Get a Sneak Peak at Our Big Redesign and Give Your Feedback

One of the reasons I haven’t been posting here much lately is that I’ve been working with the staff at the Open Planning Project on a pretty substantial redesign for Streetsblog, Streetfilms and the New York City Streets Renaissance web sites.

In addition to giving our sites a new look and feel, we are bringing them together as the Livable Streets Network and adding an array of new tools and functionality. At LivableStreets.com, you will find Streetswiki, an altogether new site where (with your help) we aim to build a comprehensive, community-created, online encyclopedia of sustainable transportation policies, practices and ideas from around the world. Also at LSN, you will be able to create your own profile and permanent identity (think Facebook for progressive urban planning geeks). And you’ll find online group management tools designed to help you organize and manage bottom-up Livable Streets projects in your own community and connect with like-minded activists working to re-envision and transform their neighborhoods and cities.

The new sites are a little rough around the edges and there is still a lot of work to do, but we really want to give you a sneak peak and, most important, receive some of your feedback as well. If you’re interested in taking a look, take a few seconds to fill out this form and we’ll get back to you via e-mail with a link to the new site.

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Naparstek Steps Down as Editor-in-Chief of Streetsblog

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Say Hello to Our Friends to the North

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I’m pleased to announce the launch of Streetsblog San Francisco. We opened the doors to the site yesterday and, from now on, you’ll be able to find it at this address: SF.Streetsblog.org Streetsblog seems to be arriving in the Bay Area not a moment too soon. As Streetsblog San Francisco editor Bryan Goebel reports, the […]