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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

URBANISM & DESIGN

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 

Joe-Urban

 

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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