I came across this great report while working on a grant for a pop-up-park. The report helped me convey what I was looking to do to others in the office, as well as provided me with examples of other places that have been implementing similar … Continue reading Tactical URBANISM
I just came across this report from Edward J. Blakely, 2007 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. I used it in grad school for a few reports. Below is the abstract and a link to the full report. After the wacky weather this December and most of 2015, … Continue reading Urban Planning for Climate Change
After the attacks in Paris on 11/13/2015, many people have come to call for the US to restrict refugees from coming to America. A number of state governors are pandering to calls. More than a dozen US states say Syrian refugees are no longer welcome … Continue reading Refugees are Human Beings!
August 14, 2015 / 64(31);837-841 Jason Vargo, PhD1; Benjamin G. Gerhardstein, MPH2; Geoffrey P. Whitfield, PhD3; Arthur Wendel, MD3 Physical activity, including bicycling, is linked with multiple health benefits (1). However, although bicycles account for only about 1% of trips across all modes of transportation, on a per … Continue reading Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012 (CDC)
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE – Cities Safer by Design Summary: Connected and compact urban design. Cities can be safer when they have more compact and connected urban form that reduces the need for driving and fosters shorter trips. In a study from the United States, urban … Continue reading WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE – Cities Safer by Design