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August 3, 2011, 12pm PDT
A post at ASLA's <em>The Dirt</em> predicts that the next "crisis" to be debated in Congress will be that of the need for a comprehensive transportation bill to repair this country's "vulnerable infrastructure."
THE DIRT
August 3, 2011, 11am PDT
The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a traveling exhibition that will visit nine cities in the next six years, providing a public space to explore the challenges of today's cities.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 22, 2011, 6am PDT
The head of the New York MTA, Jay Walder, is leaving to take charge of a private transportation company in Hong Kong.
The New York Times
July 21, 2011, 2pm PDT
In a post at <em>Project for Public Spaces</em> a politician from Spokane, WA is quoted as saying the way municipal governments could spur job growth is by building public spaces where people want to live, work, shop and invest.
Project For Public Spaces
July 21, 2011, 12pm PDT
Each year <em>Walk Score</em> ranks the top cities for walking, according to its own walk score methodology. In 2011, NYC placed #1. See the rest of the top 10!
Walk Score
July 15, 2011, 12pm PDT
A post at The Polis Blog asks the question, "how might Cambridge Crude change cities?"
The Polis Blog
July 15, 2011, 9am PDT
According to this piece from CivSource, US cities have fallen considerably behind other developed world cities when it comes to broadband accessibility. The influence of private sector "incumbents" is to blame, writes the author.
CivSource
July 15, 2011, 8am PDT
On Wednesday, LA Metro started the process of soliciting proposals for the redevelopment of the 42 acres of land it owns around Union Station.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 15, 2011, 6am PDT
In a piece from <em>The Atlantic</em> Richard Florida discusses the factors that shape Americans' commuting patterns. Some of his assertions are counter to commonly accepted explanations for commuting behaviors.
The Atlantic
July 8, 2011, 10am PDT
Leading urban thinkers weigh-in on a debate of the merits of European and US approaches to urban planning, with a specific focus on the place of automobiles in cities. Ed Glaeser, Ellen Dunham-Jones, and Sam Staley are among the contributors.
The New York Times