Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Here is a very interesting study in the Washington Post in which several developers and architects proposed ways to redevelop big box retail stores into lively, urban areas. This is something you'd see in the Congress for the New Urbanism's New Urban News, so I was surprised to see this in a publication like the Washington Post. Kudos to the Post for progressive thinking about urban (and suburban) development.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Over 70% of mass transit initiatives were approvated nation-wide, according to this Wall Street Journal article. Now comes the big question -- will these actually be built? That's a much more difficult question, and if the price of oil continues to plumment, will the demand for rail remain?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I missed this last week, but Chris Leinberger penned an optimistic opinion piece in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, arguing that Atlanta is becoming home to more walkable urban places. This is certainly true, and projects such as the redevelopment of Buckhead into a dense, urban center with pedestrian friendly sidewalks and street crossings (still a work in progress, but much better than two years ago), improvements downtown and the very promising Beltline project, will continue this trend.