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Pedestrian sheds are a foundational idea of designing cohesive communities, but the challenge is the gap between what planners know and developers are building.
Public Square | Urban highways, infrastructure initiatives, inner cities, district upzoning, cheap land, transit plan, and the next Brooklyn.
Public Square | Highways, cities, artists, Millennials, headquarters, downtowns, streetcars, and how cities are hoping to keep their cultural classes.
Urban living with kids, part three: For cities vying for the best and brightest, a mixed-use urban neighborhood with a great public school is a slam dunk.
Public Square | Urban experimentation, people-first navigation, walkable transformation, and 'Mega-Hyper Gentrification'.
Since the 1940s, the six-mile Route 710—proposed through parts of Pasadena, South Pasadena, Alhambra, and Los Angeles—has been stopped by the public many times. Each time, California's Department of Transportation (Caltrans) waits several years and...
Public Square | Red cities, blue cities, low-cost solutions, infrastructure plans, transit-oriented developments, preservation, indication, and gentrification.
The trend toward complete communities shapes the debate on sustainability and environmentalism, and vice-versa.
Public Square | Freeways without futures, high-end developments, parking near transit, eviction prevention, immigration, and gentrification.
From Pasadena, California, to Buffalo, New York, cities in this report have the chance to remove a blight and improve prosperity, health, and sustainability.
Urban living with kids, part two: Creative living arrangements offer urban lifestyle options for families with children.
So many rural places have been incrementally destroyed by rural sprawl. You see it on the outskirts of metro areas and off of Interstates and other highways from coast to coast. Most communities don't see it happening until it is too late. To help...