Posts tagged with 'land use'
Can Urban Design Influence Driving Habits?
Can Urban Design Influence Driving Habits?
If we built cities differently, would people travel differently? Marlon Boarnet, professor of planning, policy, and design and economics from the University of California, Irvine set out to the answer that very question. Through his research, Boarnet works to address the ...
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Rail Reduces Air Pollution Professors Alexander Whalley and Yihsu Chen at the University of California, ...
Research Recap, March 7: Location Efficiency, Oil-Free Transport, Highway Wear and Tear, Ramping Up Rail
Research Recap, March 7: Location Efficiency, Oil-Free Transport, Highway Wear and Tear, Ramping Up Rail
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. SMART GROWTH + GREEN TECH = ENERGY EFFICIENCY “Housing type and location, along with energy-use features ...
In Tijuana, Another Charter City, Valle San Pedro
In Tijuana, Another Charter City, Valle San Pedro
So far, 700 homes have been built in what will be a 13,000-hectare development to house one million people by 2030 in Valle San Pedro, what is being billed as the “first comprehensive and sustainable urban development” in Mexico, according ...
New Report: Cities "Driven Apart" by Sprawl
New Report: Cities "Driven Apart" by Sprawl
A new report by CEOs for Cities analyzes transportation in 51 major U.S. cities, with an emphasis on land use patterns and community design, calling into question the highway-oriented industry standard for measuring congestion created by the Texas Transportation Institute’s annual Urban ...
Highlights from HUD-DOT-EPA Live Chat about Sustainable Communities
Highlights from HUD-DOT-EPA Live Chat about Sustainable Communities
Yesterday, the White House Office of Urban Affairs hosted a live-streamed, hour-long Q&A session on the Obama administration’s Sustainable Communities Initiative, featuring: Shelley Poticha, Director for the Office of Sustainable Housing at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Beth ...
Build a Better Burb
Build a Better Burb
There has been a crisis of imagination, and your bold new ideas are urgently needed. There should be no preconceptions about what is or is not possible. What would you do on these acres of opportunity? Build a car-free community ...
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