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Urbanism&Design: Chinese Urban Model, 3 Dead Freeways, Parkour's Urban Allure, Beyond High Line


China's Urban Model Should Stop Following LA 

Guardian UK


China's urbanisation is the biggest and fastest social movement in human history, but it involves unsustainably sprawling cities

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Three Dead Freeways Walking 

Twin Cities Daily Planet


We've been down this road before. Urban freeways impact their neighborhoods through noise, pollution, and by creating barriers to biking, walking, and local trips.

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Parkour's Allure in Urban Environments 



Luke Albrecht doesn't see the walkway around the Betty Brinn Children's Museum in downtown Milwaukee like others do.

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Taking Public Space Beyond the High Line 

Next City


Ever since the High Line opened its first section to the public in 2009, this converted rail line in New York's Chelsea neighborhood has inspired other cities to look at their own obsolete infrastructure in a new light.

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Tampa Downtown's Next Decade 

Helm of the Public Realm


This past Thursday the Tampa Downtown Partnership hosted their 27th Annual Meeting and Luncheon for board members, officers, members, and the general public.

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Transport for London Ruminating on New Chelsea Stadium 

Guardian UK


Fresh reports that Chelsea FC might relocate to a site within the proposed Earls Court redevelopment area have been downplayed but highlight questions about the price Transport for London might be able to extract for public land

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Pictures: Amazing Stairways Part 2 

Price Tags


This week, selected stairways from around the world:

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Arvada Old Town Development Site Gets Team 

Denver Post


The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority, the City of Arvada and the Regional Transportation District are pleased to announce the selection of Trammell Crow Company, led by Bill Mosher, as the preferred development team to begin negotiations for the master development of the Arvada Olde Town transit oriented development site.

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