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In Shanghai, a New Model for the Waterfront

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

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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.

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Doyle Coffin Architecture of Ridgefield, Connecticut, replicated the historic facade of the Ridgefield Playhouse, the town’s original 1940s movie theater, and created a modern wood, brick, glass, and metal addition. Local resident Valerie Jensen purchased the building, now named the Prospector Theater, and brought it back to life as a modern, four-theater nonprofit enterprise where individuals with special needs can work. (Jeff Goldberg/Esto)

Special Section: Northeast

Recovery is still on across the Northeast, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Expansion in the life sciences and technology sectors, as well as increased transit-oriented development (TOD), is spurring real estate in Boston.

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Crime Prevention? It Starts with Design

Simple but powerful techniques can reduce crime and foster healthier living.

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