Amanda Eaken, Deputy Director, Sustainable Communities, San Francisco
This Thursday April 19th, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is poised to adopt one of the most progressive and transformative smart growth plans in t… Continue reading →
I take the L to work most days. And for the most part, I love it. (There is still something fun about hopping a train…) But on my travels, I hear plenty of riders complaining about the C… Continue reading →
Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
New data from Arlington County, Virginia, provide an in-depth look at how a jurisdiction known for great planning has leveraged excellent transit service and transit-oriented deve… Continue reading →
Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC
I may as well start with the caveat that any attempt to measure, score or rank places with respect to almost anything will be incomplete at best and can be wildly m… Continue reading →
Rich Kassel, Senior Attorney and Director, Clean Fuels and Vehicles Project, New York City The average New York driver saves more than $700 per year in gas, compared to the average driver in Mississippi.
Given what gas costs around here, that st… Continue reading →
Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC There were a lot of stories in the press last week about a voluminous study by the Metropolitan Policy Center at Brookings (which does great work and a lot of it) on the be… Continue reading →
Almost all discussion of transit-accessible development that I have been part of has revolved around mixed-use neighborhoods and/or affordable housing. Both are important and much needed.
But so are transit-accessible jobs. As the Center fo… Continue reading →
Business writers are looking with some pleasure at the sales data for the 2010 holiday season, which are up significantly compared to last year. Business sentiment seems to suggest that we are clawing our way out of the recession, albeit slowly. But ot… Continue reading →
I have been greatly troubled that, within weeks of our finalizing and publishing LEED for Neighborhood Development, a rating system designed to honor and encourage smart, green urbanism, a sort of negative whisper campaign began circulating, claiming t… Continue reading →
An article in the San Francisco Chronicle today shows that the idea of federal tax credits to pay buyers to purchase new homes still has some traction, even though most experts quoted in the article agree that this would be ineffective.
But no one seem… Continue reading →
Highlands’ Garden Village (HGV) is the kind of neighborhood development that I want to include in almost all of my presentations, partly because it is truly photogenic and partly because it contains so many of the … Continue reading →