Posts tagged with 'Mixed Used Neighborhoods'
São Paulo crosswalk
7 Principles for Transit-Oriented Development
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
A short history of the city
A short history of the city
You probably know that urban planning has been around for a long time, but did you know that many of our urban planning principles date back to Ancient Greece? Nearly every major city across the world can attribute their design, ...
New Report: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
New Report: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
The District of Columbia Office of Planning, in cooperation with the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology, released a study that found transportation costs range from $8,500 to $25,000 per household in the D.C. region. The report,  “H+T in DC: Housing + Transportation ...
Creating Urban Vitality through Mixed-Use Development
Creating Urban Vitality through Mixed-Use Development
Mixed-use developments have been gaining ground as a successful planning design strategy to increase transportation options, revitalize local economies and enliven communities. Although MUDs may soon be universally accepted as the go-to approach for any new neighborhood, there are still ...
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to ...
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
It’s always good to have your argument laid out for you in a well-designed policy paper. The Center for Clean Air Policy’s new report, “Cost-Effective GHG Reductions through Smart Growth and Improved Transportation Choices,” does just that. It lays out ...
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
For a BRT advocate, it was really exciting to wake up this morning to a front-page, above-the-fold article in the New York Times, with Transmilenio as the central picture. Reading Elisabeth Rosenthal’s article, though, I must say that there were ...
Highlights from TheCityFix DC
Highlights from TheCityFix DC
A few highlights from our TheCityFix DC site-if you’re not reading it regularly, you’re missing out: LEED Neighborhood Development Wants You to Build More More More: Why doesn’t LEED-ND certify already existing neighborhoods? It’s one more example of green consumerism, ...
The Street Food Solution
The Street Food Solution
I’m told that D.C. is a very walkable city. I hear this all the time in fact. And in one way, it’s true. Distances are relatively short, sidewalks are broad and so on. But that only makes it a good ...
Virginia is the New California
Virginia is the New California
This past weekend turned out to have an Asian food in Fairfax County theme. On Saturday, the 24-hour Korean barbecue joint Honey Pig Gooldaegee in Annandale and on Sunday a trip to the Eden Center, the Vietnamese mall in Falls ...
18-Storey Building Planned for Bethesda
18-Storey Building Planned for Bethesda
In re the great height restrictions debate: this is what happens when you don’t allow tall buildings in the District. In addition to demands for building certain numbers of units which can be distributed up or out, there is also ...
Priority Bus Conference Notes
I spent yesterday at a fantastic conference on priority buses in the Washington area. Organized by the TPB and the Federal Transit Administration, we got to hear from transit officials from across the country about what innovations their areas have ...
DC Density: Bigger, Broader, or Faster?
DC Density: Bigger, Broader, or Faster?
There’s an absolutely great debate going on about the height limit in DC right now, which I’ll provide a quick summary of before entering into. Matt Yglesias started it in this post, where he argued that the best way to ...
Budgets Cuts and Vicious Cycles
Budgets Cuts and Vicious Cycles
After the Red Line, the big local news story today is the District’s huge budget shortfall. As reported in the City Paper and the Post, the District is short $340 million over the next two years, largely due to low ...
Montgomery County Moves to Urbanize
Montgomery County Moves to Urbanize
The BeyondDC newsfeed yesterday just blew my mind. Of yesterday’s five headlines, each and every one is about some part of Montgomery County embracing a more sustainable, more urban land use pattern. Let’s go through them one by one: Read ...
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