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MAX train and bus in Portland, OR. Photo (cc) TriMet. The Atlantic Cities: Can Light Rail Carry a City’s Transit System? We often think of light rail as a single component of a larger transit system, but if it’s done right it can just as soon serve as the foundation. Since 1981 a dozen American cities have built light rail …

Boston.com: Construction report: 10 projects that will change the innovation landscape in Boston and Cambridge

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If you drive around Boston and Cambridge, you can’t help but notice that the construction cranes are clustered in three neighborhoods these days: Kendall Square, the Innovation District, and Longwood Medical Center. What exactly will be in all those new buildings? Here’s my report on ten projects, all currently underway, that will upgrade our city’s innovation infrastructure. You’ll notice that …

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195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – January 30, 2012

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A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at the offices of Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, Rhode Island, on MONDAY, January 30, 2012, beginning at 2:00 p.m., for the following purposes: Public Session For presentation and discussion regarding the national and regional real estate market. For presentation and discussion …

All at once, or slow and steady. How to develop the Route 195 land?

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Rendering by Kohn Pedersen Fox via The Architect’s Newspaper Seemingly (and perhaps literally) since before I was born, Boston has been attempting to redevelop the area across Fort Point Channel from downtown. The Fan Pier area and what is now being called, Seaport Square. Over the decades plan after plan has been proposed and approved only to fall through. To …

City Plan Commission Meeting (June 15th)

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PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 OPENING SESSION Call to Order Roll Call Approval of meeting minutes from May 11th 2010- for action PROVIDENCE TOMORROW 1. Downtown Plan and Knowledge District Study Presentation of progress on the Downtown …

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Proposed Fox Point mural sparks controversy “It was ghetto stuff,” says George Goulart, owner of Aqua-Life Aquarium, a Wickenden Street store adorned by a coral reef-themed mural. “That was not the project that I had donated $500 to. I never imagined they’d propose such a surrealistic, cartoonish thing.” “A mural there says this is a neighborhood in distress,” she says. …

City Plan Commission Meeting (May 11)

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PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 OPENING SESSION Call to Order Roll Call Approval of meeting minutes from April 27th 2010- for action MAJOR SUBDIVISION 1.Case No. 10-011MA – Subdivision of land from the relocation of Interstate 195 …