My weekly wrap up of news and views on various aspects of urbanism:
- Bicycle Cities: Biking is receiving new attention in the United States as a way to reduce commuter trips by car in urban centers. (Urban Land)
- Cities Versus Suburbs Is the Wrong Debate: The debate over urbanism often pits suburbs against urban areas. But the real debate is about walkable areas versus car-dependent ones, according to Christopher Leinberger. (The New Republic)
- UN-HABITAT Adopts First-Ever Resolution on Public Spaces: UN-HABITAT (United Nations Human Settlement Programme) recently adopted its first ever resolution on public space, encouraging equity and the development of quality public spaces. (Project for Public Spaces)
- Gettin’ Paid: Placemaking and the Importance of Compensation: More times than not, NIMBY opposition stems from a sense that proposed development is not of equal or greater value to what would be lost. (New Urban Network)
NOTE. There will be no Friday Five next week as I will be en route to Vancouver, and my internet access will be intermittent.