Integrated Planning Digest – Vol.2, Issue #27 – Wk. of Jun 30 2017

This digest is a weekly aggregation of urban issues, planning, and transportation news/articles from Canada, the US, and around the world. The links below are provided for informational purposes and as think/debate pieces. Their contents may not reflect the opinion of the curator.

Picks of the Week

1.      A leading Silicon Valley engineer explains why every tech worker needs a humanities education

2.      To a surprising degree, where you grow up affects your income as an adult. We take a deep look at the data.

3.      Yes-in-my-backyard: the new mantra of young urbanites pushing for denser development

4.      The Secret Copenhagen Model for Regenerating Cities

5.      This is incredible. Real life Super Mario World through augmented reality

6.      The Military Declares War on Sprawl

7.      Understanding how the TTC won North America’s top transit prize

8.      Towers of Babel - Is there such a thing as a skyscraper curse?


MaaS, AVs, and EVs

9.      Kangaroos are causing problems for autonomous vehicles in Australia. Hopping is not walking

10.  Should Uber be shut down?

11.  Automated vehicles, CVs, emerging tech will be eligible for funding under Trump Admin's INFRA grant 


Reports/Papers/Detailed Analysis

12.  City Hall Task Force Report


Opportunities/New Projects/Developments [generally in the GTHA]

13.  Today our government partners announce joint funding for the Port Lands Flood Protection Project

14.  City commits $26.6 million for Hurontario LRT project enhancements

15.  Metrolinx Capital Projects Summary

16.  Government of Canada New Funding Partner for Finch West LRT

17.  First Rendering of 65-Storey Phase One at 1 Yonge Appears

18.  Stakeholders reach $48 million agreement over Gordie Howe Bridge

19.  Harbour Square Park Revitalization To Begin This Fall

20.  Canada & Yukon invest in 13 territorial infrastructure projects

21.  Oakville approves $54M plan for hospital site redevelopment


General Transportation/Urban Planning/Economics

22.  This is a real-time transit map of the entire world 


Toronto & Ontario

23.  Toronto of the Future: Five-Day Showcase Returns on June 26th

24.  81 per cent of Torontonians willing to trade lower speed limits for safer streets, poll says

25.  The Trent-Severn waterway in subway map 



26.  Canada could get a $150 billion GDP boost by closing its gender gap



27.  Detroit Works Bike-Share Into a Car-Centric City

28.  Downtown Austin’s Parking Crunch Can Be Solved Without Adding Tons of Parking

29.  New Tallest Building West of the Mississippi Now Open

30.  Shrinking America



31.  Cruising a Superhighway Built for Bikes


For fun/other

32.  The mini SNES Classic launches in September for $80

33.  XKCD Refresh Types