Toronto is a charming multicultural city, but investigating the transport system here requires patience and an open mind. With a Mayor who has removed car tax, reversed a number of recently installed bike lanes and slashed a formerly well-established public transport plan for the future, the result is happy suburban drivers but frustrated downtown commuters. 238 more words
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Joel Kotkin has basically been writing the same column over and over. Probably because it remains relevant.
TORONTO – The winning design for the 2014 NXT City Prize would see a stretch of Toronto’s iconic Yonge Street transformed into a pedestrian-friendly public space. 374 more words
Chilean State owned railway enterprise EFE comes out once in a while with their (in)famous “Planes Trienales” (Triennial Plans) where they supposedly present important railway projects that are about to be studied or become executed over a period of three years to come, hence the inclusion of the word “triennial”. 585 more words
Given that we look to Portland for trends, here’s something to watch, as reported in the Portland Tribune: City ponders about-face on density.
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The city of Portland — often incurring the wrath of residents and neighborhood associations — has scrambled for two decades to increase density via infill developments, row houses, apartments and condos.