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  • It is no overstatement to say that cities, more precisely metropolitan areas. are the beneficiaries of openness, collaboration, free trade and the reduction of national boundaries. Cities like New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, cities which had...

  • http://archplanbaltimore.blogspot.com/2016/09/does-sprawl-make-housing-affordable.html When a Berkeley economist with a PhD asserts in a new paper that sprawl is the best way of generating affordable housing and uses a litany of graphs to prove...

  • How Legacy Cities Can Profit from Aging Baby Boomers As a baby boomer I am used to a marketplace that cares what I want. Now those darn Millennials (my own kids) have taken over as the largest cohort and dictate the market. Cities are competing...

  • Can Route-Overhaul Make the Bus Attractive? From subways to Bus Overhaul Overhaul of existing bus transit networks appears to be the latest straw cities grasp for to match their dwindling resources with a growing insight that better transit...

  • It isn't very scientific to string three events together and turn them into a natural law. However, recent so called "natural disasters" in the US should provoke architects, planners and engineers to ponder the issues and ask serious questions with...

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  • Thursday, November 21, 2013 John F. Kennedy And Urban Policies From our current 21st century vatage point with euphoria about millennials flocking back to cities, streetcars, bicycling, walkability and everything else...

  • A Streetcar Trip Down Memory Lane Baltimore Streetcar Network 1954 Even on a freezing day it is elating to board a vintage 1900 streetcar...

  • In Welsh, ddinas livable means “livable city”. Cardiff, Wales is a capital city for governance and sports that is at the center of a well-planned region. Cardiff is livable, international, ethnically and culturally diverse, and economically vibrant....

  • Smart Growth is not just a matter of revitalizing the core city of a metropolitan region like Baltimore as described in my two previous articles about urban neighborhoods, it is a regional challenge. Possibly even more difficult than reviving once...

  • From my blog Community Architect. Please click this link: http://archplanbaltimore.blogspot.com/2013/01/reinventing-suburb-new-tyson.html

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