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Headlines: Don't Believe the Hype

Debunking a “smart city” in the desert, responding to NIMBYs, and walkability as the linchpin for complete streets

Bill Gates’s smart city in Arizona is not smart, not a city, and has little to do with Bill Gates
Slate, November 14, 2017
An analysis of the hype around a proposed desert development.

Book review: Vital Little Plans
The Guardian, November 10, 2017
Why the ideas of Jane Jacobs are still vital.

Making cities more dense always sparks resistance. Here’s how to overcome it.
Vox, November 8, 2017
An interview with Brent Toderian, former chief planner of Vancouver, BC and principal of .

Research shows how walkability makes a street more “complete”
Mobility Lab, November 8, 2017
Thinking that a street is walkable has a strong correlation with real, measured walkability indicators as well as actual activity levels.

Local News
“Complete streets” solutions needed for Honolulu’s urban core
Island News, KITV4, November 12, 2017
The city is turning to the community for ideas about how to make the Ala Moana/Ward area more walkable and bikeable.

Progressive urban planning taking place in St. Louis neighborhood
The Next St. Louis, November 7, 2017
The St. Louis Planning Commission is expected to approve form-based code for Forest Park Southeast.

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