All posts tagged “city planner

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Traffic signal inequality

David Levinson, who is based Sydney and authors the Transportist – a blog you should follow if you don’t – has a recent post up about signalling inequity and “how traffic signals distribute time to favour the car and delay the pedestrian.” In it he provides… Read More

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Uber Movement

Uber just announced that it will be providing access to the (anonymized) traffic flow data generated from its over 2 billion rides. This new product is called Uber Movement and the goal is to help cities make better infrastructure decisions. Because indirectly, that also benefits… Read More

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Easier said than done

Earlier this week I saw the Chief Planner of Toronto, Jennifer Keesmaat, tweet this out: New buildings shouldn’t maximize the envelope prescribed by guidelines, but employ creative designs within it. pic.twitter.com/l7axVB4Hke — jennifer keesmaat (@jen_keesmaat) March 3, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js I responded with the below quote… Read More

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The death of planning expertise

Yesterday a friend of mine sent me this article written by a city planner talking about the death of planning expertise. The article talks specifically about the rise of “community participation” and how it has undermined the modern planning process. (I guess it’s not just architects… Read More