Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Highway Boondoggles 2014

Today’s Headlines

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White House Gives Up on Infrastructure Council (Bloomberg) Stamford, Connecticut, Considers Pedestrian-Shaming Measure Modeled After Honolulu (CBS New York) People of Dallas Hold a Second Line Funeral Parade for Dead Highway (Brandon Formby) Lack of Affordable Housing in SF Means 3-Hour Bus Commute for Some Workers (NYT) Washington Post Takes on the State Lawmakers That […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Critiquing the Language of Planners

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This week, Robin Rather of Collective Strength joins the podcast to talk about missteps in the planning profession - including how things go wrong with language. Robin shares how she got to thinking about urban issues and why she believes current planning practice is stuck in the 1990s. We discuss the often jargon-filled language the profession uses, taking a paragraph from Austin’s current zoning code rewrite to illustrate.

Today’s Headlines

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Twin Cities Approve Deals With Freight Railroads Clearing the Way for Southwest Light Rail (Strib) Congestion Pricing Is Fairer for the Poor Than Free Roads (Michael Manville/Medium) Here’s What the Nashville Chamber Wants to See in the City’s Big Transit Plan (Tennessean) Chicago Metra Elevates Chief Mechanical Officer to CEO Post (Tribune) Trump White House […]

Today’s Headlines

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Fox News, Daily Caller Delete Post Encouraging Readers to Ram Protestors With Cars (CNN) New Trump Order Would Make It Easier to Build Infrastructure Susceptible to Flooding (NYT, Reuters) NRDC Poll: Americans Don’t Support Trump’s Draconian Transit Cuts Wealthy Donors and Foundations Fund Bike Infrastructure When Cities Are Too Slow to Act (WSJ) Will Portland […]

Today’s Headlines

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Trump to Sign Executive Order Today for Environmental Review “Discipline and Accountability” (Reuters) Jacksonville Sheriff Kills Red-Light Camera Program; Doesn’t Mention Fatalities or Injuries (Times-Union) Chicago Is Working to Integrate Ventra Transit Fare Card With Divvy Bike-Share (Sun-Times) Light Rail Among Options Under Consideration for Las Vegas Strip (KLAS) Dallas City Council Weighs Four Options for […]