The now-painted Birwood Wall is a vivid reminder of racial segregation in Detroit's housing for decades. Photo: Király-Seth

Headlines: Who benefits?

Making zoning fair again, a teen's view of gentrification, and New Urbanist communities springing up

The walls we won’t tear down
New York Times, August 3, 2017
Exclusionary zoning that limits multi-family housing in affluent neighborhoods has become “a central organizing feature in American metropolitan life.” Here’s what to do about it.

A teenage throwdown against displacement, the graphic novel version
Next City, July 31, 2017
As part of a three-year youth civic education initiative, the Chicago Architectural Foundation brings out a graphic novel that follows a young woman’s journey through a changing city.

Panjim is forgetting its past
Herald of Goa, August 4, 2017 
A meeting of the Indian Institute of Architects hosts a sustained consideration of New Urbanism.

Disney has built a pseudo-Paris outside Paris
The Economist, August 3, 2017
A few kilometres down the road from Disneyland is the commercial heart of Val d’Europe, a cluster of imitation belle époque housing blocks with mansard roofs surrounding a giant shopping centre. 

 

Local News

New urbanism development comes to Chattanooga’s southside
Times Free Press, July 26, 2017
"Our city seems to have a lot of developments that look the same — ours is not." 

Ottawa looks to save builders (and buyers) millions on new subdivisions
Ottawa Citizen, May 5, 2017
An ingenious workaround will create lightweight bike tracks in place of wider, heavier roads with bike lanes.

'New Urbanism' at heart of plans for Beulah site in Grove City
Columbus Business First, July 26, 2017
"No other community in Central Ohio or beyond has 212 acres of readily developable land connected to an existing town center.”

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