Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia, one of the more successful commercial strip redevelopment areas spurred by a form-based code, will get a streetcar.
The secret of success for urbanists is to listen more and strive to connect with the folks that we serve.
The success of transit systems depends more on convenience and user experience than density or culture.
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.
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.
An apathetic public stays home.
Phoenix pins its hopes on transit-oriented development along the light rail line.
The physical beauty and many cultural and commercial institutions of Medellin, the second-largest city in Colombia, mask its well-earned reputation for violence.
If the poster-child city for suburban sprawl is fertile ground for mixed-use, compact development, then the trend must be strong.
While transit-oriented development (TOD) is in demand, barriers could be reduced further through reform of land-use regulations, the researchers say.
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