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Oregon eliminates single-family residential zoning

Oregon eliminates single-family residential zoning

On June 30th, the Oregon Senate approved a bill that effectively eliminates single-family residential zoning, allowing duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes...

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program (Part II)

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program (Part II)

For students in my Housing Policy class, this experience was different from their usual lectures and quizzes. The two teams, each...

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program

As most of you know, I’m currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Oregon at the Department of Planning,...

Federal Transit Administration awards 21 TOD Planning Awards in pilot program

Federal Transit Administration awards 21 TOD Planning Awards in pilot program

Last week the US Federal Transit Administration Transit-Oriented Planning Pilot Program awarded 21 grants for comprehensive planning work in 17...

Boston’s Bridj: another innovative addition to local transit

Boston’s Bridj: another innovative addition to local transit

In Boston, a private shuttle service is revolutionalizing urban trips. Bridj moves passengers between Kendall Square, Brookline, Allston, Back Bay,...

Civic crowdfunding in Hamilton

Civic crowdfunding in Hamilton

Funding shortfalls are common among cities, as this year’s municipal elections have shown. While many governments are turning to public-private...

Crowdfunded bus enters the fray in Toronto

Crowdfunded bus enters the fray in Toronto

A couple of enterprising folks are proposing a crowdfunded bus from Liberty Village to Union Station in Toronto, to provide...

Choose transit, feel young!

Choose transit, feel young!

If transit were a soft drink, it might adopt the slogan, “Transit: The Choice of a New Generation”. Evidence continues to...

The International Seminar on TOD in The Netherlands: the sites

The International Seminar on TOD in The Netherlands: the sites

I’m live blogging again from the seminar and today we’ve had a tour of the redevelopment of Arnhem Centraal Station, and...

View income inequality via subway line

View income inequality via subway line

The New Yorker has published a fascinating subway infographic showing the change in median household income along each of its...

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