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Downtown living doesn’t stop for storms

Hugh Bailey | Hearst Connecticut Media

When planners promote what is known as transit-oriented development, it is situations like this week’s winter storm they have in mind. 269 more words


The Remarkable Turnaround of Atlanta Public Transit

Hugh Bailey | Hearst Connecticut Media

Atlanta’s transit agency, MARTA, was on the brink of financial disaster when Keith Parker arrived as CEO in December of 2012. 208 more words


East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape

Urbanization is transforming the developing world. However, understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization has been limited by a lack of consistent data. East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape aims to address this problem by using satellite imagery and other data to measure urban expansion across the East Asia and Pacific region between 2000 and 2010. 55 more words

Urban Issues

Fashioning Dubai’s sustainable landscape at the 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015

Panel discussion in progress at the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2014

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 27, 2015 – The Middle East Smart Landscape Summit’s third edition returns to Dubai with renewed focus on smart landscaping technology, with special emphasis on the initiatives in place for turning Dubai into a Green Paradise in time for the World Expo 2020. 580 more words

Urban Development

The Opportunity for the Eastern Waterfront in Mumbai : Part II

In my previous post, I looked at the Eastern Waterfront land, and what we can learn from the mistakes of the Western Waterfront development. I strongly believe that Mumbai needs a strong public realm to give the city and its people breathing space and a rejuvenated lease on life. 714 more words


What Does Living 'Close' to Transit Really Mean?

Eric Jaffe | City Lab

The question of how far people will walk to reach a transit stop has a pretty significant impact on the shape of cities. 220 more words