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Regional Planning in Dallas to be Informed by Cycling Data

July 23, 2014 - in Planning, Roads, Sensors

As more North Texas cities try to make streets and trails friendlier for pedestrians and bicyclists, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is working to help quantify their efforts. The regional planning organization is teaming up with cities to provide…

What if we mapped cities by how hard it is to get to work?

April 30, 2014 - in Analysis, Transportation

We tend to talk about transportation as if the ultimate goal were mere movement, measured in speed, time and capacity. We build roads to carry as many…

Study Shows Northeast Ohio’s Sprawl and Shrinking Cities at Odds Over Future

April 21, 2013 - in Planning

If city and regional planning in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio were the focus of a reality-TV series, the current season would be ablaze with fiery conflicts…

Study Shows Northeast Ohio's Sprawl and Shrinking Cities at Odds Over Future

April 21, 2013 - in Planning

If city and regional planning in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio were the focus of a reality-TV series, the current season would be ablaze with fiery conflicts among protagonists, plus lots of juicy subplots. The drama concerns whether Northeast Ohio’s shrinking…

Local Planning Across Metropolitan Chicago Gets a Boost from Ideas Exchange

May 29, 2012 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

To help implement the region's innovative GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan, communities across the seven counties of metropolitan Chicago are getting staff assistance and funding from the region's official planning agency and the leading community foundation.…