Two years ago, Georgia Sheridan and Amber Hawkes wrote a series of articles for Planetizen on how cities were "rethinking the streetspace." Revisiting the same cities today, they discovered significant advances in street planning, and some new challenges as well. Exclusive
Jul 21, 2011 By
Walkability guru Dan Burden's long-preached message of pedestrian-focused planning is increasingly becoming policy in cities across the country.
Jun 22, 2011 The Washington Post
In response to Chicago's recent naming of a street in honor of Oprah Winfrey, late night TV host Conan O'Brien has suggested having his own street in L.A., along with various streetscape improvements.
Jun 17, 2011 Curbed LA
Chuck Wolfe focuses on the role of the urban corner, terming it "the central place of urban life".
Jun 13, 2011 The Huffington Post
As aging populations grow, more cities and design organizations are looking at how to make streets safer for older residents.
May 25, 2011 NPR
This interactive map from <em>The New York Times</em> overlays historic maps with modern-day maps of the city, and shows how the city and its street grid has developed.
Mar 23, 2011 The New York Times
One woman in Lansing, Michigan has started a walking mission to explore and document every stretch of street in her city -- a total of more than 400 miles.
Feb 10, 2011 Lansing State Journal
This piece from <em>Next American City</em> looks at plans to dramatically rework streetscapes in Boston, and cheers the effort.
Jan 19, 2011 Next American City
Charles Marohn is a traffic engineer. Despite years of training and millenia of precedents, Marohn now feels that the common practice of traffic engineering is creating bad and even unsafe streets.
Nov 23, 2010 Strong Towns
The city of Indianapolis is using its hosting duties for the 2012 Super Bowl to rework one of its main streets into a new public space.
Sep 21, 2010 The Architect's Newspaper