Infrastructure

April 19, 2011, 6am PDT
Rick Scott's general counsel, Charles Trippe, admitted that he "misrepresented a central fact" to support the governor's rejection of federal funds for HSR. This fact could lead to a reopening of the case, according to The Infrastructurist.
The Infrastructurist
April 18, 2011, 2pm PDT
New pedestrian signs installed throughout London aim to encourage more people to walk by providing them with information on walking times and local attractions.
This Big City
April 16, 2011, 7am PDT
As funding falters in the private sector, some privately- or university-driven design centers are still pursuing new ideas is urban design and development. <em>Places</em> profiles one at the University of Arkansas.
Places
April 15, 2011, 1pm PDT
Urbanist Aurash Khawarzad writes that Chinese cities are unfortunately making America's mistake of bringing their freeways directly into and through their urban centers.
Patter Cities
April 14, 2011, 9am PDT
Sidewalks in Holland have for years utilized piped-in waste heat to melt snow. Now, they've added an additional sidewalk amenity: a hearth.
Metropolis
April 14, 2011, 5am PDT
The law signed yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown was touted by US Energy Secretary Steven Chu as "a model for other states."
The Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2011, 9am PDT
With the aggressive implementation of a new master plan, an expansion of grassroots organization-led rides, the Bike Miami Days ciclovia, and a new bike sharing system, Miami and its surrounding municipalities are finally embracing urban cycling.
Miami Herald
April 13, 2011, 5am PDT
New report out of Dartmouth College says America needs to build, to boost recovery and improve global competitiveness.
Huffington Post
April 12, 2011, 1pm PDT
Officials in Dubai have announced plans to extend the emirate's 75-km rail system to more than 250 km.
Emirates 24/7
April 12, 2011, 5am PDT
What future lies ahead for the damaged Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle continues to stir controversy in the city. An upcoming ballot measure will ask voters to again weigh the project's feasibility.
The New York Times
April 11, 2011, 11am PDT
Citing a new report by INRIX, Wendell Cox claims that lost time due to congestion in the United States is approximately one-third that of lost time in Europe.
New Geography
April 11, 2011, 9am PDT
Most cities don't get the chance to start from scratch. But Quincy, Mass. plans to raze most of its 50-acre center and build it anew with the aid of a private developer's upfront funding - a plan that may rewrite the rules of urban development.
New York Times
April 9, 2011, 1pm PDT
Officials in Washington tend to agree that infrastructure problems are in dire need of attention. But amid turbulent economic times, will those problems get that attention?
National Journal
April 9, 2011, 11am PDT
The tiny mideast country of Qatar is a new hotbed of infrastructure activity and foreign investment, leading some to suggest that it will be the next place to take off in the region.
CNBC
April 8, 2011, 9am PDT
Climate change is expected to create major shifts in the amount of water and rainfall in cities in the near future. A recent symposium in Philadelphia on urban water delved into this emerging problem.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 8, 2011, 8am PDT
Canadian cities are facing major backlogs in terms of maintaining and updating infrastructure. Putting off the work is expected to cost cities billions.
The Vancouver Sun
April 8, 2011, 7am PDT
A "crazy idea" to remove an inner city freeway in Seoul, South Korea turned to reality. This piece tells the story about how this unlikely event came to be.
Grist
April 7, 2011, 11am PDT
Skyways in Minneapolis and St. Paul have been a major part of the two cities downtowns for years, but are also blamed for killing their streetlife. A new video competition challenged filmmakers to explore that dichotomy.
MinnPost
April 7, 2011, 8am PDT
According to Joe Peach of <em>This Big City</em>, London public transit finally got something right with its cycle hire scheme, now known as "Boris Bikes."
This Big City
April 7, 2011, 7am PDT
Jarrett Walker of Human Transit writes that car-pool rules need to be updated to effectively deal with congestion on the country's highways.
Human Transit