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Planning Digest 2014

The "Planning Digest" is a selection of web links related to sustainable development, published every Tuesday by the Metro Planning Department.  2014 issues are linked below; previous years' Digests are in the menu to the left.

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Date Description
April 15 More people, even more homes; why placemaking works; the value of parking lots
April 8 Dedicated bike lanes, "plywood on steroids," and the price of parking
April 1 Removing freeways; increased demand for walkable, bikable development; traffic without rules
March 25 The "next generation" of downtowns; how demographics affect real estate markets; DIY crosswalks
March 18 Slow zones; the growth of NIMBYism; mid-rise density
March 11 De-clogging a 20-lane street; transit use is up; walkable neighborhoods in Dallas
March 4 Should we build fewer roads?; keeping it vibrant; key elements of walkability
February 25 Is your neighborhood vibrant?; building for sustainability; historic preservation in London
February 18 Could traffic congestion be a good thing?; St. Louis infill; the power of alleys
February 12 Opportunities for young people, the USA's worst city for cycling, and freeways which need to go
February 4 When snow meets sprawl; a temporary bike lane; a city where you wouldn't need a car
January 21 Less driving, less interest; a vertical garden; bike improvements in Toronto
January 15 Elevated bikeways, tiny apartments, and the best planning apps
January 6 Micro-restaurants, LEED's progress, and shelter built from shipping containers