Concepts like quality of life, regional planning, and a will to develop are keys to pushing cities out of the economic doldrums.
Generation Y, 80 million strong, is showing a strong preference for living where the things that people need are within a comfortable walk.
Graph from "Growing Wealthier"
From peak to second half of 2007 in Eastern Massachusetts. Graph from "Growing Wealthier"
A Center for Clean Air Policy report makes a strong case that smart growth is beneficial to the economy as well as the environment and public health.
The planning profession largely pays obligatory homage to the notion of infill in plans and reports, but in practice, the concept is largely discarded.
A 150-unit smart-growth project, planned by the company formerly known as Trammell Crow Residential, will replace a sleazy hotel on Long Island.
Source: Redfields to Greenfields
Georgia Tech is looking at how abandoned or underused property in a dozen cities could be acquired and turned into green space.
A Brooklyn building owner pursues his vision of having artists, architects, furniture designers, and others work side by side, sharing ownership of the property.
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