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Cities to Watch in 2015

Though 2015 promises much change for cities around the world, these six are set to see the most profound transformations.… more »
News, cities –  Jan. 9, 2015

Multimodal station and plan spur town’s revival

The multimodal Uptown Station in Normal, Illinois--the first federal TIGER project to break ground in 2010--spurred impressive growth in transit ridership and mixed-use private downtown investment, according to a recent study.… more »
News –  Jan. 9, 2015

The Comforts of Home: Mixed-use projects have become a consumer home base

The concept of a shopping center as a place where people simply show up to make a few purchases and leave is becoming passé. Increasingly, developers are building mixed-use centers that include residential, office and entertainment components, which tur… more »
News, home –  Jan. 9, 2015

National Geographic: 50 smart cities travelers love (and why Paducah, Ky. is No. 5)

​Smart Cities Council: What makes a city smart -- and at the same time a hot ticket for travelers? In announcing its 2014 Traveler 50: World's Smartest Cities, National Geographic Channel's smart cities program consultant Ian MacFarlane suggests… more »
News, Kentucky –  Jan. 6, 2015

Seeking more than a few good transportation engineers

Traffic engineers and transportation planners are aware of the research favoring walkability, they know that complete streets work, and yet many are unwilling to face the logical implications: Their long-held practices need to change. We need more th… more »
News, New York, transportation, engineers –  Jan. 6, 2015

Here’s the right way to make transit and density work in the suburbs

​Part of the secret to Bethesda’s success is that it has been ahead of the curve on implementing smart growth strategies. Montgomery County has long been developing walkable urbanism around transit hubs in places like Bethesda and nearby Silver Sp… more »
News –  Jan. 6, 2015

ULI to Advise City of Norfolk on Strategies to Redevelop and Improve the Resilience of Fort Norfolk Neighborhood

​A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to make recommendations to the city of Norfolk, Virginia, on improving the resilience of the Fort Norfolk neighborhood, which i… more »
News, Virginia, Urban –  Jan. 6, 2015

As evidence mounts, drumbeat for walkable streets grows

The evidence keeps piling up to support reform in street design and traffic engineering. Recent research adds to volumes of studies that say walkable streets will make us safer, healthier, and improve the economy and communities. http://bettercities.… more »
News, traffic, streets, engineers –  Jan. 6, 2015

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