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April 2015

NYSDOT: Final Options on the Table for Replacing I-81 in Syracuse

Scott Willis | WAER Syracuse The New York State Department of Transportation released its list of three final options that the state will consider for the I-81 Viaduct thru Syracuse, and a tunnel is one of them. Stephanie Miner says... Continue Reading →

How federal ‘Promise Zone’ could benefit development in challenged Sacramento neighborhoods

Ben van der Meer | Sacramento Business Journal Housing projects and other developments in Sacramento’s more challenged neighborhoods should get a boost from the announcement Tuesday of a federal “Promise Zone” in the city. According to city of Sacramento officials, the designation... Continue Reading →

Commuter trains power economy, revive downtowns, officials say

Keith Benman | nwi.com What village officials bill as Orland Park's downtown doesn't look much different from the rest of the LaGrange Road corridor, a 2-mile retail mecca crammed with restaurants, malls and big box stores. But that's starting to... Continue Reading →

Hoping to Resuscitate a Portion of the City’s Heart in Atlanta

Richard Fausset | The New York Times There was a time in the 1960s when Underground Atlanta, a 12-acre complex of viaducts and storefronts in the heart of downtown, was billed as this city’s answer to Bourbon Street. In the 1980s,... Continue Reading →

From PlaNYC to OneNYC: New York’s Evolving Sustainability Policy

Steven Cohen | The Huffington Post One of the signature accomplishments of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's twelve years as mayor was the development and implementation of New York City's first sustainability plan: PlaNYC 2030. Mayor Bloomberg saw projections... Continue Reading →

Trains do more than transport people

John Luke | The Times Editorial Board Much has been written about the simple rationale for extending commuter rail service in Northwest Indiana. Everyone knows it's about bringing Northwest Indiana residents to high-paying jobs in Chicago. But that's far from... Continue Reading →

America’s 10 greenest cities

Silvia Ascarelli | MarketWatch 10. Jersey City Score: 55 “Maybe it’s a surprise to some people,” Mayor Fulop says about being his city being on the list. “But it’s not a surprise to us. Our goal is to move up... Continue Reading →

PA lawmakers set to approve changes to law supporting transit oriented districts

Jim Saksa | NewsWorks A bill aiming to revamp a barely used state law promoting transit oriented development passed the state Senate unanimously Monday. The bill, SB 385, overhauls the Transit Revitalization Investment District (TRID) Act of 2004. Transit oriented... Continue Reading →

Density is the key to sustainable cities

Alisha Newton | Vanderbilt Orbis Macau, China is one of the world’s densest cities, with 44,183 people per square mile. Nearly half of the families in Macau live in dwellings that have an average of 180 square feet per person,... Continue Reading →

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