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Sears, which helped shape a nation's shopping habits, was also a pioneer of the reverse commute - Chicago Tribune
Sears was not the first big company to set up camp in a suburban office park — Motorola, Ameritech, Siemens and Pfizer had all gone before it. But it was one of the largest, and the move from downtown prompted innovations in regional transportation planning.
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6 days ago by areadevelopment
Architecture, Design, and Planning | Huntington Digital Library | The Huntington Library
The Architecture, Design, and Planning Collection in the Huntington Digital Library contains a portion of images from the larger holdings of plans, renderings, photographs and project records for some of Los Angeles’s earliest and most important architects in The Huntington Library.  The collection’s regional focus is Southern California and contains work by such architects as: Morgan, Walls & Clements, Wallace Neff, James Dolena, Florence Yoch & Lucile Council, Edward Warren Hoak, the Foss Construction Company, and Samuel Lunden, to name a few.
aad-research  architectural-plans  architecture  planning  cities  urban-planning  socal  california  losangeles  sandiego  renderings  images 
4 weeks ago by dilibrary
Why Is American Mass Transit So Bad? It's a Long Story. - CityLab
Especially for the Toronto vs us cities bus map. In general though the problem is poor service because all the money went to infrastructure and not running them so people can’t rely on them. Also don’t cover a large enough area and not joined up.
urban-planning  public-transport  transport  usa 
5 weeks ago by mr_stru
From Rooftops to Algae Pools: Orlando’s Vision for Carbon-Free Energy - The New York Times
You can see its aspirations in the thousands of ponds all over the city that collect the runoff from Central Florida’s frequent downpours. Floating solar panels rise and fall in the water, sending power to the grid.
green-economy  sustainable-development  urban-planning  government-policy  utilities  energy  orlando  Florida  Around-the-web  this-week-436  insider-8-31-2018 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Sidewalk Labs Reveals What Its Toronto Smart City May Look Like - Metropolis
While questions surrounding data collection loom, the renderings hint at what the technology company hopes to achieve on the Toronto waterfront.
area-development-features  math  this-week-435  Matt  cities  tech  high-tech  technology  innovation  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  toronto  canada  location-canada 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
ASLA Launches New Guide to Transportation – THE DIRT
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has launched a new guide to transportation, with in-depth sections on how to plan and design more sustainable regional, urban, neighborhood, and street transportation systems.
transit  transportation  cities  urban-planning 
8 weeks ago by dilibrary
This Is The Innovative Component Every City Needs - Forbes
Since the Great Recession, cities across the U.S. have struggled not only to rebound but to grow — and entrepreneurs in those cities have felt the sting as well.
this-week-434  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  entrepreneurship  innovation  transportation 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
End Of The Road: Does Anyone In Manchester Property Care About Cars?
Space for cars is less and less of a concern for new developments in Manchester.
uk  cars  transport  planning  urban-planning  architecture 
8 weeks ago by mr_stru
What Happened After the Last HQ2 Competition - Urbanophile
When I traveled to Oklahoma City for the first time a few years ago I was shocked to discover that in the civic narrative of the city’s transformation – it’s origin story if you will – the triggering event for change was losing a competition for a United Airlines maintenance facility in 1991 to Indianapolis.
urban-planning  oklahoma  oklahoma-city  Aerospace  industry-clusters  economic-development-news  HQ2  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Michigan Central Station project in Corktown to cost Ford $740M - Detroit Free Press
Ford will spend nearly $740 million to renovate the Michigan Central Station and other sites the automaker purchased in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, the company said Tuesday night.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  Ford  automotive-industry  detroit  Michigan  midwest  real-estate  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment

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