Get a Sneak Peak at Our Big Redesign and Give Your Feedback

One of the reasons I haven’t been posting here much lately is that I’ve been working with the staff at the Open Planning Project on a pretty substantial redesign for Streetsblog, Streetfilms and the New York City Streets Renaissance web sites.

In addition to giving our sites a new look and feel, we are bringing them together as the Livable Streets Network and adding an array of new tools and functionality. At LivableStreets.com, you will find Streetswiki, an altogether new site where (with your help) we aim to build a comprehensive, community-created, online encyclopedia of sustainable transportation policies, practices and ideas from
around the world. Also at LSN, you will be able to create your own profile and permanent identity (think Facebook for progressive urban planning geeks). And you’ll find online group management tools designed to help you organize and manage bottom-up Livable Streets projects in your own community and connect with like-minded activists working to re-envision and transform their neighborhoods and cities.

The new sites are a little rough around the edges and there is still a lot of work to do, but we really want to give you a sneak peak and, most important, receive some of your feedback as well. If you’re interested in taking a look, take a few seconds to fill out this form and we’ll get back to you via e-mail with a link to the new site.

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Welcome to the Livable Streets Network

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After months of hard work by the outstanding tech team at The Open Planning Project, here’s the new web site. We hope you like the new design and that you’ll find the new features useful. A quick tour: The first thing you may want to do is sign up and become a member to take […]

Naparstek Steps Down as Editor-in-Chief of Streetsblog

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Aaron Naparstek in his Livable Streets Power Broker pose. This will be difficult news for those of you who are already reeling from Oprah’s retirement, Simon Cowell’s abandonment of "American Idol" and Sewell Chan‘s departure from City Room, but here it is: I am leaving my job as editor-in-chief of Streetsblog. For all of the […]

Help Wanted: Identify the Best Livable Streets Blogs. $20/Hour.

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Update: Thanks everyone. The position has been filled. If you’d like to help out as a volunteer, we’d appreciate that as well. Using del.icio.us, bookmark your favorite blogs "livable-streets-network." Are any regular Streetsblog readers available for a part-time project? As part of our forthcoming redesign (more on that soon) we are looking to build a […]

Help us Find Livable Streets Blogs in Cities Outside NYC

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We are interested in creating a new feature — a collection of links to Streetsblog-ish web sites in other cities around the world. Ideally, this collection of links will represent the best, most comprehensive, most readable group of Livable Streets bloggers anywhere. We could really use the help of the Streetsblog online community to build […]

The Streetsies

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All in all it was a great year for New York City’s Livable Streets Movement. Here are the winners of our 2007 awards. See you in January… Best Livable Streets Project: The Ninth Avenue bike lane, Chelsea. Best New Public Space: DUMBO’s Pearl Street Pocket Park. Honorable mention: Chelsea’s Meat Market Plaza. Best Pedestrian Project: […]

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 […]