Tag Archives: urban planning

On the horrors of getting approval for an ice-cream parlour in San Francisco | Boing Boing


Ms. Pries said she had to endure months of runaround and pay a lawyer to determine whether her location (a former grocery, vacant for years) was eligible to become a restaurant. There were permit fees of $20,000; a demand that she create a detailed map of all existing area businesses (the city didn’t have one); and an $11,000 charge just to turn on the water.

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Underground Green Haven Taking Shape in NYC | GreenPacks.org

New York City is likely to see usher in many an effort that tread the eco-friendly terrain in the coming days. Among them, a project christened ‘The Low line’ comes across as a neglected train track park renewal project that will be undertaken in the Lower East Side neighborhood.

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Trade Your Car For A Free Lifetime Bus Pass (If You Live In Murcia) | Fast Company

Seeing that, a lifetime trolley pass looks quite enticing. While many cities have campaigns to encourage public transit use, and a few use congestion pricing to help limit the number of cars in the city centers, this is an impressive use of city funds to directly influence how people get around the city.

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We Are Approaching Peak Car Use | Fast Company

Many major cities have seen a decline in driving over the past few years. The reasons for this are varied, but if it’s a continuing trend, it’s going to mean drastic changes for the way we shape our cities.

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