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The Oakland YIMBY Conference participants. Photo: Scott Wiener's Twitter

YIMBY Conference Debrief

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Last week Oakland hosted the YIMBYtown conference, described as a “… three-day gathering for grassroots community organizers, political leaders, educators, housing developers, and everyday people to identify problems, create solutions, share resources on the issues that impact housing on local, state, and national levels.” YIMBY, or “Yes in My Back Yard,” is an association of […]
51st and Broadway area in north Oakland, including the Shops at the Ridge on the northeast corner. Source: Google Streetview

‘Shops at the Ridge’ Create Suburban Dystopia at 51st and Broadway

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The intersection of 51st/Pleasant Valley and Broadway in north Oakland lies at the confluence of three of Oakland’s most walkable and bikeable districts – Temescal, Rockridge, and Piedmont Avenue – adjacent to Oakland Technical High School, California College of the Arts, and several senior housing complexes. Yet, it has always been a barrier to connecting […]
Shared autonomous vehicles like Navya’s people mover (shown at the University of Michigan, where it is under testing) are likely to be more city-compatible than those designed for private personal use (Nelson\Nygaard photo)

Cities and the Autonomous Vehicle Revolution

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Hundreds of people from the automobile and technology industries are gathering at the Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco this week to exchange notes and speculate about the ways autonomous vehicles might change our lives. If this year’s symposium is like others, few of the attendees will be from city agencies like transportation and planning departments. That’s […]