From Smart Growth America via Planetizen:
Unique Partnership Crucial to Cincinnati Neighborhood’s Renaissance
Craig Chester describes the “unique partnership” between city leaders, local corporations and private developers that has helped transform Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood into “one of America’s greatest smart growth success stories.”
Full Story: http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/2013/02/04/public-private-partnerships-lead-the-way-in-a-cincinnati-neighborhoods-revival/
From Atlantic Cities:
If You Build Bike Share, Riders Will Come
The health benefits of riding a bike are obvious, and they seem to outweigh the risks of other city hazards — collisions, pollution, biased newspaper editorials, etc. Recent data models on cycling in the Netherlands and Barcelona concluded that the upside of physical activity was much larger than the combined downsides of traffic accidents and inhaling toxins.
Full Story: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/02/if-you-build-bike-share-riders-will-come/4673/
From The Atlantic Cities:
The Geometry of Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods
“”Transit-oriented development” sounds like a tidy solution to myriad urban ills. If cities enabled more people to live and work within strolling distance of a train or bus stop, families could save money on gas, residents without cars could more easily get to work, neighborhoods could cut down on congestion and pollution, and economic development might ensue. As a general theory, it simply makes sense for cities to invest in the nodes that connect us to each other and the places where we need to go.
That said, every rail stop isn’t equally primed for a new apartment complex and a Whole Foods. And it can be hard to finger why.”
Full story: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/02/geometry-transit-friendly-neighborhoods/4662/