The transportation engineering toolbox is missing key tools when it comes to traditional cities, towns, and neighborhoods.
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Public Square | Infrastructure, innovators, agriculture, history, neighborhood revivals, quality of life, shipping containers, and…New Urbanism.
There is no compelling reason to build a five-mile freeway through the east side of the city, according to engineer Ian Lockwood. A boulevard would do the job better.
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The good news: The highway will be improved. The bad news: The boulevard idea is officially dead.
Public Square | Self-driving cars, infrastructure spending, suburban growth, urban sprawl, Buffalo, OKC, Juneau, and Miami.
Trees should be planted either in swales (on primarily residentail streets) or in tree wells (on Main Streets). Do not listen to “urban foresters,” who insist that trees must be planted in landscape beds large enough for their mature drip lines.
Public Square | Urban suburbia, diverse segregation, progressive deregulation, infrastructure disinvestment, guerrilla urban planning, and gentrification.
Three kinds of urban places curve toward transit and walkability.
Public Square | A new guidebook from USDOT, a look at the history of Salt Lake City, another corporate move back to the city, and more.
Urbanism will play a key role in a choice between an “age of human capital” and an age of depletion and division.