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The "Eastern Corridor" project along State Route 32 outside of Cincinnati is causing no small amount of controversy between outer and inner suburbs. At stake: open space, commute times, taxes, and lifestyle choices.
14 hours ago   Cincinnati.com
A new survey finds growing public support for increased federal spending on public transportation, even if that means increased taxes.
Yesterday   The Hill
In yet another example of the success of President Barack Obama's high speed rail program, travel times from Detroit to Chicago will be reduced by two hours and on-time performance significantly improved thanks to $200 million in stimulus funding.
Yesterday   The Detroit News
Dallas Morning News Architecture Critic Mark Lamster pulls no punches in writing of Dallas as the "Paradox City," even describing Michael Morris, the director of transportation for the North Texas Council of Governments, as a new Robert Moses.
Yesterday   Dallas Morning News
The historic Fort Mason, along with several other development projects, has helped alter the landscape of the city’s northern waterfront, according to Jim Chappell, former head of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association.
Yesterday   UrbDeZine
Bikelash: some cities dish it out more than others and some bike advocates deal with it better than others. But could it be a sign that the pro-bike agenda is advancing?
Yesterday   CityLab
New report by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate describes specific actions which can strengthen economic performance and reduce climate change risks. A key strategy is to build better, more productive cities.
Yesterday   Better Growth Better Climate
The only thing surprising about Cards Against Urbanity, a cities- and city-planner-focused parody of Cards Against Humanity, is that nobody thought of it sooner.
Yesterday   Elevation DC
Thomas Rogers writes of the "Life and Death of a 'Cool' City," using the example of Berlin and the many "new Berlins" that have endeavored to follow its lead as the next big thing in Europe.
Yesterday   The New Republic
Even if new housing is expensive, it can reduce overall housing prices by causing existing units to become more affordable. Opinion
Yesterday   By Michael Lewyn
Aaron Renn presents a new model for conceptualizing the health of the many layers of communities that make up metropolitan regions, namely the "new donut."
2 days ago   Urbanophile