Using Baltimore as a case study, a UMass researcher finds that bicycle and pedestrian upgrades generate substantially more jobs than road repairs and improvements.
Source: Estimating the Employment Impacts of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Road Infrastructure
Generation Y, 80 million strong, is showing a strong preference for living where the things that people need are within a comfortable walk.
Many cities in Europe have begun to make parking scarce and expensive. The result is greater livability.
A street in Copenhagen, Denmark, where pedestrians and cyclists get priority. Source: Europe's Parking U-Turn
A pedestrianized street in Barcelona, Spain, with fastened chairs, high quality stone materials, and planters. Source: Europe's Parking U-Turn
With few exceptions, America’s largest homebuilders are slower than companies in other fields to act on environmental concerns.
Geoffrey West, a 70-year-old physicist, thinks he has identified what makes a city grow and thrive — or stagnate and fail.
Shared-space streets represent a fundamental rethinking of the design and operation of transportation facilities, two commentators say.
Source: New York Times
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