Forty years ago, Dade County officials sketched a vision for a paradigm shift away from highways and towards a multi-model transportation system for the area. Four decades onward, highway expansion is alive and well in Miami-Dade. What happened?
1 hour ago TransitMiami
In the quest to improve efficiency and effectiveness, "smart" technologies are helping cities become more intelligent machines. But a growing chorus fears the side effects of increased privatization, surveillance, and technological sophistication.
2 hours ago The Boston Globe
A Friday evening collision between two Metro-North trains near Fairfield, Conn. injured 60 people, 5 of them critically. It's not known when service will be restored along the busiest train line in the nation.
3 hours ago The New York Times
The replacement of retail establishments with restaurants in America’s urban centers has a demographic slant.
19 hours ago Architect Magazine
In popular culture alleyways are often depicted as the setting for illicit acts. But seen in a different light, alleys are key contributors to urban life. SPUR kicks off a week of alley exploration with an essay on their benefits.
21 hours ago SPUR
Municipal comprehensive plans are neither necessary nor sufficient for smart growth. Opinion
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Most of us who live in major metropolitan areas know that urban water supplies are dwindling. The question is: what can we do about it?
23 hours ago The Atlantic Cities
20 homes designed by the renowned architect are looking for a discerning owner. But buyer beware, says Joann S. Lublin, 'owning an architectural treasure can come with significant headaches.'
Yesterday The Wall Street Journal
The rise of online shopping has been seen by some as presaging the demise of the physical store. However, a new report based on national survey results shows that Generation Y isn't ready to give up shopping on foot.
Planners must anticipate how people would respond to new options, such as better walking, cycling and public transit services. This requires imagination. Opinion