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Consider this: during the 10-year period from 2001 to 2010, over 400,000 people were killed in vehicle crashes in the United States.
That’s an average of 110 deaths on our roads every day for 10 years.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) published a study in 2011 [...]
Shana Johnson is a transportation planner based in Washington, DC. She has an interesting background for a planner — she used to analyze transportation data for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. She’s a member of Young Professionals in Transportation, which is a group I’ve blatantly plugged in the past. Great [...]
If bold visions and love-of-community are characteristics of great placemakers, then it seems like kids would be natural stakeholders for design projects.
Don’t expect them to have a design concept that conforms to your local zoning code, but do expect them to have visions of safe streets and memorable destinations [...]
Rob Montz is a writer, a video director, producer, and editor. He’s been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Investor’s Business Daily to name a few of the big ones. A couple years back he hosted a podcast about DC culture and politics for America’s Future Foundation. I [...]
James Wilson is the only registered lobbyist for cycling in Delaware. (Sure, Delaware isn’t the largest state in the U.S., but only one?) He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin. James is a member of the Wilmington Area Planning Council Nonmotorized Transportation Working Group, [...]
Back in the early 90s, rapper Ice-T claimed to be the Original Gangster. The OG. We’ve got another OG on the show this week. Steve Mouzon, author of the Original Green.
Steve and his wife Wanda started their own design practice in 1991. (The same time Ice-T’s OG album was [...]
Earlier this year, I teamed up with Peter Norton to give a webinar about the function and design of streets in urban areas. It was sponsored by American Planning Association, so professional planners were the target audience.
Source: Hamilton-Baillie Associates
If you’re new to the show, this episode is a continuation of last week’s show.
Click here to catch up on “shared space” and “livable streets”.
Ben Hamilton-Baillie is an urban designer from the United Kingdom. He was trained as an architect, but has become [...]
Ben Hamilton-Baillie is an urban designer from the United Kingdom. He was trained as an architect, but has become known as a provocative voice in the world of traffic management and street design. Ben was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow back in 2001, and more recently has worked on some exciting “shared space” [...]
We are outlaws.
So says a passionate group of bloggers who have been challenging status quo infrastructure planners and designers. Mark David Major joins the Urbanism Speakeasy this week. He is the principal blogger and co-founder of The Outlaw Urbanist.
You don’t always hear the professional back-story of guests on this show, [...]