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The Pink Zone is a tool for concentrating resources to enable small-scale, community-centered revitalization. It defines an area of focus, leverages a suite of tools, and provides a community platform to gather resources and make commitments.
City planning department, with funds from the Knight Foundation, hires teams to explore reducing red tape in development projects.
Whenever we are writing character-based zoning, one of the first things we do is a regional tour to analyze the DNA of the most loved places. Places cannot be resilient unless they can be loved.
Here's how Orlando replaced a hole in the city with connective tissue.
Proposed code changes are designed to reduce teardowns and encourage multiple small units in existing neighborhoods.

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The City of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mecklenburg

The City of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mecklenburg County are entering into negotiations with the Palladium Company with regard to the firm’s...

Gas station-convenience store in Charleston built to the street

A gas station-convenience store at Calhoun and Meeting Streets in downtown Charleston, SC meets the street in a way that serves pedestrians. Instead...

The Canadian research organization the Victoria Transport

The Canadian research organization the Victoria Transport Policy Institute offers an on-line transportation demand management (TDM) encyclopedia with...

The developer of Carpenter Village in Cary, North

The developer of Carpenter Village in Cary, North Carolina, was able to convince local officials that the project’sTND design would result in a 50...

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The morbid and mortal toll of sprawl

The ‘elephant in the living room' of rising and preventable US traffic deaths and injuries is government-funded roads in drive-only places.

ROBERT STEUTEVILLE AUG. 26, 2016