urban sprawl Archive

  • Rio de Janeiro’s Transit Solution: Cable Cars Over the Favelas: Wired .com

    The slums of Rio de Janeiro—the infamous favelas—pile onto and up and over the city’s iconic steep hillsides. Simply getting from point A to point B requires a sub-alphabet of zigzaggery up stairs, over switchbacks, and through alleyways that can be just a...

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  • The Great Desprawling Experiment: Good.com

    The Great Desprawling Experiment: Good.com 17 April 2010 “A textbook case of suburban sprawl”—that’s what local officials call the northern Virginia town of Tysons Corner, a place best known for its gargantuan shopping mall. Situated on the outer edge of the Washington, D.C., Beltway in Fairfax County,...

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  • The New Suburbs, a Plane Ride Away : Wall Street Journal

    The New Suburbs, a Plane Ride Away : Wall Street Journal 15 April 2010 In the quest for vibrant, affordable neighborhoods, some Bay Area professionals are moving north—way north, to Portland and Seattle. Scott McNeely is a transplant to the Pacific Northwest who kept his job in the...

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  • Renaissance in some neighbourhoods reducing urban sprawl, exodus: Montreal Gazette

    Renaissance in some neighbourhoods reducing urban sprawl, exodus: Montreal Gazette April 22, 2010 Sometimes two problems can produce a solution. To illustrate the point, consider these contending issues confronting Montreal’s urban development. On one hand, politicians and citizens alike are looking for a way to control urban...

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  • High-rise push to halt urban sprawl: The Age

    High-rise push to halt urban sprawl: The Age Source: The Age – Australia Published: March 16, 2010 SKYSCRAPERS have been declared the answer to Melbourne’s urban sprawl by two leading developers, with both revealing plans for more towers as the city struggles to cope with a surging population. Developer...

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  • The Urban Vision : Capture the BIG Picture
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