Fiona Hyde
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City/regional planner & landscape architect
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I DON'T GET IT: Conservatives attack bike & walking path federal funding

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 1:46pm 0 Comments

The nation needs to tighten its belt.  I agree.  I am a fiscal conservative or what I guess was once called a country club Republican.  But what I cannot understand is being penny stupid and pound ignorant. I received an notice from the a colleague (it was supposed to be a joke) that conservatives in Congress are blocking funding for bike & and walking paths.  The…

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Walkonomics: Website tabulates neighborhood walkability metrics

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

I recall reading a post on this network about Walkonomics.  The post said that real estate companies were starting to use a neighborhood's walking attributes as part of the sales pitch.  From the website it seems, the idea is catching on. It seems the original group secured funding for a fairly sophisticated website.  Does anyone recall reading that post about a year plus ago?

 From website "About' page

Walkonomics aims to rate the pedestrian-friendliness…

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CAUTIONARY TALE: After 15 years of planning & studies, transit project dumped for mega-mall

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

The tough-talking governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, stopped a major transit project that increased the number of commuter trains from the Meadowlands to NYC from 23 to 40 plus.  The stated reason was cost overruns that are all too familiar to those familiar with Boston's Big Dig.  The Garden State's governor decided to replace the transit project with a megamall, Xanadu, which would benefit developers.  But the megamall also has a history of cost overruns.

What is the cautionary…

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Active Design Guidlines-New York City Department of Design & Construction

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

New York was the first city to develop design guidelines.  Although the designs are option, Housing Development Corporation projects must opt-in to using the guidelines in designs. …

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Katherine Ellington liked Fiona Hyde's discussion Top U.S. Department of Health and Human Services staff participate in design and health symposium
Jan 24, 2012
Fiona Hyde replied to Cecil Verley's discussion NEJM Article: We are where we live, but we still don't know why
"WE NEED MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION TO PERSUADE CRITICS Cecil: I have the same problem in my work with construction & engineering types in my field.  I think the best way to make the landscape of our neighborhoods & cities…"
Nov 1, 2011
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I DON'T GET IT: Conservatives attack bike & walking path federal funding

The nation needs to tighten its belt.  I agree.  I am a fiscal conservative or what I guess was once called a country club Republican.  But what I cannot understand is being penny stupid and pound ignorant. I received an notice from the a colleague (it was supposed to be a joke) that conservatives in Congress are blocking funding for bike & and walking paths.  The information…See More
Nov 1, 2011
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BOOK: Role of health impact assessments in improving health

I am listening to the webinar interview with Richard Jackson and keep hearing that information will be posted here, but I don't know where.  So I am posting a link to the National Research Council's site.   The book is titled Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment. It is a paperback and the price is $35.00 or so. There is also a promotional video on the National Academies Press site…See More
Oct 12, 2011

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