Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure

A busy urban street is seen from the vantage point offered by looking straight down from the top of a high-rise.

Considering Geographic Equity

What do we owe poor cities?

February 6, 2022 - Angie Schmitt

People on bikes and pedestrians using the Southside Trail at Pittsburgh Yards in Atlanta.

Southside Trail Takes Atlanta's Beltline to the Next Level

Doubters questioned whether Atlanta had the political will to bring the Beltline to the Southside. The city overcame those doubts last week.

October 17, 2021 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bridge Bike Lane

The Post-Bikelash Era?

Building protected bike lanes in Canada isn't as controversial as it once was. Maybe there's hope for the United States?

October 7, 2021 - The Globe and Mail

Congestion

What Will It Take for the U.S. to Kick the Car Habit?

Government played a big role in creating the car-centric United States that exists today. Climate change requires that government take the lead in reducing automobile dominance.

September 14, 2021 - Vox

Metrorail Station Area

Quality Bike Infrastructure Saved Lives During the Pandemic, Study Says

Evidence from Arlington, Virginia.

August 12, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Tilikum Crossing

A Game-Changing Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Opens in Portland

A bridge in the works since the 1970s marks significant progress for active transportation in Portland, Oregon.

June 10, 2021 - Bike Portland

Manhattan, New York City, New York

The Once and Future Park Avenue Promenade

The debate about whether the pedestrian-oriented changes made to the New York City streetscape during the pandemic should be permanent has a high-profile battleground on Park Avenue.

May 5, 2021 - The New York Times

Transportation Planning

North Portland in Motion Launches with Goals to Improve Walking, Biking, and Transit

The Portland Bureau of Transportation continues its work of drafting transportation plans targeted to specific geographic corners of the city,

April 14, 2021 - BikePortland

Looking down from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway runs vertically through the skyline to the Washington Monument by Rudolf Siemering.

Philadelphia Seeks Proposals to Pedestrianize Ben Franklin Parkway

The city hopes for "transformative" solutions to reinvigorate the auto-centric parkway and create safer paths for people walking and biking.

March 14, 2021 - WHYY

Pedestrian Infrastructure

Resources for Safe, Convenient Pedestrian and Bike Infrastructure

Despite the stated goals of state and federal agencies to encourage active modes of transportation, there's still a long way to go to make sure that all cities and communities have safe, convenient sidewalks and bike lanes.

January 17, 2021 - National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

International Real Estate Strategies and Deal Negotiation

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.