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by Mike Brassfield – Tampa Bay Times
Many cities are struggling with how to revitalize their downtowns. Some wonder if the investment might be better spent in another part of town. Link to full story.
by Jacob D. Fessler – Strong Towns
Research shows a correlation between increased income in poor neighborhoods and population density. This does not necessarily indicate causation, however it does reveal a connection worth exploring. Link to full story.
by Gabe Klein – CityLab
Transit-oriented development should not focus solely on rail transit. Active transportation, such as bike infrastructure, should also be a focus. Link to full story.
by Michael Mehaffy – Planetizen
The “science of cities” includes the insight that cities are partially self-organizing. This this science, planners can better understand urban environments. Link to full story.