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From Motown to Growtown, to Frogtown

Another example of urban pioneers making a difference in the transformation of a decapitating American city.


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The New Places You’ll Go

Orton Family Foundation blog contributor, Anna Jones shares some nice thoughts about walkability and placemaking.


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Apple gets into TOD-Like!

Check out Lincoln Park’s newly-renovated subway station. It kind of makes us think about our TOD thought process in a bit of a different way. The high prices for land and property, along with the ubiquitous uncertainty about the direction of our cities; repositioning dilapidated, underutilized properties in great neighborhoods to serve transit seems like [...]


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Landgrab

Nicola Twiley of Ediblegeography, hosts a thrilling conversation about of global food crisis and how some urban thought leadership, similar to what we have been researching at TCGMN, may have to offer, in terms of a solution.


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Greensgrow Market

We need to start looking at our cities and how we go about using land and collaborating with owners and users alike in order to take sustainability to a real, meaningful level.


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What Wash Is Your Insulation?

How we aren’t using old jeans to insulate our existing buildings, but Levi’s is.


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Never Too Early For A Sukkah

Raising the bar once again. This time, Reboot and The Union Square Partnership travel through time, organizing an urban Sukkah design competition.


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Jeffrey Barg on Trains and Tom Waits

We are all following the 2010 Transportation Bill and are mostly eager to get our kicks off of ‘Route 66′ and on the super high tech, super high speed rail of the (hopefully) near future. “But if the classic American narrative is all about trains, why are we so far behind in building high-speed rail? [...]


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Kensington Park

The “Gateway” to Lyndale Avenue in Richfield, Minn., Kensington Park is a dynamic blend of residential and retail that helped energize this first ring suburb.


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The Great Northern Lofts

After nearly 30 years of neglect, the Great Northern is a magnificent refurbishment of the 1888 James J. Hill Office Building in St. Paul’s historic Lowertown district.