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  • An Architectural Ode to Joy in Hamburg There is little that that the Second Avenue subway line in New York and the new concert hall Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg have in common. Except that both projects were recently completed after decades...

  • Transit as Economic Development In recent decades urban transportation policies have migrated out from forgotten corners within department of public works buildings to hip and flashy places where hot-button issues like bike-sharing, car-sharing,...

  • If you think of architecture as urban and agriculture as rural, you will have classified the two phyla of a Built Domain containing shelter, movement open space, and life support divisions. The Built Domain is habitat for a species that is capable...

  • There are a great many people who would like to know what's next. Maybe right now the future is less predictable than it has been in a long time. http://archplanbaltimore.blogspot.com/2016/12/whats-next-america.html ... the next vision has...

  • The floor area ratio FAR is a zoning regulation originally created to protect public health, safety, and welfare from excessive construction in urban areas. It is a project measurement equal to gross building area divided by gross land area in square...

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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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