Smart Growth News – November 14, 2013

New Development Patterns Essential for a New Economy
The Sacramento Bee – November 14, 2013
The question for Sacramento: If you choose to build a 21st century economy, will you offer the market both options? Or stick with the pattern of the last century?

Officials Unveil Transportation Cost Calculator
The Washington Post – November 12, 2013
“By adding transportation to the housing equation, this tool will help families all across the country make better decisions about where to live and work and how to commute.”


Many New Jersey Towns Not Preparing for Rising Sea Levels
WHYY (PA) – November 12, 2013
“The state’s done a great job of focusing on rebuilding after Sandy,” she said. “What we haven’t seen enough of is a comprehensive look at a strategy for making New Jersey ‘smarter than the storm’ going forward.”

Midtown East Rezoning Plan To Die In New York City Council… For Now
New York Daily News – November 12, 2013
Most of the players were on board with the idea of rezoning the area in principle, but negotiations got bogged down in the details.

Austin Bike Share Rolls Out
The Austin Chronicle (TX) – November 14, 2013
The full project will be completed by March 1, 2014, with expanded stations planned to service the UT-Austin campus, Riverside Drive, Zilker Park, and East Austin.

City Council Takin’ It to the Streets
Muscatine Journal (IA) – November 13, 2013
Adopting a complete street policy will also help implement one of the goals of the city’s Comprehensive Plan, which is to, “improve both Muscatine’s image and its function by providing a safe and attractive environment for street users of all ages and abilities.”

Just for fun

“If/Then”: A Review of the Broadway-Bound Musical About City Planning
DC Streetsblog – November 11, 2013
Yes, you read that right: The main character of a Broadway-bound musical has a PhD in city planning.