Category Archives: Planning

Using Tableau to visualize land use change

I was home sick on Wednesday, so while I was on the couch I decided to dive into Tableau Public, a free desktop visualization tool. At IERP, we use Tableau for some of our public dashboards. Other than some minor … Continue reading

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New Jersey Bike Map public meeting

This Thursday, May 10th, I will be attending the final public meeting to discuss the draft New Jersey Statewide Bicycle Map and Resource Guide. I attended the first meeting at Cumberland County College, but will be again providing comments at … Continue reading

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Release of “Changing Landscapes in the Garden State”

The last month has literally been a blur as we’ve worked to get the data for the report together and then into a series of interactive, animated web maps that show the progression of urban change over 21 years. Continue reading

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Urban design photos

I’ve been organizing my digital photography library and posting some of my better pictures to flickr. The “Urban Design” collection highlights pictures that illustrate important urban design principles. I plan on using these photos for the future planning classes at … Continue reading

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Lack of a pedestrian realm

Walking two miles (or more) might be considered ridiculous for those with access to a car, however biking two, three, five or miles in Florida can be considered recreation. Continue reading

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State Planning hasn’t changed all that much…

Encourage development in and around our cities. Preserve areas of environmental importance, such as the Highlands and Pinelands. Plan accordingly for agriculture. Continue reading

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Architecture, five cents.

What was initially a concept project has ballooned into a movement promoting an open, candid discussion about local architectural issues. Architecture 5¢ is an attempt to get the public talking about architecture. I think this is a great idea – … Continue reading

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Latest Google Earth has historic aerial photography

Digital Urban has a writeup of one of the newest, perhaps most exciting feature to be added to Google Earth. Historic aerial photography! For many places around the globe, you now have access to previous aerial photography, as far back … Continue reading

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Wired on Open-Source Planning

Atanas sent me a link to this article on Wired about the Open Planning Project. I think the Open Planning Project is a great group and GeoServer is a cool application, however I think Wired missed the point. They quote … Continue reading

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Michael Batty on the Growth of Cities

Over on Digital Urban, Professor Michael Batty discusses the limits of city growth. I had the opportunity to meet Professor Batty after a talk he gave at Rutgers.

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