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!
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.
Dodge City, Kansas, has opted for a casino. This video makes the case for it. But does it take into account the negative impacts casinos can have?
Ever received a holiday greeting from your zoning enforcement officer. Well, here’s one from Ned Ledbetter. Enjoy!
A fairly radical new concept in transportation planning emerged a few years ago in the Netherlands, and has rapidly caught on in Europe. It’s called “shared space.” At its core, this means allowing cars, pedestrians, and bicyclists to share the same space.
Many of us probably remember those visions of the amazing, high-tech future — often common at Worlds Fairs from the 1960s and earlier. But how do these visions of the future actually pan out? Scott Dikkers provides an entertaining look.
Is it possible to design & build a distinctive looking modern prefabricated house? Take a look at this short video about Alchemy Architect’s weeHouse — and take a look at an earlier progenitor: the Lustron.
These two videos focus on the construction of rain gardens. They contain some good, basic information that should help citizen planners better understand what’s involved with constructing a rain garden.
I sat in on a meeting of the Elkhart County, Indiana, Plan Commission. On the agenda: a proposed zoning amendment to regulate digital electronic signs. It’s a fascinating, and challenging issue — one facing communities across the country.
While Flint, Michigan, has received lots of negative attention in the media — in some ways becoming the poster boy of urban disintegration — what’s also clear is that there are many who are not giving up on Flint.
How Luzerne County and the City of Wilkes-Barre are integrating the riverfront with downtown, through the creation of a new riverfront park, with giant flood control portals cutting the embankment.