Infrastructure

Details are emerging about the proposed Trinity Toll Road in Dallas. The route’s proximity to the Trinity River has provided more fuel for the project’s opponents.
16 hours ago   Dallas Morning News
25 years after the publication of Cadillac Desert, scientists have scrutinized the predictions of the hallmark history of water in the Western U.S. and find that its dire warnings are not far off.
May 12, 2011   Miller-McCune
Eager to see the national train system (the Deutsche Bahn) regain its prestige and reputation for efficiency, the state-owned rail operator has pledged to invest 6 billion euros to acquire 300 of the most advanced high-speed trains in the world.
May 11, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
An article in <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> describes post-Katrina redevelopment plans and calls the city a lab for architecture and planning.
May 11, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
Philadelphia's water department has opened its first street made of porous pavement, which will help city streets safer by absorbing rain water.
May 10, 2011   philly.com
U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood announced this morning which high-speed rail projects would get funded out of the nearly 100 applications they received. The Northeast Corridor was again the big winner.
May 9, 2011   U.S. Department Of Transportation
Three architecture students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo teamed to make this video which aims to show what an auto-free downtown LA could be.
May 9, 2011   GOOD Magazine
Cities are becoming smarter, as buildings and infrastructures become retrofitted with sensory technology. The question this raises is how this will change our perception of the public sphere, according to Martijn de Waal.
May 7, 2011   The Mobile City
<em>Urban Omnibus</em> ventures into the New York City Department of Transportation's Traffic Management Center to find out how technology is changing the way the city manages its traffic signals and traffic flows.
May 7, 2011   Urban Omnibus
After a first attempt fizzled in 2007, Toronto is launching a new bike sharing system.
May 6, 2011   Urban Toronto
This post from <em>This Big City</em> looks at how transportation needs to evolve, and some of the ways it could in the near future.
May 6, 2011   This Big City