Posts tagged with 'Mixed Used Neighborhoods'
Lessons From San Sebastian
Lessons From San Sebastian
EMBARQ presents a slideshow about the concept of “Mobility Management (MM)” in San Sebastian, Spain. View the entire slideshow here. Mobility Management At the core of Mobility Management are “soft” measures like information and communication, organising services and coordinating activities ...
Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning Make a City Fast
Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning Make a City Fast
Fast Company named Seattle the “City of the Year” in its annual “Fast City” issue, which handpicks cities around the world that exhibit “smarts, foresight, social consciousness [and] creative ferment.” San Francisco was chosen for its innovative public-private partnership that ...
Germany Could Teach U.S. a Lesson
Germany Could Teach U.S. a Lesson
The Brookings Institution just released a new research report comparing sustainability in Germany and the United States: “Making Transportation Sustainable: Insights from Germany.” From Brookings: This report examines the key differences and determinants of travel behavior in Germany and the United ...
Is There a Future for Human-Scale Chinese Cities?
Is There a Future for Human-Scale Chinese Cities?
James Fallows of the Atlantic recently blogged about “today’s enormous, expanding Chinese cities,” comparing the more intimate architecture of Shanghai to the sprawling concrete slabs in Beijing. “This is not a ‘which do you like better?’ discussion,” he emphasizes. Rather ...
"Beltway Burden": The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation
"Beltway Burden": The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation
The Urban Land Institute recently published a report about the “cost of place” in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, looking at the combined costs of housing and transportation. Turns out, any housing savings that a family enjoys by living 15 ...
Sustainable Transportation is Critical to Good Real Estate Development
Sustainable Transportation is Critical to Good Real Estate Development
Last month, Jonathan Rose spoke at Washington DC’s National Building Museum on Green and Affordable Neighborhoods (see the video of his talk above). Rose, a real estate developer who specializes in creating high-density sustainable mixed-income urban developments, talks about the ...
Easing The Pain Caused by High Fuel Prices
Easing The Pain Caused by High Fuel Prices
Photo by whatatravisty. With oil prices hovering around $135 a barrel, many Americans are feeling uneasy about the future. And for good reason; higher prices at the pump channel money away from things like health care, education, and leisure activities ...
Pedestrianization Is London's Calling
Pedestrianization Is London's Calling
A street shot of pedestrian friendly London. Photo by *Berto from Flickr. During the months of March and April I lived in pedestrian-friendly London, the biggest of the half-dozen cities around the world that now impose a congestion charge on ...
How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
If you live in a suburb like this one in Las Vegas, it might be hard to walk to the grocery store. Photo by ulybug of Flickr. While surfing the web I found this very interesting website, Walk Score, that ...
The Four Hour Commute
The Four Hour Commute
Photo from the Washington Post. On Sunday, The Washington Post Magazine ran a cover story describing the transport woes Washington DC-area residents face as they move further and further outside the suburbs in order to escape the ever-expanding sprawl. Marc ...
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