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The New York Times / January 29, 2018

The subway is next door. Should New Yorkers pay extra for that?

Value capture, which can be an important funding mechanism for infrastructure reuse projects, is central to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for fixing New York City’s subway. His plan involves higher taxes for properties adjacent to the subway to help provide money for critical repairs.

Next City / January 25, 2018

Instead of reenacting the past, this Indy neighborhood is 'pre-enacting' the future

One Saturday last October, a visitor to Indianapolis’s 16th Street would have glimpsed a fleeting vision: a neighborhood that doesn’t quite exist yet. The Harrison Center’s Pre-Enact Indy project sought to imagine a neighborhood—with the help of 300 actors—that had developed without displacement, embracing the future without forgetting the past.

The Philadelphia Citizen / January 24, 2018

What Philly's Rail Park is learning from the High Line Network

Philadelphia’s highly-anticipated Rail Park project is on track to open this spring. The project is currently working to ensure the park is a welcoming place for neighborhood residents, an issue that Rail Park leaders have have been exploring at High Line Network gatherings.

Greenpointers / January 11, 2018

Envisioning Bushwick Inlet Park: What's in store for 2018

Following the purchase of all 27 acres of land required for Bushwick Inlet Park and a $17.5 million commitment to its development, Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park is launching a discussion series this month that will focus on what the world-class waterfront park should be.

CityLab / January 10, 2018

How Baltimore's water clean-up infrastructure became a public sensation

Baltimore addressed its trash problem in its Inner Harbor with a floating water wheel. But it got public buy-in by giving it a personality. According to the director of the clean-up initiative, this is just another example of how new infrastructure in cities these days has to have multiple uses.

The New York Times / December 29, 2017

City of the future? Humans, not technology, are the challenge in Toronto

When announcing that a Google corporate sibling company, Sidewalk Labs, would create a city of tomorrow, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada promised the project would create “technologies that will help us build smarter, greener, more inclusive” communities.

Fast Company / December 27, 2017

Seven trends that will shape the future of urban design

New social, environmental, and technological forces are transforming the field of urban design. While growing income inequality in cities highlight the need for more inclusive and equitable urban design processes, the realities of climate change are making resilient design a priority for cities everywhere.