I guarantee that there are no turkey’s in this weeks lineup of articles on urbanism and city planning.
- Janette Sadik-Khan: Urban Reengineer: Esquire profiles NYC’s Transportation commissioner, Janette Sadie-Khan as one of “The Brightest: 15 Geniuses Who Give Us Hope” for her work creating the “the new city of the future.” Janette is on my list of 10 Urban Visionaries Who Aren’t Jane Jacobs. (Esquire)
- A Tire in the Park: ASU planning professor and new urbanist, Emily Talen, tried to appreciate landscape urbanism through reading The Landscape Urbanism Reader . It didn’t work. (New Urban Network)
- Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Charles Marohn, a professional traffic engineer repents for spending a career putting cars first. it is an intriguing look into how traffic engineers think and why the community needs to stand up to them. (Strong Towns)
- How Hyperlocal Media Are Taking Urban Planning to the Streets: With the media landscape constantly changing, there’s still plenty to learn about the potential for hyperlocal media in shaping urban development. Kara Hadge looks at some of the opportunities. (Next American City)
- A Better Formula for Economic Growth: Connecting Smart Risk Takers: To boost entrepreneurship, cities need to focus their energy not on infrastructure, but on people. Richard Florida takes on a similar topic in his The Atlantic article: The Social Advantage of Large Cities. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)