One of the fundamental insights of the Strong Towns movement is that in the 20th century we built vastly more public infrastructure than our tax base can support long-term maintenance on. Too much of our shiny and new development is actually low value per acre and for the amount of public investment required to support it. We call this “doing …
The economic development world is all abuzz with last week’s news that Amazon is courting cities for a second headquarters that will match their current, in Seattle, with 50,000 employees and over 8 million square feet of office space. To no one’s surprise, the State of Rhode Island has declared its intention to submit a proposal to lure Amazon’s new …
The idea of turning the decrepit 6/10 Connector into a surface boulevard is about much more than safety.
Dozens of Amtrak and commuter trains pass through the two forlorn Rhode Island mill cities of Central Falls and Pawtucket, every day without stopping.
It sure would have been nice if they had found some place in Providence to build, but it really would have been nice for them to locate almost anywhere but here.
News reports from around town following the PawSox ownership’s meeting with the 195 Commission.
Housing, Chattanooga, Baseball, tolls, and more in today’s News & Notes.
“We need to take a comprehensive look at solutions, everything from public-private partnerships to tolling,” Raimondo said.
So, what about the economic impact? Should a city and state that claims to want to attract millennials who seek walkable transit-oriented small cities look like this?
So what does everything think about this bid, how can Providence capitalize on it?
Narrowing lanes in Toronto, ‘metro sapiens,’ leadership needed for bike infrastructure, and more in today’s News & Notes.
No more 12′ lanes, parking driving housing costs, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Parking reforms, millennials in Kansas City, induced demand, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Car-free in Helsinki, history of hating cities, ideas from Somerville, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Is liberalism to blame for RI’s woes, smart pedestrian crossings, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Houston’s transit plan, bike commuting, Kennedy Plaza, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Biking boom without the infrastructure, parking in Boston, and more in today’s News & Notes.