Metrorail Station Area

Amazon Financing Affordable Transit-Oriented Housing Near its New Headquarters

The company announced a $125 million investment in housing near Metro stations in northern Virginia, where the promise of jobs at its new Arlington headquarters sparked rising demand for housing.

June 23, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

Amazon Fulfillment Center

New Amazon HQ2 Renderings Reveal a Futuristic Look for Northern Virginia

Renderings for the second phase of Amazon's second headquarters in Northern Virginia grabbed a lot of attention today.

February 2, 2021 - The Washington Post


City vs. State: Mayors Want Power to Require Mask Wearing to Slow Coronavirus Spread

Coronavirus cases are surging in the Lone Star State's urban areas, so mayors of nine of its largest cities asked Greg Abbott for the power to mandate the wearing of masks or facial coverings, prohibited by executive order, to slow viral spread.

June 21, 2020 - The Texas Tribune

Globe Life Park in Arlington

Arlington Greenlights $810 Million Hotel and Convention Center Project

The public-private partnership is a massive expansion of the city’s entertainment district.

January 2, 2020 - The Dallas Morning News

Traffic Safety

When it Comes to Road Diets, Evidence Doesn't Matter

Drivers are a powerful enough lobby to overcome all evidence of the need to redesign streets for safety. Examples from Maryland and Virginia provide the latest case studies in Vision Zero futility.

June 25, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Alexandria, Virginia

Ridership Down for Northern Virginia Public Transit

Metrorail has seen ridership improve in Northern Virginia, but not enough to balance out the losses to bus ridership.

March 26, 2019 - Inside NOVA

Arlington Transit Bus

Arlington Transit Service Cuts on the Table

The county is considering service reductions on two routes with low ridership, but the cuts would significantly affect some neighborhoods.

March 5, 2019 - ARLnow

Automated Bus

The Public Can Hail Driverless Rides in Texas, Starting in October is advancing its autonomous vehicle service a step further—into the public realm.

August 24, 2018 - The Dallas Morning News

Arlington, Massachusetts

Arlington, Massachusetts Reveals Possible Designs for BRT Pilot

The Boston suburb will choose between five different bus routes, all of which will run in bus-only lanes.

August 20, 2018 - Wicked Local

Boston SUburbs

Suburban Bike Share Reaches Across Town Borders

In smaller towns in the greater Boston area, communities are offering bike share that crosses town borders.

July 24, 2018 - The Boston Globe

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This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.