URBANISM & DESIGNAzusa Gets TOD Planning Grant
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
As the city prepares for the coming Gold Line Extension, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Azusa more than $650,000 as part of a Transit Oriented Development Planning grant.
URBANISM & DESIGN
Boyle Heights TOD Clears Hurdle
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday approved exclusive negotiation rights for a mixed-use commercial and affordable-housing complex next to the Metro Gold Line tracks in Boyle Heights.
New York City is a NIMBY Paradise
The Daily Beast
Apparently, there is a popular impression of New York as "of New York as a builder-friendly city that's constantly exceeding the bounds of rational development".
Boston Looks to Add 30,000 Housing Units by 2020
The city of Boston plans to add up to 30,000 new housing units by 2020 to meet the needs of a changing population that includes more families moving to the downtown area, Mayor Thomas M. Menino is set to announce on Monday.
First Map of LA is Older Than You Think
Maps help a city comprehend itself and to chart its future and reflect on its past. Commonly cited as the first cartographic representation of Los Angeles, "Los Angeles City Map No. 1" from 1849 combines an honest accounting of the layout of buildings and public streets with a projection of the newly American city's future
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