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Archive for the ‘Urban Planning’ Category

Hip Hop Architecture Camp Soundtrack

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Hip Hop Architecture Camp Soundtrack

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp was created by The Hip Hop Architect and is an initiative of The Urban Arts Collective with the mission is to introduce traditionally marginalized or underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning and economic development through the lens of Hip Hop culture. The initiative allows students and community members to engage in re-mixing the visions for their communities and neighborhoods in ways that are culturally relevant, sustaining, and responsive during an intensive one week camp. The one week camps are structure for four different learning levels; grades 4-6, middle school, high school and college.

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Smart Cities NYC ’17: Powered by People

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Smart Cities NYC 2017 - Powered by People

Smart Cities NYC ’17: Powered by People (May 3-6) will convene global mayors, CTOs, CIOs, and private sector and NGO leaders to explore how innovation and smart infrastructure are transforming cities, improving urban life, and creating more inclusive economies. The groundbreaking SCNYC17 conference and expo will be hosted at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard with our multi-sector sponsors and partners, including Microsoft, Smart Dubai, and Cities for Life, among others.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Erica Brennes, Video Marketing Manager, moovel US, and Co-Creator of Transit Trends

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Erica Brennes on The Infra Blog

“I think we keep the show so that it could be interesting for my mom to watch, but also can still be interesting for someone who is in the industry to watch, because we know—and I know, as a former traffic anchor—people love to talk about transportation. They love to talk about traffic. If you check out some of the comments, it’s a place for people go to talk about these various topics and for us to engage in either our users or our clients or industry experts or…students. So it’s a platform for people to engage in this conversation and learn about what’s trending in transportation.”

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Fall River, MA: 2017 ACEC Massachusetts Grand Conceptor Award Winner

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Fall River, MA: 2017 ACEC Massachusetts Grand Conceptor Award Winner

Welcoming significant enhancements to pedestrian and bike accommodations and improved local and regional vehicular connections—the MassDOT Route 79 and I-195 Interchange Project undertaken by the Barletta Heavy/O&G Joint Venture and VHB has broken down barriers between downtown communities and their waterfront resources in Fall River, MA.

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2017 Great Places in America: Suggest Your Favorite Place

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
2017 Great Places in America: Suggest Your Favorite Place

Nominations are now being accepted through May 10 for 2017’s Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods, and Great Public Spaces. APA will recognize this year’s Great Places during National Community Planning Month in October. planning.org/greatplaces

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Streetfilms: What it was like to bike in NYC 15 years ago (bikeTV)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Streetfilms: What it was like to bike in NYC 15 years ago (bikeTV)

Back in January 2002, I recorded my commute and what it was like to ride in our very best existing – but mostly troubled – bike lanes in NYC. The footage is amazing showing how frustrating it used to be!

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Transportation Performance Measures: 2017 Survey

Monday, February 13th, 2017
Transportation for America - TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Among a range of interesting findings, we discovered that the majority of the MPOs surveyed (75 percent) are already using performance measures in some fashion. However, there is significant room for improvement in how they use them — only 30 percent of all MPOs utilize performance measures to evaluate specific projects for inclusion in the fiscally constrained five-year plans that govern all short-term spending.

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Freeways Without Futures

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Freeways without Futures

Since the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, America has spent billions to create the Interstate Highway System—an ongoing march of construction and investment that has fundamentally reshaped our regions, cities, towns, and rural places. That same highway infrastructure, however, came as a blight on urban neighborhoods, with disastrous consequences for cities.

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Empty Spaces: Real Parking Needs at Five TODs

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Estimated vehicle trips versus actual vehicle trips

The goal of this study was to determine how much less parking is required at transit-oriented developments (TODs) and how many fewer vehicle trips are generated than standard industry estimates. It is clear that TODs require less parking than development without transit, or transit without development. This study sought to gather information about how much parking is used at TOD to help developers and engineers make more-informed decisions in the future.

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Future City Competition Overview

Monday, January 30th, 2017
Future City Competition Overview

Watch our new video all about the Future City Competition. Learn more and register today at futurecity.org!

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