Complete Street Vancouver

Study: Most of Vancouver Is a ‘15-Minute City’

A large majority of Vancouver residents can access a grocery store in 15 minutes or less by bicycle or on foot.

May 20, 2022 - Vancouver Sun

Dangerous Fun

A New Strategy for Attracting Big City Millennials: Build Ax-Throwing Bars

Two New Jersey suburbs of New York City are taking an interesting approach to attracting New York City Millennials looking for refuge from the high cost of rent in the Big Apple.

December 18, 2019 - Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Pittsburgh Public Space EVent

We Need More Words for Play

Could cities harness the power of play to build more healthy, resilient, and equitable communities, if only we had the words for it?

April 25, 2019 - Sarah Siplak

Young Apartment Residents

In This New Co-Living Partnership, Friendships Are the Ultimate Amenity

Kin, a new partnership between the real estate company Tishman Speyer and the co-living company Common, bets that residents will accept smaller living spaces in exchange for a community borne out of in-house sharing-economy amenities.

April 8, 2019 - Lev Kushner

San Diego Trolley

San Diego Unbundles Parking, Eliminates Parking Minimums and Sets Maximums

In addition to replacing parking minimums with parking maximums of one space per unit in transit corridors, the city council went a step further by requiring unbundling, that is, requiring separate payment for parking from the housing.

March 22, 2019 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Bourbon Street Music

Do Amenities Matter?

Marla Nelson of The University of New Orleans and and Renia Ehrenfeucht of the University of New Mexico, guest blog about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

May 16, 2018 - JPER

Walking the Dog

Dog Parks and Yoga Lawns: the New High Rise Residential Amenities

Construction is wrapping up on a new high-rise residential tower cleverly dubbed Catalyst, signifying a shift in urban living in the city of Houston.

April 2, 2018 - Houston Chronicle

New to the Suburbs Near Philadelphia: Thousands of Upscale Apartments

Philadelphia suburbs are competing in the regional real estate market by adding thousands of apartments and other amenities traditionally found in more urban settings.

January 8, 2017 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Public Toilets Continue to Foil New York City’s Bureaucracy

In 2006, New York City signed contracts for private-public partnerships that would deliver a variety of street furniture throughout the city. To date, 3,355 bus shelters, 304 newsstands, and three (3) public toilets have been built.

March 13, 2014 - New York Times - City Room Blog

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UDO Transportation Planner

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