Reconnecting America President & CEO John Robert Smith will be participating in the Greentopia Futures Summit in Rochester, NY, on Sept. 10. The summit is Rochester’s first business-to-business conference where forethought is not an afterthought. For more on the conference, visit Greentopia's website.
TRANSPORTNo Freeway in West Salt Lake May Be Best Choice
Salt Lake Tribune
A freeway to carry heavy traffic north and south though west Davis County has been on Utah Department of Transportation drawing boards for years. The agency is ready to release its draft environmental impact study and name its preferred route.
URBANISM & DESIGNPrescriptive vs. Market Urbanism
From Ilan Greenberg in The New Republic - San Francisco's Gentrification Problem isn't Gentrification. Greenberg compares the public debate (often writen, and discussed previously here) in San Francisco compared to more the more familiar narrative in other cities.
TRANSPORTBike Infrastructure Debate Settled
For decades, cyclists bickered amongst themselves about the efficacy and safety of bike infrastructure. With the proliferation of protected bike lanes in recent years, however, everyone can see that predictions about bike lanes making streets more dangerous for cycling simply didn't come to pass.
URBAN ISSUESPushing Back on Wendell Cox's Vancouver Claims
If (you've) heard once, (you've) heard a hundred times that it takes about 10 years of average household income to buy an average home, and that this renders us the second least affordable city in the entire world, or at least the English-speaking world.
ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYUrban Trees Provide Billions in Economic Value
rom New York City's Central Park to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, America's urban forests store an estimated 708 million tons of carbon, an environmental service with an estimated value of $50 billion, according to a recent U.S. Forest Service study.