Mapnificient – Place the pin on the map, and see where you can get in a specified amount of time via public transportation or bicycle.
The neighborhood you live in can have a huge effect on your ability to spend or save, do the kind of things you really want to, and navigate the ongoing economic crisis. - More
2010 was a great year for smart growth. It was the year that biking, walking and transit communities really took off. And what a battle for Metro service we had! Here are our choices at the Coalition for Smarter Growth for the top five smart growth achievements from the last twelve months. - More
Yesterday, President Obama announced a $50 billion spending plan aimed at expanding and renewing the nation’s transportation infrastructure, including railways, roads and airport runways. Read more
City of New Westminster’s downtown plan has been earned a merit award in an
international competition. …Read more
A development proposal that would alter the city’s skyline was debated before the City Council today. The Zoning and Franchises Subcommittee held a hearing on the Vornado Realty Trust’s proposal to build 15 Penn Plaza. …Read more
A new report, released by the American Public Transportation Association, which surveys current research has found that people who live in communities with high-quality public transportation drive less, exercise more, live longer, and are generally healthier than residents of communities that lack quality public transit.…Read more or View the study.
The Senate Banking Committee recently voted to approve the Livable Communities Act, a proposal to create more sustainable and energy-efficient communities. The bill, sponsored by Chairman Christopher Dodd, provides a series of planning and project implementation grants for communities to help plan and coordinate initiatives to develop affordable housing and public transit solutions.Read more…
The Washington Post – Tom Bozzuto and Penny Pritzker have made a first bet with their new $75 million apartment fund and it is on Jim Abdo’s Catholic University project, a major equity investment in new housing construction the likes of which have been rare since the economic collapse in 2008.Read More…