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    July

  • 07-01-10

    Bus Rapid Transit Areas Undergoing Innovation

    The National Bus Rapid Transit Institute identified seven elements as those undergoing innovation in bus rapid transit.

  • 07-01-10

    Bus Rapid Transit and Land Use

    Successful transit-oriented developments (TODs) meet demand for compact, walkable, mixed-use development-the same markets that are also likely to see an important amenity value in easy access to high-quality transit service. At the same time, the more people, jobs, and services that exist within walking distance of transit service, the higher the potential transit ridership and fare generation, and the more cars that can be pulled off congested roads. TOD is a win-win for land use and transportation.

  • March

  • 03-01-10

    Regional Spotlight Northeast

    Atlantic Wharf, a mixed-use development scheduled to include a waterfront plaza, 30,000 square feet (2,787 sq m) of retail and public spaces, and a 31-story, 750,000-square-foot (69,677-sq-m) Class A office tower, is taking shape in the capital of Massachusetts. And in strong markets around the New York metropolitan area, retail development appears to be a bright spot. In neighboring Connecticut, the single-family home sector is expected to strengthen this year, and the office market in northern New Jersey is starting to gain traction.

  • 03-01-10

    Finding Ways to Make Housing Projects

    A focus on affordable living considers both housing costs and commuting costs, an element the federal government now says it is serious about using as a benchmark.

  • 03-01-10

    Replanning Small-City Downtowns

    Given the demographic and behavioral shifts, as well as the supply competition, expected to continue after the economic recovery, what steps should small cities take to boost their downtowns?

  • 03-01-10

    Encouraging Architectural Continuity in Cities

    Miami’s new code, known as Miami 21, marks the first time a form-based code has been adopted for an entire major U.S. city, and it is likely to accelerate the trend.

  • 03-01-10

    Little Infill

    Small, mixed-use infill projects are becoming favorites of the planning and development industry because of their compact urban scale, innovative design, and positive impact as catalysts for their neighborhoods.

  • 03-01-10

    Creating Value Out of Air

    Three-dimensional airspace subdivisions can add value to real estate developments.

  • January

  • 01-01-10

    Benefiting From Special Districts in Cities

    With U.S. cities increasingly strapped for cash, it comes as no surprise that community benefit districts (CBDs) are gaining in popularity. But will CBDs redefine America’s cities of the future? A growing number of property owners think so.

  • 01-01-10

    A Short History of CBDs/BIDs

    Community benefit districts (CBDs) were first developed in Maryland during the 1980s, but business improvement districts (BIDs) date back to the early 1970s in the Canadian city of Toronto.