URBANISM & DESIGNHow Can We Urbanize Where We Are?
Around the country, local governments are proposing plans to re-develop aging office parks as urban-style, mixed-use complexes, reports the Wall Street Journal, which cited the Innsbrook office park in Henrico as a case in point.
URBANISM & DESIGNWinner of the Urbanist Bracket Challenge
The Atlantic Cities
Now that the Unpaid Pro Basketball Championship is out of the way, we can finally get to the competition that has consumed much of my desktop for the last month: the Urbanist Toolkit Bracket Challenge of 2013.
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: Sydney's Light Rail Future
TRAMS will become a major part of Sydney's commute again, the O'Farrell government will announce in its long-awaited final transport plan for the state...
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Blogosphere: Governance the Key to Addressing Poverty
One of the principal challenges of global urbanization is the improvement of living conditions in slums, or communities with insufficient…
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
National: Maybe the System is Working!
Transportation Nation Experts Blog
Everybody take a deep breath. Congress is poised this week to appoint conferees to a long-awaited conference committee that will negotiate a highway bill. Finally. I know that President Obama has dangled a veto threat over the House version, and I know that Republicans are determined to link the politically volatile Keystone XL pipeline to a bipartisan infrastructure bill...
Newark has a lot going for it these days. Aside from sitting at the confluence of some of the most valuable transportation infrastructure in the nation (I-95, Newark Liberty International Airport, Port Newark, the Northeast Rail Corridor), New Jersey's largest city now hosts a popular arena and performing arts center, and recently reversed its decades-long population decline... Read On
A four-block strip of downtown here is primed for a makeover courtesy of developer Ron Beit of the RBH Group, who is planning to break ground this summer on an eight-building project consisting of 224 residential units reserved for Newark charter, public and independent school teachers as well as 100,000 square feet of charter schools and nearly 60,000 square feet of retail. If all goes well, work should wrap up by summer 2012... Read On