Tag Archives: Density
A study by Reid Ewing shows that “if you double density you’ll get a five to 10 percent reduction in vehicle miles traveled.” “The best way to minimize driving appears to be to develop in existing centers near the core of … Continue reading
Although this story is about a renewed interest in planning downtown Austin, note the short focus on how or whether you provide for affordable housing in downtown development.
In Walkable DFW, Patrick Kennedy suggests that parking minimums guaranty that supply vastly exceeds demand, and that a truly successful parking policy would reduce demand for parking by building walkable urban places where trips by bike, foot, transit or combo … Continue reading
Chris Leineberger points out that in this Great Recession, housing price falls and drop in housing production has been the big problem — but not everywhere. According to Stan Humphries, the chief economist of Zillow, an online housing-research firm, if you … Continue reading
Rail transit has largely been built to suburban areas — and the result has been that of the dozens of metro and light rail lines completed in the United States between World War II and the 1990s, few took serious … Continue reading
Climate change is one of the most important and complexlong-term challenges ever faced by communities around the world. This study shows that compact development is a promising strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.
New urban dwellers recite the benefits of living downtown – mainly, walkability.