Category - What We’re Reading

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Apr

What We’re Reading: April 5, 2016

In this edition: Planning for autonomous vehicles; “Big Data” proves Jane Jacobs was right; Downtown needs more apartments, now.  

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Mar

What We’re Reading: March 22, 2016

In this edition: Suburban renters are on the rise; “Smart” transportation networks take a step forward; Alabama’s gas tax may be increasing soon.  

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Mar

What We’re Reading: March 8, 2016

In this edition: Malls are going mixed-use; Commute times in the US hit record levels; a high school focused on teaching urban planning and architecture is opening in Texas.  

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Feb

What We’re Reading: February 23, 2016

In this edition: Designing healthy communities; Home prices increasing faster in cities; Google Fiber’s coming to Huntsville.  

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Feb

What We’re Reading: February 9, 2016

In this edition: Planning and health; BRT 101; Walmart’s impact on local economies.  

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Jan

What We’re Reading: January 26, 2016

In this edition: remember car-sharing?; another major company moves its headquarters to the city from the suburbs; the Hyperloop “pipe dream” is getting closer to reality.  

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Jan

What We’re Reading: January 12, 2016

In this edition: Another big-box retailer expands in urban areas; commutes in larger cities aren’t as long as you think; according to a new study, more people are leaving Alabama than moving here. 

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Dec

What We’re Reading: December 15, 2015

In this edition: Downtown streets are going two-way; a rails-to-trails success story; Huntsville wins!

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Dec

What We’re Reading: December 1, 2015

In this edition: Are we ready for the self-driving car?; ‘In-law suites’ get easier to build in Austin; Developers are finding creative reuses for old shopping malls.  

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Nov

What We’re Reading: November 17, 2015

In this edition: Microsoft prevents crashes before they happen; are trees good for cities?; “communes” are making a comeback thanks to Millennials.  

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