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Urbanism&Design: Chines Rural To Urban Migration, Cleveland TOD Hopes, Urban Design For Aging Population


250 Million Chinese from Rural to Urban 

New York Times


Articles in this series look at how China's government-driven effort to push the population to towns and cities is reshaping a nation that for millenniums has been defined by its rural life.

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Scaled Back TOD in Vienna VA Could Cater to Cars 

Greater Greater Washington


Outside of Tysons Corner, Vienna MetroWest is Fairfax County's greatest experiment yet in transit-oriented development. But now it appears developers have scaled back, and may build car-oriented retail instead.

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Cleveland Hopes to Replicate TOD Success 

Cleveland Plain Dealer


This time, it feels different. Cleveland earned national attention in the 1990s for building sports facilities, museums and other stand-alone attractions that improved its image and diminished the memory of a certain infamous fire on the Cuyahoga River.

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Huge SF Redevelopment Project Long Stalled, May Go 

San Francisco Examiner


The development - a mix of housing and retail - planned at the former Schlage Lock Co. factory in Visitacion Valley is awaiting city approval to start building after years of false starts.

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Urban Design for an Aging Population 

The City Fix


Think back to the last time you helped an elderly person cross the street. In most cases, you'll remember making it up and over the opposite curb with just seconds to spare before the wall of rumbling oncoming traffic got their green go-ahead signal.

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Germany's Demographic Bust 

Pacific Standard Magazine


The population is shrinking and German companies need talent, but the country has always had a strained relationship with immigrants.

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Marin Residents Have Loud Voice in Planning Process 

Marin Independent Journal


Plan Bay Area is a long-range transportation and land-use/housing blueprint for the entire, nine-county Bay Area - but no other county has reacted to the plan with the fervor of Marin County.

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Dead Malls Turned into Data Centers 

The Atlantic Cities


Built in 1969, Buffalo's Main Place Mall was intended to help save a downtown already reeling from the steady flight of people and stores to the suburbs.

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