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Developer Frank Starkey, a guest lecturer in the Master of Real Estate Development and Urbanism at University of Miami School of Architecture, is presenting a lecture series on “Reinventing Real Estate Development.”

As the new round of TIGER grants are leaked, many of them support transit and walkability — including a streetcar line in Atlanta and a highway-to-boulevard project in New Haven.

Buying tickets from kiosks on the sidewalks is supposed to speed bus trips, but it didn't worked out that way when the system was introduced in Manhattan.

Some oppose the loss of free parking. Others voice concern that a municipally-backed parking garage will burden taxpayers.

Steiner & Associates, a leading developer and manager of mixed-use town centers, will relinquish management of three town centers, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal.

Throughout the world, advocates of bicycles put parking spaces to imaginative uses during the 5-year-old grassroots event known as PARK(ing) Day.

The 3.9-mile-long, 17-stop Tucson streetcar line, planned to connect downtown to neighborhoods to the west and the University of Arizona and University Medical Center, isn't expected to run until 2013.

The 2010 Jane Jacobs Medal has been presented to Joshua David and Robert Hammond, cofounders of Friends of the High Line, and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers of the Central Park Conservancy. The Friends group has raised nearly $50 million for construction of the first two segments of the High Line, a 1.5-mile elevated park on a former railroad viaduct running through the West Side of Manhattan, and for its endowment.

Washington, DC, architect Milton Grenfell has gathered 273 architectural details that appeared in the architectural journal Pencil Points from 1932 to 1937 and has supplemented them with a dozen new details from traditional architects practicing today.

Publisher and real estate manager Diane Dorney has been hired to revitalize the Seaside Institute, which has languished since Phyllis Bleiweis stepped down in early 2009 after 13 years as executive director and moved to Serenbe, a new community south of Atlanta.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has begun replacing nearly 5,100 parking meters and installing sensors that detect when a parking space is occupied.

New data shows 'Smart Growth' can cut 140 premature deaths and 105,000 asthma attacks and respiratory symptoms each year.

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A new service in Boston enables auto owners to rent their cars out by the hour — a takeoff on vehicle-sharing operations like Zipcar.

A transit-oriented development (TODs) in the Baltimore area that has been in the works for 10 years is moving forward again after a considerable delay.

The project is a $45 million redevelopment of a health and tennis club.

Andrew Burleson, an economic development consultant in Houston, Texas, has come up with a new way of describing the relationship between urbanism and property values.

A waterfront site where Maxwell House coffee was once roasted and where the first known baseball game using modern rules was played has been redeveloped as a smart growth project.

Arterial streets account for 60 percent of New York's pedestrian fatalities, says the New York City Department of Transportation. 

Many New Jersey schools have eliminated "courtesy busing" for students living within 2 miles — a move that could help fight obesity, Zoe Baldwin argues.