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Grand Park Designs for Washington D.C.'s 11th Street Bridge

The proposed designs were the result of a national design competition, launched six months ago. Describing the proposed park, Jared Green writes: "Expected to cost upwards of $40 million, the new bridge park will run 900 feet over the foundation of an ... [Published Planetizen - 7 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Survey: Most Americans Support Increased Spending on Public Transportation

"Sixty-eight percent of U.S. residents want more federal spending on public transportation systems, according to a polled released on Monday by a Washington, D.C.-based transit advocacy group," reports Keith Laing. The Mineta Transportation Institute ... [Published Planetizen - 12 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

New Development Projects Boost San Franscisco’s Northern Waterfront

While development in the aftermath of the Loma Prieta earthquake and the decimation of the double-decker Embarcadero Freeway have helped to transform San Francisco’s northern waterfront, work on the historic Fort Mason Center project has been slow go ... [Published Planetizen - 13 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Highway Decisions Make Dallas a 'Paradox City'

"Here’s Dallas in a nutshell for you," writes Mark Lamster. "Talk to most anybody who spends time downtown and they’ll tell you there are too many surface parking lots and garages, and that they sap the streets of vitality. Then talk to a real estate ... [Published Planetizen - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

110-mph Talgo Trains Headed to Michigan

Funds for the two Talgo sets come from President Barack Obama's much maligned High-Speed Rail Strategic Plan  of April 2009, called a failure in a recent New York Times article. Gary Heinlein of The Detroit News writes that "(t)he $58 million for Michigan’s ... [Published Planetizen - 15 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Progress Rises from the Bikelash

"'Bikelash' is a snappy little word that names a condition quite familiar to anyone who’s been following the politics of city streets in the United States over the past few years," writes Sarah Goodyear. "It describes the resistance and hostility that ... [Published Planetizen - 17 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Learning From My Condo

While reading the Market Urbanism blog a few weeks ago, I noticed the following comment: “In cities with high rents and exclusivity, developers don't build low-income or affordable housing, they build to maximize their profits. That means simply a greater ... [Published Planetizen - 19 hours ago]
Entities: Atlanta, Zillow Inc, Luxury
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

When Designers Should Just Say No

In a compelling editorial, Allison Arieff takes on the pernicious consequences of the "maker" — an invention of the DIY ethos and design savvy of the contemporary zeitgeist. Here's how Arieff describes the maker: "…somewhere in the course of entering ... [Published Planetizen - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Proposing a New Model for Regional Stratification: 'The New Donut'

The "old donut: "The idea being that you can’t have a smoking hole in your region where your downtown is supposed to be." Decades of reinvestment and an influx of residents to urban cores, however, have created a new model, according to Renn, in which ... [Published Planetizen - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

On the Virginia Outpost of the Harlem Renaissance

Henry Louis Gates Jr.—the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University—begins the latest installment of the " Amazing Facts About the Negro " series ... [Published Planetizen - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Late-Night Buses to Run When BART Service Stops

"BART expects to begin a late-night weekend bus service as early as December to carry riders from jobs, night clubs and social visits after the trains stop running at midnight," reports Denis Cuff.More of the details about what the service would enta ... [Published Planetizen - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Why Placemaking Matters: What's in it for Me?

"When a mayoral candidate from my city wrote me to ask me to repeat in writing what I’d said the night before, I realize I need to de-wonk and make my elevator speech more memorable. Why does city planning matter to people who aren’t urban designer types? ... [Published Planetizen - Sep 16 2014]

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The proposed designs were the result of a national design competition, launched six months ago. Describing the proposed park, Jared Green writes: "Expected to cost upwards of $40 million, the new bridge park will run 900 feet over the foundation of an old freeway spanning the Anacostia River, connecting historic Capitol Hill and Anacostia neighborhoods and creating a new venue for 'healthy recreation, environmental education, and the arts.'"
88 percent of their poll's respondents "agreed that public transit expands opportunities and provides access to new jobs and careers as well as to medical care, schools, and colleges."
Heinlein writes that  the "two sets of  cars  and engines (will be) built in the United States by an affiliate of Spanish train maker Talgo Inc ." so this order should not be confused with the order from German rail manufacturer  Siemens described here  recently, also for Michigan locomotives
"Here’s Dallas in a nutshell for you," writes Mark Lamster. "Talk to most anybody who spends time downtown and they’ll tell you there are too many surface parking lots and garages, and that they sap the streets of vitality. Then talk to a real estate developer. Your real estate developer will tell you downtown  doesn’t have enough parking spaces , that this keeps employers from putting their offices here, and that this saps the streets of vitality. Such is the Dallas Paradox, or one of them. Downtown has too much parking and also not enough parking. Catch-22."

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110-mph Talgo Trains Headed to Michigan [Published Planetizen - 15 hours ago]
Highway Decisions Make Dallas a 'Paradox City' [Published Planetizen - 15 hours ago]
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Learning From My Condo [Published Planetizen - 19 hours ago]
When Designers Should Just Say No [Published Planetizen - Sep 17 2014]
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On the Virginia Outpost of the Harlem Renaissance [Published Planetizen - Sep 16 2014]
Late-Night Buses to Run When BART Service Stops [Published Planetizen - Sep 16 2014]
Why Placemaking Matters: What's in it for Me? [Published Planetizen - Sep 16 2014]
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