Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.
If there’s too much congestion, why not build more roads? The laws of congestion and transportation demand management aren’t necessarily intuitive. Which is why Brent Toderian, chief planner for the City of Vancouver, was so pleased to see comic book hero The Flash discuss the law of congestion in a recent issue (see it on Planetizen). Toderian considers cities that have heeded Flash’s call to scale back road construction and the role that pop culture can play in communicating complex messages to a broad audience.