Urban Design

Encinitas eyeing big changes along El Camino Real

Encinitas can make El Camino Real more pedestrian-friendly by widening the sidewalks, improving the crosswalks and adding more trees, according to …

Urbanism

Oak Cliff deck park gets unanimous OK from Dallas City Council | Oak Cliff

The Dallas City Council unanimously authorized funding for a new deck park over Interstate 35E with the hopes of physically reconnecting north and …

Urbanism

Emory petitions to join Atlanta, signalling potential boost for Clifton Road MARTA

Upon annexation, Emory would be the sixth university within city limits<p>Emory University has officially filed a petition to become part of the City of Atlanta, according to a release from the school.<p>Annexation would make the university the sixth major institution of higher learning within city …

Atlanta

In south downtown Atlanta, redevelopment vision embraces history, arts, walkability

Plans call for major preservation, revitalization, and MARTA accessibility over parking lots<p>Plans for the reinvention of south downtown are becoming a little clearer, with the U.S. chief of German investment firm and developer Newport laying out an ambitious vision for the long-languishing district.<p>…

Urbanism

Bikemore drops lawsuit after city pledges not to demolish Canton bike lane

Cycling advocates on Wednesday dropped their lawsuit against city government after Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pledged not to demolish a protected …

Bike Lanes

Sprouts Farmers Market to anchor Stapleton’s Central Park Station development

Sprouts Farmers Market is coming to Stapleton.The rapidly growing specialty grocery chain will open a 30,000-square-foot store in the 3500 block of …

Urbanism

Billion-dollar bond moving forward with Dallas City Council vote | Dallas City Hall

Despite some sticker shock, the Dallas City Council will move forward with a $1.025 billion November bond package.<p>With a 13-2 vote Wednesday, the …

Texas

See how one group wants to revolutionize outer-borough travel

Preliminary routes have been unveiled for the proposed Triborough Line<p>While MTA officials mull over temporary solutions to address the ever-growing list of subway crises, another group is exploring the possibility of an outer borough commuter rail line. (It won’t solve the MTA’s issues but could …

Commuter Rail

It will cost more to park in downtown Amherst if Select Board OKs proposal

It could cost more to park in the center of Amherst in the fall if the Select Board approves that among other changes recommended by a parking study …

Western Massachusetts

West Gate Tunnel will jam traffic 12 to 14 hours a day, slow trams: city council

Melbourne City Council says the proposed West Gate Tunnel toll road will cause peak-hour traffic conditions for up to 14 hours a day in North …

Urbanism

Gridlock hits downtown Mpls., snarling morning commute

Road construction, light-rail repairs and rain combined to turn the Wednesday morning commute into a long slog. A Metro Transit official warns that …

Urbanism

New plans for expanded Ice District unveiled

Phase 2 could include ten towers of residential and commercial use<p>Proposed plans to expand the Ice District north of Rogers Place could bring another …

Housing

Diamond Schmitt’s Mixed-Use Tower Will Be the Largest Urban Development in Canada

Ground has been broken on a key component of Canada’s largest urban development undertaking, in the form of a 236,000 square foot mixed-use tower in …

Urbanism

Schuylkill Yards developer commits $5M to West Philly neighborhood initiative

Brandywine Realty Trust will put $3.1M toward affordable housing<p>The developer of the multi-billion dollar project Schuylkill Yards planned for University City is set to commit $5.1 million into West Philly neighborhoods through a neighborhood initiative, which will include $3.1 million in …

Urbanism

New Westminster shoots for the sky with towers

New Westminster city council has approved a plan that will see two skyscrapers built on the waterfront.<p>Council has approved a development permit to …

Urbanism

City defends removal of Ottawa River rail line tracks

City's top lawyer says ripping up some tracks doesn't mean they are discontinuing line<p>The City of Ottawa is brushing aside concerns it failed in its …

Urbanism

LA traffic safety program raising concerns over policing

The city of Los Angeles' ambitious program to reverse a rising trend of traffic deaths and eliminate road fatalities by 2025 is having unintended …

Urbanism

New development on old Observer site could total 5 million square feet

The development underway at the former Charlotte Observer site uptown could total 5 million square feet of residences, offices, hotels, shops, …

Charlotte

Emanuel administration orders Ohio Street underpass locked overnight

The Ohio Street pedestrian underpass to the lakefront will be closed overnight starting Wednesday night after the Emanuel administration stepped in to simply order the gate closed, allowing aldermen to avoid a potentially divisive vote on the issue.<p>The council Finance Committee was set to take a …

Chicago

N.Y.C. Is Spending $106 Million To Cool Itself Down

Temperature-wise, that is.<p>It’s summer, the mercury is rising, and it’s only getting hotter from here on out. In response to the imminent risks of warmer temperatures, New York City is on a mission to combat climate change through architecture. Its latest initiative? Tackling extreme heat by …

Climate Change

Why big cities like Los Angeles cannot grow without expanding public transit

<b>To the editor:</b> Joel Kotkin does some funny stuff in his piece, which seems to be designed to denigrate public mass transit. (“Want to be green? Forget mass transit. Work at home,” Opinion, June 23)<p>He spends some time talking about 5% of the populace in Los Angeles in 1980 using public transit …

Irfan Khan

Lawsuit against West Loop development thrown out

Construction on the controversial development will continue despite grievances from neighbors<p>The under-construction condo development for 111 S. Peoria Avenue in the West Loop has been a lightning rod for criticism and outrage from West Loop residents since the plan was first hatched nearly three …

Urbanism

Developers finally break ground on East Austin's new Plaza Saltillo District

Big changes are coming to East Austin. On Wednesday, June 28, Capital Metro and developers Endeavor Real Estate Group and Columbus Realty will break …

Urbanism

How Madrid's residents are using open-source urban planning to create shared spaces – and build democracy

Since the 2008 economic crisis, Madrid has become the epicentre of major political and urban change. The city’s <i>Indignados</i> are back, asserting that …

Urban Planning

Why Tomorrow’s DART Board Appointment Vote Is About More than Cities and Suburbs

In the aftermath of last week’s Dallas Area Rapid Transit board vote, which kept DART from taking out a $1 billion loan to build the Cotton Belt rail …

Dallas

Committee rejects RV parking proposal

A proposal to allow RV owners to park their vehicles on the street for up to 48 hours at a time was shelved by a civic committee Tuesday.<p>Councillors …

Canadian News

Board approves 250-apartment complex across from Forest Hills T stop

The Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to replace the current Laz parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop with three six-story …

Boston

NBA players' income taxes could support Detroit neighborhood fund

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Check out the Little Caesars Arena construction as of mid-June 2017 prior to its September opening.<p>Income taxes generated from the …

Detroit

20 Ways to Fix Los Angeles

To look at the municipal election results earlier this year, you would think that things in Los Angeles were going just swimmingly. Not a single …

Los Angeles

Metro approves $81.5M plan to cut down on Blue Line delays

It’s one of several updates planned for the light rail route<p>As Metro continues to expand its rapidly developing rail network, the agency has also begun to double back of late, with plans to improve service on the aging Blue Line. On Thursday, Metro’s Board of Directors approved an $81.5 million …

Transportation