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Archive for the ‘Urban Planning’ Category

NYC: A Deep Dive Into the East Side Access Project

Friday, June 17th, 2016
NYC: A Deep Dive Into the East Side Access Project

The East Side Access project will link the Long Island Railroad to New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Projected to be completed in 2022, it required construction of about eight miles’ worth of tunneling in Manhattan and Queens.

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AASHTO: Bike Month 2016 Recap

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
AASHTO: Bike Month 2016 Recap

Established in 1956, National Bike Month which is celebrated every May in the United States, gives individuals and organizations the opportunity to highlight the many ways bicycling benefits people and communities. In this Transportation TV retrospective we look back at National Bike Month 2016. Our video begins in the nation’s capital and take you on a tour of several states to show you the importance of bicycling to departments of transportation –aimed at building multimodal transportation systems. Biking gives citizens greater travel and recreation options and it leads to healthier more livable communities.

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Saratoga Springs, NY: It’s Time for Bike Lanes

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Saratoga Springs, NY: It’s Time for Bike Lanes

A short movie about Broadway in Saratoga Springs and how bike lanes can be added to greatly provide a safe and less stressful space for bike riders.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Congressman Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 3rd District

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Congressman Earl Blumenauer on The Infra Blog

A lifelong resident of Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) has devoted his entire career to public service. Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996, Mr. Blumenauer has created a unique role as Congress’ chief spokesperson for Livable Communities: places where people are safe, healthy and economically secure.

“It’s not particularly headline grabbing unless there’s a system failure, but it is past time that we force this issue in every community. There is no substitute for engaging people in a very specific analysis of what happens in their own backyard and what the benefits are for getting this right.”

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Washington, DC: What Could Benning Road Look Like?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Washington, DC: What Could Benning Road Look Like?

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San Francisco: A Trip Down Market Street, 1906 – With Sound!

Monday, May 30th, 2016
San Francisco: A Trip Down Market Street, 1906 – With Sound!

A Trip Down Market Street, 1906 – With Sound!

Historic pre-earthquake San Francisco, 1906, with full sound design.

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Video Series: The Disappearing West

Friday, May 20th, 2016
Video Series: The Disappearing West

Every 2.5 minutes, the American West loses a football field worth of natural area to human development. This project maps a rapidly changing landscape, explores what is being lost, and profiles a new movement for conservation that is gaining ground.

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Paying for Local Infrastructure in a New Era of Federalism

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Paying for local infrastructure in a new era of federalism

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES
Most cities are limited in terms of the number and scope of infrastructure funding tools. Cities also face additional implementation hurdles like county administration overlays and voter approval requirements. Of course, cities are marrying the tools explored here with others, but a patchwork of tactics will only take them so far. Cities need a more deliberate approach that recognizes the central role of infrastructure in the success of our nation’s economic engines…This report presents a state-by-state analysis and comparison of the local tools to fund infrastructure, including local option taxes and fees, such as sales taxes, fuel taxes and motor vehicle fees, as well as emerging mechanisms like state infrastructure banks and public-private partnerships.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Janette Sadik-Khan, Author, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Janette Sadik-Khan - Photo by Olugbenro Photgraphy

Janette Sadik-Khan recently published Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, an empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning our cities, from a pioneer in the movement for safer, more livable streets.

“What we’ve seen is that people really want to be in places, whether they’re young or old, that are safe, that are fun, where the quality of life is good and they’ve got lots of ways to get around that don’t involve driving…I think that what we need to do is also update our cities and update our streets to reflect the way that people want to use them.”

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Bridging the Divide: Connecting People to Opportunity

Monday, May 16th, 2016
Bridging the Divide: Connecting People to Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Transportation is working to expand access to opportunity for all Americans.

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