Office Owners Seen Gaining Edge Over in More U.S. Cities
Bloomberg – March 10, 2014
Young workers are flooding major cities and an influx of foreign investors is driving up property prices. Those increases eventually will find their way into rents, he said.
Why We Should Focus Infrastructure Spending on Urban America
Governing – March 10, 2014
Metropolitan areas are the homes of our economic engines, and that’s where the need for infrastructure investment is greatest.
Use of Public Transit in U.S. Reaches Highest Level Since 1956
New York Times – March 10, 2014
More Americans used buses, trains and subways in 2013 than in any year since 1956 as service improved, local economies grew and travelers increasingly sought alternatives to the automobile for trips within metropolitan areas, the American Public Transportation Association said in a report released on Monday.
A wiser way of counting
Better Cities & Towns – March 10, 2014
Those who most want change in the built environment — the individuals and groups least likely to be satisfied with sprawl — can accept a new urban math. Coming together under a big tent for synergistic growth that contributes to strong communities.
Urbanization is happening rapidly. Is this good or bad?
Huffington Post – March 10, 2014
Urban development is significantly more efficient with resources, because higher density yields lower waste.