Infrastructure

February 22, 2011, 8am PST
Plans to use western rivers to transport oil production equipment are butting against environmentalists' concerns over endangered salmon.
The New York Times
February 21, 2011, 5am PST
Construction is nearing completion on the longest railway tunnel in the world.
National Geographic
February 18, 2011, 5am PST
The idea of a federal infrastructure bank has been floating around Washington for years, and has recently gathered significant support. But with debates underway about the federal budget, some wonder whether the idea stands a chance.
National Journal
February 17, 2011, 11am PST
Salt Lake City, Utah has rapidly expanded its public transit system. In this Q&A, Mayor Ralph Becker talks about making those investments and how well they have worked.
U.S. News And World Report
February 17, 2011, 10am PST
A new book suggests that airports can be the driving factor that creates vibrant global cities in the future. This review from <em>Metropolis</em> holds some doubts.
Metropolis
February 17, 2011, 6am PST
Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced that he will refuse $2.4 billion from the federal government to complete the Tampa-Orlando Intercity Rail Project.
the transport politic
February 16, 2011, 2pm PST
When you look at Obama's $3.73 trillion, 2012 budget proposal, with EPA down 11% and HUD down 16%, one department stands out - transportation, increasing 68%. Yonah Freemark looks at some of the details in his transportation budget proposal.
theTransportPolitic
February 15, 2011, 12pm PST
A prototype bike path is being built in Amsterdam. When complete, it will combine the best aspects of earth-friendly transportation and eco-friendly energy, say the project's developers.
WebEcoist.com
February 15, 2011, 7am PST
Climate change and sea level rise are expected to increase the amount of major storm events worldwide. For coastal parts of New York City, the effects could be catastrophic. The city is trying to plan now for the storms to come.
WNYC
February 14, 2011, 5am PST
A Charleston environmental group has suggested an alternative to a proposed expansion of Interstate 526 which solves the congestion problem with refinements to local streets and costs half the price.
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
February 13, 2011, 11am PST
"Intelligent cities" is picking up steam as the new buzzword in planning and a potentially game-changing way of using data to drive decisions. But we need to be sure we don't lose the human intelligence in planning.
Next American City
February 11, 2011, 12pm PST
Could the 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater that New Yorkers produce daily be an asset?
The New York Times
February 11, 2011, 8am PST
One plan to build a tunnel under the Hudson River from New Jersey to New York was killed by Governor Chris Christie, but New Jersey's senators have gotten behind a new plan to do the same thing.
The New York Times
February 9, 2011, 8am PST
Long-held plans for a new bridge over the Columbia River between Portland and Vancouver, Washington, have been thrown out by a panel of experts who have suggested cheaper alternatives.
The Oregonian
February 9, 2011, 7am PST
San Francisco will host the America's Cup yacht race in 2013. Some in the city argue that the event could provide a good opportunity for the city to make major investments in projects that last long after the event.
Streetsblog San Francisco
February 9, 2011, 6am PST
Governor's Island is likely the next major waterfront area in New York City to be converted into a public space. Designers and planners are starting to think about what form it could and should take.
Places
Blog post
February 8, 2011, 3pm PST

Having read articles lately on Planetizen and elsewhere on how the "fresh new concept” of Intelligent Cities is replacing the stale old term "smart growth", I was moved to write a comment regarding the latest such article which compared smart growth to urban renewal in terms of its stale-dated coolness, and suggested that smart growth may be passé because of its successful take-over of main-stream thought and practice.

Brent Toderian
February 8, 2011, 2pm PST
The town of Cranston, Rhode Island came to the realization that hundreds of stop signs -- almost a third of the stop signs in town -- were not installed by the city. Are these the work of a rogue urban planner?
Lowering the Bar
February 8, 2011, 7am PST
NJ's two U.S. Senators collaborated with Amtrak to propose an alternative to the Access to the Region's Core tunnel that N.J. Gov. Chris Christie canceled in Oct. 7. Unlike ARC, the Gateway tunnel will lead directly into Penn Station.
The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
February 5, 2011, 9am PST
The Vauban District in southern Germany is a small community built around a green transportation scheme, but it has become much more: a model of cooperative decision-making, sustainability and eco-planning.
The Cereplast Blog