Headlines: Meeting the Demand for Walkable Places
Amazon puts a premium on urbanism with new headquarters choices
Bloomberg Environment, November 14, 2018
Amazon’s new headquarters in Long Island City, N.Y., and the Washington outskirts reflects a wave of businesses going greener with close-in urban neighborhoods over the far-flung suburban choices of decades past.
Goodbye Chicago, Hello Indy? Why more people are relocating to ‘secondary’ cities
Chicago Tribune via Washington Post, November 20, 2018
Cities like Dallas-Fort Worth, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Orlando, Fla., Nashville, Austin, Denver, Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa, Fla. are attracting more residents with their “18-hour” downtowns that have changed from purely office space to include residential development and nightlife.
More Americans want walkable cities, but how does that happen?
Wisconsin Public Radio, November 15, 2018
Longtime CNU member and leader Jeff Speck, author of the new book Walkable City Rules, talks about how to create walkable places for the 53 percent of Americans—and counting—who want them.
Car culture cements suburban unsustainability
Streetsblog USA, November 19, 2018
Even as America’s suburbs are becoming more diverse—economically and racially—they are still just as dependent and just as unsustainable because of car culture.
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Editorial: Exploding growth in Utah Valley requires a mental shift in the role of housing
Deseret News, November 20, 2018
With projected population growth of 1 million people, the Utah Valley will “need to embrace approaches to housing outside the traditional single-family unit on a half-acre lot,” says the editorial staff of the Deseret News.
Great Rivers Greenway completes final phase of Chouteau Greenway Design Competition
Riverbender, November 20, 2018
Great Rivers Greenway and partners have completed the final phase of the Chouteau Greenway International Design Competition, a 1-year public-private partnership to imagine a greenway focused on connectivity, economic opportunity, equity and sustainability in the City of St. Louis.
Developer plans walkable, old-time neighborhood in Geneva, Illinois
Crains Chicago Business, November 15, 2018
A developer brings old-time walkable downtown suburbia back in a far-west bedroom community outside Chicago.
Safe. Diverse. Vibrant. Walkable. County discusses plans for enhancing Golden Gate, Florida
Naples Daily News, November 15, 2018
Collier County wants to put zoning and incentives in place for private landowners and developers to help improve Golden Gate.
In Tehran, design principles of American suburbia unexpectedly persist
Arch Daily, November 5, 2018
Victor Gruen’s design for the city made a framework for a decidedly car-oriented landscape.