Infrastructure

The tendency of transportation planning of the 20th and 21st centuries to negatively impact poor and minority populations received deep attention on national media outlets over the past few days.
52 min ago   Slate
The City of Villahermosa, Mexico, an oil industry town in Tabasco, is reclaiming space from the auto, rejuvenating their urban spaces, and on a more basic level, cleaning the water supply and modernizing their sewage systems.
Jun 25, 2012   The New York Times - Global Business
The city recently launched SFBetterStreets.org to be a central source of information to help residents with street improvements like traffic-calming, parklets, bike corrals, plantings, art installations, and sidewalk fixtures.
Jun 25, 2012   Streets Blog San Francisco
Douglas Coupland, most famous for authoring the book Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, is pitching a combined street lamp / wifi / cell phone tower to bring connectivity to Vancouver's streets.
Jun 25, 2012   National Post
In an effort to save money and to rationalize civic services, Detroit is going to be turning out the streetlights in "distressed" areas.
Jun 24, 2012   Toronto Star
The long-sought after demolition of Bronx's Sheridan Expressway hits obstacles as the City of New York now looks to save and retrofit it.
Jun 23, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Mike Lydon discusses "tactical urbanism", a DIY approach to planning that is sweeping the nation, and explains how communities are making lasting impacts at the grassroots level.
Jun 23, 2012   The Architect's Newspaper
Forever plagued with issues, from lack of funding to a lack of political support, Philadelphia's SEPTA mass-transit network is (again) on the verge of collapse.
Jun 22, 2012   Philadelphia City Paper
Nations like Denmark are leading the world in producing renewable energy. But the transition to renewables doesn’t just amount to the number of solar panels or wind turbines that can be built, it takes a smart grid to maximize their potential.
Jun 21, 2012   THE DIRT
While some may argue that an award-winning parking project is any that doesn't get built, the International Parking Institute has identified projects from across the country that have taken parking lot innovation to the next level.
Jun 20, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Nate Berg looks at one of the overlooked challenges emerging from the world's rapid urbanization - the rise in municipal solid waste. A new report documents the problem.
Jun 15, 2012   The Atlantic Cities