Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
Local Forecast: Snowy, with a Chance of Mixed-Use
Local Forecast: Snowy, with a Chance of Mixed-Use
We’re in the midst of another snowstorm here in D.C., and once again, I’m thanking my lucky stars that I live in a walkable, mixed-use neighborhood. Just like last time, the roads are a mess and my car is buried ...
New PBS Documentary "Beyond the Motor City" Reveals America's Transportation Past, Present and Future
New PBS Documentary "Beyond the Motor City" Reveals America's Transportation Past, Present and Future
On Tuesday night, PBS premiered the latest installment of its Blueprint America series on the challenges of renewing America’s decaying infrastructure. (We mentioned it the other day in our post about America 2050.)  The newest episode, “Beyond the Motor City,” ...
Creating "A Better Tomorrow" in America with Sustainable Transportation
Creating "A Better Tomorrow" in America with Sustainable Transportation
Check out this video from America 2050, as part of its “A Better Tomorrow” project to create a “positive vision for the future of America built around investments in sustainable transportation and livable communities.” No, the futuristic vision of a journey ...
Businesses Take Responsibility for Advancing Sustainable Transportation
Businesses Take Responsibility for Advancing Sustainable Transportation
Mitch Jackson is the Director of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability for FedEx Corporation (and he also writes for the FedEx Citizenship Blog.) This month, FedEx is beginning work with EMBARQ — the producer of TheCityFix — as an extension of ...
State of the Union: Billions of Dollars for High-Speed Rail, But What About Other Modes of Transport?
State of the Union: Billions of Dollars for High-Speed Rail, But What About Other Modes of Transport?
Last night, President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address, announcing that Florida will receive $1 billion for a high-speed rail line (running between Tampa and Orlando.) In total, 13 major corridors will receive $8 billion in stimulus ...
New Year's Resolutions for Cities: 10 Keys to Sustainability Planning Success
New Year's Resolutions for Cities: 10 Keys to Sustainability Planning Success
Any serious New Year’s resolution requires a plan. But a mayor’s pledge to make his city more sustainable takes a lot more planning effort than your vow to drop 10 pounds. Crafting a comprehensive sustainability plan, even without procrastination, can ...
NYC BigApps Contest and Walkshed New York
NYC BigApps Contest and Walkshed New York
Check out this great competition that we came across called NYC BigApps. It launched in October and public voting began yesterday. The competition “will reward the developers of the most useful, inventive, appealing, effective, and commercially viable applications for delivering ...
The New Penn Avenue: Sustainable?
The New Penn Avenue: Sustainable?
One of D.C.’s busiest corridors is getting a touchup. The Great Streets Pennsylvania Avenue initiative, kicked off a couple of weeks ago by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, will seek to enhance the street’s physical landscape as well as its transportation ...
Study on Maryland Smart Growth: Widespread Acclaim, But Limited Results
Study on Maryland Smart Growth: Widespread Acclaim, But Limited Results
“Single-family homes and townhouses are scattered on ever-larger lots in areas designated for dense, compact building, as lots outside those areas shrink, the study concludes. “The number of parcels developed, the acres of land developed and the average size [of ...
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
Is the recession putting the brakes on sustainable transportation projects? Not at colleges and universities, it seems. The 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, released earlier this month, gave 105 institutions an “A” for transportation. Only 34 schools received that grade ...
Senate Briefing Focuses on "Moving Cooler" Report
Senate Briefing Focuses on "Moving Cooler" Report
A briefing hosted by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) yesterday delved into the transportation’s impact on carbon emissions and examined different strategies that can be incorporated into upcoming climate and transportation legislation to reduce a sector of the ...
Persuading for Pedestrian Zones (Part 1)
Persuading for Pedestrian Zones (Part 1)
The flows of both traffic and history move in sometimes mysterious ways. At the turn of the 21st century, cities, such as D.C., clamored to integrate the amazing new technology of automobiles.  As most urban areas now choke on rapid ...
CGI Live Blogging: The Infrastructure of Place: Sustainability and the Built Environment
CGI Live Blogging: The Infrastructure of Place: Sustainability and the Built Environment
On the third day of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, experts came together to discuss “The Infrastructure of Place: Sustainability and the Built Environment,” as moderated by Vijay Vaitheeswaran, global correspondent for The Economist and co-author of ZOOM: The ...
CGI Live Blogging: Investing in Girls and Women...for Safer Public Transportation?
CGI Live Blogging: Investing in Girls and Women…for Safer Public Transportation?
This morning’s plenary session on the second day of the Clinton Global Initiative was all about “Investing in Girls and Women.” Moderated by acclaimed journalist Diane Sawyer, co-anchor of Good Morning America and Primetime, the discussion agenda focused on how ...
Upcoming Event: EcoCity World Summit in Istanbul, Turkey
Upcoming Event: EcoCity World Summit in Istanbul, Turkey
A message from Stacey Meinzen, communications associate for EcoCity Builders, a non-profit based in Oakland, Calif. that works to build sustainable city and neighborhood centers, including pedestrian streets, car-free buildings, and rooftop gardens, while combating sprawl development: The 8th International ...
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