Streets

A look at how streets affect health, social interaction, and economic development by Marissa Reilly, a Berkeley-based urban planner and Lillian Jacobson, a master’s candidate at MIT.
Aug 13, 2014   UrbDeZine
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
The Wall Street Journal reports on an extensive street redesign plan in New York City to be completed by 2030. The plan is aimed at an especially dangerous area.
Aug 21, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
<em>Greater Greater Washington</em>'s Daniel Nairn wanted a planning-related poster for his wall. So he created one (admittedly nerdy) poster comparing the various grids of American cities.
Jun 3, 2010   Greater Greater Washington
A variety of road and streetscape improvement projects in San Francisco are reviving the city's streets. But now, the city has to ask itself whether it wants to keep paying for these improvements.
May 16, 2010   San Francisco Bay Guardian
Portland's "Green Streets" program is becoming a new tourist attraction in the city, which officials from other cities are visiting to learn from the Pacific Northwest's model water treatment infrastructure.
Mar 30, 2010   USA Today
In Seattle, the street names were settled a century ago. Naming alleys and other unnamed civic features is a way to reclaim urban spaces and enhance heritage. Kurt Cobain Way, anyone?
Mar 17, 2010   Crosscut
"Woonerf" is a Dutch word for streets that mix cars and people, but with pedestrians as the dominant mode. Toronto planners are using the concept in their plans for the West Don Lands neighborhood.
Mar 16, 2010   The Toronto Star
Despite the economic downturn, a new skyscraper is rising in Oklahoma City. A suite of street improvements are also one their way.
Feb 1, 2010   The New York Times