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- Can the World's Largest Office Park Change its Suburban Stripes? September 22, 2013North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park has a problem: the massive business park is woefully outdated, in both economic and architectural terms. Can it regain its status as a cutting-edge center of innovation by taking a page from the New Urbanism?
- Skagit "Miracle" Bridge Opens on I-5 in Washington September 22, 2013In this editorial, The News Tribune takes aim at the WA State Department of Transportation - in a complimentary way - at the speed and efficiency in which it handled the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge on May 23. The replacement opened Sept. 15.
- Paris Tests a New Approach to Urban Space September 21, 2013Any visitor from America would think that Paris had found the solution to creating great public spaces and taming the automobile. But the city's new approach to urban space suggests city leaders and residents feel otherwise.
- What Causes Traffic? September 21, 2013You're probably thinking "Way too many cars on the road, duh!" But the real answer is a bit more complicated, and counterintuitive. Tom Vanderbilt explains in a 20-minute presentation.
- Can a "Rare Slice of California" Stave Off Sprawl? September 21, 2013San Luis Obispo County, along California's Central Coast, is at a crossroads. Will it go the way of Orange County and succumb to development pressures or will it follow Napa and Ventura Counties and protect its rural lands from exurban sprawl.
- After 20 Years in Office, Boston Mayor's Legacy Writ in Concrete and Steel September 21, 2013After five terms in office, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's most enduring impact may bee seen in the city's changing skyline. Rather than go out with a whimper, the Menino era is ending with a bang as the pace of development accelerates.
- What is a "Community"? September 21, 2013As communities based on proximate and personal relationships decline, the application of term "community" multiplies. Anand Giridharadas looks at the hijacking of the word and what its new applications say about our contemporary culture.
- Friday Funny: New York's Weirdos Saddle Up for Bikeshare Shenanigans September 20, 2013Though the Wall Street Journal's editorial board and Victoria's Secret Angels are unlikely to ride one, Citi Bikes have attracted a wide swath of New Yorkers. Apparently this also includes the city's ample supply of weirdos.
- Co-Ops Provide a Path to Preserve Affordable Housing September 20, 2013Unlike in New York, housing cooperatives are a rare find in DC. Tucked into neighborhoods like Logan Circle and Columbia Heights, they are "relatively unknown". But they provide a "great source of stable, affordable housing," writes Elizabeth Falcon.
- EPA Announces Controversial Limits on Power Plant Emissions September 20, 2013A year and 2.5 million public comments after the Obama Administration first proposed setting limits for the emission of carbon dioxide by power plants, the EPA is set to announce its final plan today. Could this mean the end of new coal plants?
- Can the World's Largest Office Park Change its Suburban Stripes? September 22, 2013
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