People, Investment Continue to Flow to Core Cities Faster Than to Suburbs
The Huffington Post — April 15, 2014
New data confirm that central cities continue to grow faster than their suburbs. This still relatively new trend reverses a century of just the opposite, when city dwellers fled to suburbs and sprawl ate up the countryside.
Roads Versus Rail: The Big Battle Over Public Transportation
Forbes — April 16, 2014
In 2009, the same year that it provided $82 billion for the auto industry bailout, the Obama administration created a grant program called TIGER, for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery.
City life offers better health, bigger ladder
Deseret News — April 15, 2014
“Urban places provide higher likelihood of moving up the social ladder,” says Reid Ewing, professor of city and metropolitan planning at the University of Utah.
‘Complete streets’ allow for safety of all who use roadways
The Orlando Sentinel — April 15, 2014
In 2012, the most recent year for which data are available, 69 pedestrians and cyclists were killed in the Orlando metropolitan area — lives cut tragically short because we have failed to make common-sense, low-cost investments in safety.