Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Affordable housingHousingReal EstateUrban Planning

Will California Get Out Of Its Own Way?

Zoning reform has become a flashpoint for political debate in the United States. While it intuitively seems like it would

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Urban Planning

Getting Rid Of Your Car Could Make You Happier

A new research paper assesses the perceived happiness of households that have gotten rid of their car. Turns out that it might actually be good for your brain! There is a catch, though, and it’s not going to work for everyone.

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GovernmentMobilityParkingPolicyUrban Planning

Ann Arbor Axes Parking Minimums. In Michigan, That’s Huge.

The city of Ann Arbor officially abolished parking minimums yesterday with the passage of an amendment to the city’s development

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HousingPolicyUrban Planning

Those People: NIMBYism in America’s 17th-Wealthiest County

If you, like me, are a part-time transplant resident of the District of Columbia– and are a policy nerd, no

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HousingMobilityReal EstateUrban Planning

Greenways, The Ultimate High-Density Corridor Development Tool?

Nat compares the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis to the Joe Louis Greenway in Detroit, which broke ground this past week.

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DetroitUrban Planning

Awake, East Warren! Dreaming Mixed-Use in Detroit’s Farthest-Flung Corridor

A new, mid-density development project on Detroit’s far east side is materializing, heralding a new dawn for a corridor that has struggled with autocentric, low density and disinvestment for decades.

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Business & EconomicsHistoric preservationTransit infrastructureUrban Planning

Detroit Fairgrounds Site: Alternatives to Permanent, Monumentally Bad Decisions

The State Fairgrounds site is centrally located, and it’s huge. Too huge to make some monumentally bad decisions about permanently turning it into a Shelby Township-style strip mall.

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DetroitHistoric preservationMobilityTransit infrastructure

Tour of Ford’s Michigan Central Station Project

Michigan Central Station, the iconic, hulking, centenarian structure that has sat vacant for decades, is perhaps the flagship redevelopment project

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Urban Planning

Alleys: The Back Road To Sustainable Development

Alleys, an oft-forgotten component of the urban fabric, have transformative potential for infrastructure and real estate.

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