Monthly Archives: July 2010

5 Simple Steps to Make Dallas More Livable

Downtown Dallas has incredible momentum [Click on Pictures for a Larger Image]: * Largest urban arts district in the US (68 acres, 19 blocks) * The Spire Project adjacent to the Arts District * Museum Tower in the Arts District * Calatrava bridge * Woodall Rodgers deck park under construction * 1,000 room convention … Continue reading

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Large Downtown Dallas Mixed Use Project

Spire Realty is working on an exciting new development in Downtown Dallas, to be built on almost 12 acres bounded by Ross, North Central Expressway and Leonard Street. “We are going to try and be an extension of the Arts … Continue reading

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New Urbanism News 7/19/10

The Fourth Place — For those who choose to downsize their homes (for economic, environmental or “new urbanism” reasons), places like Starbucks, now with free internet service, become an extension of home and work (and besides, the coffee is real … Continue reading

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The Perfect Platform for Affordable Housing

My article in UNITS Magazine on mixed-income mixed use transit-oriented development.

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Historic Preservation & Affordable Housing

Does New York City’s vast historic preservation campaign (for even unremarkable old buildings) result in the city being only affordable to higher income residents?

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The Impact on Society as Gas Prices Rise

Read the article for the full impact, but a synopsis: $6/gallon – demise of the SUV and rise of living closer to where you work $8/gallon – airlines die, high speed rail? $10/gallon – electric cars $12/gallon – cities rebound, … Continue reading

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Congestion Traffic Pricing

Tied into my blog on Parking (and the resultant call for parking disincentives), is the thought of pricing highway usage based on demand — travelling at rush hour would be more expensive than commuting at off-peak hours.  Although this would … Continue reading

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