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Urbanism & Design: NJ Waterfront Development Feud, Sheep As Lawmowers, Chicago TIF Strategy, Creating Silicon Valley Urban Center


A City Model During the Great War 

Bldg Blog


Past Horizons reported the other week that "a large concrete terrain model on Cannock Chase, representing a section of the Great War battle of Messines Ridge, is to be excavated" by archaeologists later this year.

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Developer and Town Feud a Threat to NJ Oceanfront 

USA Today


It rode into the city like a white knight on a stallion, rescuing a distressed Jersey Shore gem.

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Paris Using Sheep as Lawnmower Alternative 

Architects Newspaper


Since Wednesday, four black ewes have a new home, and new jobs as groundskeepers on a small patch of municipal land in Paris.

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Indianapolis Building First Empty-Ballpark Apartments 

Governing Magazine


Some baseball fans like the sport so much they buy season tickets.

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Chicago TIF Strategy Brings Mixed Use Development 

Next City


Chicago has broken ground on what's slated to become the Bronzeville neighborhood's first mixed-use project in more than 50 years.

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How Public Opinion was Molded to Favor Cars 

99 Percent Invisible, via: SF Streetsblog


On the streets of early 20th Century America, nothing moved faster than 10 miles per hour. Responsible parents would tell their children, "Go outside, and play in the streets. All day."

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Creating an Urban Center for Silicon Valley 



In the early 1950s, downtown San Jose was the cultural, civic, shopping and economic hub for then agricultural Santa Clara County.

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Too Many Regulations for DC Food Trucks 

Greater Greater Washington


DC food trucks have grown in number and quality over the last several years, and are now a lunchtime staple in the District's business corridors.

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Market Street Makeover Plans Back in Action 

Curbed SF


Remember that long-hyped "Better Market Street" renaissance that was upon us? Yeah, after the series of controversial delays, it's a hazy memory for us, too.

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What Makes a Great Porch 

Restless Urbanist


I really love this porch. I took this picture a few years ago while working in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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