Meeting the needs of aging residents has been a challenge for many cities. Some suburban communities are pioneering the conversion to an elder-friendly layout.
Sep 22, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
Last Friday was Park(ing) Day 2009, a growing movement where city parking spaces are transformed into miniature parks as a comment on public space (and the lack thereof). Here's a glimpse into Seattle's version.
Sep 22, 2009 Northwest Hub
New parks are popping up with a quickness in San Francisco, where planners have fast-tracked the conversion of street spaces into pedestrian parks.
Sep 22, 2009 The Architect's Newspaper
Village Green, a utopian, multifamily development in the Baldwin Hills district of Los Angeles, was built in 1941 and inspired by the Radburn Plan. The low, California style apartments ring a large, common open space.
Sep 21, 2009 The Los Angeles Times
Despite opposition from businesses and neighborhood groups, the city of Des Moines, Iowa is intent on implementing a program to make local streets friendly to non-drivers.
Sep 21, 2009 Des Moines Register
New York City is developing a handful of new parks on industrial lands and otherwise underused spaces. <em>Urban Omnibus</em> talks with Adrian Benepe, the city's commissioner of parks and recreation about the new projects.
Sep 21, 2009 Urban Omnibus
The zoning code of Alamogordo, NM hasn't been revisited since April of 1950. Today, the zoning rewrite group is finally updating the code and making the switch to a form-based code in the process.
Sep 21, 2009 Alamogordo Daily News
This report from <em>NPR</em> looks at Houston's growth pattern, and the evolution of a city that at once provides a high quality of life but also creates a big environmental impact.
Sep 20, 2009 NPR
Imagining cities of the future can bring about some pretty wild predictions. But when they're visions of existing cities, these futuristic predictions can be almost realistic.
Sep 19, 2009 io9
We've gotten a lot of responses on our Top 100 Urban Thinkers list, particularly those wanting to separate out the 'bad' from the 'good'. Mary Newsom was inspired by the list to ponder, who was the worst?
Sep 18, 2009 The Naked City