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so you’re looking for an urbanism podcast

November 14, 2012

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I’m a libertarian urbanist, and I care about…

October 28, 2012

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Election season is upon us so it’s time to transcribe some stereotypical partisan voices in my head. I’m a Libertarian urbanist and I care about job creation, that national debt, the role of government, and energy and the environment. JOB CREATION My friends and I started an online marketing business and then published a book […]

I’m a republican urbanist, and I care about…

October 27, 2012

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Election season is upon us so it’s time to transcribe some stereotypical partisan voices in my head. I’m a Republican urbanist and I care about job creation, that national debt, the role of government, and energy and the environment. JOB CREATION Government shouldn’t grow to create more jobs. I want to see more Americans working […]

I’m a democrat urbanist, and I care about…

October 26, 2012

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Election season is upon us so it’s time to transcribe some stereotypical partisan voices in my head. I’m a Democrat urbanist and I care about job creation, that national debt, the role of government, and energy and the environment. JOB CREATION I don’t mind if jobs are created by the expansion of government agencies. I want to see […]

3 reasons to explore road privatization

October 25, 2012

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Americans are bombarded with rhetoric about the country’s failing transportation infrastructure. We hear horror stories about crumbling bridges, eroded pavement on highways, and a lack of sidewalks connecting communities. Peel away the partisan talking points and there is a common thread among most lobbying efforts: Government will own and operate some or all of the […]

a failure to meet federal standards

August 27, 2012

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From the Federal Highway Administration… A livable community is one in which people have multiple, convenient transportation and housing options as well as destinations easily accessible to people traveling in and out of cars. They also give this quick history… Livability builds off existing resources, policies, and programs: Context Sensitive Solutions Scenario Planning Planning and […]

evolution of highway decision making

February 19, 2012

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From the FHWA archives: “Risking Success Through Flexible Design“. Over the past decade, through conferences, training, and new partnerships, FHWA and its partners have been working to bridge knowledge gaps and enable transportation planners and engineers to design with flexibility and employ context sensitive approaches with greater confidence and regularity. Understanding this evolving landscape of […]

the planner’s great anti-planner

February 18, 2012

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The City Builder Book Club is reading The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. 50 years after its original publication, planners still have much to learn about meddling. So many of the challenges we’re trying to overcome in cities and suburbs originated from professionals fighting against a free market for the […]

redefine your street capacity

February 11, 2012

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“Street capacity” is usually defined as the amount of moving vehicles that can be pumped through in a given period of time. Here’s another definition for street capacity: the performance of a street; a measurement of a street’s ability to maximize economic development and livability consistent with its context. In other words, what is a […]

deadly duo: traffic prediction + LOS metrics

February 7, 2012

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Gary Toth (@eltotho) crams loads of user-friendly education about transportation planning into this article from PPS. He kicks off with a description of the deadly duo: travel projection models and level of service performance metrics. And for the fellow geeks who can’t get enough of this stuff, here’s a bonus video: Toth interviewed by Streetsblog […]