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Urbanism&Design: Tampa Redevelopment Hopes, Hotels Target Millenials, Stadium As Urban Park, Streetcar Extension Benefits

URBANISM & DESIGN

Redevelopment Hopes for New Zoning Codes 

Tampa Bay Times

 

One of the key arguments for building a light rail system in Pinellas County is that it would kick start urban renewal. People could live closer together, walk to buy their morning coffee and take the train to work.


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Even New Hotel Chains to Target Millenials 

USA Today

 

Marriott International today will announce plans to introduce to the U.S. a European-based hotel chain that targets younger, tech- and design-savvy travelers.


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Architects See Viking Stadium as Unique Urban Park 

Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

Planners are hoping people will gather there even when the Minnesota Vikings aren't playing.


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How Google is Mapping Out Our Lives 

Sydney Morning Herald

 

Last February, in an interview with the technology blog TechCrunch, a senior Google executive expressed a rather philosophical - even postmodernist - view on the future of maps.


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People Along Streetcar Extensions Could Profit 

WSOC Charlotte

 

Now that Charlotte city leaders approved the streetcar Gold Line extension plan, people who own land along the line could make a lot of money from the project.


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Apple Valley Thinks It's Time for Transit Oriented Density 

Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

Officials think time could be right to land a large office building for Central Village.


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Dinkytown Imperiled by Development Plan 

Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

Wayward redevelopment threatens the character of this eclectic district near the U (and later, one near you).


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Will Parking Garage Enhance National Mall in DC? 

Big City Sparkplug

 

The cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. may have been delayed by a cold early spring, but there wasn't a dip in the number of people wishing to see them after they finally bloomed.


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The Coming Death of Venice 

NY Reviews of Books

 

Fortunately, the €1.5 billion investment will probably not be found, but if it is, the City Council of Venice will be giving permission in July for an 820-foot-high skyscraper (130 feet taller than the Tour Montparnasse in Paris) to be built on the mainland behind Venice, about six miles from St. Mark's Square.


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A Return to Daybreak Utah 

Joe Urban

 

It has been seven years since this urbanist last visited Daybreak. In 2006 I wrote an article for ULI (you may have heard of it).


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