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  • 09-08-15

    Prairiefire: A Mixed-Use Center Meets T. Rex

    In a unique collaboration, the American Museum of Natural History brings its traveling exhibits to a new development in Overland Park, Kansas.

  • 09-02-15

    With Better Funding, City Buses Could Fill Transit Voids

    Champaign, Illinois, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, are unlikely to make a list of American cities with the best transit systems anytime soon. Yet these two cities increased their annual bus ridership by about 50 percent over the past seven years.

  • 09-01-15

    SFpark: Solving Parking and Traffic Problems with Pricing

    The primary goal of SFpark—a major initiative for the city of San Francisco—is to make it easy to find a parking space. The rationale behind the initiative is a belief that drivers unable to find a space on the street will cruise around or double-park, adding to congestion.

  • 09-01-15

    Better Than It Used to Be!

    Over dinner recently, my husband and I joked about hyperbole in marketing and how we have grown accustomed to it.

  • August

  • 08-31-15

    For-Profit Developers Bring Expertise to Affordable Housing

    A few developers, such as New York City–based Jonathan Rose Companies (JRCo) and St. Louis–based McCormack Baron Salazar, start with a mission-driven approach to create vibrant communities that give more people a safe and engaging place to call home—and then make sure that the developments also fit with their profit motivation.

  • 08-31-15

    In Shanghai, a New Model for the Waterfront

    Hushan North Bund transforms a former commercial dock into a vibrant mixed-use development.

  • 08-31-15

    ULX: 10 Radical Repurposings

    The following ten projects, all completed during the past five years, reconstruct historic buildings to serve completely different purposes.

  • 08-31-15

    Industry City: Developer Jamestown’s Billion-Dollar Mixed-Use Revival in Brooklyn

    A crumbling industrial site on the fringe of Brooklyn’s real estate boom is becoming a magnet for innovative businesses. Industry City has drawn Fortune 500 companies, technology startups, a professional sports training facility, an ice cream maker, and visual artists to a complex of 15 giant, century-old factory buildings on the Brooklyn waterfront.

  • 08-31-15

    REITs Down on China-Related Concerns

    U.S. stock markets turned dramatically lower during much of the past week, but markets ended the six-day downturn by surging ahead on Wednesday and posting additional gains on Thursday. Positive economic news on U.S. second-quarter gross domestic product, consumer confidence, and home sales indicated that the domestic economy should be able to withstand the slowdown in China. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • 08-31-15

    Video: Explaining the Benefits of a “Road Diet”

    Jeff Speck, planning expert and author of Walkable City and coauthor of Suburban Nation , has created a series of videos that illustrate how cities are reducing on-street parking and better utilizing their existing roads to create calmer traffic patterns, wider sidewalks, and dedicated bike lanes.