Mixed Use

March 8, 2009, 1pm PDT
American shopping malls may be dying or already dead, but they are being reincarnated as mixed-use "lifestyle centers".
Sustainable Industries
March 6, 2009, 11am PST
A quarry in San Diego is on a path towards conversion into a $1.5 billion mixed-use housing and retail project, one many thought unlikely in today's tight market.
The New York Times
Feature
March 2, 2009, 5am PST
A new design competition is seeking solutions to L.A.'s transportation problems. But the real solution may not have anything to do with transportation at all.
Nate Berg
November 14, 2008, 12pm PST
The two owners of a traditional 8-acre strip, big box retail center in San Francisco have asked for an amendment to the neighborhood plan (undergoing revision) to allow them to add housing on top of their stores, thus doubling the height limit.
San Francisco Examiner
November 7, 2008, 6am PST
The City of Minneapolis is considering a plan to convert a 55-acre site containing an impound lot into a mixed-use office and residential project.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
November 1, 2008, 5am PDT
Planners in Baltimore have unveiled a 30-year plan to remake its arts district into a mixed-use, transit-oriented, regional destination.
The Baltimore Sun
August 1, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A $300 million mixed-use development is bringing new life to a long-neglected industrial district of Providence, RI.</p>
The New York Times
July 23, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Scottsdale, Arizona planners have released a new vision for their downtown, in a 'trend toward urban living'.</p>
The Arizona Republic
June 13, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Despite the economic downturn, city officials in Spokane Valley, WA move forward with a plan to build something the city has always lacked: a true city center.</p>
Spokane Journal of Business
June 2, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>"Mixed-use"? "transit-oriented development"? Development in Farmington, Utah hits a wall while the planning commission debates definitions.</p>
The Salt Lake Tribune
Blog post
May 5, 2008, 8am PDT
Once every few semesters, I teach a seminar on "Sprawl and the Law." On the first day of the seminar, I ask students what "sprawl" is. After getting a variety of answers, I reveal the truth: most definitions of sprawl involve one of two separate definitions:

"Where we grow"- Sprawl as movement from the core to the fringe of a region.

"How we grow"- Sprawl as development oriented towards drivers as opposed to nondrivers.

Michael Lewyn
April 22, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Urban infill developments are slated to transform the vast industrial land between Charleston and North Charleston, South Carolina, known as "the Neck" area, into live-work communities that stitch the two cities together.</p>
Charleston Business Journal
April 13, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Mixed-use projects are all the rage, but often times, the ground floor retail storefronts remain empty long after residents have moved in.</p>
Dallas Morning News
April 9, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>By requiring a minimum height of at least two stories, cities could force big boxes to redesign their buildings into more urban friendly forms.</p>
The Toronto Star
March 18, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The highly anticipated mixed-use Grand Avenue project in downtown L.A. has just secured $100 million in funding. This new funding is expected to kickstart the project's construction, which has been delayed for months.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
Blog post
March 9, 2008, 11am PDT


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Street, Dublin City Center: A mixture of uses prevail
in this pedestrian friendly, human-scaled street.

Mike Lydon
Blog post
July 9, 2007, 12pm PDT

BELLAGIO – No, not that Vegas hotel, but the ancient village of Bellagio, Italy – on the gorgeous rocky shores of Lake Como, a deep water lake that winds around the Dolomites in northern Italy. Here to cover a month-long summit about 21st century urban futures, I rented an apartment and rather quickly woke up to realize that, after many years writing about the virtues of mixed-use urban centers, I had never actually known a single residential night in one. Lots of nights in big hotels of course, but that’s not really the same thing as living in a residential unit of a small building over retail shops and restaurants.

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