We are finally moving in the right direction for bicycle urbanism in the United States. At last, more and more cities are realizing that what has been best practice in street design for years elsewhere, is the logical thing to do in this country as well. Separated lanes used to be seemingly out of reach… Read More It’s time to put an end to bikeway “band-aids”
I am so excited to announce the launch of my first major project in a long time – a new podcast hosted with Kristen Jeffers of TheBlackUrbanist.com. We’re deciding to call it Third Wave Urbanism based on the notion that in today’s globalized world the “new normal” of livable cities for everyone is not something that… Read More Announcing Third Wave Urbanism: A Podcast on the New Normal of Livable Cities
#ericgarner #Icantbreathe #whyblacklivesmatter #crimingwhilewhite All of these have topped the Twitter trending charts in recent days, and for good reason. The reactions in the last two weeks over the grand jury decisions on the deaths of Eric Garner in New York City and Michael Brown in Ferguson have started both online campaigns and important conversations… Read More Recent Protests in Public Space: It’s All About Equity
This article was originally published on International Making Cities Livable. The suburban history of the last century in the United States can actually be said to be relatively short. It wasn’t until after the second World War that automobiles were more widely available and the suburbs became the standard for the “American Dream”. Since then,… Read More The Normalization of Livable Cities
2013 seems to be shaping up as the Year of Bicycle Share across the U.S., with New York City getting its Citibike and Chicago’s Divvy launching just a few weeks later. Portland (and Seattle as well) would be joining the party this year, too, if it weren’t for delays in its launch. And this got… Read More Bicycle Share (or a lack thereof) in the Bike Capital of the U.S.
Public space isn’t something typically on everyone’s mind on a daily basis, though of course it dictates much about how we live our lives – Where do you cross the street? Do you have sidewalks? Where’s your nearest public park or plaza? For those without private open space (apartment/condo dwellers, houseless individuals) public space is… Read More The Future of Public Space