Wednesday, November 29, 2023

retrofitting the suburbs

HousingReal EstateUrban Planning

Suburban Skylines: A California Tech Town’s Growth Struggles

Cupertino, California is fighting against twinned challenges of sky-high housing prices, and an unwillingness of some residents to work to change that.

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Transit infrastructureUrban Planning

Into Exurban Oblivion: Auburn Hills Mulls Ditching Transit Service

In one of the farthest-north suburbs of Detroit, a municipality’s elected representatives are discussing the possibility of eliminating fixed-route transit, which has the support of an overwhelming percentage of the electorate, to save around $800,000 per year. In this guest co-editorial, Calley Wang and Nat Zorach argue that this is a really, really terrible idea.

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MobilityPublic SafetyUrban Planning

“Bike Lanes Are Against My Morals,” Says Ohio Woman

The economics of parking are simple. Convincing community members, though? Sometimes not so much.

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