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Urbanism&Design: Gaming Cleveland's Future, LA Zoning Rewrite, $700M Sunrail TOD, Crowdsourcing Land Evolution


Online Game Lets Residents Decide Cleveland's Future 

Cleveland Plain Dealer


Imagine the king of Ohio has appointed you the duke or duchess of Northeast Ohio. You have the scepter of command and the ducal ring to imprint your official seal in hot red wax on ducal proclamations and correspondence.


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LA Will Soon Rewrite Zoning Code 

Los Angeles Daily News


As one of his final efforts to streamline the development process in the city before leaving office, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Wednesday the start of a five-year effort to rewrite the city's 67-year-old zoning code.


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Orlando's Sunrail Claiming $700m in Development 

Orlando Business Journals


You should see coach and cab cars that will become SunRail on the rails in late June or early July, Noranne Downs, District 5 secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation, told me June 12.


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Crowdsourcing Evolution of Industrial Neighborhood 

Global Site Plans


James Alfandre, Executive Director at the Kentlands Initiative, opened the session by defining crowdsourcing.


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Bill Could Help TOD in Prince George's County 

Greater Greater Washington


Prince George's County wants to encourage growth in the right places by speeding up the approval process for transit-oriented development.


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Ensuring Lease Restrictions Don't Hamper Future Uses 

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space


I was disturbed yesterday, when talking with someone about Walmart's foray into DC, to realize that I completely forgot to raise an important issue about how chain retailers put provisions in leases that put restrictions on what kind of tenants can lease the property if and when the chain store closes or moves to another [...]


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Maps That Live and Breathe With Data 

New York Times


Maybe real estate agents should start selling mobile phones on the side. Why? Because with phones, as with homes, location is everything.


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