In urban street design, a new movement known as 'shared spaces' has been emerging. This new movement "aims to reduce the dominance of cars by getting people and vehicles to share the road space," according to Walkonomics.
Nov 30, 2011 This Big City
The Carnegie Endowment's Shin-pei Tsay and Deborah Gordon expose five common myths and reveal three important facts on the 18.4 cent federal gas tax and present their solution to maintaining and improving America’s transportation infrastructure.
Nov 25, 2011 CNN Opinion
Good planning is attracting young hipsters to cities throughout the world, writes Christopher F. Schuetze.
Nov 22, 2011 International Herald Tribune via New York Times
Planetizen’s tenth annual list of the best books in urban planning, design and development ranges from a crowdsourced compendium of ideas for upgrading New York City's built environment to a personal report from the streets of Karachi. Exclusive
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The retail chains have each announced expansion plans for next year, even as many businesses are closing stores.
Nov 21, 2011 Retail Traffic Magazine
Locals expressed fear and resistance over a revision to Chattanooga, Tennessee's urban growth plan.
Nov 20, 2011 Chatanooga Times Free Press
A study conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the 1990s found that living in poor neighborhoods can actually hurt your health.
Nov 19, 2011 TheCityFix.com
A new report predicts how - and where - we'll be living in the near future, and where planners and developers should focus.
Nov 19, 2011 The Atlantic Cities
The Big Map Blog features - well, big maps.
Nov 17, 2011 The Big Map Blog
It's a new thought process driven by landscape architects that takes infrastructure that was previously single-use and turns it to multiple uses such as stormwater runoff and social equity.
Nov 14, 2011 The Atlantic Cities