Snow

Sierra Nevada Melted

Remembering the Weather of Winters Past

The measurable effects of climate change are a tangible reminder of trends over time that otherwise can be hard to recall.

February 14, 2020 - Outside

Brookline, Massachusetts

Winter Friday Fun: A Map of the Best Sledding Spots

There's a map of Boston that points out all the best sledding spots. It seems like there are millions of kids living in other parts around the country that could benefit from a sledding map of their hometown.

December 6, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Winter Storm

Editorial: Toronto’s Snow Clearing Plan Isn’t Fair

The city’s plan for dealing with snow and ice on sidewalks this winter doesn't address past problems and won't meet the needs of residents, say critics.

November 5, 2019 - The Star

Snow bike

New Equipment and Staff for 'Non-Motorized Trail' Snow Removal Acquired in D.C.

A common wintertime compliant about snow removal for cars taking priority over bike lanes and sidewalks might be a little less common this winter.

November 20, 2018 - WTOP

Snow Removal

Minneapolis Considers Drastic Action to Clear Snow-Blocked Sidewalks

Minneapolis is stepping up enforcement of snow removal scofflaws and considering taking on the job of clearing sidewalks in the name of walkability.

November 6, 2018 - Star Tribune

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Pittsburgh Hoping to Improve its Winter Storm Recovery Efforts

The city of Pittsburgh is responding to complaints by residents of poor road conditions after snow and ice coated the city's rad this week.

January 18, 2018 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bighorn Sheep

The 'Wide-Ranging Ecological Downside' of Road Salt

A study from the USGS using five decades of data shows salinity and alkalinity are up in waterways across the United States.

January 17, 2018 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Minneapolis

D.C.-Style Snow Disruption of Buses in Minneapolis

In a city that prides itself on toughing out cold, snowy winters, a bad delay from a few inches of snow is cause for anger and confusion.

February 9, 2017 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Portland Snow Day

Portland Has a Bad Snow Day

Following in the footsteps of the "snowmageddon" events experienced by Atlanta in January 2014, Portland, Oregon had a surprising amount of difficulty with a small amount of snow this week.

December 15, 2016 - AP via OPB

Street Snow

Untouched Snow Reveals Street Usage

Those who promote safe streets often complain of streets that are too wide, wasting space and promoting reckless speeds. In chilly Calgary, undisturbed snow shows just how much street area is completely unused.

December 14, 2016 - Sneckdown Calgary

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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.