The final draft of San Francisco's Visitacion Valley Schlage Lock Design For Development document has been added to the Best Practices section along with two other transit-oriented development documents.
Three new additions to the Best Practices section here assessing the costs of alternative development paths in Australian Cities, the question of spatial development and energy consumption and regional sustainable mobility in Los Angeles.
The Transportation for America campaign unveiled its blueprint for transportation reform at a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday, calling for less driving, more transit, and a wholesale restructuring of federal programs. This broad coalition of elected officials, environmental and equity groups, trade associations, developers and realtors and many others is calling on Congress to not increase taxes to provide more transportation funding unless it also institutes critical reforms.
The Congress for the New Urbanism's 17th annual gathering is in Denver this year, June 10-14, and the Denver-bound California Zephyr will roll out of San Francisco with special cars for New Urbanists. Reconnecting America is helping sponsor this 1,400-mile salon-in-motion, which will follow the original transcontinental rail route, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful journeys in the world.
Among those hosting the salon’s conversation is Robert Davis, visionary founder and developer of Seaside, Florida, considered the birthplace of the New Urbanist movement. Davis is a principal of Arcadia Land Company, and a CNU board member.
The topic of this year’s CNU conference is urban recovery and the re-urbanization of America, the quest for energy efficiency, the dramatic growth in smaller households, and the yearning for neighborhood connections and freedom from the automobile. Featured speakers include CEOs for Cities’ Carol Coletta, Charlotte Mayor Patrick McCrory and Denver…