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May 2012

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Highlights Four Cook County Communities in New Report

smartgrowthamerica.org by Emily Porcari

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has released a new report, Homes for a Changing Region, highlighting the work of four communities in West Cook County. These four communities received Community Challenge grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The report will provide housing supply and workforce data that will help the communities plan and acquire property for future affordable housing and mixed-use developments. […]

Portland has always been a bike friendly place….right?

takingthelane.com – By : Rex Burkholder

TriMet became the first large transit agency in the country to become 100% bike accessible. The low floor MAX light rail cars which allowed easier boarding with bikes were another direct outcome of our work — and another first. […]

City Councilmember Tommy Wells on creating great neighborhoods in Washington DC

The Rise of the Bus-Riding Celebrity?

good.is – By : Alissa Walker

Kartheiser moves around the city without a car: He tells Romano how he takes the subway or two buses to the Mad Men set while he works on crossword puzzles or practices his lines, thinks it’s easy to navigate the various bus routes, and changes into his clothes when he arrives at auditions to stay fresh. He even utters some pretty memorable lines about how much he enjoys being part of the 10% of L.A.’s population that’s transit-dependent. […]

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