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Mobility Hubs coordinate land uses, transportation options and street+parking design with special attention to growing options with shared use mobility (bikes, cars, on-demand rides and ride share) and pre-planning for driverless vehicles and evolving technologies. For land uses, mobility hubs emphasize flexible uses, incremental, iterative development and careful attention to sidewalks and curbs. These areas are also ripe for retrofits for resilience and green infrastructure
Citizens Guide to Density
As the greater Toronto area seeks ways to add density, many concepts of adding a variety of housing units have been difficult to conceptualize and communicate. In response, the planning firm Urban Strategies developed a Citizen’s Guide to Density specific to the Greater Toronto Region.
The Idea Garden – Greening Urban Space through Crowdfunding
The Idea Garden in the Wynwood District of Miami brings greenspace to a transforming warehouse district through crowdsourcing and idea sharing.
A Successful Downtown – Lafayette Downtown Action Plan
Through a community wide appraisal, Lafayette Louisiana reaffirmed its strengths and looked to future challenges. In order to attract and keep talent, the town found it needed to add quality housing, connections, and enhance the unique value proposition offered by downtown: convenience, vibrancy and outdoor living rooms.
The Place Race – Bringing Lean & Agile to Community Plans
Kamo New Zealand wanted to update their zoning code. Instead of the typical five month process, they took a page from the Lean StartUp movement to get better, faster results.
James Hunter Park: Dog Park and Community Plaza
Arlington Virginia’s James Hunter Park is more than a dog park. It is a sustainable community gathering place within two blocks of the Clarendon Metro stop. The park serves a large population of dog owners as well as nearby residents and workers. More than 8,000 people live within a 10-minute walk of the park and nearly 15,000 more work in the area.
OTR A.D.O.P.T. – Advancing Derelict & Obsolete Properties Through Transfer
OTR A.D.O.P.T. is an innovative program that matches deteriorating historic buildings in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood with new owners.
Restructuring the Commercial Strip – A Practical Guide for Planning the Revitalization of Deteriorating Strip Corridors
This USPA Guide is a “How-To” manual for transforming deteriorating, auto-oriented strips to new centers of economic and community vitality
Form-Based Codes for Economic Revitalization: Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia
In 2003, Arlington Virginia adopted a form-based code along the Columbia Pike Corridor to revitalize “South Arlington’s Main Street,” and spur economic development with attractive buildings, walkable neighborhoods, and inviting public spaces. The county’s goal was to create redevelopment options that increase economic value continue reading…