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Urbanism & Design: Less Car-Dependent Infill, Wasted Seattle LRT Opportunity, Netherlands TOD Lessons


Demand Will Rise for Less Car Dependent Infill 

Urban Land Institute


Demand will continue to rise for infill residential development that is less car-dependent, while consumers' desire could wane for isolated development in outlying suburbs, according to a new ULI report released at the ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego.

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How City Wastes Southeast Light Rail in Seattle 



It might not be obvious what bowties, vacant lots and urban transit have to do with each other. But they all coalesced in a coincidence of recent events that shed new light on what is, for me, a too-familiar subject: Southeast Seattle, and just what a misunderstood, often mistreated misfit it is within the broader [...]

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US TOD Lessons for the Netherlands 

German Marshall Fund Urban Current


Through a fellowship from the Urban and Regional Policy Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the author traveled to two U.S. metropolitan regions - Portland, OR and Washington, DC - to examine transit-oriented development (TOD).

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Oakland TOD Redefines Space 

Global Site Plans


Oakland continues to bring new development and innovation to its neighborhoods. Next up is the MacArthur Transit Village (MTV), an impressive urban planning initiative to be built in Temescal beside the MacArthur BART station.

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Smart Growth a Boon to Municipal Budgets, Taxpayers 

Policy News for Planners


A new report released today found significant fiscal benefits for local governments and taxpayers from smart growth development.

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