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Planning Digest 2016

The "Planning Digest" is a selection of web links related to sustainable development, published every Tuesday by the Metro Planning Department. 2016 issues are linked below; previous years' Digests are in the menu to the left.

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Date Description
May 24 Building a car-free city; a brighter future for suburbia; an off-the-grid city
May 17 Keeping cars out of bike lanes; productive building styles; when we start using transit
May 10 Incomplete streets; more than just bike racks; planning for the car-free generation
May 3 Thoughts on better street design; a different kind of suburb; undoing what interstates have done
April 26 The year's best sustainable buildings; some ideas which could be worth copying; traffic signals at your feet
April 20 The real cost of where we live; step away from the road; walkable, or not?
April 12 Planting forests on the prairie; street networks 101; better parking, better cities
April 6 Safer roads, more riders; outstanding street redesigns; bringing back the corner store
March 29 A change of heart in Boise; "quick-build" street projects; another approach to mall retrofitting
March 22 The cost of commuting; getting used to roundabouts; are roundabouts safer for walkers?
March 15 Repurposing urban space; a park under a rail line; bike sharing may be safer
March 9 Norwegian bike highways; what makes a great public space?; walkability in a Detroit suburb
March 1 An argument for car-free cities; the impact of online shopping; building community through walkability
February 23 Bus rapid transit and economic growth: walkability for seniors; the power of great projects
February 16 "Parasite houses" of Paris; driving the drive-throughs out; giving up cars
February 10 Planning for pre-schoolers; our urban evolution; capping a downtown freeway
February 3 Neighborhood trees and public health; the "Dutch Junction"; what to do with too-wide streets
January 26 The "public transit paradox"; cycle commuting in winter; co-housing in a DC suburb
January 19 Ending a "sprawl subsidy"; moving back to the city; what is a "productive place"?
January 12 Covering a downtown highway; a really bad sidewalk; growth and college football
January 5 Greener offices are healthier; Germany's "bike autobahns"; the best new bike lanes of 2015