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Lansing Is Your 2018 Parking Madness Champion!

In the last few weeks we’ve gotten to know 16 ugly asphalt wastelands overrun by surface parking. But only one city (per year) can emerge victorious …

Urban Design

Photos: 15 years later, Glenwood Park remains a sustainable intown gem

A photographic ode to a smart yet unsung Atlanta neighborhood designed with people in mind<p>Maybe it’s hard to envision, but back in the late 1990s and early aughts, the leafy eastside New Urban utopia that is Glenwood Park was a decidedly nasty place.<p>Twenty-eight contaminated acres of abandoned …

Urban Design

This SimCity-Like Tool Lets Urban Planners See The Potential Impact Of Their Ideas

UrbanFootprint makes it easy to run simulations to see how a new plan might change traffic and commute times, the ability of kids to walk to school, access to jobs, energy use, the local economy, health, and carbon emissions.<p>When a state senator in California proposed a bill that would require …

Urban Design

Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

Just part of the huge crowd at the politican-free opening of the Darebin-Yarra shared trail on SundayI went to the opening of the final stage of the …

Cycling

Happy Birthday to the Manhattan Street Grid!

Plan of the City of New York, with the recent and intended Improvements, Drawn from actual survey by William Bridges City Surveyor; AD 1807.<p>Happy …

Urban Design

Europe's most densely populated square kilometres – mapped

Prof Alasdair Rae at the University of Sheffield has crunched data from the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) to locate the densest square kilometre in every European country – the top 15 are shown below

University of Sheffield

"We have spent the last seventy years making driving convenient and life inconvenient." —Richard Risemberg (Photo: Robert Doisneau, students trying to cross Rue de Rivoli, #Paris) https://t.co/7eatJt22qm

Why Walkability is Not a Luxury

Robert Steuteville is editor of Public Square: A CNU Journal and senior communications adviser for our friends at the Congress for the New Urbanism. …

Urban Design

Melbourne walks the talk on transport policy - City of Melbourne

In a bid to adapt at the same pace as growing transport pressures, the City of Melbourne will today release the first two of eight transport …

Australia

Council proposes pedestrian-friendly 'superblocks' in Melbourne CBD

Melbourne City Council is considering removing most cars from 'superblocks' in the CBD, and introducing 10km/h speed limits to counter a growing …

Australia

Mike Day on LinkedIn: “Emulating the timeless + cherished;…

Emulating the timeless + cherished; transit based, mixed use, walkable inner N/Hood’s of #Melbourne in the metropolitan growth areas will ensure it …

LinkedIn

Exquisite graphics... #WalkingWorld @plassurban @susanclaris @D_Scopelliti @lloydalter https://t.co/GtxFUom0bC

Stop prioritizing the car to tackle childhood obesity, governments / planners urged

The UK governments need to ditch a 42-year-old trend and stop prioritizing the car if they are serious about tackling childhood obesity, insist …

Experts: Curb traffic on school routes to encourage more children to walk and cycle

They also pointed to the examples of Darlington, Peterborough and Worchester in England which cut road accidents and increased the number of children …

Transportation

'Micro lot' housing developers entice buyers to tiny house blocks in Perth suburb of Ellenbrook

Could you live on a block that's smaller than three shipping containers put together? Or a block just slightly bigger than an AFL goal square?<p>That is …

Housing

There is too much traffic for Alex to walk to school, so we drive: a call to action based on a 42-year trend

In 1971, a study of children’s travel to and from school focused on five English primary schools.1 The schools’ locations ranged from inner-urban …

Medical Journals

Ellenbrook rail line on track

CONSTRUCTION of the first stage of the Ellenbrook rail line will start next year with a multi-million-dollar overhaul of Bayswater station.<p>A …

Trains

Launch of WA's First 80m2 Micro-lots

Today, together with Hon Minister Peter Tinley, LWP Property Group and Department of Communities Western Australia's first 80m2 Micro-Lots homes were …

Housing

Mike Day on LinkedIn: “‪Fast Co | Destined to…

‪Fast Co | Destined to be an invaluable aid in fostering #WalkableUrbanism @UFPlatform @CalAnalytics #WalkingWorld

LinkedIn

Mike Day on LinkedIn: “Washington Monthly | The case…

Washington Monthly | The case for relaxing the web of planning strictures + building more... #WalkableUrbanism @ChrisLeinberger @washmonthly

LinkedIn

News & Media

By Abbie Watts, Senior Researcher, Center for Active Design<p><b>Translating Research to Practice</b><p>Over the past few decades, a growing body of public health …

Built Environment

Parking lots disappearing in ride-sharing era as downtown construction booms

They may have paved paradise and put up a parking lot, as Joni Mitchell once sang, but these days the lots themselves are Chicago’s real estate utopia.<p>Years into a residential construction boom downtown, and amid broader adoption of ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft, real estate developers …

Real Estate

The solution to so many of our problems, according to Leopold Kohr, is to learn to think small again. To adopt a harbor mentality. https://t.co/C9V4YCbysE

If influencing and stakeholder engagement is your trade, then @RobertCialdini #presuasion is a #mustread .. great how he brings various bodies of thought together in a hands-on approach at all levels where people influence decision making, also in #lobby and #PublicAffairs https://t.co/ptagNvYilA

California's Love of Cars Is Fueling Its Housing Crisis

New apartments must come with new parking. That has to change.<p>In Los Angeles, it’s perfectly legal to build a new apartment without a refrigerator, a balcony, or air conditioning. But you can’t build one without plenty of parking. In most cases, in fact, you have to build at least two spaces per …

Urban Design

A chance to transform urban planning - The new autopia

Special report<p>The new autopiaA chance to transform urban planning<p>MODERN CITIES, PARTICULARLY in America, are habitats for cars as much as people, …

Light it up Melbourne! #WhiteNight https://t.co/oWtUswnSP8

What Is a City Street? And What Will It Become?

The most essential designed component of New York is not a skyscraper or a station, but the street. That basic workhorse of public space carries …

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Launches a Platform for Making the City of Tomorrow

In October of last year, Alphabet, Google's parent company announced it was taking its data-hoovering powers out of purely digital realm and into 3-D …

The Case for Putting Amazon's HQ2 in the Suburbs

If it’s built on the urban fringe, HQ2 doesn’t have to be an inward-looking campus marooned in sprawl. It could be the mother of all suburban retrofits.<p>Last week, we learned which 20 cities made the not-exactly-short list to host Amazon’s second headquarters. These cities rose to the top of the 238 …