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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: Urban Development

April 23, 2013
April 18, 2013
Nike Picks Washington County Over Portland
Portland Business Journals

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales on Thursday said a South Waterfront property eyed by Nike will still be developed, even though Nike passed on making it the site for a major expansion.

Forest City’s Ratner to Step Down as CEO
Wall Street Journal

Forest City Enterprises Inc. (FCEA, FCEB) said Bruce Ratner will step down as chief executive of Brooklyn-based unit Forest City Ratner Co., effective immediately, and it named MaryAnne Gilmartin, its executive vice president of commercial and residential development, to succeed him.

April 14, 2013
April 5, 2013
Transit Planning Under Housing Dept. in Bhubaneswar
Times of India

Public transport services in the city and other urban areas of the state would be soon regulated by the state housing and urban development department (H&UD) instead of the transport department.

Bronx Organizer Now Accused of Betraying It
New York Times

Desperate to block FreshDirect’s move to their corner of the South Bronx, Mychal Johnson and his neighbors decided to turn to someone they hoped would help them take on the popular grocery delivery service and its political supporters.

March 31, 2013
March 28, 2013
Little Rock’s Creative Corridor
Arkansas Times

Last December, the city of Little Rock unveiled the Creative Corridor, a master plan to revitalize four blocks of Main Street.

March 27, 2013
March 25, 2013
Transforming Houston with Bayou Greenways
Houston Chronicle Blogs

Houston is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city of over 650 square miles and 2.3 million people. But thanks to the $166 million Parks Bond citizens passed last November, by 2020 Houston will also have over 150 miles of connected biking and walking paths along nearly 1,500 acres of new connected parkland, completely separated from cars.

March 24, 2013
March 21, 2013
Nine Developers Interested in Walter Reed Overhaul
Washington City Paper

One of the District’s vaunted mega-development projects took a step forward this afternoon with the announcement that nine developers responded to the request for qualifications for the Walter Reed campus overhaul.

March 20, 2013
Smaller Cities Benefit from HSR Connections to Big Cities
Phys.org

Bullet trains fuel real-estate booms, improve quality of life and create other unintended consequences by sharply reducing commute times from smaller cities to large megacities, economists from UCLA and China’s Tsinghua University observed in a new study in China.

March 18, 2013
How Much Parkland is Enough?
Vibrant Bay Area

When the subject turns to public parks, there is a truism in land-use entitlement. If a proposed development site has been used by the public for casual recreation, someone will argue that the property should instead become a park.

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