If you've ever been in an argument with a highway booster who claims that highways "pay for themselves" through gas tax receipts while transit requires dreaded "ongoing subsidies," you'll appreciate t
After the Bubble,
Are Lonesome Places;
'There's Just No Noise'
By ALEX ROTH
August 2, 2008; Page A1
America would not look the way it does if our metropolitan areas had been built in an era of $4 per gallon gasoline.
The Toronto Star has just published an article about it's current urban revitalization project, and how planners keep saying that they want to make the waterfront pedestrian friendly.
In a recent article in The Nation, Brent Blackwelder & James S. Henry explain why lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should view the current mortgage crisis as an opportunity for positive change.
The interstate highway system has been completed. The era of cheap gasoline is over and Americans are hurting. Bridges are crumbling. Older and rural Americans are stranded.
An article in this Sunday's Charlotte Observer casts a light on one of a very few bright spots in the Charlotte real estate market: New Urbanist and urban infill developments.
BusinessWeek reports: "Annual price changes in most of the largest metro areas, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, followed a similar pattern: Values were most stable within a 10-mile radius of the center of the city
Today Walk Score unveiled its rankings of the 2,508 most walkable neighborhoods in the United States. This is a great resource from Walk Score, and a fun one to boot.