Transportation

#CNU17 In Search of a Vision for High-Speed Rail

Here's a change New Urbanists can believe in: The new stimulus program gives 40 percent of the transportation money to rail, and only 60 percent to highways. This is a real shift ... read more »

NY Times: Industry Fears U.S. May Quit New Car Habit

Americans’ desire — and need — for new cars may be cooling. “Something had to change,” he added. “You just can’t keep going with that many cars.”Lifestyles have changed, too. ... read more »

The Geography of Carbon Emissions from Driving, with Maps

The Center for Neighborhood Technology is releasing today a new series of GIS-based maps show ... read more »

NatGeo Surveys Countries' Transit Use: Guess Who Comes In Last

Americans are far less likely to use public transportation than residents of other countries, according to the National Geographic Society's 2009 Greendex report. ... read more »

Maybe George Will Should Stick to Writing About Baseball

After fumbling over climate change science in recent months, George Will gives transportation design and the built environment similar treatment ... read more »

Camden N.J Light Rail Plans Finally On Track

Gov. Jon S. ... read more »

The Stream of Consciousness

e2 is an ongoing PBS series about the economies of being environmentally conscious. e2 transport featured one on the freeway teardown in Seoul, South Korea.... read more »

Considering the role of density in smart growth and urbanism

Later this week, I am going to be participating with my friend David Dixon and marketing whiz Laurie Volk in a seminar on development density at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Archite ... read more »

Property Value Theory - Some useful terminology and observations on urban property values

I've been developing a theory and some terminology that I find very helpful in explaining urbanism to developers, city officials, and others who "don't get it." Here's the gist of it, at the end you can find a link to my blog if you'd like to read a bit more. ... read more »

Freeway Loops or Street Networks?

Mary Newsom of the Charlotte Observer, writing on her blog "The Naked City", posted this thorough argument agai ... read more »