What, Me Block A Bike Lane? Trouble at Ford’s Ziggurat of Mobility

The Blue Oval scores another kind of big, fat, blue oval, rotated 90°, for its commitment to walkability and bikeability in the new Michigan Central Station project.

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Sprawlhaven, Florida: Suburbs In The Age Of Climate Change

Fort Myers, Florida, is a flashpoint for the Sunshine State’s battle against climate change. It’s a battle that the state isn’t exactly winning. Part of that is coming from the self-inflicted wounds of eviscerating public sector oversight of real estate development. We’ve got photos of the traffic jams and storm damage to prove it.

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Handbuilt Votes 2022: Urbanism At The Ballot Box

Three counties in Southeast Michigan will vote on transit funding next week. There are also a number of other transit and infrastructure-related votes around the country.

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How To Find Nonpartisan Consensus in Sustainable Urbanism

In an era when political discourse seems so fragmented, polarized, and toxic, is it possible to find consensus on any issue? A recent trip to Southwest Florida featured an interesting conversation on the subject– around transportation infrastructure that can make South Florida’s cities safer and more attractive for the large number of tourists and residents alike.

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Our Top Ten Scariest Things In Urbanism This Halloween

Halloween is a spooky time of year. Know what else is spooky? Well, we have a list of ten things– which we meticulously compiled while wearing our costumes in the war room of Handbuilt Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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The Oakland County GOP Is Courting Literal Nazis To Fight Infrastructure Funding

For reasons that don’t seem to make any sense but were probably completely predictable, a nonprofit advocacy group in the northern suburbs of Detroit has enlisted a prominent Nazi sympathizer to fight against the real scourge of America: modern transportation infrastructure!

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Move Over, Trucks: It’s Time For Smaller Delivery Solutions

Delivery drones, we are told, will change everything. There are some hurdles, but according to recent research, drones might just be the best bet for most– but not all- local delivery.

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Pattern Zoning: What Is It? Is It Good?

The Michigan Municipal League thinks that a modern take on pattern zoning might actually help encourage better infill and planned development.

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NTSB: Breathalyzers in All Cars?

A recent release from the National Transportation Safety Board is suggesting that the federal government is considering developing new requirements

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