Posts tagged Cat:links

  • National links: There are downsides to letting the Rust Belt shrink

    An economist puts forward a strong argument on why it doesn’t make sense to say that we should just let middle-of-the-country places that are struggling economically die off, Donald Trump has named a Secretary of Transportation, and Volvo just finished building the world’s longest bus. Read about this, and more, from world of transportation, land use, and other related areas! Leaving…  Keep reading…

  • Weekend links: Montreal’s attempt to slow growth

    Montreal’s city council is limiting the number of new restaurants in one neighborhood in hopes that the move will slow rising prices. The buildings we live and work in shape how we think, and designers are hoping that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Some argue that our urban policies of the last two decades drove down city voter turnout earlier this month. Read about this, and more, from…  Keep reading…

  • Worldwide links: Is the future in Finland?

    The future of urban transportation may live in Finland, Berlin is taking cars off of its most famous street, and light rail won’t run from Norfolk to Virginia Beach. Check out what’s happening around the world in transportation, land use, and other related areas! “Mobility” has a new meaning Is Helsinki, Finland the home of the future of transportation?  Keep reading…

  • National links: This week in pedestrian shaming…

    Pedestrian safety campaigns in New York and Pittsburgh are kind of missing the point, just like Zillow did when it tried measure the best places to trick-or-treat. But Oakland’s new transportation department is making some very progressive moves. Check out what’s happening around the country in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Stop the shaming: The New York…  Keep reading…

  • National links: Haunting housing

    Costumes are one thing, but buildings can be scary too! Also, a look at how we can use design to make life better for everyone, not just some pople, and a question about whether self-driving cars will actually lead to less car ownership. Check out what’s happening around the country in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Buildings of fear: Gory costumes make…  Keep reading…

  • National links: Fair housing in Arizona

    Arizona is cracking down on racial discrimination in housing, there’s lots we don’t know about how people get home from transit stations, and in Chicago, old pipes and telegraph lines at excavation sites may no longer be a problem. Check out what’s happening around the country in transportation, land use, and other related areas! A win for fair housing: In…  Keep reading…

  • National links: Don’t shame the transit riders

    Uber took down some ads that shamed transit riders, Texas researchers are looking at how race, gender, and development intersect, and a new book explains that cities weren’t always bastions for Democrats. Check out what’s happening around the world in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Uber’s advertising effect: Uber and Lyft often have run ads that belittle…  Keep reading…

  • National links: How do bikes work? We don’t really know…

    Physicists disagree on what exactly makes bikes work. Kansas City opened a streetcar line earlier this year, and it’s doing really well. A number of US companies are moving parts of their businesses into downtowns but keeping other parts in less urban places. Check out what’s happening around the country (and beyond) in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Bicycles.  Keep reading…

  • Worldwide links: France

    Today, we mourn for France, which was again the target of a horrific terrorist attack. Tragedy in France: A man killed over 80 people and injured at least 200 more when he drove a truck through a crowds celebrating Bastille Day in France’s southern city of Nice. The attack on the pedestrian-filled promenade was the third major terrorist attack in France since January 2015. Tramways…  Keep reading…

  • National links: How the highways happened

    The US highway system is around partly because of a road trip Dwight Eisenhower took right after WWI, and if our leaders don’t invest in our transit infrastructure, we’ll have to sit back and hope for the best until they change their minds. Check out what’s happening around the world in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Interstate prelude:…  Keep reading…

  • Worldwide links: London’s less stinky

    The engineer behind one of London’s greatest architectural achievements deserves serious props, Beijing’s residents aren’t into the idea of driving down congestion through charging people to drive into the city, and in Italy, a work of art suggests a way to deal with rising sea levels. Check out what’s happening around the world in transportation, land…  Keep reading…

  • National links: Oklahoma City, here we come

    If you want to enjoy a good job and an affordable place to live, you might want to head to Oklahoma, Nebraska, or Iowa. San Jose is apparently the weirdest city in the US, and the people who usually build the freeways in Texas are supporting the idea of tearing one down in Dallas. Check out what’s happening around the country in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Not…  Keep reading…

  • National links: More biking in Atlanta

    Atlanta’s investing a ton of money in bike infrastructure, the negative effects of racist housing policies haven’t gone anywhere, and sprawl is costing commuters big time. Check out what’s happening around the country in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Bike lanes for Atl: The Atlanta Regional Commission has approved $1 billion dollars…  Keep reading…

  • National links: New transit for Detroit

    Detroit is instituting a tax to pay for more transit, the world’s longest rail tunnel just opened in Switzerland, and Expedia is moving to Seattle, but wants to be suburban. Check out what’s happening around the country in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Motorbus city: Detroit is going to put a tax measure on the November ballot that would pay for…  Keep reading…

  • National links: Our cities are growing

    The population in nearly all of the US’ big cities is increasing, Seattle’s mayor wants to reward streets that aren’t just for cars, and a new kind of wood could change building design. Check out what’s happening around the country in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Growing cities: New US Census numbers show cities continuing to…  Keep reading…

  • Worldwide links: California’s crisis cause

    According to California’s governor, his state’s housing problem isn’t that it’s not spending enough on affordable housing, but rather that it’s way too hard to get a building permit. China is building lots of subway systems, and Jane Jacobs may not have paid enough attention to infrastructure. Check out what’s happening around the world…  Keep reading…

  • National Links: The housing market

    Not everyone has recovered from the US housing market’s collapse, you’re most likely to try a new way of getting around when you move to a new place, and traffic studies usually mean faster roads, not necessarily better planning. Check out what’s happening around the world in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Winning the housing game: The…  Keep reading…

  • National Links: From Florida to California

    Miami is moving forward with big transit plans, Connecticut towns have a unique model for building affordable housing, and many have trouble seeing LA as urban because of how car-centric its past is. Check out what’s happening around the world in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Sunshine State expansion: Six rapid transit projects are now part of Miami’s…  Keep reading…

  • Worldwide links: MTA riding solo

    New York’s MTA is cancelling its membership in a league of nationwide transit agency, North Korea let outsiders get a look at its metro system, and Denver just opened a rail line to the airport. Check out what’s happening around the world in transportation, land use, and other related areas! MTA, unsubscribed: New York MTA, the country’s largest transit agency…  Keep reading…

  • National Links: Hillary talks housing

    Hillary Clinton is articulating her vision to help Americans with housing, what happens when people making decisions about transit don’t know what it’s like to depend on it, and a look at where row houses fit into the national landscape. Check out what’s happening around the country in transportation, land use, and other related areas! Hillary’s housing hopes: Hillary Clinton…  Keep reading…

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