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Urbanism & Design: Nike Expansion Skips Portland, Jobs Leaving Downtowns, Oakland Waterfront Project, 15 Steps To Parking Reform

URBANISM & DESIGN

Las Colinas Attracts a Young Workforce 

Dallas Morning News

 

Mary Clare Harkins credits perfect timing and location in landing her first full-time job out of college.


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Kiosks Changing Developing Countries 

Inc.

 

On our first morning in Dushanbe, the Tajik police stop our car. We had been driving less than three minutes before hearing the siren squawk.


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Nike Picks Washington County Over Portland 

Portland Business Journals

 

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales on Thursday said a South Waterfront property eyed by Nike will still be developed, even though Nike passed on making it the site for a major expansion.


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Pittsburgh Restaurant Could Get Retractable Roof 

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, via: @otiswhite

 

Pittsburgh soon could be getting its first "convertible" restaurant.


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Jobs Keep Creeping Out of Downtowns 

USA Today

 

The recession put the brakes on job growth but did nothing to reverse a decades-long trend: job sprawl.


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Waterfront Project Could Be Good for Oakland 

Vibrant Bay Area

 

Soon, new apartments and shops will rise from a benighted corner of Oakland. Thanks to a cash infusion from China, the Brooklyn Basin project (née Oak to Ninth) seems like a good deal for the city and for urbanists fighting for a more walkable, livable East Bay.


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15 Steps to Parking Reform 

Washington City Paper

 

A lot of people will tell you a war on cars is being waged in the District. It's not really true, of course, but there is a heated debate over transportation in the city, and the most contentious topic is parking.


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Development Rules Target Housing for Houston 

Houston Chronicle

 

In seeking the first fundamental changes to Houston's development rules in 14 years, city officials stress that the revisions will produce more workforce housing, giving middle-class families an affordable alternative to the suburbs.


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