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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.
52 min ago   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.
1 hour ago   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?
2 hours ago   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.
3 hours ago   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.
4 hours ago   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.
5 hours ago   The New Republic
Even if new housing is expensive, it can reduce overall housing prices by causing existing units to become more affordable. Opinion
6 hours ago   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."
21 hours ago   Urbanophile
The accouterments of modern life are heavily designed, replete with ostensible utility. But here's a radical suggestion: "Perhaps we’re solving the wrong problems — or inventing problems that don’t exist — as justification for our excessive output."
22 hours ago   Medium
Alameda County Transit and Bay Area Rapid Transit are considering a one-year pilot program that would provide transit service after BART's Cinderella-esque closing time.
23 hours ago   Contra Costa Times
What's your elevator pitch on why placemaking matters? Here's a couple rounded up by Hazel Borys, and some numbers that help refine their message.
Yesterday   PlaceShakers