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 a move to address poverty in the city, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has started a program that will pay low-income residents for doing things perceived to break the cycle of poverty, such as visiting a doctor and attending school regularly.</p>
<p>Plans for development have threatened the historic industrial buildings along Brooklyn's waterfront in recent years. Now, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has declared the waterfront one of the nation's most endangered historic places.</p>
<p>The Borough President of Staten Island has called for a boycott of 'Staten Island Landfill' ice cream, saying it is insulting to the community -- yet sales of the creamy confection are through the roof.</p>
<p>A freelance journalist has uncovered documents that highlight major government financial backing for Forest City's Enterprises' proposed Brooklyn redevelopment project, which has largely been promoted as a privately funded development.</p>
<p>The federal and the state government have announced their support for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan for Manhattan, indicating that the city would most likely receive federal grants to fund the system.</p>
<p>Located on the site of a major rail transit hub in Brooklyn, the Atlantic Yards project has the opportunity to be one of the highest profile transit-oriented developments in the world. But will it really promote transit use and reduce congestion?</p>
<p>The first issue of a new journal on aging features a discussion on planning and rezoning of a suburb in response to the desires of an aging suburban population for a walkable community with mixed use and better transit services.</p>
CCQ Capital Commons Quarterly: The Dynamics of Aging and Our Communities
<p>An eclectic group of New York residents who live year-round on boats docked in New York's Hudson River have been granted a reprieve from city officials who had planned to reduce the permitted amount of time boats would be allowed to dock.</p>