St. Paul Redevelopment

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.

April 12, 2019 - St. Paul Pioneer Press

LIRR Train

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?

April 8, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

Brooklyn Bridge

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.

December 14, 2017 - The New York Times

6th Street Viaduct

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.

October 28, 2017 - The Architect's Newspaper

St. Louis

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.

February 27, 2017 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

New York Skyline Fisheye

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.

November 2, 2016 - Crain's New York Business

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.

September 13, 2016 - Crain's New York Business

Brooklyn Bridge

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.

August 8, 2016 - The New York Times

Sunshine Skyway Bridge

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.

June 21, 2016 - Tampa Bay Times

FLV California train

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.

July 24, 2014 - Inside Bay Area

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.

April 16, 2013 - Places Journal

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.

February 13, 2013 - Arch Daily

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.

April 17, 2012 - Grist

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