URBANISM & DESIGNDemand Will Rise for Less Car Dependent Infill
Urban Land Institute
Demand will continue to rise for infill residential development that is less car-dependent, while consumers' desire could wane for isolated development in outlying suburbs, according to a new ULI report released at the ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Countywide Sustainability Planning Policy was adopted by the Metro Board in Fall 2012, and is based on work by Metro staff and a consultant team led by ARUP, and including Center for Transit-Oriented Development partners Reconnecting America and the Center for Neighborhood Technology, as well as Fehr and Peers and Barrio Planners. We at Reconnecting America want to congratulate Metro on getting recognition for this huge step forward in sustainability planning. Separate Metro policies address sustainability in operations and construction.
TRANSPORTVirginia Beach Light Rail at a Crossroads
The once-abstract idea of light rail in the city continues to take shape as planners crunch the numbers and take public comment on the most detailed scenarios yet for sending The Tide to the Oceanfront.