Open Cities: New Media’s Role in Shaping Urban Policy
Open Cities: New Media’s Role in Shaping Urban Policy
Today and tomorrow, Next American City will be hosting a series of panel discussions on “Open Cities: New Media’s Role in Shaping Urban Policy.” EMBARQ Information & Innovation Director Rhys Thom will be presenting on how blogs like thecityfix.com inform ...
World Habitat Day: Planning for Our Urban Future
Today is World Habitat Day 2009! Join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and UN-HABITAT to advocate, educate and donate in support of raising awareness about shelter and urban development, including affordable housing, urban planning, governance, slum upgrading, ...
Vote to “Drive Innovation in Public Transport”
Vote to “Drive Innovation in Public Transport”
Through its Project 10 to the 100th, Google is committing $10 million to up to five promising ideas that will help change the world. To make sure that this money goes to “drive innovation in public transport,” vote now by ...
Bikestation Opens in D.C. to Warm Welcome from Bicycling Advocates
Bikestation comes to Washington, D.C. Photo by Rhys Thom.
The large bicycle helmet-shaped structure — a project that’s been in the works for six years — outside of Union Station finally opened to the public during a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning attended by a veritable “who’s who “of Washington’s ...
Bikestation Set to Roll Out With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Oct. 2
Bikestation Washington D.C. invitation
Bikestation is set to unveil its newest bicycle parking facility outside of Union Station on Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. The grand opening is hosted by Bikestation, the District Department of Transportation, and Bike and Roll. ...
Tracking Transportation Funds
Portland’s TriMet opened its MAX Green Line this September. Photo by sam_churchill.
The stimulus package, known formally as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, has raised hopes but also concerns about its potential effects on sustainable transportation. Will enough funds be allocated to transportation and energy projects? And will it ...
Vote to "Drive Innovation in Public Transport"
Through its Project 10 to the 100th, Google is committing $10 million to up to five promising ideas that will help change the world. To make sure that this money goes to “drive innovation in public transport,” vote now by ...
Persuading for Pedestrian Zones (Part 2)
Istiklal Caddesi by Tolga
(Read Part 1 of this post here.) ISTANBUL In Istanbul, waterways ruled strong over the seat of empires. The former Constantinople’s claim to fame came from its geography nestled among the world’s most strategic waterways. Once on land, merchants and ...
Persuading for Pedestrian Zones (Part 1)
M.V. Jantzen M Saturday Night on M Street
The flows of both traffic and history move in sometimes mysterious ways. At the turn of the 21st century, cities, such as D.C., clamored to integrate the amazing new technology of automobiles.  As most urban areas now choke on rapid ...
NYC's Bike Route Network: Bridging the Gaps
Coming from Los Angeles, New York City's bicycling infrastructure seems to shout fearless innovation, especially in the effort and artistry exerted to smartly bridge gaps in the city's bikeway networks.