May 29, 2004 


Transit Village Bill

Sacramento: I'm starting to like Gov. Schwarzenegger more and more. He's just signed a bill that will make "transit village" development far easier and more prevelant by removing some bureaucratic obstacles that had hindered such development in the past. Transit... [read on...]

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Urban Planning

 May 23, 2004 


Green Infrastructure Mapping

Chicago: An organization called "Natural Connections" has come out with a fabulous map of the greater Chicago Region that charts the remaining "green infrastructure" of the region. That is, greenways, forests & wetlands so that trails, flood control, stormwater issues,... [read on...]

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Category:
Geography/Maps

 May 12, 2004 


Truckee River Kayak Course

Reno: It may be less spontaneous than Munich's river surfing phenomenon, but putting a whitewater kayak course in the middle of your downtown is certainly unique. Reno, struggling to shrug off a (somewhat deserved) reputation as a washed up... [read on...]

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Urban Planning

 May 07, 2004 


Diagonal Crosswalks

San Francisco: We're still a long way from having car-free downtowns in America, but San Francisco has given pedestrians a nice convienence in the form of diagonal crosswalks. At a certain time in the lighting cycle, all four directions of... [read on...]

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Urban Planning

 May 05, 2004 


Portland Safeway

Portland: Proof that big box retail can still be both urban and green, a new safeway in Portland is part of a mixed use development featuring apartments above the store, undergound parking, and LEED certification. It's got bike racks,... [read on...]

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Category:
Urban Planning