A neighborhood main street in Brooklyn, New York, reconstructed with safety improvements for cyclists and pedestrians. (New York City Department of Transportation)Infrastructure

Embracing the Street: Policies Aimed at Transportation Safety Help Land Development

No one wants an unsafe, uninviting street. So why has this been so difficult to change? And in places where people have successfully initiated change, what are they doing differently?

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    February 20, 2014

    St. Elizabeths, a historic former psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C., in the process of being transitioned to mixed use, added a showpiece last fall—the Gateway DC pavilion.

  • Keeping an Urban Authenticity Alive: Vancouver’s Granville Island

    February 5, 2014

    In the 1970s, Ron Basford, a Canadian Cabinet minister and loyal Vancouverite seized on the idea of converting Granville Island into a special place.

  • Terwilliger’s Influence: Rhode Island Row in Washington, D.C.

    November 21, 2013

    Rhode Island Row —a 2012 winner of a Terwilliger Center’s Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence Award—exemplifies Ron Terwilliger’s vision of mixed-income housing, which he considers the only viable solution to address the shortage of affordable housing near transit and employment hubs.

  • Harper Court Partnership Transforms Hyde Park Site and Neighborhood

    November 12, 2013

    Located on a 3.18-acre (1.3 ha) one-block site in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, Harper Court is a mixed-use project initiated by the city of Chicago and the University of Chicago.

  • Solutions for Suburban Strip Malls

    November 8, 2013

    It seemed like a good idea at the time: building low-density, single-use retail space along heavily traveled corridors and arterials, surrounded by massive parking lots. Panelists at the ULI fall meeting talked about how these automobile-driven corridors are repositioning themselves as more walkable destinations.

  • Sullivan Center: Restoration and Transformation of a Landmark

    November 1, 2013

    Sullivan Center is a complex of nine historic structures in downtown Chicago that have been renovated and repositioned for modern uses.

  • Mixed Use in an Overretailed Landscape

    July 1, 2013

    Fighting back at online retailers, shopping venues focus on the intersection of needs and desires.

  • Housing America’s Graying Population

    June 3, 2013

    Housing will be the biggest challenge for the coming wave of aging baby boomers, said speakers at a recent Atlantic forum in Washington, D.C.. With neither adequate zoning nor a sufficient stock of “age-appropriate” housing, America is not prepared for the predicted surge in the number of senior citizens, panelists said.

  • Serendipity

    May 15, 2013

    When we talk about mixed-use development, we don’t typically have in mind a compound featuring bail bondsmen, pawn shops, and garages that specialize in muffler repair.

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