Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Links

Nathan Lewis' latest, on traditional urbanism and ski resort villages.

A previous post here noted how the (un-calibrated) SmartCode does not permit traditionally narrow streets.  Stephen Smith now links a study showing how the DPZ-influenced Miami 21 form-based code slightly increases parking minimums over Miami's previous Euclidean zoning code. 

More from the parking files: Tampa taxpayers cover the city's parking revenue shortfalls even as the city continues to provide free and subsidized parking to its employees. 

Witold Rybczynski puts the High Line in historical context and shows why its success in New York may not be applicable to other cities.

Engineer Charles Marohn at Strong Towns blog: "If there is one thing our current financial situation should teach us about the engineering profession it is this: engineers will bankrupt us if given the chance to build our cities and towns the way they envision them."  Tons of excellent material about the economics of excessively wide streets there.

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