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Urbanism & Design: Boyle Heights TOD, Hollywood Skyscrapers OK'd, Little Rock's Creative Corridor, Landbanking As Redevelopment


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.

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LA Planning Commission Approves Hollywood Skyscrapers 

Los Angeles Times


Despite a last-minute intervention by Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti, the city's Planning Commission moved forward Thursday with a bold development project that could add two towering skyscrapers to the Hollywood skyline.

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Little Rock's Creative Corridor 

Arkansas Times


Last December, the city of Little Rock unveiled the Creative Corridor, a master plan to revitalize four blocks of Main Street.

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Why Our Cities Look and Work the Way They Do 

The Atlantic Cities


Why do our cities look, work and function as they do? How did they evolve into their current form? How have they changed over the centuries since America was formed?

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Landbanking as Redevelopment Tool in Omaha 

Omaha World Herald


Omaha has 15,273 vacant and abandoned properties, mostly east of 72nd Street.

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University of Nebraska Once Again a Hub for New Design 

Global Site Plans


In my opinion, the future of building is building up.

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LaHood - Chicago Riverwalk a Done Deal 

Chicago Streetsblog


At a waterside press conference this afternoon with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood promised that the roughly $100 million federal loan that will bankroll the Chicago Riverwalk will definitely be finalized by June.

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Soon on PBS - 10 Buildings That Changed America 

Architect's Newspaper


These days it seems increasingly rare that we take a moment out of our busy schedules to pause and appreciate our surroundings: downtown skyscrapers, grand civic buildings, or the mundane background buildings along our streets.

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New York Developer Yanks Support for Plaza, Killing Project 

NYC Streetsblog


A two-block pedestrian plaza for a Second Avenue service road in Kips Bay, which was on track for implementation this summer, has been indefinitely delayed after adjacent property owner J.D. Carlisle sent a letter to DOT last week saying that it opposed the project.

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