Blogs

OK City says OK to Freeway Teardown

USA Today reports that the aging Crosstown Expressway in Oklahoma City will be demolished in 2012. The Crosstown Expressway is an elevated 4.5-mile stretch of Interstate 40.

LOL ... OMG ... WTF?!

Wherein the New Haven Independent has kind words for our very own Robert Orr and his effort to promote the SmartCode.

Washington Post: A Transportation Crossroads

More encouraging mainstream news coverage that "gets it."

A Transportation Crossroads
By Judith Rodin
Washington Post, Friday, May 9, 2008; Page A27

Leon Krier talks sustainable architecture and urbanism with Jules Lubbock

Leon Krier's new book "The Architectural Tuning of Settlements was published in May by The Prince's Foundation.

Temp SF Housing

To add to my post.

Calling BP Amoco home, urbanism is

Chicago's newspapers hit the streets today (May 6) with -- among the usual hyperbole and pabulum -- a story to warm the cockles of any new urbanist's heart.

another environmental cost of sprawl

Randall O’Toole has another piece out on Cato Institute letterhead (http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=9325 ) in which he argues that rail transit is less efficient than bus service.

Call for Livable Community Award Applications

When it comes to our homes, Americans of all ages want the same thing – a safe and comfortable home in a vibrant, livable community.

NPR: Home Prices Drop Most in Areas with Long Commute

While many news stories about real estate these days are pointing to regional declines in home sales and price, most are missing the nuance by lumping together sprawl and urbanism.