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Urbanism&Design: Detroit TOD Streetcar Plans, Transit-Oriented Housing Demand, Why Urbanism Matters


Detroit Turns to Streetcar to Catalyze Development 

Progressive Railroading


Detroit may be the historic home of the U.S. automotive industry, but business and community leaders are banking on a new streetcar rail system to help drive the economic revival of Motor City.

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Demand Surges for Transit Oriented Housing 

Bacon's Rebellion


Speaking of the economics of mass transit (see previous post)... The good news is that residential property prices are surging around mass transit stations.

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Why Urbanism Matters 

Vibrant Bay Area


I just recently passed the 18-month anniversary of writing this blog. I continue to enjoy the task and have no plans to stop.

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Is There a 'Right' Density? No, It Varies 

Plan Charlotte


Julie Campoli's new paperback, Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form, is a must read for anyone in and around Charlotte who wants to know what it takes to make good neighborhoods into great ones.

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Smart Bilboards That Double as Urban Furniture 

The Pop Up City


IBM has launched a clever series of billboards that double as urban furniture.

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Land Use Transportation Integration Concept for LA 

LA Streetsblog


Can the stars align for a chance to redefine transportation and land use policies in Los Angeles so that how and where we live, work and move mutually reinforce a shift towards a more inclusive and sustainable city?

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Bill Fulton Named San Diego Planning Director 

San Diego Union Tribune


Bill Fulton, a nationally recognized urban planner, was named Tuesday as San Diego's 11th planning director, a position Mayor Bob Filner is bringing back in his first departmental appointment and reorganization since taking office last year.

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