Tag Archives: Sustainability

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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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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Existing Transit Stops as Assets for Transit-Oriented Development

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

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The Mindset of a Walkable City

Roger K. Lewis shares a sterling set of design criteria essential to motivate the rise of modern walkable cities.

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ULI Study – Land Use & Climate Change

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.

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Happiness & Commuting

The daily activity most injurious to happiness is commuting. Yet, when people are choosing where to live, they consistently underestimate the pain of a long commute. This leads people to mistakenly believe that the big house in the exurbs will … Continue reading

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NewUrbanism Threads 6-23-2010

Gambling on Growth — suburbs that put in a large amount of infrastructure planning on growth, face severe financial pressures when the economy slows for 2-4 years. Apartment Rentals Stage Comeback — as the economy recovers and job growth is … Continue reading

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