There are a lot of professed “recovering traffic engineers” at this year’s Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) happening in Dallas. It’s a nice bit of self-deflection because this is a safe zone for engineers and developers to profess full throated support for “building places people love” as the CNU tag line goes.
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Jason Roberts is standing before a seated assembly in a vacant storefront in the hipster enclave of Deep Ellum, Dallas a few miles from Oak Cliff where he first acted on an idea to reverse decades of decline on a derelict city block. Roberts thinks he’s cracked the code on what unloved city streets need; if not to change the...
Ohio’s $7 billion roadbuilding budget is a sop to highways of dubious value—chief among them the $429 million “bypass” of the town of Portsmouth (pop. 20,000). But it may be the last gasp of a dying industry. When Congress last approved a transportation bill, in 2012, it came with an important caveat —the Highway Trust Fund is insolvent; time for some...
We’ve looked over Ohio’s five-year, $7 billion transportation budget and found it lacking any real vision for how to make the state more sustainable. Sustainable transportation leads to vibrant cities and towns; it needn't encourage more driving on an ever-expanding network of highways and roads.
To great fanfare, a mixed-use development slated to go over a surface parking lot in the heart of University Circle got the green light this week. The Intesa development secured backing from the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority to build an 11-story residential tower with 196 apartments and a 470-space parking garage in the first phase of the project. A later phase...
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