Tag Archives: New Urbanism

Retrofitting Suburbia: The Future of Real Estate

CNU Board Member Ellen Dunham-Jones video of speech at TED.

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Urban Wal-Mart (oxymoron of the day)

Wal-Mart sees opportunity in smaller urban stores.

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Effects of Density on Vehicle Miles Travelled

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

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Density vs. Affordability

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.

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Downtown Parking Lots / Standards

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

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10 Principles for Livable Transportation

As published in a press release by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy: What are the ten principles of sustainable transport? Walk the walk: Create great pedestrian environments. Powered by people: Create a great environment for bicycles and other … Continue reading

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Blurring the Lines of Lifestyle & Work Style

As GenY/Millenials chose a more balanced life, they want both work and leisure to blend and not be separated.  And this has enabled what sociologist Ray Oldenburg calls “third places” — the Starbucks where we go not just to drink coffee but … Continue reading

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