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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

Comments needed on projects for Obama infrastructure plan

The incoming Obama administration is gearing up for massive near-term inve

A Diamond in the Rough

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

New Urbanist advice for Obama

President-elect Obama is asking Americans to submit ideas for his administration. New Urban News is taking him up on that offer.

New hope where Katrina hit hardest: Trio of city buildings coming to Waveland

Much of Waveland, Mississippi still looks as it did after Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005 and the initial debris was cleared.

Retrofitting Suburbia

Retrofitting anyone?

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.

Philly Ink Biz Blog Finds Norquist's Call to Tear Down I-95 "Seductive"

Philadelphia Inquirer business reporter and columnist Joseph DiStefano sees business opportunity in the call from CNU Board member Sam Sherman and CNU CEO John Norquist (who was in town to pick up an

Newsweek: Is the Mall Dead?

This recent article in Newsweek questions how appropriate the construction of a new megamall, named Xanadu, outside of New York City really is.

Guardian is there as Duany releases UK master plan and ignites debate over avant gardism

The Guardian found a nice meaty hook in a set of frank (and frankly provocative) remarks that Andres Duany made in announcing his master plan for open lands in Hertfordshire.