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Madison, WI is not afraid of density. Flickr photo from RethinkCollegePark.
Rethinking Public Participation for Smart Growth
In an interview conducted by Builder Magazine (via CityCaucus.com), American New Urbanist Andrés Duany, co-author of the recently released Smart Growth Manual, argues that public participation is one of the greatest impediments to smart growth. From the interview: “If you ...
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The Big Sur Land Trust announced earlier this month that they recieved a donated conservation easement on the 1,107-acre Colinas Ranch outside of Salinas, CA. The landowner was able to take advantage of a federal tax incentrive set to expire at the end of the year.
Major U.S. Conservation Incentive to Expire in Two Days!
The Land Trust Alliance (LTA), a major champion of land conservation and coalition of U.S. land trusts, is reporting the imminent expiration of one of the most significant incentives for the private donation of conservation easements, a tool that permanently ...
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Recognized for its new Macrobus BRT system, Guadalajara is one of the nominees for the 2010 Sustainable Transport Award. Photo by itdp.
2010 Sustainable Transport Awards: Nominees Announced
Last year, New York City became the first U.S. city to win the 2009 Sustainable Transport Award. As reported on EMBARQ.org, the city was recognized for its significant transport reforms, as a continuation of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030, a ...
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Big Ideas: Kill the Cul-De-Sac and Build Bicycle Highways
Big Ideas: Kill the Cul-De-Sac and Build Bicycle Highways
The New York Times’ Ninth Annual Year in Ideas report highlighted two great initiatives related to urban design and sustainability: Virginia Governor Tim Kaine’s strategy to kill the cul-de-sac and Copenhagen’s “bicycle highway” initiative. The Cul-de-sac Ban The cul-de-sac has ...
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More SeeClickFix Successes in DC
It has been fascinating experimenting with SeeClickFix over the past three months. While initially skeptical of the tool that claims to combine civic engagement, online social networking, and local politicos to fix real world problems, I’ve been amazed at the ...
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NYC BigApps Contest and Walkshed New York
NYC BigApps Contest and Walkshed New York
Check out this great competition that we came across called NYC BigApps. It launched in October and public voting began yesterday. The competition “will reward the developers of the most useful, inventive, appealing, effective, and commercially viable applications for delivering ...
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