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Urbanism & Design: High-Rise Talent Magnets, Wheelchair Office Access, LA Expo Station Rezoning, Willy Wonka Urbanism's Pitfalls


Salt Lake County Hopes High Rises Near Transit Attract Talent 

Salt Lake Tribune


Draper's ambitious plan to surround its FrontRunner station with a complex of high-rise office towers catering to high-tech companies secured Salt Lake County's financial support Tuesday.


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Wheelchair Patients Find Obstacles at Doctor's Office 

Bloomberg, via: RWJ Foundation


Almost one-fourth of doctors are unable to accommodate and treat patients who use wheelchairs more than 20 years after the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a study found.


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LA Planning to Rezone Expo Stations 

Curbed LA


The Department of City Planning and Metro are moving forward on their ambitious plan to rezone the areas surrounding five Expo Line stations-the Culver City stop and four under-construction stations on the extension to Santa Monica


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Long Term Shake Out of Commercial Districts 

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space


U.S. retail, especially as it relates to neighborhood and regional shopping districts in cities, has changed significantly over the past 65 years, in at least 7 ways.


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The Pitfalls of Willy Wonka Urbanism 



"Livability" has been a buzz word in city development for some time, and for good reason, as who doesn't want livability, outside the zombie cohort?


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Cities Without Highways 

Next City


On a clear spring day in 2010, I took a motorboat tour down the Delaware River with urban planner Harris Steinberg. Steinberg had helped develop Philadelphia's first cohesive plan for


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Las Vegas' Issues With City Layout 

Price Tags


Las Vegas for the tourist consists of three parts: the four-mile Strip, the Downtown and the suburbs.


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Gautrain a Catalyst for Property Development 

Financial Mail


Though the Gautrain has been operational for less than three years, the rapid rail project has already been the catalyst for property development worth billions of rand which will change the face of Johannesburg's northern suburbs.


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Are Indianapolis' Land Uses Worse Than Wal-Mart? 

Urban Indy


Today's Board of Zoning Appeals Division III hearing has a few interesting cases lined up.


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10 Minute Neighborhood, Suburb vs City 

Global Site Plans


A year ago, I lived in the Plateau-Mt. Royal neighbourhood of Montreal, Canada. One of the most densely populated parts of the city and a former working class neighbourhood


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