The suburbanization and segregation of American cities didn’t happen by chance. Most urban planners are taught that public policies, in addition to free market choice, led to the suburbanization, and thus segregation, of most American cities. In fact, some argue that public policies had a far greater role in influencing this migration than anything else. […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The suburbanization and segregation of American cities didn’t happen by chance
What is the future of cities where driverless cars rule?. I met Jonathan Geeting in Salt Lake City during the Congress for the New Urbanism annual conference. We were roommates during which we both participated in a training session led by Streetsblog, for which UrbanCincy is a long-time partner, and studied the city’s transportation while […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: What is the future of cities where driverless cars rule?
John traveled to Europe earlier this year to check out transit systems in various cities, and generally explore what each city had to offer in terms of urbantiy. Take a look at some of his photos of transit in Europe. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: Riding the Rails in Europe
Ohio Republicans rebuke LEED chemical disclosure requirements. We’ve see Art Deco, Modernism, Post-Modernism, Queen Anne Style, Italianate and many other periods of architectural expression, style and function. We are now currently in a period of Sustainable/Ecological architecture, but some Ohio politicians would prefer the state not participate in the most widely used and accepted rating […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Ohio Republicans rebuke LEED chemical disclosure requirements
Data from the FTA’s National Transit Database shows that Ohio is one of the worst states in America for investing in public transportation, yet it is one of the most densely populated. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: CHART: The Best and Worst States in America for Transit Funding
Looking to escape from the snow and ice and fill the evening by meeting new people and having great conversation? URBANexchange will be at the Moerlien Lager House from 5:30 to 8:30 with some great giveaways from Findlay Market! . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: February URBANexchange is Tonight
We partnered with the Niehoff Studio to bring young people the last City Council candidates debate prior to the election. The forum focused on issues such as immigration, urban design, land use, sustainability and transportation policy. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Council Candidates Talk Urbanism at Forum
With the election less than a week away now is the time to learn more about the council candidates running in this year’s election and their positions on urbanist issues. We have partnered again with the UC’s Niehoff Urban Design Studio to host the Urbanist Candidates Forum tomorrow as a venue for people to learn more about the candidates running for office. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: UrbanCincy Partners With Niehoff Studio to Host Urbanist Candidates Forum
Cincinnati is at a crossroads as two mayoral candidates vie for the spot with different visions of the city. City planning efforts such as form-based code and implementing the goals of Plan Cincinnati could be affected by the who is elected mayor on November 5th. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Mayoral Election Will Impact Cincinnati’s Planning Future
Over the last fiscal year Amtrak once again broke its own records for total passengers and revenue. The passenger rail agency now recovers roughly 85% of its operating costs from user fees. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Ridership, Revenue Continue to Grow for Resurgent Amtrak
Jeff Speck’s most recent book, Walkable City, focuses on a wide array of topics about what designers and policy makers are doing wrong, and how to fix those mistakes and create better cities for people. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: REVIEW: ‘Walkable City’ Offers Clear Guidance on How to Improve Cities
When Indianapolis elected Republican Mayor Greg Ballard in 2007 the city had virtually no on-street bike lanes. Due in large part to Mayor Ballard’s leadership, the city now has more than 70 miles of on-street bike lanes, and is on its way to 200 by 2015. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: What’s for Cincinnati to Learn From the Indianapolis Cultural Trail?
The Hamilton County Court of Appeals has struck down a lower court’s ruling and in turn upheld the city’s parking lease ordinance and the right for City Council to enact emergency ordinances. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Parking Lease Deal to Move Forward Following Appeals Court Ruling
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati received federal approval last week for its green infrastructure plan to address 1.5 billion gallons of combined sewer overflows into the Mill Creek. The plan is being viewed as a national model. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Receives Federal Approval for Innovative Green Infrastructure CSO Fix
A new study shows that the support for spending tax dollars on public transportation is growing among Americans. The findings come as transit ridership continues to grow throughout Ohio and the U.S., but as Ohio continues to cut its financial support for public transportation. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Support for Public Transit Grows, While Funding Sources Remain Limited
DIY Plazas and Parklets Draw the Crowds An increasing number of cities including New York City have been seeing the success of impromptu and Do It Yourself created public spaces. In Cincinnati, which celebrates National PARK(ing) Day with the temporary creation of parklets, other cities such as Montreal, New York City and San Francisco are [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: DIY Plazas and Parklets Draw the Crowds
Cincinnati’s City Council approved a new budget last week that will once again avoid major layoffs or revenue enhancements, and instead offer one-time solutions to what has been a structurally imbalanced budget for years. A new report suggests that smart growth policies may offer financial hope. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Smart Growth May Offer Cincinnati a Way Out of Its Structurally Imbalanced Budget
The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?. The Southeast continues to attract a large number of jobs from states in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast. But it turns out that these jobs tend to be lower paying and lower-skilled jobs than those that are remaining and growing in those other [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?
A month seemingly cannot go by in Cincinnati without the city’s streetcar project making front page news. Where exactly does the project stand, and how did we get here? . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Special Streetcar Meeting Called by Roxanne Qualls in Light of Funding Issues
Contrasting Viewpoints on Cincinnati Job Growth The Brookings Institute recently released a study on job growth in the nations major metropolitan areas. The study found that the recession had generally contributed to the decline in jobs in the periphery of cities, manly exurban areas. However a brief review of the study by several local media [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Contrasting Viewpoints on Cincinnati Job Growth