The Center for Neighborhood Technology has a new tool that a
I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but a story on the design of a new Wal-Mart approved for the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago's south side described my reaction in rosier terms than I intended.
A New York Times article about the American obesity epidemic suggests that smart city planning can impact the health of residents. Of course, merely sitting on a train doesn't make people thin (although I think many of us wish it would!).
Analysis of property tax revenues from Sarasota, Florida reveals that mixed-use, compact development outperforms Walmarts and conventional shopping malls by a considerable margin when compared on a revenue-per-acre basis. So writes one of our better observers of the built environment, Mary Newsom,
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MaryVogel | July 21, 2010
Last week, federal Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $293 million in new federal grants for major transit improvements, including new streetcars, buses, and transit facilities. The Federal Transit Administration awarded the grants under two programs, funding six new streetcar and bus rapid transit projects (collectively $130 million) from the Federal Transit Administration's <
Watch for Falling Infrastructure: The Benefits of Freeway Rollback Covered in the NY Times (Quotes CNU)Submitted by Filmanowicz on Tue, 07/13/2010 - 9:39pm
Yesterday's New York Times had a smart piece by Sam Dolnick on the increasingly serious prospect that the elevated Sheridan Expressway will come down and be replaced by a livable street — a pedestrian- and business-friendly boulevard or other improved surface street.
The way in which prospective home buyers determine they wish to purchase is changing. In the past home buyers have generally looked for good schools, large lots, and low crime rates. However, the latest trend is to look at the walkability and bikeability of neighborhoods as well.