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April 2014

Four development ideas Boston should steal

Paul McMorrow | Boston Globe FOR THE past 20 years, development in Boston has happened in a disjointed, unpredictable manner. Mayor Marty Walsh took office promising to smooth out construction approvals for both developers and residents. Boston has a lot of... Continue Reading →

In NYC, a $185M tunnel that leads nowhere, for now

Verena Dobnik | Yahoo Finance NEW YORK (AP) — Taking shape on Manhattan's West Side is a $185 million, federally funded tunnel that leads to nowhere, for now. The 800-foot-long, 35-foot-deep concrete trench could someday lead to two new commuter rail... Continue Reading →

Transit Oriented Development is the key to better cities

Lloyd Alter | Urban Design For years, city builders have called for Transit Adjacent development, piling density on top of subway stations and at transit nodes. Now the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy has introduced a far more sophisticated concept... Continue Reading →

Orlando Health to redo site near SunRail station

Anjali Fluker | Orlando Business Journal The region is gearing up for the start of SunRail commuter rail service this week— and Orlando Health has plans in the works for a small retail strip just across the street from the Orlando... Continue Reading →

How Daylighting the Saw Mill River Helped Yonkers Become a Mixed-Use, Multimodal Hub

Madeline Marvar | Mobilizing the Region Downtown Yonkers has undergone a dramatic change in the last decade thanks largely to the inspiring success story of the Saw Mill River Daylighting campaign, a project which was presented last week at GreenHomeNYC’s April... Continue Reading →

A Radical Approach to Adding Density in New York’s Outer Boroughs

Jenny Xie | Atlantic Cities   The urban planning community is constantly touting the benefits of building dense communities around public transportation. But according to designers Chad Kellogg and Matt Bowles, few solutions have been ambitious enough to do the whole... Continue Reading →

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