Alphabet, parent company of Google, offers a vision for waterfront development in Toronto. Image: Sidewalk Labs

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New urbanism is far from over, a 'smart city' development moves forward in Toronto, and persistent myths about poverty are debunked

New Urbanism isn’t dead—but thanks to climate change, it’s evolving
CityMetric, October 19, 2017
Today, the folks who brought us walkable downtowns and transit-oriented development have a new challenge to tackle: climate change.

Google’s Sidewalk Labs signs deal for ‘smart city’ makeover of Toronto’s waterfront
The Globe and Mail, October 18, 2017
If the initiative proceeds, it would include at least 3.3 million square feet of residential, office, and commercial space, including a new headquarters for Google Canada, in a district that would be a testbed for the combination of technology and urbanism.

Three housing myths, debunked: poverty, property values, and gentrification
Chicago Tribune, October 18, 2017
Myths abound, but so do the facts.

Local News

Dallas Council committee vote marks breakthrough on I-345 teardown
Detroit News, October 8, 2017
A study in November will explore housing and business opportunities once the highway is demolished or reconstructed underground.

Landmarking Fannie Mae building will dilute historic preservation
Washington City Paper, October 18, 2017
A design critic weighs in on a developer’s approach to landmarking.

Nashville commits to rail, downtown tunnel as part of $5.2 billion package
Associated Press, October 17, 2017
More than 25 miles of light rail, added bus service, and a downtown tunnel

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