As planners seek to leverage public transit investments with enhanced first mile-last mile connections, it is critical that market analysis guide those initiatives and that impacts and cost effectiveness are part of the performance assessment.
The path to business success occasionally passes through the garage—famously demonstrated by industry titans like Amazon or Hewlett Packard. Zoning codes should encourage, not obstruct, these kinds of American success stories.
<p>In southwest China, one municipality is trying to usher in a new modern age by encouraging rural residents to move into urban areas. The flood may create one of the most populous cities in the world, but many rural migrants are hesitant to move.</p>
<p>Demographic trends are shifting all over the world, leading scientists to believe that the global population may soon peak and decline. Demographers argue that how countries and regions handle the decline will be critical in the long-term.</p>
<p>There is no doubt about it: London's 5-year-old congestion charge has transformed life in London. More people are taking the bus and trains, more people are biking, and fewer crashes occur. But there can be major hardships when the charge isn't paid.</p>
<p>While publishers of the recent list of America's Best Places to Live focused on small towns, it seems most places that made the list aren't so much towns but suburban outposts in the suburban sprawl of larger cities.</p>
<p>The idea of aging in community honors the elder stage of life as one with gifts and challenges. It encourages creation of caring neighborhoods and networks that provide for affordable, quality housing to support future needs and new opportunities.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
<p>A soon-to-be released medical study reveals fewer than half of children who live within a mile of their school walk or bike there, and the percentage is dropping. While safety is a factor, cultural values and number of cars in household play a role.</p>