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Traffic Calming 101
Reference on concept & practice of street design to harmonize car bike & foot traffic while increasing enjoyment safety walkability
sustaindev  bullsi  europe  can  pedestrian  bike  cycling  plan  design  city  urbanism  walkable  reference  street  traffic  philosophy 
14 days ago by csrollyson
Urban Sustainability Directors Network
City executive network encourages sustainable programs, practices
sustainability  executive  network  usa  canada  website  urban  city  drivetotrust 
17 days ago by csrollyson
Walk Score Blog - Drive less. Live more.
Useful #urbanist blog ranks cities various ways, helpful to folks wanting to use cars less
Urban  website  rank  rating  transit  cycling  17bern  drivetotrust  altrans  realestate  value  proposition  blog  city  reference  bullsi 
29 days ago by csrollyson
Recumbent bicycle - Wikipedia
Useful article on recumbent bikes, their history & comparisons with upright bicycles
cycling  bike  recumbent  history  design  comparison  record  speed  endurance  physics  safety  traffic  commute  city  17bern 
november 2017 by csrollyson
Search: bike commute - CityLab
Superb trove of posts on all aspects of urban bike commuting
cycling  bike  commute  reference  bullsi  trove  city  urbanism  howto  value  proposition  17bern 
november 2017 by csrollyson
Davis Bicycles!: ‘Car children’ learn less in school
Davis article commenting on Danish study of the benefits of kids' walking/biking to school on their learning
davis  california  cycling  17bern  denmark  study  school  children  commute  walking  driving  car  comparison  learning  infrastructure  city 
november 2017 by csrollyson
Why Are America’s Suburbs Becoming Poorer? | The Nation
Reveals mistaken assumptions that poverty is urban and black/brown; suburbs less able to deal
poverty  usa  inequality  demographics  economy  industrial  suburb  city  comparison  nonprofit  services  agency  research  statistics  support  empowerment  q3  2017  race 
october 2017 by csrollyson
FORMER CHICAGO CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER BRENNA BERMAN JOINS UI LABS
#Digital #Chicago #ArrayofThings amps up: @BrennaBerman to scale @CityDigital
chicago  news  arrayofthings  iot  city  urban  q2  2017  empowerment  CDO 
may 2017 by csrollyson
Governing the City - OECD - Google Books
History and analysis of fragmentation of Chicago regional transit & transport development
chicago  city  suburb  planning  transport  transit  development  history  analysis  government  mayor  pace  cta  metra  reference  book 
april 2017 by csrollyson
Probabilistic Flood Mapping Using Volunteered Geographical Information (social media)
Exploratory research into using social media to create and compare flood|stormwater models
water  city  research  social  media  photo  video  casestudy  austin  texas  university  model  twitter  flickr  youtube  storm 
april 2017 by csrollyson
Mapping Police Violence
Compares kill rates, crime rates & other data of USA cities
police  violence  activism  Statistics  map  comparison  city  black  crime  white  howto  government  local 
february 2017 by csrollyson
Chicago Gets A New Cultural Czar: Columbia College’s Mark Kelly | WBEZ
Key supporter/booster for Columbia College Chicago moves to city's dept cultural affairs/festivals
columbia  college  chicago  culture  art  news  2016  q3  executive  city  16ccc  promotion  development  festival  special  event 
november 2016 by csrollyson
City of Chicago | Data Portal
Chicago's city data portal; all kinds of useful info
chicago  city  open  data  portal  database 
october 2016 by csrollyson
Why Creating Denser Cities Is So Difficult - CityLab
Shows USA density falling since 1950 BUT measures by new homebuilding; other measures also relevant
usa  realestate  analysis  city  urbanism  2016  1950  comparison  sprawl  density  house  2ghcj  development  economy  policy 
september 2016 by csrollyson
Shifting Gears: A Ten-Speed Essay about Becoming A Chicago Bike Commuter | Ms. Fit Magazine
Real-world stories of urban living & bike commuting, tongue firmly in cheek #kudos @lakatie
cycling  bike  commute  humor  exceptional  city  chicago  apartment  story  2ghcj 
august 2016 by csrollyson
Skid row - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Introduction to skid row, homeless areas of major cities
homeless  reference  city  urban  poverty 
may 2016 by csrollyson
Here comes the modern Chinese consumer | McKinsey & Company
Survey of #Chinese consumers: details spending behavior & trends in 22 city clusters
china  culture  economy  customer  analysis  report  survey  Competition  city  sales  retail  channel  Statistics  2016  2ghcj 
april 2016 by csrollyson
Disruptive trends that will transform the auto industry | McKinsey & Company
8 disruptors in #automotive: market segments, competitors, behavior #sharing #autonomous #connectedcar
trend  report  analysis  mckinsey  2016  Q1  connected  car  automotive  disruption  sharing  autonomous  selfdrive  value  chain  hightech  city  mobile  market  electric  vehicle  competition  reference  2snr  2csra  2cdo 
april 2016 by csrollyson
Could water be the next economic development disrupter?
#Water #infrastruction impact on economic development—right now: What's your strategy?
water  economy  development  pointofview  strategy  industry  employer  q1  2016  city  government  treatment  plant  infrastructure  2ghcj  2csra  2cdo 
march 2016 by csrollyson
Chicago Street List
Did you know... in GENeral...
Avenue - Title applied mostly to streets running North and South (horizontal).
Blvd - Title given to streets where trucks over 5 tons are not permitted.
Court - Title given to short roadway.
Parkway - Title given to street that ends at a park.
Place - Title given to street running the 1/2 block between streets.
Street - Title applied mostly to streets running East and West (vertical).
chicago  street  list  city  government  standard  plan  road 
december 2015 by csrollyson
8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like | WIRED
How #BigData is enabling a new era of #design of cities worldwide: short examples
q4  2015  city  development  design  architecture  culture  big  data  example  nairobi  sanfrancisco  losangeles  shanghai  medellin  mecca  dubai  2cco  2cdo  2ghcj  2csra 
october 2015 by csrollyson
Sprinkler requirements a cold shower for business owners
Sprinklers are the #smoke #alarm of tomorrow: Fun yet detailed discussion on changing city code sprinkler requirements, how they impact buildings & communities (CA)
15usbird  professional  fire  realestate  code  discussion  humor  department  budget  city  local  linkedin  regulation  Platform 
june 2015 by csrollyson
What a Creative Neighborhood Looks Like - CityLab
Comparing design- & engineering-oriented firms "native" habitats in 3 Canada cities
city  research  economy  development  Q2  2015  canada  toronto  vancouver  montreal  comparison  hightech  pharma  startup  design  firm  size  population  social  network  marketing  2ghcj 
may 2015 by csrollyson
C40 | Global Cities Acting in Concert to Combat Climate Change
Glocal initiative of cities working together to significantly reduce their contribution to climate change
climate  change  city  urbanism  collaboration  global  environment  green  initiative  government  local  energy  transport  water  waste  management  NGO  website  2ghcj 
may 2015 by csrollyson
Los Angeles River: From Concrete Ditch to Urban Oasis
Large project to transform the "LosAngeles River" into a large urban park
losangeles  river  design  transformation  q2  2015  project  history  water  city  urban  environment  green 
april 2015 by csrollyson
Where Millennials Are Moving Now - CityLab
Analysis of census data tries to show #millennial migration behavior & impact of #great #recession
usa  migration  population  geny  q1  2015  study  university  city  Urban  analysis  economy  higher  education 
march 2015 by csrollyson
Avoiding Smoke Detector Installation Problems - Security Sales and Integration
Superb post on the subtleties & complexities involved in installing #home safety #smoke alarm & detector systems
15usbird  smoke  detector  alarm  professional  howto  fire  code  bullsi  blog  q1  2005  install  false  city  cost  policy  regulation 
march 2015 by csrollyson
The Grumpy Economist: Uber and Occupational Licenses
Questions the "value" of licensing, some ironic examples + great references
economy  analysis  license  government  city  state  local  poor  value  proposition  q1  2015  competition  taxi  uber  healthcare  quality  rating  football  spain 
february 2015 by csrollyson
Global cities of the future: An interactive map | McKinsey & Company
Useful interactive map shows data behind urbanization: GUP (Gross Urban Product), population, %elderly +report
economy  city  population  Q2  2012  map  statistics  urbanization  demographics  nation  europe  asia  americas  infographic  analysis  reference  interactive  tool 
february 2015 by csrollyson
Police Employment, Officers Per Capita Rates for U.S. Cities
This point highlights police officers/capita for USA cities >50,000 population; related data & graphs
government  law  enforcement  police  statistics  usa  urban  city  population  rank  comparison  2012  big  data  crime 
january 2015 by csrollyson
The Big Lie: We Hate Rich People.
Excerpt from book: re-energizing middle-class hope in the USA
usa  class  pointofview  book  city  urbanism  inequality  opportunity  social  q4  2014  entrepreneur  school 
october 2014 by csrollyson
5 Key Themes Emerging From the 'New Science of Cities' - CityLab
More rlevant than ever>Jane Jacobs saw cities as complex adaptive systems, not top-down "planned"--in the 1960s
urbanism  city  metropolis  human  evolution  space  architecture  design  complex  system  network  history  research  model  productivity  loose  tight  q3  2014 
september 2014 by csrollyson
The Array of Things
GREAT IoT example: Chicago's "smart city" initiative uses sensors to measure weather, human & environment #bigdata
IoT  news  chicago  smart  device  monitor  Urban  pollution  exhaust  noise  mobile  transport  big  data  digital  city  innovation  privacy  environment  open  weather  temperature  traffic  air  quality 
september 2014 by csrollyson
Shared City — Medium
New organization aims to increase sharing economy in cities, uses AirBnB as platform Thx @jhagel
city  Urban  collaboration  organization  q3  2014  portland  usa  creative  class  sharing  economy  airbnb  2ghcj  2csra  2csrollyson 
july 2014 by csrollyson
GrubHub Seamless Pitches Data Analytics to Restaurants - Businessweek
How Grubhub sends employees into client restaurants and deliveries to learn restaurant business
restaurant  food  delivery  vendor  urban  city  usa  service  mobile  application  tablet  menu  operations  software  14cdc 
march 2014 by csrollyson
311 Is Only the Beginning: GIS for State and Local - GovLoop - Knowledge Network for Government
Insight: Gov2.0 311 systems & maps visualization as #platforms (like #Facebook); that's the right metaphor!
government  open  data  example  usa  city  miami  Newyorkcity  chicago  sanfrancisco  platform  enterprise  2.0  q1  2014  adoption  map  visualization 
march 2014 by csrollyson
Snowcrew
Social network matches volunteers, creates teams to shovel snow for neighbors in need
community  snow  social  network  winter  local  volunteer  city  urban  town 
february 2014 by csrollyson
Voters in bankrupt San Bernardino sweep old guard from power | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
Another USA city in bankruptcy due to pension costs: San Bernardino voters jettison legacy government
usa  california  city  local  government  pension  bankruptcy  Q1  2014  election  voter  policy  strategy  police  fire  2ghcj 
february 2014 by csrollyson
Pileup on I-94 in Indiana: 3 Dead, 20 Injured - weather.com Deadly Pileup in Indiana
South & east shores of Lake Michigan always treacherous in winter; black ice materializes with little warning #fb
winter  2014  q1  photo  video  highway  accident  indiana  michigan  city  weather  truck  2csrollyson 
january 2014 by csrollyson
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