Urban Design

5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn at a cost

DETROIT (AP) — It's been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country's one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills.<p>The turnaround since then has been remarkable, with major investments …

Business

New rail and road projects will untie some tricky South Side knots

Six sets of railroad tracks cross each other at 75th Street near Western Avenue, surrounded by trees and Queen Anne’s lace.<p>The site looks innocent, almost pastoral. It does not look like what it is — one of the nastiest trouble spots in the nation’s entire railroad system.<p>“It’s a major chokepoint …

Trains

New shops and homes to help transform the West End’s ‘South Molton Triangle’

A Mayfair block covering one and a half acres near Bond Street is to have a huge makeover to help make the West End’s most exclusive district more …

UK News

'Unprecedented' development is helping to reshape downtown Akron (with timeline)

Shane Wynn for Crain's<p>Joel Testa's family’s company has been developing in and around downtown for 40 years, and Testa helped lead downtown’s current …

Urbanism

Union Square tech hubs pits neighborhood against a crucial city priority

Connecting New Yorkers to jobs in burgeoning tech sector<p>Army veteran Ameir Estban Stewart gets up at 6 every morning to catch the express bus from …

New York City Council

Mixed-use boom in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Mixed-use properties are becoming the go-to opportunity for many developers and investors in and around Downtown Albuquerque.<p>Many …

Real Estate

Mount Prospect discloses plan for Central Road crosswalk improvements

Mount Prospect last week disclosed plans to make Central Road crosswalks safer for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Urbanism

Plans for first set of 11,000 units to go near Sydney Metro stations

Plans for more than 1000 units at the first station on the Sydney Metro line in Rouse Hill have been released.

Brisbane

Chikka Lalbagh continues to languish in neglect

Promises made by the authorities to redevelop Chikka Lalbagh park after the completion of the underground tunnel for Namma Metro’s Green Line under …

Urbanism

Got A Metro TAP Card? New Changes May Affect Your Ride

If you use the convenient Metro TAP card, here is what you need to know going forward, according to the LA Metro.<p>LOS ANGELES, CA — If you use Metro …

Los Angeles

Morouned Over the Detroit River

A special interest wants Trump to kill a new U.S.-Canada crossing.<p>By<p>The Editorial Board<p>The Editorial Board<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@WSJopinion<p>WSJOpinion/<p>Mexico isn’t paying for that border wall, but Canada has volunteered to single-handedly finance a bridge to facilitate trade with the …

Border Crossings

If ridership is down, why are the subways still crowded?

You may not have noticed all the extra seats or elbow room on your local commute, but according to the MTA, bus and subway ridership is down, …

Urbanism

Wildcat Metro Transit Strike Collapses After 7th Day

The wildcat strike by Metro transit workers collapsed in its seventh day yesterday, but not before Washington area residents were subjected to another battle with unusually heavy traffic.<p>Metro officials said they expected to provide full bus and subway service today for the first time in a week. …

Urbanism

Answer Man: Mills Gap 'castle wall' to stay like that? Trees to be cut down?

CLOSE<p>A reader asks about a large block wall that recently went up on Mills Gap Road in Arden, and if old, stately oaks will be taken out for a road …

Urbanism

Agency seeks input to cut NM traffic deaths

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Between 2011 and 2015, over 360 people were killed in traffic crashes in the Albuquerque metropolitan area and 39,502 people were …

Urbanism

State Takeovers of Schools in the South Are About Political Power -- Not School Improvement

When states take over local school districts – like they’ve done or are trying to do in Kentucky, Georgia and Mississippi – school improvement is …

School Districts

Tettemer and Traffic: Boon to Developers, Detriment to Residents?

Mark Tettemer has historically been backed, and been favorable to, developers; is Traffic Commission a first step toward City Council?<p>The Lake Forest …

Urbanism

Nationals Park, once doubted as an engine of growth, lived up to its promise. But at what cost?

A year and a half ago, when Rahul Vinod moved from Gaithersburg to a rowhouse three blocks from Nationals Park, his friends in the suburbs responded with a collective groan: “Man, that’s a hike,” they would say.<p>Since then, six of his friends have moved to the neighborhood, drawn to the District’s …

Urbanism

Downtown Edmonton: City planning more parks, greenery with online survey

People want more trees and more child-friendly spaces downtown — and city planners are rolling out a few proposals to make it happen.<p>Dozens of …

Urbanism

A Portland neighborhood asks: Why build city shelter here?

Day Whitehead admits that he never really thought much about the issue of homelessness until the city of Portland unveiled a proposal last month to …

Homelessness

McKinney property owners rally around unofficial plan for Highway 380 bypass targeting rural land

Some McKinney property owners mulled over a proposed highway that might divide their neighborhoods and came up with a new idea: Build it somewhere …

Urbanism

Higher density may help Utah’s housing crisis — but it’s a solution many don’t want near them

Standing in wide open farmlands by his home outside Herriman, Justin Swain hardly seems ready to talk about housing density. Yet his story of …

Urbanism

3 ways cities can become more sustainable

<b>Singapore (beboy via Shutterstock)</b><p>The actions of city planners now could create a better future for us all. But how?<p>Chan Heng Chee<p>July 14, 2018 4:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>On June 20, visiting the U.S., I watched intense rains flood Westmoreland County, …

Sustainability

Streetcar plan for St. Paul's West 7th has some business owners fearing losses

Public officials prefer it to bus rapid transit for busy St. Paul corridor.

Urbanism

CCH Development Corp. has started to put together pieces to help redevelop West 25th Street with a $1.3 million land purchase near the hospital.

CCH Development Corp., the nonprofit fostered by MetroHealth to shepherd revitalization of the neighborhood surrounding its campus, has put $1.3 …

Urbanism

Neighbors cry foul over football fields in Orchard Park

Sean Kelley first noticed the disturbance to the pastoral land behind his Orchard Park home in mid-June.<p>"We woke up to bulldozers, literally, after …

Urbanism

Construction of Cavite-Laguna Expressway on schedule

Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar expressed optimism that the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx) project will be completed …

Urbanism

Corridors above, chaos below

Did someone say sustainable mobility options to decongest Bengaluru roads? Throwing all such talk totally out of the window, the city has been …

Transportation

Opinion: Heading toward better mobility

The substantial heft of something whole can sometimes be hidden in and around its various parts.<p>That’s an illuminating way to assess transit efforts …

Urbanism

Construction of BMC’s first public underground parking lot in the works

The city is set to get its first underground parking lot which will be built by the civic body under Jhula Maidan in Mumbai Central’s Madanpura area. …

Mumbai