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July 2014

Detroit’s M-1 Rail Streetcar: A Next City Explainer

Sandy Smith | Next City Detroit has long been the city where rail transit plans go to die. That’s about to change: On July 28th, work begins on a new, three-mile-long modern streetcar line along Woodward Avenue, connecting the riverfront,... Continue Reading →

South Sacramento to Build First Zero-Net Energy Apartments from Mutual Housing Grant

Environmental Protection Mutual Housing California has received $40,000 from Columbia, Md.-based nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., formerly Enterprise Foundation. The funds will be used to start the design and development process for a 7-acre, transit-oriented community on Stockton Boulevard that... Continue Reading →

Nominate your city for the 2015 Sustainable Transport Award!

Rachel Jaffe | The CityFix Nominations are open now and will be accepted until September 15, 2014.EMBARQ – the producer of TheCityFix – together with the rest of the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) Committee, invites you to nominate your city... Continue Reading →

Downtown Meriden project lands $6 million in state loans

Dan Brechlin | Record-Journal The proposed 24 Colony St. development will have 64 housing units, including 56 that are considered affordable housing. There will also be about 11,000 square feet of commercial space.MERIDEN — A downtown housing and commercial development... Continue Reading →

Can Silicon Valley’s car addiction be broken? 7 ways urbanists want to improve transit

Lauren Hepler | Silicon Valley Business Journal Between Silicon Valley's beautiful weather, the region's concentration of small cities and the Bay Area's stereotypically "green" values, Santa Clara County theoretically has everything it needs to be a model for public transit. In... Continue Reading →

Upgraded WiFi Coming to All MBTA Commuter Trains, Boats and 3 Key Stations

Nate Boroyan | City News An upgraded WiFi system is set to expand coverage to all MBTA commuter rail lines, ferry boats and three of Boston's busiest stations. But T-riders might have to wait until early-2016 to enjoy it. MBTA General... Continue Reading →

People-oriented cities: mixed-use development creates social and economic benefits

Luis Zamorano | Eco-Business For cities to be more sustainable and liveable, urban design must reorient cities around people rather than cars. Mixed land-use development is a good place to start, say transport experts.   Mumbai, India can be a... Continue Reading →

East New York affordable housing may be out of locals’ reach

Julie Strickland | The Real Deal A square mile section of Cypress Hills, a northeastern subsection of Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood, is set to house the first 15 sites of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $41 billion affordable housing plan.... Continue Reading →

Downtown Denver’s Meet in the Street event steps toward urban engagement

Caitlin Hendee | Denver Business Journal Businesses lining the 16th Street Mall had their hands full Sunday after the mall's shuttle service was detoured for Meet in the Street, an event that drew an estimated 2,800 people per block per hour. "What... Continue Reading →

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