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Urban Cable Transport & Gondolas
Cable transport describes a variety of transportation systems that move people in motor-less, engine-less vehicles propelled by a steel cable.
Infill Design Toolkit – A Guide to Integrating Infill Development into Portland’s Neighborhoods
To facilitate compatible residential infill, Portland, Oregon created an Infill Design Toolkit with strategies & prototypes for medium density housing, as well as detailed information on parking, landscaping and lot design. The Toolkit is part of a larger program on quality infill within the city.
In Search Of… Tapering Density with Shallow Lots
A coalition of Arlington, Virginia neighborhoods is researching examples of tapering density from redevelopment of an older arterial corridor (east-west alignment with decent bus service to DC) back to residential lots. The challenge? Narrow (100-400 ft. commercial lots) with fragmented ownership. If you have great design & planning examples of 3-5 stories tapering to 2 story residential, please post to Twitter #greaterplaces or upload as an example on GreaterPlaces. Is your community looking for a specific solution? Send us a message.
Downtown Saginaw Infill & Revitalization Charrette
While dire municipal budgets and loss of government support for planning are well covered in the news, New E.R.A. Community Group and the City of Saginaw are proving that home grown dreamers can still make a difference and influence meaningful change. Good planning does not have to be driven be the available dollars but by the community itself.
Charles City Riverfront Park
Charles City Iowa turned a flood-ravaged riverbanks into a recreational and environmental amenity.
Los Angeles Urban Design Studio Resource Guides
The Urban design Studio, launched in 2006, combines principles of city planning, architecture, and landscape architecture to re-imagine the city as more than buildings and roads, but as a space for connectivity, sustainability, and diversity.