Urban Design

Western suburbs residents in arms over housing plan

A fight over the future of Perth’s backyards, leafy streets and historic homes is brewing in the western suburbs.<p>Residents in Dalkeith, Nedlands and …

Urbanism

‘Security theater’ is choking the city

Mayor de Blasio is off to Iowa next week, to lecture 2020 voters on how well he’s governing New York. One problem: The rest of the country — and the …

Rudy Giuliani

People in Virginia are paying a $35 toll to drive into Washington DC — and it reveals problems with the American highway system

• <b>Interstate 66 in Virginia highlights the problems plaguing the American highway system.</b>• <b><br>A new rule highlights that if a single driver wants to bypass traffic by using the HOV lane, they need to pay a toll of $40.</b>• <b><br>Suburban commutes used to be associated with wealthy white-collar workers, but in recent</b> …

Transportation

New zoo bridge opens, reconnecting Bridgeland and Inglewood

The previous bridge was built in 1908 and was too narrow for today's traffic and needed significant repairs<p>After more than two years of construction, …

Urbanism

Somerville footbridge might be the closest thing Wynn will get to a transit stop

The Wynn Resorts casino in Everett might be getting access to a T station after all. That is, if officials can find a way to pay for it.<p>It won’t be …

Urbanism

Panelists: If Atlanta’s population booms as expected, we might be screwed

At event, city’s lead planner and others emphasize need for better mobility right now.<p>Throughout the years, various scribes on these pages have pointed to Atlanta’s regular weekend traffic jams as evidence that something is really—and perhaps irrevocably—wrong ‘round here.<p>But Sunday afternoon …

Atlanta

Five Trends Influencing the Future of Our Cities

Urban plans balance climate change solutions and the well-being of residents.<p>When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed its climate change hub from public view earlier this year, 17 cities had a response: Each posted the information on city government sites.<p>The move was symbolic of a …

Sustainability

Cities turn to ‘missing middle’ housing to keep older millennials from leaving

Cities and close-in suburbs looking to the future see a troubling trend: The millennials who rejuvenated their downtowns over the past decade are growing older and beginning to leave.<p>The oldest are hitting their mid-30s, with many starting to couple up and have children. Meanwhile, the sleek …

Housing

Revisiting an Anti-Urban Children's Story Everyone Loves

If Robert McCloskey’s <i>Make Way For Ducklings</i> anticipated Jane Jacobs, Virginia Lee Burton’s <i>The Little House</i> lined up firmly with Lewis Mumford.<p>It’s been 75 years since Virginia Lee Burton’s <i>The Little House</i> was first published. In the illustrated story, a simple little house has its happy rural …

Cities

New Arup report places children at the heart of urban planning

A new report from planning and built environment firm Arup argues that children should be central to good urban planning and design around the</i> …

Urbanism

Get first look at Gray's Station apartments in downtown Des Monies

CLOSE<p>The 75-acre development north of the Raccoon River will have 1,100 housing units and take 20 years to complete.<p>Hubbell Realty Co. has released …

Des Moines

One Big Sky Center would cost millions, but create a powerful economic engine, promoters say

One Big Sky Center’s Concept Development Plan provides not only a concept for the project and the next 15 years of downtown economic development, but …

Montana

Want Fewer Crowds on the Brooklyn Bridge? You’re Not Alone

The Brooklyn Bridge has become as famous for its outsize crowds as its sweeping views of the New York skyline — earning it the distinction of the “Times Square in the Sky.”<p>The elevated promenade of the iconic bridge is clogged with selfie-posing tourists, vendors hawking water and souvenir …

New York City

Parking Ban Announced In West Hartford

Snow is in the forecast for Saturday and officials announce a parking ban that will be in effect.<p>WEST HARTFORD, CT — The Department of Public Works …

Hartford

Lincoln Parkers get first look at proposed transit-oriented apartment development

The project was revealed at a community meeting held earlier this week<p>A plan to replace a shuttered gas station at 2670 N. Lincoln with a four-story, mixed-use development broke cover this week at a community meeting hosted by 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith and the Wrightwood Neighbors …

Urbanism

Chinook Centre pedestrian bridge in Calgary opens Friday

The new pedestrian bridge at Calgary’s Chinook Centre opened to the public on Friday, with the mall’s general manager calling it a “significant …

Urbanism

Proposed parking changes will hurt downtown residents

CLOSE<p>The city of Des Moines has spent tens of millions of dollars on parking ramps downtown. But the number of monthly patrons using city garages has …

Urbanism

Developers looking to expand Campbell apartment community

The Campbell Planning Commission has reviewed a proposal from Raintree Partners to add 60 apartment units to the Franciscan apartment community …

San Francisco Bay Area

LIST: Houston-area freeways/bridges with icy conditions

HOUSTON - You'll want to take caution on overpasses and bridges Friday morning as icy conditions are possible. So far there are no major roadway …

Urbanism

No bus route cuts, higher fees for parking on Winnipeg streets: amended city budget

Multiple amendments to the city budget were proposed at City Hall on Friday, one of which was another increase for street parking of 50 cents per …

Urbanism

New Haven issues parking ban for Saturday

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–New Haven has issued a citywide parking ban beginning Saturday at 11:00 p.m. and ending Sunday at 7:00 a.m.<p>In residential …

Connecticut

It's Slick Road Season: Know These Traffic Warnings

TRAFFIC ALERTS: City of Fishers provides traffic and construction updates in the Indianapolis area.<p>Submitted by City of Fishers:<p><b>ROAD NOTICE UPDATES</b> …

Indianapolis

Report: 30th Street is one of the priciest streets in the US

And it’s only likely to become more expensive<p>The stretch of 30th Street between Walnut and Arch streets in University City is one of the priciest streets in the U.S.—and it’s only likely to become more expensive in the coming years.<p>30th Street is the 16th most expensive street in the nation, …

Real Estate

Nashville considers $5.2 billion transit plan that includes tunnel

Nashville’s mayor unveils $5.2 billion plan to relieve traffic congestion.<p>As Nashville, Tennessee, continues to grow, its mayor says it’s time to …

Urbanism

More buses, repairs to streets: Wyatt

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman and his executive policy committee will meet today to consider any adjustments to the city’s 2018 budget before …

Urbanism

Mayors' Council must prioritize transportation megaprojects: incoming chair

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – Metro Vancouver mayors may need to prioritize transportation megaprojects and the province should do more to replace the …

Urbanism

Building access over railroad crossings to ease traffic congestion

On an average day, the safety barrier at the Portside Road train crossing in Richmond comes down 37 times a day for a total of more than two hours …

Saskatoon

Mixed-Used Development In North Bethesda Approved By County

Montgomery County Council approved the Grosvenor-Strathmore plan, allowing for increased development near Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro.<p>NORTH BETHESDA, …

Washington D.C.

In New Rochelle, the strategy is: if you zone it they will come

When Amazon launched its search for a second home, the usual suspects all came out of the woodwork but so did at least one notable …

Urbanism

To Improve Transit Quality, 2 Supervisors Propose Breaking Up SFMTA

Citywide, Chinatown, SoMa, Union SquarePhotos: Courtesy of SFMTA/FlickrAs the <i>Chronicle</i> reported yesterday, the Central Subway's main contractor …

San Francisco