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December 2014

San Bernardino’s E Street Voted ‘Best Urban Street Transformation of 2014’

Ryan Hagen | The Sun E Street represents the country’s “best urban street transformation of 2014,” the readers of USA Streetsblog have officially decided. The contest ended Sunday, with San Bernardino’s E Street grabbing 848 votes (48 percent of the... Continue Reading →

Portland plans growth along new light-rail line

Jim Redden | Portland Tribune Construction of the replacement Lafayette Street pedestrian bridge is focusing attention on a new style of potential light rail-related growth — Employment Transit Oriented Development, or E-TOD, as planners call it. Last Thursday morning, a... Continue Reading →

Staying true to Pittsburgh neighborhoods a challenge for developers

Tom Fontaine | Trib Total Media It's not easy to weave upscale apartments, condominiums and office buildings into historic neighborhoods known for their gritty charm, developers and architects say. Pittsburgh has a lot of the latter and is rapidly getting... Continue Reading →

The Greening of a Suburban Downtown Maryland

Kaid Benfield | Huffington Post If planners for Bethesda, Maryland fully realize a conceptual vision now being offered to community leaders and the public, the once-quiet but now-bustling suburb's downtown could become a nationally relevant example of urban sustainability. While the... Continue Reading →

ITDP Maps Bus Rapid Transit Successes Worldwide

Payton Chung | StreetsBlog USA Searching for solid examples of Bus Rapid Transit in your slice of the world, or pondering possible ways to solve a particular BRT problem? A new interactive map developed by the Institute for Transportation and Development... Continue Reading →

California Shows Residents the Greenhouse Gas Money

Carolyn Whetzel | Bloomberg BNA Revenue from California's greenhouse gas emissions trading program would be used as a permanent source of funding for affordable housing, water efficiency projects and a variety of transportation projects, including high-speed rail, under a new... Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Free Up Land for Desperately Needed Housing

Staff | Macro Insider Completely good lots are not being created for houses, even although hundreds of millions of people today worldwide live in houses that are unsafe, inadequate, or barely inexpensive, says a new report by McKinsey International Institute.... Continue Reading →

A Studied Response to the ‘Too Many Cars’ Claim Against TOD

Patrick Sisson | Chicago Curbed A complaint often lodged against transit-oriented development projects is that dense new multi-story buildings will always results in more cars, increasing neighborhood congestion. But perhaps that isn't the full story. In a studied and lengthy response to... Continue Reading →

Residents excited for CTfastrak busway to open

Erica Schmitt | Newington Town Crier   If the turnout at the town’s CTfastrak open house Monday night was any indication, Newington residents are anxious for the busway to open this coming March. The state Department of Transportation is hosting... Continue Reading →

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