuomo’s Financing Shenanigans Bill Bratton Inherited NYPD’s Dead...
Streetsblog
Sep 19
NYC: Cyclist Strikes Woman in Central Park — Victim on Life Support : A cyclist in Central Park struck a woman yesterday afternoon, inflicting life-threatening injuries. The victim, 59-year-old Jill Tarlov of Fairfield, is on life support, according to the Daily News....
Streetsblog
Sep 19
Weekend Reading 9/19/14 : Serena Don’t forget to visit your city’s PARK(ing) Day installations TODAY!...
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 18
New Paper: ABM Applied to the Spread of Cholera : Cholera transmission through the interactionof host and the environmentWe are pleased to announce we have just had a paper published in Environmental Modelling and Software entitled "An Agent-based Mo...
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Sep 18
NYC: TLC Commish: It’s Up to NYPD to Get Reckless Cab Drivers Off the Streets : Dana Lerner, Cooper Stock’s mother, before today’s TLC hearing, with City Council Member Helen Rosenthal at left....
Streetsblog
Sep 18
ASLA Survey: Diversity Among Graduating Landscape Architecture Students Increases : ASLA 2013 Student Community Service Honor Award....
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 18
Celestial Chiaroscuro : An interesting new project called Satellite Lamps, by Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, and Timo Arnall, attempts to visualize the ever-drifting, never exactly accurate workings of GPS....
BLDGBLOG
Sep 18
Celestial Chiaroscuro : An interesting new project called Satellite Lamps, by Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, and Timo Arnall, attempts to visualize the ever-drifting, never exactly accurate workings of GPS....
Bldgblog
Sep 18
NYC: Join Us for The Streets Ball 2014 on October 23 : Save the date — our annual benefit, The Streets Ball, is happening October 23 and tickets are on sale now, starting at just $50 ($25 for students)....
Streetsblog
Sep 18
Food nuttiness : Did someone say that the rich are different? Here is Pierre Desrocher's review of "The latest culinary fad: famine food ......
Peter Gordon's Blog
Sep 18
Writing about cities : The City by Deborah Stevenson is reviewed here by three not-so-sympathetic reviewers....
Peter Gordon's Blog
Sep 18
NYC: NYC Bike Commuting Doubled Since 2009, While Solo Driving Dropped : Trends in how New Yorkers get to work are moving in the right direction. Twice as many New Yorkers went to work by bike last year as in 2009, according to US Census data out today, while transit usage...
Streetsblog
Sep 18
Growing the housing movement : by Maya Brennan, National Housing ConferenceWith more than 80 years behind it and countless more ahead, the affordable housing movement is rich with NHCers, as our esteemed Conrad Egan c...
NHC Open House Blog
Sep 18
Podcast Episode 190: Eric Jacobson : This week on the podcast features Eric Jacobson, author of The Space Between: A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment. Rev....
Strong Towns
Sep 18
Jaime Lerner’s Urban Acupuncture : Urban Acupuncture / Island Press Jaime Lerner, one of the most influential urban leaders of our time, has written down all of his hard-earned wisdom about the city in one slim yet rich volume, Urb...
ASLA.org - The Dirt
Sep 18
Transport sector climate action key to close the world’s emissions gap : Transport accounts for 22% of all energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. By investing in low-carbon transport alternatives, cities can curb emissions while also supporting economic prosperity....
The City Fix
Sep 18
Bike Paths Return the Streets to Children in São Paulo, Brazil : An interesting and very important phenomenon has begun to take shape on the streets of São Paulo: reclaiming public space for children. Places that were previously wasted on private v...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
Sep 18
A Month of Disappointments for Coal Exporters : Miles-long coal train. Credit stpaulgirl.It’s been a tumultuous couple of months proponents of massive coal export terminals in BC, Washington, and Oregon....
Sightline - The Daily Score blog
Sep 18
Women on a Mission: The Ovarian Psycos Ride for the Health of their Communities : The first in a series profiling grassroots activism to increase biking among the diverse populations of Los Angeles County....
Planetizen Interchange
Sep 18
Citizens worldwide calling for bold action on climate change at People’s Climate March : The People’s Climate March – expected to be the largest climate march in history – will bring together a diverse coalition of citizens worldwide to urge leaders to make strong commitments to curb clim...
The City Fix
Sep 18
NYC: Today’s Headlines : Mayor’s Fiscal Year Report Card is Out (Capital); Traffic Deaths Down 7 Percent From Last Year (Post) MTA Bus Driver Crushes, Kills Woman on Bedford Avenue in Bed Stuy (Post, News, DNA, Gothamist) Ano...
Streetsblog
Sep 18
Looking Back to 1821, Insurers Foresee a $100-Billion Hurricane : If the great 1821 hurricane struck the East Coast today, it would leave a $100-billion trail of losses....
Dot Earth
Sep 18
The Case Against Historical Districts : I have noticed a trend in the United States, particularly for smaller towns and cities, to label their urban cores their 'historical town' or something similar....
Strong Towns
Sep 17
My comments on the Draft Transportation Policy Plan : The Metropolitan Council held a public hearing tonight on their draft Transportation Policy Plan....
Net Density
Sep 17
Triangulating Social Multimedia Content for Event Localization : As regular visitors will know, we have been developing our ability to collect and analyze social media....
GIS and Agent-Based Modelling
Sep 17
NYC: What’s the Matter With NYC Community Boards : Andrew Albert has led the Community Board 7 transportation committee since many New Yorkers were in diapers. It’s 2014....
Streetsblog
Sep 17
NYC: DOT Studying Shared Space for Three Blocks Next to Willoughby Plaza : DOT is looking to calm traffic on these three blocks by blurring the lines between sidewalk and roadway....
Streetsblog
Sep 17
NYC: Cyclists Sue New York State DMV for Unlawful Ticket Penalties : New York City cyclists have filed a class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for administering penalties for traffic violations that by law apply only to motorists....
Streetsblog
Sep 17
Can the U.S. and China Find Harmony in Pursuing Climate Progress? : A close look at the intensifying dance between the United States and China over how to cut greenhouse gas emissions....
Dot Earth
Sep 17
NYC: Trottenberg Talks About Expanding Cycling in the de Blasio Era : Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg sat down for a Q&A with the New York Cycle Club Monday night to lay out her approach to expanding the city’s bike network....
Streetsblog
Sep 17
Bicycle Use in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France: A Precarious Future? : Is the number of people who use the bicycle as a form of transportation becoming larger and larger in the Toulouse metropolitan area? It would appear so base...
Global Site Plans: The Grid
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