Transit/transit-oriented dev.

On transit and transit-oriented development (TOD)

Place Mobility: Sometimes good transportation is slow

Streetcars are expensive and slow, and that drives Matthew Yglesias crazy. He fails to grasp Place Mobility, which can be an excellent transportation investment for a city. 

Streetcar is approved for Columbia Pike

Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia, one of the more successful commercial strip redevelopment areas spurred by a form-based code, will get a streetcar.

Placemaking begins and ends with the people

The secret of success for urbanists is to listen more and strive to connect with the folks that we serve.

The maddening misconceptions about transit use

The success of transit systems depends more on convenience and user experience than density or culture.

We're driving less, taking transit more. Let's invest accordingly

Because the new report is consistent with a multitude of information showing changes in living patterns and lifestyle preferences, we should shift more public resources into transit.

The city that wouldn't die

More than 10,000 jobs have been added to downtown Detroit in the last few years, and that number is expected to top 15,000 by 2015.

Anti-streetcar mayor elected in Cincinnati

An apathetic public stays home.

The ultimate ‘car city’ seeks change

Phoenix pins its hopes on transit-oriented development along the light rail line.

Can innovative transportation help 'the most dangerous city in the world' shake its reputation?

The physical beauty and many cultural and commercial institutions of Medellin, the second-largest city in Colombia, mask its well-earned reputation for violence.

Atlanta, hotbed of walkable real estate

If the poster-child city for suburban sprawl is fertile ground for mixed-use, compact development, then the trend must be strong.

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