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Urbanism&Design: Austin Waller Creek Project, Advanced Street Sign, Walking & Biking In Rio's Favelas


Austin's Waller Creek Project Unveiled 

Austin Business Journals


Design firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. presented its vision for transforming downtown Austin's Waller Creek from a mostly stagnant and underused public space into one of the most exciting urban parks around.

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Most Advanced Street Sign Ever 



Studies suggest humans have an innate sense of direction, yet we get lost all the time.

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How Do You Make Town Safe and Walkable for All 



All Sarah Clark Stuart wanted was for her family to be able to safely access the Schuylkill River Trail, just across the tracks from the Philadelphia neighborhood where she lived.

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Better Walking and Biking in Rio's Favelas 

The City Fix


Hosting major events such as the World Cup or the Olympic Games can serve as a catalyst for cities to carry out infrastructure upgrades and urban renewal projects.

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Massachusettes Announces a "Common Vision" 

Smart Growth America Blog


In fiscally challenging times, states can achieve more when their agencies work together toward common goals. Massachusetts is doing exactly that.

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