Daily Headlines for Monday, May 23, 2016
Three Steps to Making the New Urban Agenda Implementable
NextCity — May 20, 2016
In one of the most famous books on self-improvement, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey wrote, “Begin with the end in mind.” Sun Tzu, in The Art of War, says, “Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.”
Suburbs, the new Chinatowns
BUILDER Magazine — May 20, 2016
China’s economic boom is bringing more affluent immigrants to the United States, and they're landing in the suburbs.
Million-dollar homes are no longer anything special
Marketplace — May 20, 2016
A million-dollar home may be out of reach for many Americans, but a new report from the real estate website Trulia says that in many major cities, seven-figure values are becoming common.
In Praise of Urban Sprawl
The Wall Street Journal — May 20, 2016
Between 1840 and 1910, the population of Manhattan grew sevenfold, reaching a peak of 2.3 million in 1910. The average population density of its built-up areas tripled during this period.
Can light rail turn University City into a walkable downtown?
The Charlotte Observer — May 20, 2016
When you think of University City, “walkable, pedestrian-friendly downtown” might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But local property owners and economic development boosters want to change that.
Welcome To Your New Hometown!
The News-Journal (CT) — May 20, 2016
In case you haven’t heard, the Town of Whitehall is a unique development currently underway in southern New Castle County that embraces the New Urban design movement, which promotes environmentally friendly habits and helps to foster a sense of community through the creation of walkable neighborhoods containing a mixture of housing types and all the amenities of a real neighborhood – restaurants, shops, schools, playgrounds and more.
How Chinese Entrepreneurs Transformed the San Gabriel Valley
KCET (CA) — May 20, 2016
Korean and Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs, investors and political leaders are increasingly active players in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in mid-city Koreatown, the suburban Chinese San Gabriel Valley (SGV) and downtown LA.
RTA wants Detroit-Ann Arbor commuter rail service
The Detroit News — May 20, 2016
The RTA — which is expected to seek a 1-mill property tax increase that would raise an estimated $130 million a year for the life of what could be a 20-year millage — first began discussing including the rail line as part of the millage in spring of last year.