October 26, 2004 


Coyote Valley Vision

San Jose:If you must incorporate massive population growth, then it's wise to plan the infrastructure supporting that growth in a thoughtful manner. San Jose, quickly on the road to 1 million residents, appears to be doing just that. Coyote Valley... [read on...]

Posted at 05:51 PM
Category:
Urban Planning

 October 21, 2004 


Brilliant Landscaping: REI Seattle

Seattle: REI's flagship Seattle store is known for being inovatively designed. Among other things it features a highly visible climbing tower encased in glass. But in a particularily brilliant move, REI has transformed what would otherwise be a sterile parking... [read on...]

Posted at 04:38 PM
Category:
Design

 October 18, 2004 


Smart Commute Incentives

Portland: I'm surprised you need added incentives to purchase homes near public transportation, but this works in an interesting way: Home buyers can use their anticipated savings by using public transit instead of the automobile as added qualifying income for... [read on...]

Posted at 07:31 PM
Category:
Urban Planning

 October 11, 2004 


Ripping up Downtown Freeways

Nashville: Taking a cue from the success being enjoyed in Milwaukee, Nashville has issued a recommendation to do away with the ring of interstate freeway surrounding its downtown area. The replacement - a ring of attractive boulevards that reconnect downtown... [read on...]

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Category:
Urban Planning