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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: Urbanism

April 11, 2013
Portland Considers Luring Nike to South Waterfront with Incentives
Portland Oregonian

Attempting to lure Nike to Portland’s South Waterfront District, city officials have considered offering unprecedented financial incentives of about $80 million for parking garages, parks and new streets tied to a massive company expansion, The Oregonian has learned.

Rethinking Town Centers in Rise of Online Shopping
Urban Times

Take a stroll into the average town centre today and you’ll be met with, the usual combination of banks, restaurants, charity shops, coffee shops and ever increasingly so, boarded up, empty shops.

April 9, 2013
Winner of the Urbanist Bracket Challenge
The Atlantic Cities

Now that the Unpaid Pro Basketball Championship is out of the way, we can finally get to the competition that has consumed much of my desktop for the last month: the Urbanist Toolkit Bracket Challenge of 2013.

Las Vegas a Dilemma of Its Own Design
Price Tags

It’s been over a year since I produced an issue of the ‘traditional’ Price Tags: a multi-page pdf file on a single topic, typically profiling aspects of a single city.

April 8, 2013
April 7, 2013
Good Enough Urbanism
Strong Towns

Over the years I’ve found something I think people who love walkable, human-oriented places collectively struggle with: we want to get the *very best* urban design codified and implemented in our cities.

April 4, 2013
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March 28, 2013
Why Our Cities Look and Work the Way They Do
The Atlantic Cities

Why do our cities look, work and function as they do? How did they evolve into their current form? How have they changed over the centuries since America was formed?

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.

The Urbanist Bracket Challenge is On
The Atlantic Cities

The Urbanist Toolkit Bracket Challenge is officially underway. We’ve received brackets from all over the world and counted over 20,000 votes on the first-round match-ups.

March 25, 2013
March 24, 2013
The Great Suburban Retrofit
Lincoln House Blog

Thousands of properties in first and second ring suburbs lie fallow, are abandoned, or are under-utilized, says Lynn Richards, the 2012-2013 Lincoln-Loeb Fellow.

March 21, 2013
Core Parking Regulation Changes in Manhattan
NY Streetsblog

Yesterday, the City Planning Commission approved modifications to off-street parking regulations in the Manhattan Core, below East 96th Street and West 110th Street.

March 19, 2013
Long Term Shake Out of Commercial Districts
Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

U.S. retail, especially as it relates to neighborhood and regional shopping districts in cities, has changed significantly over the past 65 years, in at least 7 ways.

The Pitfalls of Willy Wonka Urbanism

“Livability” has been a buzz word in city development for some time, and for good reason, as who doesn’t want livability, outside the zombie cohort?

March 5, 2013
Hard Choices for a Growing San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco residents will be getting thousands of new neighbors in the next 30 years, and it’s time to start figuring out where they will live and work.

March 4, 2013
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March 1, 2013
Do We Need Southwest Boulevard at All?
Greater Greater Washington

A study is underway to replace the closed piece of the Southeast Freeway between the 11th Street bridges and Barney Circle with a new road. But is a new road even the best use of the space at all?


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