Infrastructure

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
April 7, 2011, 5am PDT
The concept of "traffic calming," in which urban streets are altered in order to make them feel slower for drivers is discussed in this video from Street Films.
StreetFilms.org
April 6, 2011, 1pm PDT
A small town in Michigan created a network of underground pipes to divert waste heat from its power plant to downtown streets and sidewalks. Today, the community benefits from sidewalks that remain clear and dry no matter how cold it gets.
Metropolis Magazine
April 5, 2011, 10am PDT
An executive of Majestic Realty, one of the developers bidding to construct an NFL stadium in Los Angeles, cited sprawl in the City of Industry as an advantage over AEG's proposal to build a stadium in downtown LA.
LA Streets Blog
April 5, 2011, 8am PDT
Rod Stevens, a business consultant specializing in urban ventures, compiled a list of the most common "silver bullet" solutions put in place by city leaders to address redevelopment over the past 60 years.
Urbanophile
April 4, 2011, 2pm PDT
An article posted on DC Streets Blog claims to explain the relationship between ad dollars from the automotive industry and the media's "bike backlash."
DC Streets Blog
April 4, 2011, 11am PDT
Streetsfilms pays a visit to Guangzhou, China, one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Guangzhou's bus rapid transit system opened in February of last year, and now carries 800,000 passengers a day.
TheCityFix.com
March 31, 2011, 6am PDT
Heze City police in the Shandong province of China recently aired accident footage from traffic cameras as a public service announcement to raise awareness for road safety.
TheCityFix.com
March 30, 2011, 2pm PDT
Google announced that it had chosen Kansas City, Kansas as the launching site for an experimental fiber-optic network with speeds of up to 1 Gb per second.
TechCrunch
March 30, 2011, 12pm PDT
This series of graphics shows which states do the most for bicycle commuters, and which states have the most bicycle commuters.
Fast Company
March 30, 2011, 11am PDT
Officials in Portland are keen to expand the city's streetcar system with a proposed $458 million extension project. But some questions about the project remain unanswered.
The Oregonian
March 29, 2011, 12pm PDT
Building sizes have been creeping upward for centuries, but green building expert Jason McLennan argues that smaller structures are better, more beautiful, and ecologically inevitable.
Yes!
March 28, 2011, 10am PDT
Stacy Passmore writes that public spaces "take on a different form and meaning in a West African city."
re:place Magazine
March 25, 2011, 12pm PDT
Last week, a bill was submitted to Congress to create an entity to "facilitate efficient investments and financing of infrastructure projects." Robert Puentes of the Brookings Institution explains how he thinks a natl. infrastructure bank could work.
Miller-McCune
March 25, 2011, 7am PDT
This visualization compares the costs of providing water in cities across the world, and shows how those costs have grown or shrank in recent years.
Kraeutli
March 24, 2011, 2pm PDT
This collection of city profiles looks at cities around the world that are making major improvements to the way they handle and provide water.
National Geographic
March 24, 2011, 8am PDT
The experience of rebuilding a streetcar line in New Orleans and the subsequent neighborhood growth that followed offers lessons to other cities considering streetcar plans, according to this piece from <em>Architect Magazine</em>.
Architect
March 23, 2011, 7am PDT
An aerial gondola system will be built over the Thames River in London ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The Architect's Journal