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What a Creative Neighborhood Looks Like (Richard Florida, City Lab) Florida City, Economic Development, Public Art, The Neighbourhood, Lab, Community, Creative, The Neighborhood, Labradors

What a Creative Neighborhood Looks Like

A new study shows that the areas where creative workers and scientists live and work look quite different.

Harnessing DATA to prevent Crime. I(t's time for Jackson to catch up with the country. G Words, Planning And Organizing, Economic Development, Data Analytics, Newspaper, Writers, Abandoned, No Response, Things To Think About

What, Exactly, Is Gentrification?

It’s hard to define, but it's dramatically changing the urban landscape and bringing a host of new challenges to local leaders.

Created by Bioi, a design and build studio based in Calgary, this modern tiny house is set on a farm in Warburg, Alberta. The house has been built to Tiny House Living, Small Living, Portable House, Eco Architecture, Banquettes, Tiny Spaces, Tiny Apartments, Affordable Housing, Prefab Homes

Movable homes for young people could fill derelict lots in expensive cities - Springwise

Ready made two story units can fill derelict sites temporarily — housing Amsterdam's young graduates at an affordable rate.

A New Year’s resolution for cities: Quit drowning small businesses in outdated red tape. Tragic Comedy, Red Tape, Economic Development, Small Businesses, Cities, How To Plan, City

The Tragic Comedy of Small Business Permitting

A New Year’s resolution for cities: Quit drowning small businesses in outdated red tape.

With Vastly Lower Costs, Mid-Size Cities Give the Hard Sell to Start-Ups - CityLab Economic Development, Investors, Economics, Cities, Felt, Base, Pockets, York, Feltro

With Vastly Lower Costs, Mid-Size Cities Give the Hard Sell to Start-Ups

Affordability and public support is helping a handful of Southern U.S. cities seem more attractive to entrepreneurs. But can it last?

Downtown parking lots create a vicious cycle. When more parking was provided, more people drove. But parking does not lead to the economic vibrancy that is often promised. StreetFilms has released a short film on parking lots covering the topic. Economic Development, Parking Lot, Sustainable Design, Short Film, Documentaries, Urban, How To Plan, American, City

How Parking Lots Became the Scourge of American Downtowns

"It's very hard for people to realize ... but this is the result of planning."

China already has the world’s longest high-speed rail network. And the country aims to more than double the amount of high-speed railway by 2015 from the existing km miles) to km—and eventually by High Speed Rail, Economic Development, Future Travel, Beijing, Time Travel, Bullet, China, Train, America

CityLab - Bloomberg

The project would include a 200-km tunnel under the Bering Strait and could cost over $200 billion.

Top Venture Capitalists Leave Silicon Valley, Bet Their Careers On Midwest Economic Development, Startups, Books To Read, Career, Men Casual, America, Country, People, Carrera

Top Venture Capitalists Leave Silicon Valley, Bet Their Careers On Midwest

Ex-Sequoia Capital partners Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen abandoned bubbly California to finance midwestern dreams.

The Rate of New Business Formation Has Fallen By Almost Half Since 1978 - Richard Florida - The Atlantic Cities Business Format, Economic Development, Atlantic City, Statistics, Innovation, Cities, Florida, News, The Florida

CityLab - Bloomberg

Bloomberg CityLab reports on the world’s cities, communities, and neighborhoods: How they work, the challenges they face, and the solutions they need.

Want to breathe new life into your city? Build a fence around it - Urban Design Plan, Building A Fence, Mixed Use, Take The First Step, Economic Development, New Life, Breathe, The Neighbourhood, How To Plan

Want to breathe new life into your city? Build a fence around it - Grist

Protecting local farms can be a recipe for urban revival, if Portland is any indication. Of course, that's easier said than done.

Four senators introduce bill to help finance transit-oriented development - Transportation For America Moving To Portland, Portland Oregon, Portland Neighborhoods, Rapid Transit, Light Rail, Urban Renewal, Economic Development, Oregon Coast, The Locals

Four senators introduce bill to help finance transit-oriented development - Transportation For America

Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Ed Markey (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) have introduced an important bill to make it easier for communities to support economic development around transit stations. For any community with a high-capacity transit line – subway, light rail, bus rapid transit – encouraging walkable development around the stations is […]

The Next Century of Sustainable Communities Will Be Organized Around Transportation Walkable City, Be Organized, Railroad History, Economic Development, Private School, Public Transport, Higher Education, Sustainability, Ohio

CityLab - Bloomberg

Bloomberg CityLab reports on the world’s cities, communities, and neighborhoods: How they work, the challenges they face, and the solutions they need.

If you consider both housing costs and transportation costs in aggregate, it’s actually cheaper to live in more compact areas even though housing itself is more expensive. That cheaper suburban home may not be as cheap as it seems. Smart City, Economic Development, Diving, Paris Skyline, Compact, Transportation, Dolores Park, Live, Travel

Are the Suburbs Really Cheaper? | Smart Cities Dive

Smart Cities

Urban Sprawl Repair Kit: Repairing the Urban Fabric / Re-burbia. Not sure if I completely agree, there might be a better way to design this- would have to look at costs etc. Mix Use Building, Green Building, Building Facade, Building Architecture, Architecture Drawings, Urban Design Plan, Plan Design, Urban Ideas, New Urbanism

Suspended Domain

Calling all future-forward architects, urban designers, renegade planners and imaginative engineers. Show us how you would re-invent the suburbs!

Mumbai Plans for World's First Slum Museum can be a new to explain the development and organization to slums to the larger population. Disconnect the word from its representation and offer a new platform to the discussion on slums Bombay, University Of Mumbai, Shopping In Mumbai, Mangalore, Les Religions, Smart City, City That Never Sleeps, Slums, Incredible India

Dharavi: Contested Urbanism in the Slums of Mumbai | Smart Cities Dive

Smart Cities

The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U. Economy - Richard Florida - The Atlantic Cities University Professor, York University, University Of Toronto, Create A Map, Florida International University, Economic Development, Atlantic City, Us History, Bouldering

CityLab - Bloomberg

The Boston-Washington corridor, home to 18 percent of Americans, produces more economic activity than Germany.