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The Street Design Manual of Oslo, translated into English (PDF). As well as trying to make their city more navigable on foot, by cycle and by wheelchair, it has a lot to say about trees, snow storage, and stormwater management.
Of interest to active-travel promoters in English-speaking countries.
Car parking in Japan is organized differently to how we are used to it in the UK. It gives their narrow streets a completely different character.
(Via @dannyyee on Twitter)
Cities generally do not expand much beyond a 30-minute commute for people working there—so with new technology comes larger city plans.
Cross-laminated timber and other innovations make large-scale wood buildings increasingly attractive.
Japanese streets don't have on-street parking. It makes a huge difference to the urban aesthetic.
(Via Vlad Savov on Twitter)Noted by Damian Cugley .