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Urbanism & Design: Micro Apartments, Denver Infill Project, Fighting Domestic Violence, Urbanizing Beltway Sprawl, Atlanta TOD Solutions

URBANISM & DESIGN

Micro Apartments In Housing Starved Cities 

Boston Globe

 

The new apartment on Harriet Street is no wider than most hallways: a thin rectangle of space where clutter can quickly cause chaos.


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A New Denver Infill Project Called Midtown 

Denver Infill

 

Today we are going to be focusing on a new neighborhood development just northeast of Downtown Denver called Midtown.


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Obit: Hough Brought Ecology to the Cityscape 

The Globe and Mail

 

The people of Cornish Road weren't impressed by the apple tree. It was the 1980s in Toronto's leafy Moore Park neighbourhood, and the Houghs, the landscape architect Michael Hough and his wife, Bridget, had planted one in their front yard.


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Fighting Domestic Violence with Architecture & Design 

The Atlantic Cities, Sarah Goodyear

 

What should a domestic violence shelter look like? It's not something most people think about, or even want to think about.


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The Trouble Urbanizing Beltway Sprawl 

The New Republic, via: Washington City Paper

 

It's been a rough week for the much touted urbanization of the Washington DC suburbs. As much as any place in the country, they have emerged as a major test of whether municipalities can redeem the planning and development sins of the second half of the 20th century.


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TOD Solutions Underway in Atlanta 

Atlanta Journal Constitution, MARTA CEO Keith Parker

 

In case you haven't heard yet, MARTA is now open for business. Of course, MARTA remains dedicated to its core mission of providing quality bus, rail and paratransit service to the metro Atlanta region as we've done for the past 34 years.


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Will Twin Cities Developers Go with Bus Rapid Transit 

Twin Cities Finance and Commerce

 

When Denver, Colo. based Titan Development acquired property in Apple Valley four years ago, developers had little idea a Bus Rapid Transit line would eventually connect the Dakota County community with its urban neighbors to the north.


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Seville's Wild Pre Easter Procession 

The Atlantic Cities

 

Seville's Holy Week is one of the most famous events in Spain. For the seven days preceding Easter, pilgrims come from all over the country (really, all over the world) to take part is giant processions through the town square.


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Don't Break The Bank for Housing, Toss the Parking 

Better Institutions

 

The National Low Income Housing Coalition released their "Out of Reach 2013" report a few weeks ago, and it's a fascinating look at how unaffordable housing really is for low income workers in this country.


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