Category Archives: Torino

A Tale of Three Mayors

An issue that often comes up when talking about regional planning is the dynamic between the big (and usually more powerful) cities and their suburban and small-town counterparts. So I was curious to talk with officials from smaller municipalities around … Continue reading

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Torino’s target for reducing car travel? GRANDISSIMA

I’ve been in Torino for almost a month now, and my Italian has improved enough that I decided to tackle the holy grail of transportation behavior: the travel demand survey. Every two years the metropolitan transportation agency here does a … Continue reading

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Tutto il mondo e paese – all the world is a village

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Franco Corsico, who many consider to be the architect of Torino’s successful regional plan. ┬áCorsico is a professor of urban planning at Politechnico di Torino and he served as deputy mayor … Continue reading

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United States Boulevard: Bike Path + Car Dungeon

My office in Torino is located at the end of┬áCorso Stati Uniti, aka United States Boulevard, a short but heavily-traveled street between the Polytechnic University and the Porta Nuova train station. Corso Stati Uniti is a wide boulevard with a … Continue reading

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A visit from Amanda and una domanda di FIAT

Last weekend I had a visit from friend and colleague Amanda Eaken of NRDC. It was marvelous to explore Torino with a friend, especially one as outgoing and inquisitive as Amanda. We found ourselves in some fascinating conversations about Torino … Continue reading

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Backstage pass to the new regional rail hub!

Yesterday I scored a behind-the-scenes tour of a major regional project here in Torino: the new railway station at Porta Susa. The new station is Torino’s equivalent of the Bay Area’s TransBay Terminal: it will create a single hub for … Continue reading

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Torino: First Impressions

I arrived in Torino on Monday and spent the first few days getting acquainted. I’m staying in a small apartment in a very old neighborhood in the central city. The neighborhood has narrow streets, lots of churches, long promenades of … Continue reading

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