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Urbanism & Design: National Parking Policy Graphics, Zero Parking Toronto Skyscraper, Train Station Development


Kemper Freeman Plans Big Bellevue Development 

Seattle Times


Kemper Development wants to build 2 million square feet of additional retail, office, hotel and residential space covering more than a block of prime real estate at Northeast Fourth Street and Bellevue Way Northeast.

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How Did Vulcans Convince San Francisco to Upzone? 

Slate Moneybox


Frank Chiachieri tweeted this morning "[s]aw Star Trek yesterday and now awaiting @mattyglesias post on how Federation $$ convinced SF NIMBYs to accept massive density increases."

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Creating Graphics on National Parking Policy 

Graphing Parking, via: @miller_stephen


This is part three of the five part series documenting parking requirements for various uses across the United States.

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Skyscraper in Toronto Will Have Zero Car Parking 

Bike Toronto, via:


An application has been submitted to the City for a building totalling 69-storeys, featuring a glass and steel skyscraper rising behind a reconstruced 1890s heritage structure at the corner.

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Southland Communities See Train Stations as Development Destinations 

Chicago Sun Times, via: Scott Bernstein


The sound of a train horn has become a signal for Southland communities to get on board an emerging economic development track.

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Interview with Reid Ewing on Pedestrian and Transit Oriented Design 

CEOs for Cities


There are many great books you could use to kick off your summer reading-and those of you interested in urban design may be excited to get your hands on Pedestrian and Transit-Oriented Design

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Apple Valley MN Has High Hopes for Transit Station Land 

Twin Cities Finance and Commerce


Apple Valley officials are looking to purchase up to 13 acres of vacant, tax-forfeited land east of the Apple Valley Transit Station that they believe can be marketed to a large employer and used for additional retail, office and housing development.

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What Happens If We Don't Intensify? 

Auckland Transport Blog


Part of me can understand why there seems to be such significant opposition to intensification in the Unitary Plan. Many people like the place they live the way it is and they're fearful of change.

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