Dan Douglas was, until recently, chief downtown planner and director of the Urban Design Council in Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina.
“If the commission and the office are allowed to atrophy beyond their already compromised condition, the entire state planning process — and everything it has stood for over the past 22 years —
Where Transportation Engineers go to recover, reform and change the world: Streetsblog on CNU's Transportation SummitSubmitted by Filmanowicz on Fri, 10/09/2009 - 2:44pm
There are precious few places where transportation engineers, planners, government officials and developers break out of their silos and actually cooperate in creating transportation systems that actu
I'm working on a project in the Houston region, and we're interested in going for LEED-ND certification. I've run into a problem, however, and I was wondering if anyone had constructive thoughts on what we might be able to do about it. We're land planners primarily, and haven't done any LEED work in the past.
On this tour you will examine Portland's small block pedestrian-friendly residential neighborhoods and main streets within walking distances.
Has your town caught a bad case of wide streets, placelessness, energy inefficiency & sedentary lifestyles? Here's your remedySubmitted by Filmanowicz on Thu, 10/08/2009 - 9:43am
In 1977 the Portland Transit Mall was the first Portland structure to receive national and international recognition for design excellence since Pietro Belluschi’s 1948 Equitable building.
CNU 2009 Transportation Summit Tour: Bike Portland with Original Portland Network Planner, Mia Birk!!!Submitted by nathan.ziccarelli on Thu, 10/08/2009 - 8:46am
Can we transform and adapt a large, car-oriented city into one in which cycling is an integral part of daily life?” Since 1993, Mia Birk has been attempting to answer that question.
CNU 2009 Transportation Summit: Stroll Portland’s Green Streets November 4th with Leading Experts...Submitted by nathan.ziccarelli on Wed, 10/07/2009 - 8:23pm
Come join us on this fascinating tour held by The Congress for the New Urbanism, where we will assess Portland’s multi-modal streets and networks.
Today's Washington Post has a round-up of President Obama's efforts to make sure cities and