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And Then There Were Two: The Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Scenarios

The planning board for the replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct is proving itself punctual, as this latest report has come out, whittling down the 8 replacement scenarios into two "hybrid" scenarios

A Diamond in the Rough

The distant Chicago suburb of Round Lake may just turn out to be an impressive little New Urbanist place.

Too Much of a Good Thing : Report Finds None of Alaskan Way Plans are Pedestrian Friendly

A new report by Gehl Architects from Denmark finds that none of the replacement options for the Alaskan Way Viaduct are pedestrian friendly. The reason the Gehl folks cite is rather surprising.

The New Geographers and their Plan for America

Rick Cole over at Newgeography.com has put together a sustainable future for America.

News Findings Support the Case for Boulevards in Seattle

Cary Moon and Julia Parrett over at the People's Waterfront Coalition have just sent out their weekly update, and it is exciting indeed.

Doing Away with the Alaskan Way

The Governor has said the Alaskan Way Viaduct must be gone by 2012. The DOT is whittling ten options down to three.

Halloween is CNU's Favorite Holiday

"Halloween is naturally a favorite for the New Urbanist," says Steve Filmanowicz of the Congress for the New Urbanism.

General Jerry Brown and his War on Sprawl

Longtime politician and current California Attorney General Jerry Brown has recently won a battle in his war against sprawl in his home state.

A Breakdown of California's SB 375

CP & DR has penned this neat, and extensive, breakdown of the new regional planning requirement guidelines that Gov. Schwarzenegger just signed into law.