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A new study indicates that the safest urban streets have lanes that measure 10-10.5 feet wide. Narrower and wider lanes have higher crash frequencies, and wider lanes have higher crash severity.
4 hours ago   Streetsblog USA
In urban street design, a new movement known as 'shared spaces' has been emerging. This new movement "aims to reduce the dominance of cars by getting people and vehicles to share the road space," according to Walkonomics.
Nov 30, 2011   This Big City
The Carnegie Endowment's Shin-pei Tsay and Deborah Gordon expose five common myths and reveal three important facts on the 18.4 cent federal gas tax and present their solution to maintaining and improving America’s transportation infrastructure.
Nov 25, 2011   CNN Opinion
Good planning is attracting young hipsters to cities throughout the world, writes Christopher F. Schuetze.
Nov 22, 2011   International Herald Tribune via New York Times
Planetizen’s tenth annual list of the best books in urban planning, design and development ranges from a crowdsourced compendium of ideas for upgrading New York City's built environment to a personal report from the streets of Karachi. Exclusive
Nov 21, 2011  By Michael Dudley
The retail chains have each announced expansion plans for next year, even as many businesses are closing stores.
Nov 21, 2011   Retail Traffic Magazine
Locals expressed fear and resistance over a revision to Chattanooga, Tennessee's urban growth plan.
Nov 20, 2011   Chatanooga Times Free Press
A study conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the 1990s found that living in poor neighborhoods can actually hurt your health.
Nov 19, 2011   TheCityFix.com
A new report predicts how - and where - we'll be living in the near future, and where planners and developers should focus.
Nov 19, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
The Big Map Blog features - well, big maps.
Nov 17, 2011   The Big Map Blog
It's a new thought process driven by landscape architects that takes infrastructure that was previously single-use and turns it to multiple uses such as stormwater runoff and social equity.
Nov 14, 2011   The Atlantic Cities