Recent Streetsblog USA posts about ITDP

ITDP Debuts a LEED-Type Rating System for Transit-Oriented Development

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“Transit-oriented development” is probably one of the more abused terms in all of urban planning. Listen carefully in some cities, and you’ll hear urban development professionals calling parking garages “transit-oriented development” without a hint of irony. Last week, the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy released the first draft of a new scoring system that should […]

European Parking Policies Leave the U.S. Behind

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Flashback to Europe, sixty years ago. Only still emerging from the ruin of total war, the continent was in the midst of a nearly unprecedented reconstruction. Over the next decade, however, industry finally was able to turn toward consumer products, from stockings to refrigerators and, of course, the automobile. Italians owned only 342,000 cars in […]