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Urban Places Idea Lab (Part 1): Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies
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An avid cyclist forgoes a car rental during his visit to Calgary─and it helped him stay healthy and connect with the community
Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live
Our Urban Places team member, Jason Schrieber, shares insights on current driverless vehicle capabilities and work on the city-level to start planning for the impacts on our communities.
Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities
Our planners and mobility experts offer three unique perspectives on the untapped opportunity in our parking lots, garages, and streets
Published: Walkable Suburbia
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Webinar Recap: Complete Streets in Canada feat. Ryan Martinson
Smart Growth America's Heather Zaccaro posted a highlights recap of the Complete Streets in Canada webinar
Webinar: Complete Streets in Canada - featuring Ryan Martinson
Smart Growth America's webinar "Complete Streets in Canada" features our active transportation specialist Ryan Martinson
Equity in the Transportation System - A bridge we can cross together
Ryan Martinson discusses equity as it pertains to transportation professionals and the design of transportation systems
What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?
The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods
3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity
Smart Growth America has made a difference in the lives of thousands across the US—and we’re proud to help continue our support
Creating a new paradigm for traffic safety—trade the car for other transit options
Studies suggest smart growth policies, complete streets design, and transit-oriented development might help save lives
Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State
In Smart & Resilient Cities, Susan Marlow explores why communities wanting to become more resilient should anticipate and adapt to the stressors that new technology-driven transportation will bring
International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities
This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience
Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit
Denver’s Brighton Boulevard is a perfect example of turning a traffic-only strip of asphalt into a great urban space
Come join us at transportation industry events around the world!
Join our experts at industry events around the world as they share knowledge about our experience with designing various components of transportation networks!
Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities
For smart cities to elevate our collective quality of life, community-minded design must be at the center of the plan
Looking back at Infrastructure Week: We have our marching orders—educate and advocate
As practitioners, now is the time to focus on what role we can take in helping repair our infrastructure systems in the US
How safe is safe enough for autonomous vehicles on our streets?
AVs promise to make our roads safer, but we are still in the ‘learning curve’—here are 3 areas that can help speed their safe adoption
Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul
Filling Rochester’s sunken Inner Loop rights a 50-year-old transportation plan gone wrong
WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth
In this webinar, our team discussed parking best practices and how they can enable downtown growth, enhance public realm improvements, reduce parking costs, and preserve equitable mobility choices.
WEBINAR RECORDING: The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles