Infrsatructure Week was held earlier this month, and Smart Growth America (which is holding a public seminar in Huntsville next month on Complete Streets) has a list of reads related to infrastructure.
The Census has released its 2015 estimates for cities. Fourteen out of the fifteen fastest growing cities are in the South and West. Meanwhile, Huntsville continued growing at a modest pace last year, topping 190,000 for the first time.
A European start-up will try to become the “Airbnb for seniors.” Members will rent out spare rooms in their residence specifically for people over 50. If successful, this concept could help seniors “age in place”– that is, stay where they want to without the burden of home upkeep.
The draft Cummings Research Park Master Plan was revealed earlier this month. The most significant change to the office park proposed in this plan will add more allowed uses in some areas, including retail, restaurants and multi-family residential. Check it out: http://www.cummingsresearchpark.com/
The Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities by Alexander Garvin. A colorful introductory book into planning, with a focus on four cities (Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, and Paris) and the planners behind their design.