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.
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.
URBAN ISSUESCities Don't "Aspire" to Gentrification
In a recent article posted on New Geography, Aaron M. Renn asks what seems to be a fairly straightforward question: "Why Gentrification?" But unlike most writing on the subject, the question isn't why it happens or how to avoid it, but why cities aspire to it.
TRANSPORTNo Freeway in West Salt Lake May Be Best Choice
Salt Lake Tribune
A freeway to carry heavy traffic north and south though west Davis County has been on Utah Department of Transportation drawing boards for years. The agency is ready to release its draft environmental impact study and name its preferred route.
URBAN ISSUESUrban Infill is a Double Edge Sword
There are certain things about Sylvan Park that lured resident Steve Swartz away from Belle Meade seven years ago, like the variety in architecture and diversity in character of the neighbors.