Forum: Advocacy Planning: Past, Present and Future

A forum about the evolution of advocacy based planning and inauguration of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning & Development.

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Hunter Planners: Expand the Bike Program, Beat the Bikelash

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DOT needs to accelerate the build-out of the city’s bike network in working-class neighborhoods outside the center city, say graduate students in the Hunter College urban planning department. They argue that expanding the geographic focus of the bike program would not only improve access to safe cycling for underserved neighborhoods, it might just help overcome […]

Hunter Students Offer a Multi-Modal Vision for Queens Boulevard

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About a year ago, the Transportation Alternatives Queens activist committee approached the Hunter College urban planning program about Queens Boulevard. The advocates wanted help jumpstarting real-world changes on the street known as the Boulevard of Death. It was just a few months after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic deaths. If […]

Breaking: Bloomberg to Announce Big Sustainability Plan Today

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In California With Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger We knew that a major policy announcement on long-term planning and environmental sustainability was imminent when we heard last week that Mayor Bloomberg had asked City Council to push back their sustainability hearing from September 18th to the 26th. A New York City Mayor likes nothing less than City Council trumping him on […]

Get Ready for Streetsblog San Francisco

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How come so many posts on San Francisco lately? Let’s make it official: The Open Planning Project will be launching Streetsblog San Francisco in January 2009. After interviewing many highly qualified candidates during last month’s RailVolution conference, we’ve hired Bryan Goebel as the site’s editor and Matthew Roth as full-time reporter. Bryan is a veteran […]

Pricing Panel Appointees Announced

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From NYC.gov. Bios of the members after the jump. Mayor Michael Bloomberg today joined Governor Eliot Spitzer, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith, Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco, and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to announce appointments to the New York City Traffic Mitigation Congestion Commission established […]