Streetfight – Handbook for an Urban Revolution by Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow Reviewed by Todd Jersey, AIA Written primarily for urban activists, Janette Sadik-Kahn and Seth Solomonow’s Streetfight documents the now well-copied street improvement initiatives implemented during her six-year tenure as transportation commissioner in New York City. Sadik-Khan/Solomonow’s mission was to “claw back” the […]
During the summer of 2013, my husband and I took a very uncharacteristic vacation to a spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. I say “uncharacteristic” because a spa in the desert at the height of summer would not normally be at the top of our list of vacation destinations.
Real walkable neighborhoods[i] are in such demand today that they are creating a real estate frenzy[ii] in older walkable cities like San Francisco, Boston and New York. The reason for the frenzy is simple economics of supply and demand. The demand for Walkable Urbanism[iii] is increasingly outstripping the supply and this situation seems to be […]
At one time, Los Angeles had the backbone of a great transit system. Today, it does not! Why not?
For much of the last century, urban planning involved ever wider streets, both for major thoroughfares and for residential side streets. The justifications for this ever increasing road girth has ranged from emergency vehicle access to traffic flow.