Pedestrian-Friendly

Yonge Street Toronto

Pedestrian-Friendly Makeover of a Busy Toronto Street Stops Short of the Car-Free Ideal

The yongeTOmorrrow project is heading toward the finish line with widespread support from advocates, but a few want the plan to go one step further.

January 19, 2021 - Toronto Star

Oslo Street

In Oslo, Streets for People, Not Cars

New measures will greatly reduce vehicle traffic in the city center as Oslo moves to put pedestrians, cyclists, and air quality before cars.

December 25, 2018 - The New York Times

Havana

In Pictures: Havana's Public Spaces

The recent thaw in U.S. relations with Cuba, as well as President Obama's visit last month, have spurred conversations about Havana's future. Its public spaces are worn, but they're busy and well-designed.

April 3, 2016 - Project For Public Spaces

Drive Through

Controversy Over Drive-Throughs in Minneapolis Gains National Attention

A proposal in Minneapolis would restrict the development of drive-throughs, in pedestrian-friendly parts of the city, as a safety measure for all non-car users of the street.

February 12, 2016 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

No Walking

How the Media 'Walk-Shames' Pedestrians

Innocent until proven guilty—unless you're a pedestrian in the court of opinion.

September 17, 2015 - Streets MN

Klyde Warren Park

The Google Street View Perspective on Public Space Transformations

A recent trend in returning the use of streets and other public space to the use of humans and other modes of transportation other than the car is more striking with some historical perspective.

September 2, 2015 - Tech Insider

Indianapolis Puts Design Ideas to the Test With Pedestrian-Friendly Pilot Project

As it works to gather the $60 million necessary to implement permanent changes to Monument Circle, Indianapolis is testing ideas for how to make the location more pedestrian friendly.

September 2, 2015 - Streetsblog USA

Controversy Emerges Over Chicago's Polka Dot Intersection

Local residents are upset with the effects of the placemaking installment in Chicago, opened this spring—namely slower traffic and a polka dot color scheme. An article in DNAinfo points out that slowing traffic was kind of the point.

July 1, 2015 - DNAinfo Chicago

Pedestrian Overpass

Walkability 'Growing Pains' in Los Angeles

By many estimates, a city known for its pedestrian unfriendliness is developing pockets of local walkability. Minor disputes over pedestrian rights may add up to something bigger.

May 15, 2015 - CityLab

Japan Shared Space

On the Pros and Cons of Driveways

Whether driveways are anti-urban or 'anti-pedestrian' depends on how we segregate street uses. As shared spaces where they cross sidewalks, driveways inform the wider question: what makes for a good street?

May 13, 2015 - Urban Kchoze

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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.