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July 2014

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 →

West Palm Beach Unveils Plans for New Station

James Ruggia | Travel Pulse All Aboard Florida, the project that will bring express rail connectivity between Miami and Orlando, when it opens in 2016, unveiled plans for a major component of the project, the West Palm Beach Station. ABF is... Continue Reading →

M-1 Rail in Detroit will boost housing, retail development, backers say

John Gallagher | Detroit Free Press The M-1 Rail streetcar project breaking ground July 28 could spark a new boom in downtown and Midtown development and spur the creation of 10,000 new residential units over 10 years, its backers predicted today.... Continue Reading →

The Atlanta Transit Agency’s Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

Eric Jaffe | Atlantic CityLab MARTA, the transit authority for metro Atlanta, is quietly becoming a player in the real estate world, and it has its excess parking to thank. In the past few months, the agency has pushed forward... Continue Reading →

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