Here is this weeks selection of news and views for urbanists
- In the City of Friction and Frisson: Street Art and Urbanism: How street art is like short-lived tattoos on the municipal skins of cities. (PopMatters)
- Free Parking or Free Markets: Parking guru Donald Shoup explains to the Cato Institute—a libertarian think-tank—why free markets and free parking go together. (Cato Unbound)
- How to Create a Culture of Public Transit: The ‘Marci Option’ Why leaving the car at home is a lifestyle choice rather than a sacrifice. (The Atlantic)
- Responsibility & Accountability On Our Streets: One issue that gets lost in the push for better bicycle infrastructure is the discussion of responsibility and accountability – two words that contribute to safety on our streets. (The Urban Country)
- Neighborhood 911: The importance of not being disconnected: The sense of community fostered by new urbanist design really pays off in an emergency. (New Urban Network)
Also, here’s special addition in the ’shameless self promotion’ category: my guest post for Citytank: Urban Fabric: The Form of Cities. Citytank is my favorite new urbanism blog. Be sure to check out their entire C200 series.