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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Tag Archives: Density

March 27, 2013
Hollywood Doesn’t Need Tall Buildings, Especially These
Los Angeles Times

On Thursday, the city’s planning commission is likely to consider a development proposal that will affect the lives of everyone who lives in Hollywood or passes through it on the Hollywood Freeway, one of the most congested in the nation.

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.

March 25, 2013
March 21, 2013
Can We Design Future Proof Buildings
Urban Times

‘Hi-Tech’, by it’s nature, soon becomes out-of-date as technology moves with the times, so as an ‘architectural style’ it could only ever be a fad or short-term solution.

March 20, 2013
Height Isn’t Density
Vibrant Bay Area

Much noise has been made over the height of the Civic Center Station Area Plan (SAP), a development emblematic of density battles around the Bay. Quiet and Safe San Rafael (QSSR) has called it “very high density”, citing increases to the unit-per-acre arrangement as proof.

The Limits of the Creative Class
New Geography, Joel Kotkin

Among the most pervasive, and arguably pernicious, notions of the past decade has been that the “creative class” of the skilled, educated and hip would remake and revive American cities.

March 19, 2013
March 18, 2013
Back to Roommates When Small Apartments Are Gone
Seattle Transit Blog

Last month, I made the argument that, in a transit-friendly city, there ought to be a variety of affordable housing options within walking distance of frequent, all-day transit.

An Intentionally Inconvenient Office in Las Vegas
Business Insider

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh recently jumped into the debate over working from home that was sparked by Yahoo’s recall of its remote workers, telling CNBC that he feels that it’s difficult to build a strong company culture when you have lots of telecommuters.

Height Limit DC, Build Better, Not Just Bigger
Urban Land Institute

Fly over Washington, D.C., today and you will see a vast panorama of mid-rise buildings punctuated by iconic architecture: the dome of the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument, the National Cathedral, the clock towers of Georgetown University, to name a few.

March 4, 2013

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