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Urbanism & Design: Missouri Land Assembly Tax Credit, Detroit Development Plans, San Diego Mixed Use Project, Visualizing Four Square Check-Ins, Cleveland Vs. Spokane Parking


Controversial Land Assembly Tax Credit Hearing in Missouri 

St. Louis Post Dispatch


St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was among several people to testify in favor of extending the controversial Distressed Areas Land Assemblage tax credit before a Missouri Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

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Dan Gilbert Will Reveal Development Plans for Detroit 

Local 4 Detroit


Detroit is a shell of its former glorious self. Yet, Dan Gilbert sees it as a shell that can be easily filled.

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San Diego Mixed Use Project at a Crossroad 

San Diego Union Tribune


Too tall. Traffic nightmare. Too urban. Forward thinking. Walkable. "Great!"

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Pulse of the City, Visualizing Four Square Check-Ins 

Walkable DFW


This is amazing stuff. It's animated four-square check-ins, mapped, and animated. It really brings the work of Bill Hillier to life:

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Parking Madness Contest, Cleveland vs Spokane 

DC Streetsblog


Another day, another parking atrocity. Eight cities have already faced off in Parking Madness, where we attempt to find the worst parking crater in an American downtown.

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The Urbanist Bracket Challenge is On 

The Atlantic Cities


The Urbanist Toolkit Bracket Challenge is officially underway. We've received brackets from all over the world and counted over 20,000 votes on the first-round match-ups.

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The British Railways are a Real Social Network 

Guardian UK


Rail cuts in the 1960s killed communities, but this is more than a transport system - it is key to our national identity

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Smartcode Sought for El Paso's Ysleta/Mission Neighborhoods 

El Paso Development News


The City of El Paso is looking to rezone a historic area of El Paso's Mission Valley to SmartCode and will consider the item at an upcoming City Council meeting.

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Want Good Development? Get the Street Networks Right 



If we get the streets right, good things will follow in downtown east. Much hand-wringing is occurring over whether or not there will be good development around the new Minnesota Vikings football stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

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Compare the Neighborhood Density of US Urban Areas 

Greater Greater Washington


Last week's post about census tract density in the DC area showed which neighborhoods inside the Beltway are densest.

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