What for a decade had been referred to either as the “Bloomingdale Trail” or simply “the Bloomingdale” will be referred to going forward as “the 606,” it was announced in June by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national nonprofit organization that conserves land for public open space. The number denotes the zip-code prefix shared by all Chicagoans and alludes to the trail’s origin as a rail line.
Work will begin this summer to transform an abandoned 2.7-mile (4.4 km) stretch of elevated railway in Chicago into the Bloomingdale Trail, the city’s only pedestrian greenway and bike path running east to west, which ultimately will connect pedestrians and cyclists to trails that stretch all the way to the Indiana state line.
How best to adapt to a fast-changing, tech-enabled world? Government and private-sector leaders point to sustainability, education—and keeping an eye on what people are eagerly sharing rather than buying.
With the U.S. grappling with how to address more than $2 trillion in infrastructure needs, PPPs increasingly are the answer, according to panelists at the ULI Fall Meeting in Denver.
Seven big-city mayors, all fellows of the ULI Rose Center for Public Leadership, outline plans to revitalize areas of their cities.
Mobile dining and urban agriculture are two of the ways forward-thinking developers are welcoming vendors and gardeners through amenity packages. These edible community features were among a number of examples that can be incorporated into master planned communities that were advanced at the ULI Fall Meeting in Denver October 18.
When it comes to planning and funding metropolitan transit systems, regional cooperation and buy-in is essential, said panelists at ULI’s Fall Meeting in Denver. Speakers from Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Denver, and North Carolina’s Research Triangle talked about what it takes to get support for—and votes to fund—transit.
The new federal transportation bill presents both promise and peril for people interested in thriving urban places, said panelists at a session yesterday during ULI’s Fall Meeting in Denver.
Home to 13 million people, Moscow has the largest urban population in Europe and is the fifth largest city in the world. But how does it manage for the future to ensure a position on the world stage?
Strategists from both sides of the aisle say whichever candidate wins presidency will face a divided Congress. Compromise is needed on issues such as the upcoming fiscal cliff.