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Posts Tagged ‘urban planning’

The Atlantic Cities | Character Is Key to an Economically Vibrant City

The Atlantic Cities | Character Is Key to an Economically Vibrant City

"The subtle differences between places are disappearing. Today, if you were suddenly dropped along a road outside of most American cities or towns, you wouldn’t have the slightest idea where you were because it all looks the same, including the [...]

The Atlantic Cities | Parking Minima Create Too Many Parking Spots

The Atlantic Cities | Parking Minima Create Too Many Parking Spots

If a building will be well-served by transit, then it shouldn't require as many spaces - a guideline followed by cities like Portland. Last, to mitigate any impact new buildings might have on street spaces, developers could pay a fee into a [...]

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, March 2, 2012, about the redevelopment proposal for the Daily Camera building, project architect Chris Shears and project manager Vicky Canto-Ponte of Karlin Real Estate revealed that the new, redeveloped building [...]

Greater Greater Washington | Rewritten DC zoning code corrects past mistakes

Greater Greater Washington | Rewritten DC zoning code corrects past mistakes

"Few zoning rules have done more to harm urban neighborhoods than parking requirements. The view in the 1950s was that since everyone would drive everywhere all the time in The Future, all buildings need to have lots of space for cars.It turned out, [...]

Atlantic Cities | Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

Atlantic Cities | Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

"Imposing, impersonal buildings that bear no resemblance to their communities are off-putting. Traditional architecture draws people to its harmonious, human scale. Local, natural materials not only protect our environment, but connect us to it. And [...]

The Atlantic Cities | What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

The Atlantic Cities | What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

"If we fail to insist on the kinds of places that people instinctively love, we won’t succeed, and we won’t deserve to, either." Read the entire article at the Atlantic Cities: What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density.

The Atlantic Cities | Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

The Atlantic Cities | Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

"Too many people today claim they plan according to Jacobs' precepts while embracing Robert Moses’ pursuit of big, bold visions. Jacobs, of course, thought big too, but in a different way from Moses – not big demolition and car-based projects [...]

Revisiting Junction Place, the TVAP and Multi-Way Boulevards

Revisiting Junction Place, the TVAP and Multi-Way Boulevards

Last fall, representatives from Community Cycles participated in a discussion with the city and various stakeholders regarding upcoming redevelopment along Pearl Parkway.  I wrote about the experience and the Transit Village Area Plan (TVAP) more [...]

Profile: Tales of In-commuters

Profile: Tales of In-commuters

The 52,850 people who commute into Boulder every day could fill the equivalent of almost five Coors Events Centers. Reference to these commuters is often made in Boulder's discussions about such issues as housing, transportation, jobs, parking, [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

The Atlantic Cities | The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

"We built the wrong product in the wrong location, and nobody wants it any more.  That’s the reason for the housing crisis, and therefore the mortgage crisis, and therefore the Great Recession. Most people get that the housing collapse [...]

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