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.
"When you get good transit-oriented development, you know it," says Stephanie McCabe, who works on policy implementation for the City of Edmonton's transportation department and joined me for a tour of current development this week... Read On
I visited the Clareview LRT station recently and I'll have to say, I was a bit disappointed. The area does not feel like the sort of welcoming, walkable, tree-filled human-scale project pictures show when planner talk about transit-oriented development... Read On
The City of Edmonton has chosen Vancouver firm Perkins and Will to turn the City Centre Airport land into a family neighbourhood for 30,000 residents. The city started with 33 submissions for how the new neighbourhood might look. It made its choice Wednesday... Read On
The overall purpose of the proposed Walkability Strategy for Edmonton is to develop an integrated set of potential actions to address a range of identified barriers to improving walkability in the city of Edmonton. Edmonton has become a fast-paced urban centre with ‘big city’ advantages, opportunities, and challenges. Like other large centres, the limits of funding, outdated regulatory frameworks, and increasing land mass, as well as the need for sustainable growth and improvements to quality of life, are challenging municipal decision makers to respond with integrated, innovative, and efficient solutions. Initiated by the Walkable Edmonton Committee and funded by Smart Choices and Alberta Health Services, the Walkability Strategy addresses a number of key urban form, infrastructure, and policy and program barriers that are impeding Edmonton from being a more-walkable city.
"The idea is to build a community where the energy consumed is 100 per cent off-set by the energy it creates, but is still affordable. The challenge isn't with the technology, but how much money you need to throw at it."
Mayor Stephen Mandel made a proposal Tuesday for building the next three stages of the LRT without increasing property taxes.Under his plan, the city would raise $600 million over six years by re-allocating money from budget surpluses and other projects, and use other grants and savings to pay off a $400-million loan.... Read On