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Welcome to the UEL.ORGThe UEL is a advocacy organization that supports environmentally responsible development and smart growth. We work to protect the public waterfront, public spaces, and historic and natural areas in Miami-Dade county. Our blog is a forum for discussion, and may not reflect the opinion of all board members. If you support smart growth and environmental protection please join us!
- Friday Eye Candy: SPUR's Urban Cartography Exhibit November 21, 2014Allison Arieff provides a glimpse to the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research's new exhibit featuring interesting maps of the San Francisco Bay Area.Planetizen
- Reflections on Urban Public Art November 21, 2014Ken Lum, Professor in the School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania and Penn IUR Faculty Fellow, writes about the promise—and pitfalls—of urban public art today.Planetizen
- How to Marginalize the Automobile November 21, 2014In a column for Fast Forward Weekly, Steven Snell explores the complexities in lessening the domestication of the automobile and its perceived necessity in our day-to-day lives.Planetizen
- Land for Vehicles or People? November 21, 2014Automobile-oriented planning requires that cities devote signifiant amounts of space to roads and parking—under many conditions each vehicle requires more land than is devoted to housing per capita.Planetizen
- The Litterati Impact: Cleaning the Planet One Instagram at a Time November 21, 2014#litterati. That's the hashtag. See a piece of litter, post it on Instagram, then throw the trash away. Simple.Planetizen
- Selling Urbanism: Don’t be an Aristarchus November 21, 2014As urban planners, we must not only innovate, but make our innovations count in the marketplace of ideas. We must make the benefits of livability easily understood, with a clear path for making them happen. Scott Doyon encourages rooted innovation.Planetizen
- Goodbye Two-Car Household; Hello Rideshare and Carshare November 21, 2014A new study from KPMG predicts that the U.S. will go from a majority multi-car household to one where only 43% of households have more than one motor vehicle by 2040, and rideshare and car-share, along with demographic changes, will play key roles.Planetizen
- Los Angeles Prepares for its Next Major Earthquake November 21, 2014Dr. Lucy Jones advises the city known for seismic activity on how to avert economic disaster when a natural disaster inevitably strikes.Planetizen
- Friday Funny: Denmark vs. U.S. in an Epic Rap Battle Between Bike Advocates November 21, 2014A cartoon by Streetsblog blogger John Greenfield imagines a fictitious rap battle in the style of the popular YouTube channel, "Epic Rap Battles from History"—except the rap battle is between two luminaries of the bike advocacy movement.Planetizen
- New York City Council Would Change Zoning Code to Support Industrial Uses November 21, 2014The New York City Council released a report this week proposing "industrial employment districts," "creative economy districts," and "new kinds of zoning to more effectively support mixed-use industrial, residential, and commercial neighborhoods."Planetizen
- Friday Eye Candy: SPUR's Urban Cartography Exhibit November 21, 2014
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