Urban Planning

Localizing A General Idea

Kate Wagner‘s piece on the Green New Deal – “A Green New Home” – describes the nationwide effects of potential legislation to reduce pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. I like it, as I do nearly all of her work. But as I read it, I realized that the situation here is a bit different, and …

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Seems To Be A Theme

Three articles from the last five days seem to be pointing in a single direction. “Who’s afraid of the pedestrian mall?” by Alexandra Lange, “Study Of Old Rockaway Rail Line’s Revival Back On Track” by Jose Martinez, and “It’s time to ban cars from Manhattan” by James Nevius all discuss different aspects of the problem …

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Amazingly Literal Street Names

A long time ago, someone said to me that numbered streets arranged on a grid represented a great lapse of imagination. That may be true, but it’s not what the title of this post is about. This post, which is arguably on the silly end of the spectrum, is about the little leftover streets that …

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