Details of St. Paul Riverfront Plans Emerge
A plan to remake the St. Paul riverfront, and potentially revitalize the downtown office market, took its first steps forward this week.
New York Wants More Riders on Commuter Rail
What kind of service improvements would commuters need to shift rides away from the MTA subway and onto commuter rail systems like the Long Island Rail Road?
Modal Friction on the Brooklyn Bridge
The popularity of crossing New York City's second oldest bridge by foot and pedal is causing friction between the two modes on the promenade above six lanes of motor vehicle traffic. A report released for NYCDOT proposes recommendations.
A Bold Housing Vision for the L.A. River
An unsolicited proposal from the engineering firm reimagines a stretch along the L.A. River as a mixed-use mega-development, rich in housing and jobs.
St. Louis Studying Ambitious, $2.2 Billion MetroLink Proposal
The city of St. Louis is taking the first official steps toward the ambitious Northside-Southside MetroLink proposal.
12 Big Ideas for the New York City of the Future
Faced with a surging population and a need for big new ideas, Crain's recently tasked 12 design and planning firms to conjure up creative ideas for the city.
The Mega-Project Game Has a New Player in Brooklyn
A proposal by AECOM would transform the Red Hook waterfront with 25-45 million square feet of residential.
Expansion Proposed for Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian and Bike Path
A crowded and hurried scene is becoming more and more common on the pedestrian and bike path that spans the Brooklyn Bridge. So much so, that the city is ready to consider a new, wider path.
Traffic Projections Missing from $6 Billion Tampa Bay Express Toll Road Plans
A Tampa Bay Times columnist continues a crusade against the faulty projections that enable toll road construction projects in Florida, and the sprawling development patterns that follow.
Luck May Be Changing for California High Speed Rail
No, the debilitating lawsuits haven't been resolved, so the HSR Authority still can't tap the $10 billion in voter-approved bonds, but the new state budget based on cap-and-trade revenue for HSR is sparking inquiries from private investors.
Olympics Earn a Gold Medal in Displacement
Lawrence Vale and Annemarie Gray compare the cases of communities displaced by the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where redevelopment for the 2016 Games is underway, and Atlanta, 20 years ago.
The World's Largest Architecture Firms
Vanessa Quirk discusses the results of Building Design's annual listing of the largest architecture firms in the world. The architecture and engineering behemoth Aecom has claimed top spot (up from number 2 last year) with 1,370 employees.
The Designers Behind a Landscape Revolution
Rebecca Messner looks at the groundbreaking work being done by the present generation of landscape architects, and wonders why the only one most people can name died more than a century ago.
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