http://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/seattle-builds-lots-of-new-apartments-but-not-so-many-parking-spots/ High density does not make a walkable transit oriented city. However, high density with low car ownership does. Getting rid of parking minimum requirements is an important step toward a more walkable and healthier city, plus makes market rate housing more affordable. $35,000 per downtown parking space is the average cost. It’s not a […]
A few weeks ago, I was in Seattle for the American Planning Association (APA)’s National Planning Conference. In addition to learning with and from other planners, I also had the opportunity to present in a session entitled “Collaboration for Healthy Communities in LA County” that focused on the creation and accomplishments of Los Angeles County’s Healthy Design […]
Do you like to travel and explore different cities? I definitely do! While I travel mostly for pleasure (rather than business), the planner in me cannot help but observe, study, and evaluate the places I visit.
While visiting New York City for the first time last year, I could not help but notice how well used its parks were. I was particularly impressed with Madison Square Park which is home to Shake Shack, a well-known restaurant chain serving hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, milkshakes and similar foods.