Posts Tagged "urban living"
High gas prices are forcing commuters, planners, transportation experts, and others in the Washington D.C. area to rethink the manner in which suburbs are being designed — and pushing many potential home buyers to live closer to urban centers. (Washington Post — Eric Weiss)
Cities are undergoing dramatic demographic changes, according to The New Republic‘s Alan Ehrenhalt, and well-off whites are increasingly taking the place of poorer minority residents in urban centers.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Harvard urban economics professor Edward Glaeser argues that high gas prices prices could usher in a “wholesale change in the nature of American urban development.” (Wall Street Journal — Kelly Evans)
In big cities across the country, downtown rents are climbing as more and more residents look to save gas money by living closer to work. (Associated Press — J.W. Elphinstone)
With the private sector in California responding emphatically to the state’s initiative encouraging new housing in urban areas, one journalist says that smart growth “appears to be getting smarter every day.” (Ventura County Star — Timm Herdt)
Portland, Boulder, and San Diego top the list for the best North American cities for biking, according to an article in Forbes Traveler. (Forbes — Crai Bower)
Inexpensive land and inexpensive fuel may have helped create sprawl, but a shift in global markets is changing that paradigm — and may very well change the way we build our communities. (U.S. News and World Report — Brett Schulte)
In an era of soaring fuel costs and worsening traffic congestion, places like San Francisco, Boston, and New York can be particularly proud of being ranked America’s “most walkable” cities. (Market Watch — Amy Hoak)
The website Walk Score, which scores neighborhoods across the country based on their pedestrian appeal, unveils its newest feature today — a walkability ranking for America’s 40 biggest cities, including comparisons of more than 2,508 neighborhoods. Check out news coverage of site’s newest feature, and be sure to sign on to a petition urging Congress […]