Posts Tagged: transportation

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Book Review: Walkable City

I realize I am a little late to be reviewing Jeff Speck’s 2012 book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, but I have had a lot of time to catch up on my reading

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Book Review: Walkable City

I realize I am a little late to be reviewing Jeff Speck’s 2012 book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, but I have had a lot of time to catch up on my reading

A Sunday Drive in Zanzibar

After landing in Zanzibar for a brief work trip and confirming that it was indeed an actual place, the first thing I noticed was a refreshing lack of traffic compared to Dar es Salaam. The next thing I noticed was

A Sunday Drive in Zanzibar

After landing in Zanzibar for a brief work trip and confirming that it was indeed an actual place, the first thing I noticed was a refreshing lack of traffic compared to Dar es Salaam. The next thing I noticed was

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Urbanization News: July 29

Pop Up to Permanent: The Globe and Mail features cities in North America and Europe that have embraced the idea of pop-up projects as a planning tool to rethink public spaces. The image above is from Times Square in New

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Urbanization News: July 29

Pop Up to Permanent: The Globe and Mail features cities in North America and Europe that have embraced the idea of pop-up projects as a planning tool to rethink public spaces. The image above is from Times Square in New

Urbanization News: July 15

That snazzy promo video is for this week’s featured urban happening, “The Just City: A Ford Forum on Metropolitan Opportunity” held in New York yesterday. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, it brought together “Civic leaders and policymakers, urban designers and

Urbanization News: July 15

That snazzy promo video is for this week’s featured urban happening, “The Just City: A Ford Forum on Metropolitan Opportunity” held in New York yesterday. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, it brought together “Civic leaders and policymakers, urban designers and

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Urbanization News: July 8

Rankled: This week’s featured news story is from Polis, which posted an excellent critical piece about city rankings: “The regurgitated notion that New York, London, and Tokyo sit comfortably at the peak of the “global city” hierarchy has little bearing

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Urbanization News: July 8

Rankled: This week’s featured news story is from Polis, which posted an excellent critical piece about city rankings: “The regurgitated notion that New York, London, and Tokyo sit comfortably at the peak of the “global city” hierarchy has little bearing

The Intersection of Advocacy and Ad Hoc Traffic Counts in Toronto

Urban planning is one of the few policy areas that invites community members to participate in the process, and offer insights and criticism on city plans. This is what drew me to the field to start with – I am

The Intersection of Advocacy and Ad Hoc Traffic Counts in Toronto

Urban planning is one of the few policy areas that invites community members to participate in the process, and offer insights and criticism on city plans. This is what drew me to the field to start with – I am

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Urbanization News April 15

This weeks featured story is Life after the Meltdown: A Visit to Japan’s Nuclear Ghost Towns. Cordula Meyer in Odaka, Japan, reports on how tens of thousands of people have fled their homes after the accident at the Fukushima nuclear

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Urbanization News April 15

This weeks featured story is Life after the Meltdown: A Visit to Japan’s Nuclear Ghost Towns. Cordula Meyer in Odaka, Japan, reports on how tens of thousands of people have fled their homes after the accident at the Fukushima nuclear