Much as those promoting major light rail projects such as the Expo, Crenshaw, Gold and Downtown Connector Projects proclaim their usefulness as providing an alternative to automobile transportation, it must also be noted that for these projects to truly achieve this potential benefit there must be appropriate and accompanying station-adjacent transit-oriented land use... Read On
The Philips Center for Health and Well-being is creating a series of infographics called the "Insight Series on Livable Cities", in which snapshots, concepts or statistics about the livability of cities are explained graphically.... Read On
Get people talking about civil rights-era buses and it's all Rosa Parks all the time. Museums are dedicated to her role in the boycott in the mid-1950s that forced Montgomery to stop banishing African-Americans to the back of city buses. Schools and stamps bear her name. There is a Rosa Parks cookie jar and a Rosa Parks app...
To say that the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked Japan last week was devastating is an understatement. It wiped entire cities off the map, left a staggering death toll in its wake (though one that would have been much higher were it not for Japan's strong building laws), and sparked the worst nuclear crisis in decades...
The glee expressed by the commentariat - most conservative, though some to the left - over the decaying support for investing in the nation's intercity rail system has been a telling indication of the degree to which too many Americans are willing to gloss over the demands of this growing country... Read On
Delhi is considering installing "pod cars" as a form of public transit. According to New Delhi Television (NDTV), India's news station, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit asked Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd. (DIMTS) and Transport Department to prepare a detailed project report on introducing the pollution-free transport system in the city... Read On