“MDOT will be the ultimate decider on all roadway decisions.”

Not quite the Grand Prix yet and we’re already having issues. Can we protect Belle Isle from being clogged by car traffic?

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Greenways, The Ultimate High-Density Corridor Development Tool?

Nat compares the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis to the Joe Louis Greenway in Detroit, which broke ground this past week.

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NPC21: The Rapid Evolution of Virtual Conferencing

Nat is attending the National Planning Conference “in” Boston this week, and reflecting on growth in the planning field alongside leaps and bounds in progress made in virtual conferencing.

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Michigan Population Numbers: How Long Before We Just Admit That This Strategy Isn’t Working?

The census numbers are in, and we’re unsurprised to learn that population growth is stagnant in parts of the great,

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Webinar: Tech To Reduce Guesswork for Safer Streets

Traffic technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent decades. While the ultimate solutions to ending traffic violence must come with better street designs and a reduced reliance on single-occupant automobiles, there are some interesting developments in technology that are allowing better modeling to understand driver behavior, intersection safety, and more. We learned about it from a webinar co-hosted by Canadian tech company Miovision.

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Book Review – Superconnect: Networks and Weak Links

Richard Koch & Greg Lockwood’s 2010 book “Superconnect” is sort of a Malcolm Gladwell-esque, quick read I came across.

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Tech Launched A Big Push To Fix Cities. What Happened?

Sidewalk Labs (Google), AirBnB, and Y Combinator all launched ambitious initiatives to build the technologically advanced, equitable, sustainable cities of tomorrow. What happened?

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Book Review – Ghost Road: Beyond the Driverless Car

Can autonomous cars save us? Well, no, but they can provide some vital innovation to our society. Provided we play our cards right, that is. Anthony Townsend’s book gives us the lowdown.

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