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PortlandTribune.com
2 weeks ago
Growth hacking

Regional government seeks input on expanding the Portland-area's footprint

Assessment of land availability for future growth in Portland and Sherwood's proposal for urban boundary expansion. [ more ]
#sustainability
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
Bicycling

The tranquility frees you': Bogota, the city that shuts out cars every week

Ciclovia in Bogota shuts major roads on Sundays, promoting biking and walking, fostering community, and inspiring similar initiatives worldwide. [ more ]
Streetsblog
2 weeks ago
Data science

How Sustainable is Your City's Transportation Network? - Streetsblog USA

The Institute for Transportation Development and Policy introduced an interactive atlas to measure sustainable transportation metrics at various community levels for advocacy and change. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
2 months ago
Austin

Council calls for more trees and green infrastructure - Austin Monitor

City Council approved increasing trees and pedestrian access
Effort to create a resilient and sustainable urban environment [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
1 week ago
London

Build on the green belt to fix London's housing crisis, says think tank

Opening up parts of London's green belt for home-building is crucial for addressing the housing crisis. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
Bicycling

The tranquility frees you': Bogota, the city that shuts out cars every week

Ciclovia in Bogota shuts major roads on Sundays, promoting biking and walking, fostering community, and inspiring similar initiatives worldwide. [ more ]
Streetsblog
2 weeks ago
Data science

How Sustainable is Your City's Transportation Network? - Streetsblog USA

The Institute for Transportation Development and Policy introduced an interactive atlas to measure sustainable transportation metrics at various community levels for advocacy and change. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
2 months ago
Austin

Council calls for more trees and green infrastructure - Austin Monitor

City Council approved increasing trees and pedestrian access
Effort to create a resilient and sustainable urban environment [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
1 week ago
London

Build on the green belt to fix London's housing crisis, says think tank

Opening up parts of London's green belt for home-building is crucial for addressing the housing crisis. [ more ]
moresustainability
#pedestrian-safety
Brooklyn Eagle
2 weeks ago
Brooklyn

Pedestrian killed in Crown Heights after running into traffic

A pedestrian was fatally struck by two vehicles on Atlantic Avenue in Crown Heights, highlighting the need for improved safety measures. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 weeks ago
Brooklyn

Pedestrian killed in Crown Heights after running into traffic

Fatal pedestrian accident on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn highlights the need for improved safety measures and traffic redesign. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 weeks ago
Brooklyn

Pedestrian killed in Crown Heights after running into traffic

A pedestrian was fatally struck by two vehicles on Atlantic Avenue in Crown Heights, highlighting the need for improved safety measures. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 weeks ago
Brooklyn

Pedestrian killed in Crown Heights after running into traffic

Fatal pedestrian accident on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn highlights the need for improved safety measures and traffic redesign. [ more ]
morepedestrian-safety
WIRED
3 weeks ago
OMG science

Only the Hardiest Trees Can Survive Today's Urban Inferno

Cities require non-native tree species for heat resistance as temperatures rise. [ more ]
#housing-development
www.mercurynews.com
3 weeks ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Hundreds of homes may sprout in San Jose with double-tower complex

A proposed double-tower housing complex in downtown San Jose will have over 500 residential units, retail, office spaces, and rooftop amenities. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
1 month ago
Brooklyn

North and northwest Brooklyn top New York City in housing development over 13-year period * Brooklyn Paper

The majority of housing development in NYC over 13 years focused on north and northwest Brooklyn, driven by new construction and adaptive reuse projects. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
2 months ago
London

Plans for thousands of new homes in Greenwich and Newham along the River Thames

Over 7,000 new homes planned in Greenwich and Newham by Housing Secretary's 'Super Squad'.
Priority assistance from the new planning Super Squad to unblock major developments and provide specialist support in unlocking homes. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
3 days ago
London

City Hall could overturn council's decision to refuse 449 new homes in Tooting 'village'

London's deputy mayor for planning is considering overruling Wandsworth Council's refusal of additional housing at Springfield Village, emphasizing the project's potential positive contribution to housing targets. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 weeks ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Hundreds of homes may sprout in San Jose with double-tower complex

A proposed double-tower housing complex in downtown San Jose will have over 500 residential units, retail, office spaces, and rooftop amenities. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
1 month ago
Brooklyn

North and northwest Brooklyn top New York City in housing development over 13-year period * Brooklyn Paper

The majority of housing development in NYC over 13 years focused on north and northwest Brooklyn, driven by new construction and adaptive reuse projects. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
2 months ago
London

Plans for thousands of new homes in Greenwich and Newham along the River Thames

Over 7,000 new homes planned in Greenwich and Newham by Housing Secretary's 'Super Squad'.
Priority assistance from the new planning Super Squad to unblock major developments and provide specialist support in unlocking homes. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
3 days ago
London

City Hall could overturn council's decision to refuse 449 new homes in Tooting 'village'

London's deputy mayor for planning is considering overruling Wandsworth Council's refusal of additional housing at Springfield Village, emphasizing the project's potential positive contribution to housing targets. [ more ]
morehousing-development
Austin Monitor
3 weeks ago
Austin

Water quality plan draws opposition from Reed Park neighbors - Austin Monitor

Preservation of green spaces vs. water quality improvement projects can spark controversies in communities. [ more ]
#real-estate-development
Thesanjoseblog
3 weeks ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Six-story office building to be replaced with townhomes

Balancing housing and office space needs in North San Jose with the proposed project of townhomes replacing an office building. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
1 month ago
LA real estate

Joel Schwartz Files Resi Plans in Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn landlord Joel Schwartz is planning a 117-unit multifamily project at 236 Gold Street, including 30 income-restricted apartments. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
2 months ago
LA real estate

Jamison Clears Hurdle for Dual Apartment Towers in Koreatown

Jamison Services led by Jaime Lee is moving forward with constructing two 23-story apartment buildings in Koreatown, further shaping the real estate landscape of the area. [ more ]
Miami Herald
2 months ago
Miami

A South Beach Burger King site meets a prize-winning architect. See what's coming

A real estate developer plans to replace a Burger King with a boutique office building in Miami Beach.
The new office building is designed to cater to the wealth moving into the region. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
3 months ago
LA real estate

Bardas and Bain Gain Approval for Film Studio in Hollywood

Bardas Investment Group and Bain Capital Real Estate received approval to build an entertainment complex in Hollywood.
The Echelon Studios project will include production studios, offices, restaurants, and an underground parking garage. [ more ]
Thesanjoseblog
3 weeks ago
Silicon Valley real estate

Six-story office building to be replaced with townhomes

Balancing housing and office space needs in North San Jose with the proposed project of townhomes replacing an office building. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
1 month ago
LA real estate

Joel Schwartz Files Resi Plans in Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn landlord Joel Schwartz is planning a 117-unit multifamily project at 236 Gold Street, including 30 income-restricted apartments. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
2 months ago
LA real estate

Jamison Clears Hurdle for Dual Apartment Towers in Koreatown

Jamison Services led by Jaime Lee is moving forward with constructing two 23-story apartment buildings in Koreatown, further shaping the real estate landscape of the area. [ more ]
Miami Herald
2 months ago
Miami

A South Beach Burger King site meets a prize-winning architect. See what's coming

A real estate developer plans to replace a Burger King with a boutique office building in Miami Beach.
The new office building is designed to cater to the wealth moving into the region. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
3 months ago
LA real estate

Bardas and Bain Gain Approval for Film Studio in Hollywood

Bardas Investment Group and Bain Capital Real Estate received approval to build an entertainment complex in Hollywood.
The Echelon Studios project will include production studios, offices, restaurants, and an underground parking garage. [ more ]
morereal-estate-development
#transportation
designboom | architecture & design magazine
3 weeks ago
Design

takuto ohta reimagines the japanese child-carrying mamachari bicycle as a chair

Takuto Ohta reimagines the Japanese mamachari bicycle as a chair to address urban and societal challenges. [ more ]
ianVisits
6 months ago
London

Property development offering upgrades at Neasden tube station

A housing development next to Neasden tube station has been submitted for planning, which could improve the tube station and support the construction of a new London Overground station.
The proposed development includes residential, student, and light industrial uses and will consist of seven buildings ranging in height from 4 to 50 storeys.
There are plans for upgrades to Neasden tube station and the addition of step-free access. [ more ]
Streetsblog
2 days ago
San Francisco

New Poll: S.F. Voters Want Better Transit, Safer Streets, and More Car-Free Spaces - Streetsblog San Francisco

San Franciscans heavily support car-free spaces, improved transit, and safer streets. Politicians should prioritize these concerns based on poll findings. [ more ]
designboom | architecture & design magazine
3 weeks ago
Design

takuto ohta reimagines the japanese child-carrying mamachari bicycle as a chair

Takuto Ohta reimagines the Japanese mamachari bicycle as a chair to address urban and societal challenges. [ more ]
ianVisits
6 months ago
London

Property development offering upgrades at Neasden tube station

A housing development next to Neasden tube station has been submitted for planning, which could improve the tube station and support the construction of a new London Overground station.
The proposed development includes residential, student, and light industrial uses and will consist of seven buildings ranging in height from 4 to 50 storeys.
There are plans for upgrades to Neasden tube station and the addition of step-free access. [ more ]
Streetsblog
2 days ago
San Francisco

New Poll: S.F. Voters Want Better Transit, Safer Streets, and More Car-Free Spaces - Streetsblog San Francisco

San Franciscans heavily support car-free spaces, improved transit, and safer streets. Politicians should prioritize these concerns based on poll findings. [ more ]
moretransportation
www.standard.co.uk
4 weeks ago
London

London's first 'mini Holland' cycling and walking scheme is model for other cities, says Sadiq Khan aide

Waltham Forest's mini Holland low traffic neighborhood sets a global standard for encouraging cycling and walking over car use. [ more ]
redBus Blog
1 month ago
Design

Discover Chandigarh: 20 Must-Visit Places in the City Beautiful - redBus Blog

Chandigarh is a city with a unique blend of modern architecture, vibrant culture, and lush greenery, showcasing key attractions like the Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake. [ more ]
#bike-infrastructure
Streetsblog
1 month ago
Bicycling

Eyes on the Street: New Gilman/I-80 Overpass is Open - Streetsblog San Francisco

The Gilman Street bicycle and pedestrian bridge in West Berkeley is now open, thanks to advocacy efforts from various organizations.
Despite the completion of bike and walk infrastructure, concerns remain about unfinished car roundabouts and safety issues at the raised pedestrian and bike crossing.
There is a desire for agencies like Caltrans and AlamedaCTC to prioritize building bike infrastructure independently rather than as part of larger freeway projects. [ more ]
Streetsblog
2 months ago
San Francisco

Eyes on the Street: San Francisco Joins the Sidewalk-Level Bike Lane Club - Streetsblog San Francisco

San Francisco has completed its first sidewalk-level bike lane on Third Street in Mission Rock, designed to accommodate pedestrians and wheelchair users.
The sidewalk-level design includes a rubber curb for separation, tested for wheelchair accessibility and ease of use for individuals with sight challenges. [ more ]
Streetsblog
1 month ago
Bicycling

Eyes on the Street: New Gilman/I-80 Overpass is Open - Streetsblog San Francisco

The Gilman Street bicycle and pedestrian bridge in West Berkeley is now open, thanks to advocacy efforts from various organizations.
Despite the completion of bike and walk infrastructure, concerns remain about unfinished car roundabouts and safety issues at the raised pedestrian and bike crossing.
There is a desire for agencies like Caltrans and AlamedaCTC to prioritize building bike infrastructure independently rather than as part of larger freeway projects. [ more ]
Streetsblog
2 months ago
San Francisco

Eyes on the Street: San Francisco Joins the Sidewalk-Level Bike Lane Club - Streetsblog San Francisco

San Francisco has completed its first sidewalk-level bike lane on Third Street in Mission Rock, designed to accommodate pedestrians and wheelchair users.
The sidewalk-level design includes a rubber curb for separation, tested for wheelchair accessibility and ease of use for individuals with sight challenges. [ more ]
morebike-infrastructure
#community-engagement
Mission Local
1 month ago
Dining

Conozca a los candidatos del Distrito 9: Apoya que se sigan colocando maceteros en el distrito?

The article discusses a series called 'Meet the Candidates' where political candidates are asked weekly questions and events happening in the political district. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 months ago
Brooklyn

Opposing sides clash in first 'Brooklyn Skate Garden' community meeting

Passionate meeting regarding proposed Brooklyn Skate Garden
Proposed Skate Garden to include community gardens, programming space, and seating [ more ]
Mission Local
1 month ago
Dining

Conozca a los candidatos del Distrito 9: Apoya que se sigan colocando maceteros en el distrito?

The article discusses a series called 'Meet the Candidates' where political candidates are asked weekly questions and events happening in the political district. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 months ago
Brooklyn

Opposing sides clash in first 'Brooklyn Skate Garden' community meeting

Passionate meeting regarding proposed Brooklyn Skate Garden
Proposed Skate Garden to include community gardens, programming space, and seating [ more ]
morecommunity-engagement
#community-development
BKReader
1 month ago
Brooklyn

Pitkin Avenue, Zion Triangle Plaza in Brownsville to be Revamped

The Pitkin Avenue BID in Brownsville is working on transforming public spaces, including Zion Triangle plaza, to create a welcoming community hub. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
4 months ago
Design

To Design Cities Right, We Need to Focus on People

Communities have been making misguided investments that promote sprawl under the guise of development.
The residents are often the reason behind the negative impacts of urban planning decisions. [ more ]
Chalkbeat
1 week ago
Education

Meet the Brooklyn students behind NYC's powerhouse Minecraft team

Students at John Dewey High School in NYC participate in annual Minecraft competition, showcasing urban planning and community development skills. [ more ]
BKReader
1 month ago
Brooklyn

Pitkin Avenue, Zion Triangle Plaza in Brownsville to be Revamped

The Pitkin Avenue BID in Brownsville is working on transforming public spaces, including Zion Triangle plaza, to create a welcoming community hub. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
4 months ago
Design

To Design Cities Right, We Need to Focus on People

Communities have been making misguided investments that promote sprawl under the guise of development.
The residents are often the reason behind the negative impacts of urban planning decisions. [ more ]
Chalkbeat
1 week ago
Education

Meet the Brooklyn students behind NYC's powerhouse Minecraft team

Students at John Dewey High School in NYC participate in annual Minecraft competition, showcasing urban planning and community development skills. [ more ]
morecommunity-development
#real-estate
Brooklyn Paper
1 month ago
Brooklyn

Williamsburg Wharf, a luxury 'resort-style' development, rises on Kent Avenue * Brooklyn Paper

New luxury development 'Williamsburg Wharf' coming to Williamsburg waterfront with high-rise towers and exclusive amenities. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
2 months ago
Austin

Report offers city, developers strategies to reduce parking downtown - Austin Monitor

The report suggests creating a 'soft cap' system to limit parking with fees on excess, modifying the floor area ratio formula to include structured parking, and encouraging partnerships for sharing parking structures. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
San Francisco

San Jose housing tower with 300-plus apartments nears final city OK

The residential highrise in downtown San Jose could add 345 apartments alongside street-level retail spaces.
The final city approval for the project is pending, with plans for an office building in the later stages of development. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
1 month ago
Brooklyn

Williamsburg Wharf, a luxury 'resort-style' development, rises on Kent Avenue * Brooklyn Paper

New luxury development 'Williamsburg Wharf' coming to Williamsburg waterfront with high-rise towers and exclusive amenities. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
2 months ago
Austin

Report offers city, developers strategies to reduce parking downtown - Austin Monitor

The report suggests creating a 'soft cap' system to limit parking with fees on excess, modifying the floor area ratio formula to include structured parking, and encouraging partnerships for sharing parking structures. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
San Francisco

San Jose housing tower with 300-plus apartments nears final city OK

The residential highrise in downtown San Jose could add 345 apartments alongside street-level retail spaces.
The final city approval for the project is pending, with plans for an office building in the later stages of development. [ more ]
morereal-estate
#bike-lanes
Streetsblog
1 month ago
Bicycling

Tuesday's Headlines: Real Estate Greed Against Good Bike Lane Design Edition - Streetsblog New York City

Opposition to bike lanes led to confusing markings, posing safety risks for cyclists. [ more ]
Streetsblog
1 month ago
Bicycling

Valencia Merchants to SFMTA: We Want Curbside Protected Bike Lanes - Streetsblog San Francisco

The Valencia Corridor Merchants Association is calling for the removal of center-running bike lanes in favor of Dutch-style, curbside protected lanes. [ more ]
Streetsblog
1 month ago
Bicycling

Tuesday's Headlines: Real Estate Greed Against Good Bike Lane Design Edition - Streetsblog New York City

Opposition to bike lanes led to confusing markings, posing safety risks for cyclists. [ more ]
Streetsblog
1 month ago
Bicycling

Valencia Merchants to SFMTA: We Want Curbside Protected Bike Lanes - Streetsblog San Francisco

The Valencia Corridor Merchants Association is calling for the removal of center-running bike lanes in favor of Dutch-style, curbside protected lanes. [ more ]
morebike-lanes
#congestion-pricing
Streetsblog
1 month ago
New York City

Adams Offers Bare Minimum to Seize Congestion Pricing's 'Space Dividend' Opportunity - Streetsblog New York City

Mayor Adams unveiled congestion pricing projects, with some new proposals but lacking pedestrian-only streets, criticized for not fully capitalizing on the traffic reduction opportunity. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 months ago
Brooklyn

A $15 toll to drive into part of Manhattan has been approved. That's a first for US cities

Congestion toll approved for NYC drivers entering Manhattan's central business district
Tolls aimed to reduce congestion by encouraging public transport use and raise funds for subway system [ more ]
Streetsblog
1 month ago
New York City

Adams Offers Bare Minimum to Seize Congestion Pricing's 'Space Dividend' Opportunity - Streetsblog New York City

Mayor Adams unveiled congestion pricing projects, with some new proposals but lacking pedestrian-only streets, criticized for not fully capitalizing on the traffic reduction opportunity. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
2 months ago
Brooklyn

A $15 toll to drive into part of Manhattan has been approved. That's a first for US cities

Congestion toll approved for NYC drivers entering Manhattan's central business district
Tolls aimed to reduce congestion by encouraging public transport use and raise funds for subway system [ more ]
morecongestion-pricing
#city-development
Streetsblog
1 month ago
Chicago

Streetsblog SF editor Roger Rudick offers constructive criticism of Chicago's downtown bike network - Streetsblog San Francisco

Cities like San Francisco are influencing sustainable transportation in Chicago through initiatives such as banning private cars from key corridors like Market Street. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
2 months ago
Brooklyn

City releases detailed 'City of Yes' zoning changes, including taller buildings, less parking and affordable housing * Brooklyn Paper

The City of Yes for Housing Opportunity zoning changes in NYC, allowing taller residences, less parking, and more infill buildings to address housing shortages. [ more ]
Streetsblog
3 months ago
San Francisco

Why Your City Needs a Walkability Study - Streetsblog USA

Walkability studies aim to enhance pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in downtown areas.
Downtown areas are considered prime locations for improving walkability in cities. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
1 week ago
Cars

City planners are questioning the point of parking garages

Cities have prioritized parking over people, resulting in inefficient land use and increased living costs. [ more ]
ArchDaily
1 week ago
Bicycling

On World Bicycle Day: 22 Inspiring Architectural Cycling Projects

Cities are using architecture to promote bicycles as a primary mode of transportation. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 day ago
Chicago

The Momentous Decision New York Almost Made

American cities are shaped by incremental decisions and pivotal moments that can significantly impact their growth and development. [ more ]
Streetsblog
1 month ago
Chicago

Streetsblog SF editor Roger Rudick offers constructive criticism of Chicago's downtown bike network - Streetsblog San Francisco

Cities like San Francisco are influencing sustainable transportation in Chicago through initiatives such as banning private cars from key corridors like Market Street. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
2 months ago
Brooklyn

City releases detailed 'City of Yes' zoning changes, including taller buildings, less parking and affordable housing * Brooklyn Paper

The City of Yes for Housing Opportunity zoning changes in NYC, allowing taller residences, less parking, and more infill buildings to address housing shortages. [ more ]
Streetsblog
3 months ago
San Francisco

Why Your City Needs a Walkability Study - Streetsblog USA

Walkability studies aim to enhance pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in downtown areas.
Downtown areas are considered prime locations for improving walkability in cities. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
1 week ago
Cars

City planners are questioning the point of parking garages

Cities have prioritized parking over people, resulting in inefficient land use and increased living costs. [ more ]
ArchDaily
1 week ago
Bicycling

On World Bicycle Day: 22 Inspiring Architectural Cycling Projects

Cities are using architecture to promote bicycles as a primary mode of transportation. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 day ago
Chicago

The Momentous Decision New York Almost Made

American cities are shaped by incremental decisions and pivotal moments that can significantly impact their growth and development. [ more ]
morecity-development
www.standard.co.uk
1 month ago
London

London Eye set to be made a fixture of capital's skyline for decades to come

Lambeth Council plans to make the London Eye a permanent feature of the city beyond 2028, recognizing its positive impact on the economy. [ more ]
#affordable-housing
Boston.com
1 month ago
Boston

Dorchester to get 90 'compact' rental units near South Bay Center

Ninety 'compact' residential units to replace commercial building in Dorchester with studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units under 750 sq ft. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
2 months ago
Austin

Environmental commissioners air concerns about waterfront district plan - Austin Monitor

Concerns raised by Environmental Commission over the proposed framework for south shores development
Focus on density bonus program, lack of parkland, open space, and affordable housing in the waterfront plan [ more ]
BKReader
3 months ago
Brooklyn

Reynoso Rallies For Healthcare, Housing and Migrants in State of the Borough Address

Revitalizing healthcare access
Expanding social services and affordable housing equitably
Championing planning over zoning [ more ]
Boston.com
1 month ago
Boston

Dorchester to get 90 'compact' rental units near South Bay Center

Ninety 'compact' residential units to replace commercial building in Dorchester with studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units under 750 sq ft. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
2 months ago
Austin

Environmental commissioners air concerns about waterfront district plan - Austin Monitor

Concerns raised by Environmental Commission over the proposed framework for south shores development
Focus on density bonus program, lack of parkland, open space, and affordable housing in the waterfront plan [ more ]
BKReader
3 months ago
Brooklyn

Reynoso Rallies For Healthcare, Housing and Migrants in State of the Borough Address

Revitalizing healthcare access
Expanding social services and affordable housing equitably
Championing planning over zoning [ more ]
moreaffordable-housing
#community-support
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
East Bay (California)

Redwood City moves to close Broadway to vehicles permanently

Redwood City is considering permanently closing Broadway downtown to vehicles, following the success of temporary pedestrian zones. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
1 week ago
Brooklyn

AG James pledges support to Clinton Hill over migrant concerns

New York Attorney General Letitia James supports Clinton Hill residents concerned about large migrant shelters impacting quality of life issues. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
East Bay (California)

Redwood City moves to close Broadway to vehicles permanently

Redwood City is considering permanently closing Broadway downtown to vehicles, following the success of temporary pedestrian zones. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
1 week ago
Brooklyn

AG James pledges support to Clinton Hill over migrant concerns

New York Attorney General Letitia James supports Clinton Hill residents concerned about large migrant shelters impacting quality of life issues. [ more ]
morecommunity-support
Miami Herald
2 months ago
Miami

Want a job in Miami that pays at least $70,000 a year? The city is has these openings

Miami city government is hiring for high-paying jobs in information technology, planning, inspections, and construction. [ more ]
Eater Chicago
2 months ago
Chicago

Chicago's Pedestrianized Street Program Remains Trapped in Political Purgatory

Chicago pedestrianized streets for outdoor dining during COVID-19.
The outdoor dining program was supported by former Mayor Lori Lightfoot and urbanists. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
2 months ago
Canada news

Ontario considering counting student residences toward aim of building 1.5 million homes | CBC News

Counting student residences and retirement homes towards Ontario's housing goal.
Tracking housing starts through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation data but exploring additional housing types.
Challenges in reaching the target of 1.5 million homes by 2031 despite progress in new home construction. [ more ]
#public-opposition
www.standard.co.uk
2 months ago
London

Controversial demolition of empty Museum of London and neighbouring office block expected to go through

Plan to demolish Museum of London and Bastion House for office block likely to be approved despite opposition.
Controversy arises over the decision and its environment impact with calls for retrofitting instead of demolition. [ more ]
www.esquire.com
3 months ago
Boston

Biden Announced His Plan to Reverse Racist Urban Planning

Highways were initially seen as a positive development post-WWII, but urban planning initiatives led to destructive highway projects affecting minority neighborhoods.
Communities mobilized to resist destructive urban highway projects, leading to a shift in public sentiment. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
2 months ago
London

Controversial demolition of empty Museum of London and neighbouring office block expected to go through

Plan to demolish Museum of London and Bastion House for office block likely to be approved despite opposition.
Controversy arises over the decision and its environment impact with calls for retrofitting instead of demolition. [ more ]
www.esquire.com
3 months ago
Boston

Biden Announced His Plan to Reverse Racist Urban Planning

Highways were initially seen as a positive development post-WWII, but urban planning initiatives led to destructive highway projects affecting minority neighborhoods.
Communities mobilized to resist destructive urban highway projects, leading to a shift in public sentiment. [ more ]
morepublic-opposition
San Francisco Bay Times
2 months ago
SF LGBT

Building Oakland, Making an Impact - San Francisco Bay Times

Support for Oakland's development for housing, jobs, and business opportunities is vital.
Recognition and revitalization efforts in the Black Arts Movement and Business District are significant for the city. [ more ]
Mission Local
2 months ago
San Francisco

Vision Zero lacks a vision, experts say

San Francisco's Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic fatalities has not succeeded due to a piecemeal approach to road safety.
Effective road safety measures require political will, law enforcement, and data analysis to address the issue comprehensively. [ more ]
The Atlantic
2 months ago
Environment

Climate Change Could Save the Rust Belt

Rising temperatures will lead to a possible economic shift towards the Great Lakes region.
Climate migration could impact cities in the Great Lakes region. [ more ]
#community-concerns
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Mass. Pike overhaul project wins $335 million in federal funding

The Allston Multimodal Project will cost almost $2 billion, with $335 million in federal funding.
The project aims to replace the Allston Viaduct, create a new commuter rail station, and enhance pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. [ more ]
www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk
1 week ago
London

Residents split on flats and nursery plan - but council set to give green light

The application by Caerus Developments to build residential and commercial spaces in Wanstead has sparked conflicting views among residents and officials. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Mass. Pike overhaul project wins $335 million in federal funding

The Allston Multimodal Project will cost almost $2 billion, with $335 million in federal funding.
The project aims to replace the Allston Viaduct, create a new commuter rail station, and enhance pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. [ more ]
www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk
1 week ago
London

Residents split on flats and nursery plan - but council set to give green light

The application by Caerus Developments to build residential and commercial spaces in Wanstead has sparked conflicting views among residents and officials. [ more ]
morecommunity-concerns
The Mercury News
3 months ago
East Bay (California)

Everybody in the pool? Walnut Creek tries to make new $77 million aquatic center work for throngs of swimmers at Heather Farm Park

Finding space and time for swimmers in municipal pools can be challenging.
Walnut Creek officials are considering a $77 million project to upgrade the Clarke Swim Center. [ more ]
#green-spaces
www.standard.co.uk
3 months ago
London

New 15-mile walking route from Epping Forest to Peckham launched by TfL

15-mile walking route launched by Transport for London connecting Epping Forest to Peckham.
Route includes green spaces like Walthamstow Marshes, London Fields, and Burgess Park. [ more ]
Secret London
3 months ago
London

Camden Council Confirms Major 40 Million Makeover For Holborn

Holborn area in central London undergoing major makeover with new green spaces and pedestrian-friendly environment.
The project aims to create a people-focused public space, accessible cycle lanes, and a healthy street for visitors and patients. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
3 months ago
London

New 15-mile walking route from Epping Forest to Peckham launched by TfL

15-mile walking route launched by Transport for London connecting Epping Forest to Peckham.
Route includes green spaces like Walthamstow Marshes, London Fields, and Burgess Park. [ more ]
Secret London
3 months ago
London

Camden Council Confirms Major 40 Million Makeover For Holborn

Holborn area in central London undergoing major makeover with new green spaces and pedestrian-friendly environment.
The project aims to create a people-focused public space, accessible cycle lanes, and a healthy street for visitors and patients. [ more ]
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Streetsblog
3 months ago
San Francisco

Who Regrets Tearing Down the Embarcadero Freeway? - Streetsblog San Francisco

Efforts to remove car-dominated infrastructure can face public opposition initially but change over time.
Collaborative efforts across political, economic, and cultural sectors can lead to successful urban transformation projects. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
London

Norman Howard obituary

Norman Howard was a prominent Labour party councillor in London, known for key decisions in urban planning.
He started his political career as a young councillor and continued to work for the Labour party with integrity and dedication throughout his life. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
3 months ago
Brooklyn

Municipal Art Society invites locals to share their neighborhood during Jane's Walk 2024 * Brooklyn Paper

Annual Jane's Walk NYC event celebrates urban planning and local history
2024 event will include both in-person walks and virtual experiences [ more ]
San Jose Spotlight
3 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

San Jose works out deal to build thousands of homes - San Jose Spotlight

Tentative agreement reached for San Jose Flea Market site development
Efforts to prevent legal battle and uphold urban village vision [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Activist Maria Teresa Griffin, who proved her mettle in fight against East L.A. prison, dies

Maria Teresa Griffin was a significant figure in the Eastside of Los Angeles, contributing to urban planning and activism through her work at Barrio Planners Inc.
Griffin played a crucial role in rallying coalitions and organizing resistance against the construction of a prison in East L.A., ultimately leading a successful six-year battle. [ more ]
99% Invisible
4 months ago
Design

Between the Blocks - 99% Invisible

The interblock parks in Sofia, Bulgaria are a defining characteristic of the city, with open green areas between apartment structures.
Sofia has lost more than half of its green space since the fall of Bulgarian communism in the late 1980s. [ more ]
TechCrunch
4 months ago
Startup companies

Motional loses a backer, another micromobility bankruptcy and a mobility startup unicorn is born | TechCrunch

Elon Musk's The Boring Company hired Vignesh Swaminathan, a well-known urban planner and TikTok influencer, as a senior civil engineer.
Zūm, a student transportation startup, raised $140 million in funding. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
London

London's High Line Will Echo Its New York Inspiration, With Local Notes

The Camden High Line is a planned public park that aims to transform a disused rail bridge and surrounding areas in north London into a thriving green space.
The park will be elevated 25 feet above the streets, providing a different view of London and a sense of escape from the bustling city below. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
6 months ago
LA real estate

One San Pedro Moves Ahead on Rancho San Pedro Redevelopment

One San Pedro Collaborative has received approval to redevelop Rancho San Pedro, a Los Angeles public housing complex.
The plan includes replacing nine city blocks of public housing with a mixed-use development near the Port of Los Angeles. [ more ]
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therealdeal.com
6 months ago
San Francisco

One San Pedro Moves Ahead on Rancho San Pedro Redevelopment

One San Pedro Collaborative has received approval to redevelop Rancho San Pedro, a Los Angeles public housing complex.
The plan includes replacing nine city blocks of public housing with a mixed-use development near the Port of Los Angeles. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
6 months ago
San Francisco

One San Pedro Moves Ahead on Rancho San Pedro Redevelopment

One San Pedro Collaborative has received approval to redevelop Rancho San Pedro, a Los Angeles public housing complex.
The plan includes replacing nine city blocks of public housing with a mixed-use development near the Port of Los Angeles. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
6 months ago
San Francisco

One San Pedro Moves Ahead on Rancho San Pedro Redevelopment

One San Pedro Collaborative has received approval to redevelop Rancho San Pedro, a Los Angeles public housing complex.
The plan includes replacing nine city blocks of public housing with a mixed-use development near the Port of Los Angeles. [ more ]
therealdeal.com
6 months ago
San Francisco

One San Pedro Moves Ahead on Rancho San Pedro Redevelopment

One San Pedro Collaborative has received approval to redevelop Rancho San Pedro, a Los Angeles public housing complex.
The plan includes replacing nine city blocks of public housing with a mixed-use development near the Port of Los Angeles. [ more ]
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#urban planning
www.standard.co.uk
6 months ago
London

Build homes on low quality' areas of London green belt, think tank urges

The Centre for London recommends the creation of ten new development corporations at well-connected sites in the green belt
The report suggests the Treasury provide long-term funding and requires corporations to invest in green space nearby [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
San Francisco

Want to save our cities? Look to San Francisco's iconic survivor: the Ferry Building

San Francisco's Ferry Building has played a significant role in American urban history, witnessing changes in the cityscape and participating in various eras.
The building's story reflects the larger history of American cities and the need for visionary urban planning to address its current challenges. [ more ]
www.standard.co.uk
6 months ago
London

Build homes on low quality' areas of London green belt, think tank urges

The Centre for London recommends the creation of ten new development corporations at well-connected sites in the green belt
The report suggests the Treasury provide long-term funding and requires corporations to invest in green space nearby [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
San Francisco

Want to save our cities? Look to San Francisco's iconic survivor: the Ferry Building

San Francisco's Ferry Building has played a significant role in American urban history, witnessing changes in the cityscape and participating in various eras.
The building's story reflects the larger history of American cities and the need for visionary urban planning to address its current challenges. [ more ]
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99% Invisible
6 months ago
Design

Breaking Down The Power Broker - 99% Invisible

The Power Broker by Robert Caro is an important and comprehensive exploration of how cities are formed and power is amassed through infrastructure projects.
Despite its daunting length, The Power Broker is considered influential and enjoyable to read. [ more ]
Cornell Chronicle
1 week ago
Black Lives Matter

Study finds racial bias in traffic stops by Chicago police | Cornell Chronicle

Black drivers in Chicago face higher police stops than white drivers, revealing racial bias. [ more ]
Nature
1 week ago
Data science

Using live transport data to deliver sustainable cities

SDG 11 focuses on creating sustainable, inclusive, safe, and resilient cities and human settlements. [ more ]
Time Out London
1 week ago
London

Two massive towers - and 300 homes - are coming to Battersea Power Station

London is undergoing rapid development with new skyscrapers being built, including two 15-storey towers at Battersea Power Station. [ more ]
ArchDaily
1 week ago
Design

835 High St. Residential Building / Carr

Medium-density housing with core design principles, considered planning, and high-end materials sets a benchmark at 835 High Street. [ more ]
Streetsblog
1 week ago
Writing

Why 'Sustainable Transport' Is Not Enough - Even in The Netherlands - Streetsblog USA

The Dutch excel in sustainable transportation, yet questions about public space usage remain crucial for optimal community mobility. [ more ]
www.housingwire.com
1 week ago
California

New planning tool arrives as California prepares for more accessory dwelling units

The Community Planning Collaborative in California is launching an ADU Plans Gallery tool to assist local governments in meeting ADU construction law requirements by Jan. 1, 2025. [ more ]
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