The Green Lane Project is bringing together six U.S. cities – Austin, Chicago, Washington D.C., Memphis, Portland and San Francisco – to build more protected bike trails. We interviewed Martha Roskowski - the project’s Director.
I can hardly believe it’s been over a year since I published this post featuring ten of the best urbanism tumblogs. I think it’s time for a follow-up!
I’m keen to highlight ten more awesome urbanism tumblogs and share them with our 170,000 Tumblr followers as well as the readers of thisbigcity.net. I’ve got a few ideas in mind, but I would love your input!
Please let me know which urbanism tumblogs you love (and heck, if you feel like a bit of self-promotion then stick your own name in there!) and I’ll check out your suggestions before putting together my shortlist.
Rise of the Megacity - A megacity generally defines a metropolitan area that has a population in excess of 10 million people.
Want more studies and data on bike lanes improving local economies? You got it.
Can better placemaking encourage healthier lifestyles?
My tag list needs some new additions - what tags do you follow to keep up with interesting urbanism stories?
Roger Wood on urban design in Singapore.
Congested city? How about congestion pricing? Nope? Our latest post looks at a couple of cities who aren’t so keen on congestion pricing proposals.
Pedestrians are poorly catered for in most Indian cities, with insufficient infrastructure and high accident rates. And despite policy stating people priority over automobiles, the pedestrian remains forgotten. Check out our latest post.
Check out this urban design equation. Could we persuade city blocks to merge, and create more liveable cities in the process? Our latest post looks at this concept from the perspective of Istanbul. Could it work in your city?
Rachel Smith on creating safer streets
Is university getting it wrong? Read about the future of urban design education on This Big City.
Children who live in walkable areas, with a child-friendly park nearby and access to healthy food have 59% lower odds of being obese. More on This Big City.
Sharon Gochenour on the psychology of designing spaces