Urban Planning

Street fighter: how Jane Jacobs saved New York from Bulldozer Bob

Robert Moses was the despotic planner hellbent on building four-lane highways through neighbourhoods. She was the cyclist who stopped him. A new film, Citizen Jane, revisits their David and Goliath struggle for the soul of New York<p>“There is nobody against this,” insisted a flustered Robert Moses at …

Jane Jacobs

Officers shoot, kill cougar in downtown Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY – The Department of Wildlife Resources chased down and killed a roaming cougar in downtown Salt Lake City early Saturday morning.<p>Sgt. Ray Loken of the DWR said the mountain lion was shot before 4 a.m. near the Smith's Ballpark, but reports of the animal came in as early as 4 p.m. on …

Policing

Montreal unveils design for $67-million outdoor public space downtown

The city of Montreal has unveiled the winning design for a long-talked-about $67.1-million project to build a public space and winter ice rink in the …

Canada

Camden's field of dreams withers, but construction blooms

A baseball stadium once hailed as a sign of the bright future of the waterfront in the poverty-stricken city of Camden now sits mostly empty, but …

Urban Design

County showing lack of vision in considering expressway plan

View more of the Sun's opinion section<p>Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint<br>• Columnists - local and syndicated writers<br>• Letters to the editor - readers' …

Las Vegas

Bridge a 'game changer' for Winnipeg cyclists, city councillor says

1st steps towards the Bishop Grandin Walk Bike Bridge Over Pembina Highway project are underway<p>A new cycling and walking bridge in the south end is a …

Canada

Cuomo Has the Opportunity to Fix Penn Station, but Will He?

Almost every administration has a telltale moment. For Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, it may well have come in 2010, before Bridgegate, when he stopped a plan to build new passenger rail tunnels under the Hudson River, connecting to Pennsylvania Station, claiming they cost New Jersey …

The Arts

Quebec to invest $100 million in a new bridge to the South Shore

Quebec announced Sunday it will build another structure linking Montreal to the South Shore.<p>The new structure will cost an estimated $100 million. It …

Urban Design

Joanna Lumley attacks Sadiq Khan's scrapping of Thames garden bridge

Actor who devised proposal describes London mayor’s decision to pull financial backing for project as devastating<p>The doomed plan for a garden bridge across the Thames has been defended by one of the project’s strongest proponents, the actor Joanna Lumley.<p>The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, effectively …

Sadiq Khan

New Kosciuszko Bridge is already congested with traffic

That didn’t take long<p>It was all smiles and laughter on Thursday, April 27, as Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with elected officials from Brooklyn and Queens, hosted a grand ceremony to debut the new Kosciuszko Bridge, the city’s first new bridge since 1964. Following the early ceremony, there was a …

Urban Design

Move over Rail Deck — Toronto's getting a new park at Front and Bathurst

$5M plan will see the site turned into green space in one of city's fastest-growing areas<p>Move over, Rail Deck. There's a new park in Toronto's future.<p>…

Parks and Recreation

Why London’s Mayor Withdrew Plans For One of the World’s Most Beautiful Bridges

Sadiq Khan has just withdrawn support for the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge in London<p>Everything about the plan seemed perfectly whimsical. London-born architect and designer Thomas Heatherwick would create a beautiful bridge rich with overgrown foliage to span across the River Thames. …

Urban Design

Santa Monica approves pedestrian-friendly makeover for Lincoln Boulevard

More crossings, better crossings, and a rush-hour bus lane<p>City officials in Santa Monica are betting on a streetscape makeover to make one of its main thoroughfares, Lincoln Boulevard, less of a mess, especially for people on foot and on bikes.<p>Santa Monica’s City Council approved plans Tuesday for …

Los Angeles

The garden bridge is dead – now £37m of public money must be repaid

Despite its exclusivity and rickety economics, the garden bridge project went far further than it should have thanks to Boris Johnson’s disregard for planning rules<p>Varnished with a Kevlar coating of celebrity sparkle, Bullingdon Club backing and architectural fairy dust, the garden bridge has …

Urban Design

Beloved Austin park recognized as one of America's best

Zilker Park, considered the crown jewel of Austin’s park system, has received an accolade worthy of its regal status: It’s been named one of the 32 …

Texas

Noblesville's $6 million urban park ready for grand opening

After nearly four years of planning, discussions and construction, Noblesville’s Federal Hill Commons is finished.<p>The $6 million attraction sits on …

Urban Design

Near Atlantic Station, Northside Drive site to get Fuqua suburban touch

Big-box retail, sprawling parking lots would overtake site, which will eventually be along the Beltline, per a fresh rendering<p>A new rendering of Northside & 17th—a long-proposed development by infamous Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua and company—has made its way to the Internet, prompting cries of, …

Urban Design

Purple Line subway extension to Century City gets green light to move forward

Major construction will begin next year<p>There was no big showy shovels-in-the-dirt ceremony for it, but the next phase of the Purple Line extension has hit a milestone, says The Source.<p>Tutor Perini/O & G, the contractors working to build the the second section of the extension, have been given an …

Los Angeles

How 9 Salt Lake City Neighborhoods Got Their Names

Once known for being an ultra-religious Mormon stronghold and not much else, Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City, is having a moment. As it slowly sheds …

Salt Lake City

Mayor Biskupski dismisses city’s longtime UTA rep, saying he did nothing for city

After telling him he did nothing for Salt Lake City, Mayor Jackie Biskupski asked for and received the resignation of the city's longtime …

Urban Design

Arts District mixed use project moving forward again

The development will include 344 live-work units<p>Plans are moving ahead for a project in the southern Arts District originally proposed back in 2014.<p>Joining the dozen-and-a-half or so projects already in various stages of development in the area, it would bring 344 live-work units and 29,544 square …

Los Angeles

Plan for developing Packing House District approved by Placentia City Council

• An artist rendering of what Crowther Avenue could look like give the city’s new zoning for the Packing House District. (Courtesy of City of …

Transit

Letter of the Day: Shutting down public transportation

<b>Shutting down public transportation</b><p>The Saskatchewan government has shuttered the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC), will lay off its …

Canadian News

NB I-71 closes Downtown this weekend

Get ready for some major traffic issues in downtown Cincinnati this weekend.<p>Northbound Interstate 71 is set to shut down from the Brent Spence Bridge …

Weather

HDB to build 2,000 flats next to Pasir Ris Park as part of town's renewal plans

SINGAPORE: About 2,000 more public housing flats and a new mixed-used development that’s integrated with the bus interchange will be built in Pasir …

Singapore

Transit-oriented condo development proposed for Uptown

Despite being a TOD, the five-story project at 4537 N. Clark Street features a surprising amount of parking<p>Situated between the CTA Red and Brown Lines in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, a single story commercial building at 4537 N. Clark Street could give way to a taller condo development. Based on …

Urban Design

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, reopen Saturday

The Bayonne Bridge is scheduled to close Friday night, April 28, but will re-open Saturday morning, April 29.

Staten Island

Paid parking opens up spaces at Metro's NoHo, Universal City stations

<i>FILE PHOTO: Passengers exit the Red Line at the Universal City station on Dec. 6, 2016.<br>; Credit: Meghan McCarty/KPCC</i>Meghan McCartyMetro began …

Southern California

Gov. Brown signs plan that raises gas tax to fix roads

California drivers will see gas prices jump in November and will pay more to register their vehicles come January after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into …

Drought

Walsh Ranch housing development officially opens on Parker-Tarrant county line | Real Estate

More than 15 years after the words " Walsh Ranch development" first appeared in Star-Telegram news stories, the master-planned community officially …

Real Estate