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- Would Advanced Technology Have Prevented the Metro-North Derailment? December 5, 2013As federal investigators focus on the likelihood of human error being the cause of the Dec. 1 derailment that killed four passengers, attention has been placed on the federal requirement for all railroads to install positive train control systems.
- Front Runner Emerges to Succeed Amanda Burden December 5, 2013As Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio prepares to take office at the beginning of the new year, speculation is growing as to who will succeed Mayor Bloomberg's popular commissioners. The Real Deal floats several candidates to become NYC's next chief planner.
- Could Detroit Be "Blight-Free" in 36 Months? December 5, 2013Kevyn Orr, Detroit’s emergency manager, has expressed his belief that the city can clear its backlog of 78,000 blighted buildings within the next 18-36 months.
- Who Subsidizes Whom? December 5, 2013This column expands on issues raised in a previous Planetizen blog, "Mythbusting: Exposing Half-Truths That Support Automobile Dependency," which examined criticisms of cycling facility investments and justifications for automobile-oriented planning.
- Car Commuting Rates Decline in 99% of America's Large Metros December 4, 2013A new report by U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group gives further credence to, and provides a more complete picture of, America's driving decline.
- New Study Challenges 2 Degree Climate Change Cap December 4, 2013New studies published this week challenge the 2 degree Celsius global warming threshold and call for an early warning system to monitor climate shifts.
- The Sneaky Ways Cities Alter Our Behavior December 4, 2013If you think your city is doing all it can to make its public spaces pleasant for all residents, think again. From “pig’s ears” to the "Camden Bench", Frank Swain explores the "secret tricks" cities use to make spaces uncomfortable and unattractive.
- Late-Night Subway Service is New Weapon in Fight to Attract Young Talent December 4, 2013A pilot project to extend the operating hours of Boston's subway system until 3 a.m. on weekends is being celebrated by riders, businesses leaders and public officials as a crucial element in maintaining a vibrant and attractive city.
- The Startup City You Probably Haven't Heard About December 4, 2013There are some cities that give you everything you need and others that make you work for it. This article profiles efforts to build a startup community in Tallahassee through the eyes of the city's growing network of entrepreneurs.
- 13 Ways to Kill Your Community December 4, 2013Scott Doyon reviews the book "13 Ways to Kill Your Community", by Alberta Legislative Assembly member Doug Griffiths and journalist Kelly Clemmer. In it, the authors reveal some of the "curiously recurring behaviors" that harm cities of all sizes.
- Would Advanced Technology Have Prevented the Metro-North Derailment? December 5, 2013