PlannersWeb Editor Wayne Senville continues his reflections on Portland, Oregon, with a look at transportation and land use, and how the city has become a leader in the “dead freeway” movement.
What do street intersections have to do with strong neighborhoods and empowered citizens? Aren’t intersections just for dividing up blocks, and getting traffic through? Take a look at a program that’s turned intersections on their head.
Top administrators from EPA, HUD, and DOT respond to questions “tweeted” in about the agencies’ joint Partnership for Sustainable Communities program. View the video of the “Town Hall” event.
How would you like to take a course at a top-notch university, with some outstanding planning professors, for free? Now, you can do just that through a “MOOC.” Stuart Andreason explains.
PlannersWeb columnist Della Rucker’s first video cast is a conversation with Chris Haller of Urban Interactive Studio about the new world of planning project web site development — and a look at his firm’s “Engaging Plans” web site tool.
Bath, Maine, is just nine square miles in size, with a population a little under 9,000. But it has a thriving downtown and riverfront. A look at some of the ingredients that have made downtown Bath so strong.
This short video speaks for itself — enjoy it — then ask yourself what your transit agency could do to make transit cool in your community.
Ten of us piled into a mini-van for a tour of Topsham, Maine (population about 9,100) — Brunswick’s suburb to the north. Stops included the historic Bowdoin Mill; a remarkable active-adult housing development; and the famous John A. Roebling-designed Swinging Bridge across the Androscoggin River.
Imagine if you could stand next to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City and wave greetings — in real time — to folks in London, England. An attraction that drew crowds in New York City and London.
Short video clips about two towering figures in the history of urban planning in North America: Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs.
We recently came across this very short video that shows how using stairs can actually be fun!
We recently came across this very nicely produced video by Colorado Preservation, Inc., on the value of saving historic schools — and keeping them in use as schools.
You’ve got to see this video to believe it. It’s a wacky takeoff of “It’s a Wonderful Life” that only planners from Beverly Hills could create.