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Headlines: Design to adapt

How cities meet the challenges of water, a local fight against transit, and new places for new urbanism

Is Houston still a model city? Its supporters aren’t backing down
New York Times, September 4, 2017
Long before Harvey, Houston was “a Rorschach city…occupying a special place at the center of the debate over how to best build in America.”

Florida, Rose: Post-Harvey, the city must reset its development trajectory (opinion)
Houston Chronicle, September 5, 2017
Houston will come back from Harvey. The question is how.

How coastal cities are evolving to deal with extreme rain
Smithsonian Magazine, September 5, 2017
Faced with the specter of more and worse rainstorms, these vulnerable areas are turning to innovative design.

Local News

Purple Line opponents file new lawsuit in controversial judge’s court
Bethesda Magazine, September 4, 2017
Case pits trail advocates against transit advocates.

Rogers, Arkansas commission greenlights ‘walkable’ community
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, September 6, 2017
$100 million development on 16 acres would focus on walkability, mixed uses

Why mixed-use buildings are becoming popular in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City
The Gazette, August 27, 2017
“From a community’s point of view, you get a more broad-based neighborhood”
 

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