In the UK, the non-profit Sustrans is pioneering a community-based method to reclaim streets from high-speed traffic and make neighborhoods safer and more sociable places. Called "DIY Streets," the program brings neighbors together to help them redesign their streets in a way that puts people, safety, and streetlife first. So far, individual streets have benefited [...]
18 Posts Tagged as: Urban Planning
Groups in the Bronx build greenways and community.
Curitiba has become a city well known for inventive urban planning and affordable (to the user and the city) public transportation. This video illustrates how Curitiba's public transportation system operates.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti muses about the benefits of a proposed urban park in San Fransisco's historic North Beach neighborhood.
In this Streetfilms look at San Francisco's Market Street we talk to cyclists, advocates, users, planners, and decision makers about what is wrong with the space (and how they might fix it.)
Danish livable streets maestro Jan Gehl, grabbed a table in New York City's new wonderful public space, Madison Square, to chat with Streetsblog's Editor-in-chief Aaron Naparstek.
See how one community organized to create a plan for safer, healthier and more livable streets and public spaces.
Portland, Oregon's Depave.org leads an asphalt removing project to kick off the World Carfree Conference. Depave.org will continue to work with Goldsmith Properties to transform this now asphalt-free site into a community greenspace. Once completed, the site will be used to educate the public about pavement removal and storm water drainage management.
In the last 15 years, the city of Melbourne has altered its landscape with more car-free spaces, wider sidewalks, greener streets, eclectic cafes, public art and a bustling pedestrian haven where people relate more to their environment
What can we learn from a city with a population of 12 million plus people, 2.4 million cars and at least 100,000 new vehicles each year? We talk with Urban Planner, Kevser Üstündag.
Davis, California is the only Platinum bike city in the U.S. Come see why.
The Project for Public Spaces recently led a Brooklyn Placemaking workshop in which fifty members of the community met to brainstorm ideas of how to make Grand Army Plaza safer, more accessible, greener, and people-oriented.
Former BogotÃ¡ mayor Enrique PeÃ±alosa discusses his amazing success transforming BogotÃ¡ into a livable city for cyclists and pedestrians.
Innovative thinking in Portland has produced a new street design which emphasizes community use.
Portland, Oregon communities fight to successfully defeat construction the Mt. Hood Freeway.
Removing the Embarcadero Freeway enabled miles of public space to be reclaimed for pedestrian boulevards, parks, waterfront access points and other people friendly places.
As mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Enrique Penalosa accomplished remarkable changes of monumental proportions for the people of his country in just three years.
Residents and neighborhood leaders of GAPCO evaluate how traffic conditions could be improved for pedestrians.