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February 2015

Are Water-Neutral Growth Policies the key to Building Sustainable Communities?

Mary Ann Dickinson | National Geographic We’re accustomed to waiting in lines for a football game, to buy movie tickets or perhaps to get a seat in the most coveted professor’s class. But what if we had to wait in... Continue Reading →

Garden State’s unified public-private vision

Jennifer Mazawey | Real Estate Weekly   In development, we often laud “public-private partnerships” – ultimately an overused blanket term for projects in which a state or local government is in some way financially vested. But, the reality is that... Continue Reading →

L.A. coalition wants to keep housing affordable near public transit projects

John Schreiber | My LA News With at least $40 billion in transportation projects being built or planned in the Los Angeles area over the coming years, a transit-focused coalition urged city leaders Tuesday to keep housing near transit corridors... Continue Reading →

Sacramento Gentrification Is Getting the Streetcar Boost

Rachel Dovey | Next City With cranes dominating skylines nationwide, redevelopment and displacement are often portrayed as the yin and yang of city makeovers — one a dark but inevitable counterpart to the other. But gentrification, as Susie Cagle wrote for... Continue Reading →

Use of data can help families benefit from public transit expansion

Michelle Riordan-Nold | CT Mirror The new CT fastrak busway presents a great opportunity for Hartford and New Britain residents, and for Connecticut. The expansion of public transit opens up more employment opportunities for the projected 16,000 riders a day using the new system.... Continue Reading →

Pedestrian accessibility enhances urban vitality in Buffalo

Daniel Baldwin Hess | The Buffalo News City planners have used the development of a new city zoning ordinance, the Green Code – to be adopted in the coming months – to reinvigorate planning for pedestrians in Buffalo. The Green... Continue Reading →

San Francisco public housing to receive $500 million facelift

Hannah Albarazi | SFBay.com At a press conference in a public housing unit in the Tenderloin neighborhood this afternoon, Secretary Castro said that this shift to private management of public housing would allow major improvements to public housing to be... Continue Reading →

Transforming Transportation in 2015: Turning Momentum Into Action

Holger Dalkmann | TheCityFix   What will the city of the future look like? How can we unlock the potential of urbanization to create safe, accessible and prosperous societies? At Transforming Transportation 2015 – the annual conference co-organized by the World Resources Institute and... Continue Reading →

‘Fatigued Owners’ Are a New Breed in San Diego

Carrie Rossenfeld | GlobeSt.com Pathfinder Partners is bullish on multifamily and residential development. The San Diego-based fund manager recently announced the initial closing of Pathfinder Opportunity Fund V—a private real estate fund focused on acquiring multifamily and other residential real estate, which launched in November... Continue Reading →

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