Two commentaries pick up on the recent push to loosen Washington D.C.'s notoriously conservative height limits, and argue that such controversial changes are overdue and, in fact, don't go far enough.
Apr 19, 2012 The Atlantic
With gas prices at an all time high, bike riding has never looked better. Shermans Travel identifies the top cities to bike through, noting a bounty of amenities to save on costs for the urban biker.
Mar 29, 2012 The Huffington Post
The American Society of Landscape Architects examines the implications of squeezing teens out of the public sphere.
Mar 4, 2012 THE DIRT
Writing for <em>Urban Land</em>, Trisha Riggs looks at the country's top markets for real estate based on ULI's <em>Emerging Trends</em> Americas report.
Mar 3, 2012 Urban Land
David Alpert provides a thorough analysis of the first third of Washington D.C.'s proposed new zoning code, and finds a return to kind of development patterns that formed the neighborhoods residents treasure today.
Feb 8, 2012 Greater Greater Washington
As developers across the country increasingly recognize the market advantages of redevelopment oriented around transit, and property values rise in response, hundreds of thousands of units of affordable housing are at risk.
Feb 5, 2012 Shelterforce
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is celebrating its 35th anniversary and is finding ways to ascertain exactly what the agency has brought to the region.
Dec 12, 2011 The Atlantic
For Washington D.C., ASLA polled members to develop a new "comprehensive framework" connecting sustainability with economic development.
Nov 16, 2011 American Society of Lanscape Architects
In Washington, D.C., a huge parking lot that parallels the southwest waterfront is slowly being transformed into a 4.2-acre park. Developers and architects are "turning community input into actual park concepts and designs," said to The Dirt.
Nov 2, 2011 THE DIRT
Union Station in Washington, D.C. has "about 29 million people" pass through the station each year. An 18-month reconstruction project is in the works to improve walkability and safety for the massive number of visitors.
Nov 1, 2011 City Parks Blog