Infrastructure

May 11, 2011, 11am PDT
An article in <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> describes post-Katrina redevelopment plans and calls the city a lab for architecture and planning.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 10, 2011, 9am PDT
Philadelphia's water department has opened its first street made of porous pavement, which will help city streets safer by absorbing rain water.
philly.com
May 9, 2011, 2pm PDT
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.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
May 9, 2011, 11am PDT
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.
GOOD Magazine
May 7, 2011, 11am PDT
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.
The Mobile City
May 7, 2011, 7am PDT
<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.
Urban Omnibus
May 6, 2011, 9am PDT
After a first attempt fizzled in 2007, Toronto is launching a new bike sharing system.
Urban Toronto
May 6, 2011, 5am PDT
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.
This Big City
May 5, 2011, 7am PDT
Building wind farms in the ocean is an ideal way to generate electricity, but it's not so easy to get that energy back to shore efficiently. This article looks as a transmission project that could address that issue.
Popular Science
May 4, 2011, 12pm PDT
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of experts whether the U.S. needs more highways, and if they should or shouldn't be a major part of transportation funding in the near future.
National Journal
May 4, 2011, 8am PDT
This article from <em>The Economist</em> explains why America's transportation system is failing, and how the federal government's infrastructure funding mechanisms are contributing to the decline.
The Economist
May 3, 2011, 11am PDT
Public health researcher Anne Lusk argues that installing bike routes separate from motor vehicles will boost cycling and make compact communities work better.
New Urban Network
May 2, 2011, 5am PDT
Delhi is considering installing "pod cars," known in the U.S. as personal rapid transit or PRT, as a form of public transportation.
TheCityFix.com
April 29, 2011, 5am PDT
Infrastructure projects are lagging in Brazil, which is causing some to worry that the country won't be ready to host the 2014 World Cup.
The National
April 28, 2011, 11am PDT
Planners in Victoria, British Columbia, are proposing a new light rail line for the city. Despite its $1 billion price tag, the transit line is expected to see wide support.
CBC
April 27, 2011, 1pm PDT
As a growing number of communities study freeway removal, what if the decision was no longer controversial? In Long Beach, California, two city-owned freeways carry less traffic than some neighborhood streets. Would anyone notice if they were gone?
Long Beach Post
April 26, 2011, 10am PDT
Smart growth proponents are fighting a New Jersey transit agency plan that would lease out dozens of parking facilities to private operators for 30 to 50 years.
New Urban Network
April 26, 2011, 8am PDT
An article in <em>City Journal</em> praises Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to defund California's redevelopment agencies at a time when the state faces a $26 billion deficit. The author writes that the agencies are wasteful and ineffective.
City Journal
April 26, 2011, 7am PDT
Writing for <em>Grist</em>, Elly Blue explains that part of the solution to the oil/energy crisis in the United States is to approach the issue as a transportation issue, not a geopolitical one. She especially advocates for increased bike use.
Grist
April 26, 2011, 5am PDT
The completed <em>Madrid Rio Project</em> will transform a highway into a large urban park, and is just part of the ambitious agenda of Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, an agenda that earned him the nickname "the pharaoh."
Sustainable Cities Collective