Planetizen Week in Review: June 10, 2016

A two-minute-and-thirty-five-second tour of the news and events from the week in planning.

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June 10, 2016, 2:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Gateway Tower

A rendering of the Gateway Tower design concept, as viewed from Lake Shore Drive. | Gensler

In a field that looks years and even decades into the future, it's still important to stay current with the events as they unfold.

This week's Planetizen Week in Review offers insight into some of the biggest stories of the week—including a recent survey finding very favorable attitudes toward transit oriented development, planning-related election results in Northern California, and a skyscraper-sized story that will require more patience from fans of Chicago's skyline.

For more information on the stories discussed in the video:

Bay Area Election Roundup: Wetlands, Housing, Ballot-Box Planning, Sales Tax
Survey: Americans Favor TOD-Friendly Zoning Changes
A 2,000-Foot Skyscraper Imagined for the Site of Chicago's Infamous Spire

Friday, June 10, 2016 in Planetizen

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Close-up of 'Red Line Subway Entry' sign with Braille below and train logo above text in Chicago, Illinois.

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Diagram of visibility at urban intersection.

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Green subway station entrance kiosk with brick buildings in background.

FTA Announces Accessibility Funding for ‘Legacy Stations’

The 2024 budget includes close to $350 million for accessibility improvements at transit stations.

24 minutes ago - Federal Transit Administration

People walking on paved path in green city park with trees and tall city skyscrapers in background.

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Aerial view of Eugene, Oregon at dusk with mountains in background.

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