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Tag Archives: Density

June 25, 2013
June 24, 2013
June 21, 2013
TOD Taking Off in St. Louis’ West End
Citizens for Modern Transit Blog

Washington University Medical Center plans to build a $75 million, energy-efficient, multistory research building dedicated to interdisciplinary research to be completed in June 2015.

June 20, 2013
The Transit-Density Disconnect
New Geographiy

Around the world planners are seeking to increase urban densities, at least in part because of the belief that this will materially reduce automobile use and encourage people to give up their cars and switch to transit, or walk or cycle.

June 11, 2013
Is There a ‘Right’ Density? No, It Varies
Plan Charlotte

Julie Campoli’s new paperback, Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form, is a must read for anyone in and around Charlotte who wants to know what it takes to make good neighborhoods into great ones.

June 3, 2013
A Housing Solution Gone Awry
New York Times

In the early 1970s, the architect and city planner Oscar Newman came forth with a book and theory called “Defensible Space,” which relied in part on data from New York City public housing to propose a set of design solutions to the mounting problems of urban living.

May 23, 2013
May 21, 2013
Density at the Margins in Los Angeles

Paul Krugman (in a New York Times column) clarified for me a feature of population density that is sometimes lost in our conversation about how we should house ourselves:

May 20, 2013
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.”

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.

May 13, 2013
California Weighted Density Goes Up Overall, Unlike the US
California Planning and Development Report

Well, California’s at it again — going in a different direction than the rest of the country. The Census Bureau recently released a new report showed that — by at least one measure — the nation’s overall population density dropped by 6% between 2000 and 2010.

May 8, 2013
A New Look at Affordability in Vancouver BC
Get Your Head Into It, via: Price Tags

If you are Vancouverite (like me) not a lot of time goes by until you hear or experience how unaffordable this city is. Vancouver is widely recognized as one of the world’s least affordable cities.

May 6, 2013
Palo Alto Waists TOD Opportunity by Lowering Heights
Peninsula Press

Palo Alto city leaders expect developer John Arrillaga to revise his controversial plans for a site off University Avenue, near the Caltrain station, to meet a 50-foot height limit without forcing him to do so, City Manager James Keene said.

May 2, 2013
April 28, 2013
Vertical Cities and Urban Life
Charlotte Observer

The time may come when we won’t run out to the store, but up to it. We won’t kneel to tend our gardens, but stand to reach them on our tiptoes.

April 25, 2013
Urban Infill is a Double Edge Sword
Nashville Ledger

There are certain things about Sylvan Park that lured resident Steve Swartz away from Belle Meade seven years ago, like the variety in architecture and diversity in character of the neighbors.

Toronto Density Bonuses Spur Municiple Debate
CBC News

In November of last year, a shouting match erupted in Toronto city council chambers. Mayor Rob Ford hurled accusations at Coun. Adam Vaughan, calling a $1 million deal that Vaughan secured with a developer a “shakedown.”

The Case for Low Rise Density
The Atlantic Cities

According to the most recent US Census data, this is the first time since before the 1950s that more people are moving into New York City than are moving out

April 24, 2013
School Baseball Field Four Stories Up
Yahoo! Sports

Usually, when an outfielder runs through or over the fence in pursuit of a potential home run, they are greeted with gusto when they return to the dugout.

April 21, 2013
The Density to Support Long Distance Trains
Cap'n Transit

There’s a new dust-up among transit bloggers, stirred by a recent report showing that while Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor makes a profit and the state-sponsored corridor trains break even, the long distance trains are still losing money (although Don Phillips disputes those numbers).


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