The latest in a list of tip-of-the-spear practitioners combining their own experience and expertise with the lessons of others who share similar commitments to the easy-to-grasp, hard-to-realize ideas driving new urbanism.
As transportation network companies like Uber and Bridj make it easier for some to opt out of the public transit system, a new app would help transit agencies offer more user-centric services.
Yesterday Fast Co.Exist
A construction project seeking construction bids will double the size of Hing Hay Park, located in Seattle's Chinatown-International District.
Yesterday Daily Journal of Commerce
The annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study" offers a thorough resource for understanding the role of property taxes in fiscal responsibility at the municipal level.
Yesterday At Lincoln House
These colorful crosswalks, recently installed in San Francisco's Castro District, are spreading. Latest city: Key West, Florida. Another aspect of their attractiveness is price: $4,000 for a four-crosswalk intersection. Guess who paid?
Yesterday Miami Herald
Meghan Gough, assistant professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, guest blogs about her work on balancing livability and sustainability. Blog Post
Why are so many shops closing in New York's richest and best-known neighborhoods?
Yesterday The New Yorker
There are neighborhoods where residents are concerned about new developments raising prices, and there are neighborhoods where residents are concerned about new developments lowering home values. Toronto is currently dealing with the latter.
Yesterday Toronto Star
The improving economy will allow planners and city officials to expand work on the Atlanta BeltLine.
A proposed plan to connect Chattanooga and Atlanta via high-speed rail, 17 years in the making, appears to be dead in the water. Chattanooga will now turn its attentions to a possible light rail system.
2 days ago Chattanooga Times Free Press