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An essay identifies imperatives for a new theory of tall, dense construction, and begins to sketch out a theory that will reconcile the skyscraper with contemporary business ideals.
25 min ago   Medium
Few locations are such a natural fit for farmers' markets as Orange County—but the number of certified farmers' markets in the county are shrinking and others are struggling.
Yesterday   Los Angeles Times
"Not knowing which kinds of buildings consume what is like not being able to gauge differences between a diesel truck and a hybrid car."
Yesterday   CityLab
A new study of the benefits of a bike lane project in Salt Lake City adds to the body of work suggesting that complete streets overhauls are a good investment for both the public and the private sectors.
Yesterday   People for Bikes
The city of Seattle is considering a significant public investment in its bikeshare system, treading where some cities have feared to tread.
Yesterday   The Urbanist
A report by Next 10 takes the form of a scorecard for six light and heavy rail networks. Rail that serves existing urbanized areas scored the highest.
Yesterday   Los Angeles Times
Late last month, the final phase of Seattle's Prop. 1 went into effect, bringing across-the-board improvements to bus and train frequency.
Yesterday   Seattle Transit Blog
With several Portland neighborhoods adding overnight permit parking, the city will be tackling the issue of how to price the new permits.
Yesterday   Bike Portland
In what is described as a "Penn Station moment," Dallas has approved a demolition delay ordinance for historic buildings downtown. This is an uncharacteristic victory for preservation.
Yesterday   The Dallas Morning News
Redlining has been around for a long time, but across the country, local, state, and federal agencies are filing complaints against banks and other corporations for creative and subtle new forms of discrimination.
Yesterday   CityLab
The self-driving future is coming sooner than you might have expected—to a suburban office park in California's Bay Area.
2 days ago   San Jose Mercury News - Silicon Beat