Laura Pinzon

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Urban Development ministry steps in to decongest Capital

Urban development ministry forms 17-member high-power panel<p>The national Capital's perennial traffic problem has finally caught the attention of the …

Next-Level Raised Bikeway for Roosevelt Road Taking Shape

Major segments of the CDOT's new <b>raised bike lanes</b> on Roosevelt Road are approaching completion, according to Streetsblog Chicago, showing that the streetscaping project may open by December 1 and provide a new, more pedestrian-friendly gateway to the South Loop and Museum Campus. Raised to sidewalk …

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Is New Orleans Trying to Deport Undocumented Workers Now That the Rebuilding Is Over?

Federal contractors lured undocumented immigrants to New Orleans after Katrina with loosened labor laws. Now the city's Latinos want police and immigration agents to stop harassing them.<p>NEW ORLEANS — "Who wants to be the mayor?" Fernando Lopez asks a group of more than 300 Central American workers …

One Mapping Service to Rule Them All

MapStory can give users the tools to map the growth of every municipality in the world.<p>A map that shows the growth of New York City from 1626 to the present day tells a lot of stories about American history. How the Dutch colony of Nieuw Amsterdam became the English colony of New York, only to be …

The Mayor of Phoenix Talks About Better Transit in a Car-Reliant City

Greg Stanton on bikeability, road diets, and transit's key role in economic success. (Oh, and the Super Bowl.)<p>To call Mayor Greg Stanton of Phoenix a mere transit supporter would be an understatement. "I love public transportation," he says. "I love light rail. I love bikeability. I love …

How to Tackle Growing Suburban Poverty

Houston's Neighborhood Centers has spent years addressing this hidden problem—which will spread throughout the U.S.<p>Think of a nonprofit that serves the poor, and the first image that comes to mind will likely be distinctly urban: an old, brick YMCA building, maybe with a neon sign announcing it to …

Valentines for Urban Planning Nerds

An alternative to cheesy Hallmark cards for the urban planner who zoned your heart.<p>Commercial Valentine's Day cards leave a lot to be desired. The sickly sweet sentiments and ubiquitous hearts, glitter, and cute animals are so trite that they often signify one thing: "I picked up your card on the …

A Tree-Lined Promenade for the Middle of Park Avenue

If we're going to put more tall towers in Midtown, then we better put more public space, too. <b>Vishaan Chakrabarti</b>, a partner at SHoP Architects and director of Columbia's Center for Urban Real Estate, proposes putting a little more "park" in "Park Avenue" with a wide, tree-lined promenade cutting up …

Exclusive: China plans bond overhaul to fund $6 trillion urbanization - sources | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans major bond market reform to raise the money the ruling Communist Party needs for a 40 trillion yuan ($6.4 trillion) urbanization program to buoy economic growth and close a chasm between the country’s urban rich and rural poor.<p>A man walks past a construction site for …