UrbanCincy: The suburbanization and segregation of American cities didn’t happen by chance

The suburbanization and segregation of American cities didn’t happen by chance. Most urban planners are taught that public policies, in addition to free market choice, led to the suburbanization, and thus segregation, of most American cities. In fact, some argue that public policies had a far greater role in influencing this migration than anything else. […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The suburbanization and segregation of American cities didn’t happen by chance

UrbanCincy: How the prevalence of independent coffee shops is a reflection of where we live

How the prevalence of independent coffee shops are a reflection of where we live. I love coffee and I especially love coffee shops. I find them to be a productive and relaxing third place in my life where I can also benefit from chance social encounters that are otherwise impossible from the comforts of your […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: How the prevalence of independent coffee shops is a reflection of where we live

UrbanCincy: What is the future of cities where driverless cars rule?

What is the future of cities where driverless cars rule?. I met Jonathan Geeting in Salt Lake City during the Congress for the New Urbanism annual conference. We were roommates during which we both participated in a training session led by Streetsblog, for which UrbanCincy is a long-time partner, and studied the city’s transportation while […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: What is the future of cities where driverless cars rule?

UrbanCincy: Ohio Republicans rebuke LEED chemical disclosure requirements

Ohio Republicans rebuke LEED chemical disclosure requirements. We’ve see Art Deco, Modernism, Post-Modernism, Queen Anne Style, Italianate and many other periods of architectural expression, style and function. We are now currently in a period of Sustainable/Ecological architecture, but some Ohio politicians would prefer the state not participate in the most widely used and accepted rating […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Ohio Republicans rebuke LEED chemical disclosure requirements

UrbanCincy: Brent Spence Bridge on the outside looking in as Tappan Zee Bridge replacement gets $1.6B DOT loan

Brent Spence Bridge on the outside looking in as Tappan Zee Bridge replacement gets $1.6B DOT loan. Originally built during the Korean War, the Tappan Zee Bridge is in need of replacement. The structure is old and requires a number of upgrades – much like Cincinnati’s Brent Spence Bridge. The State of New York was [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Brent Spence Bridge on the outside looking in as Tappan Zee Bridge replacement gets $1.6B DOT loan

UrbanCincy: DIY Plazas and Parklets Draw the Crowds

DIY Plazas and Parklets Draw the Crowds An increasing number of cities including New York City have been seeing the success of impromptu and Do It Yourself created public spaces. In Cincinnati, which celebrates National PARK(ing) Day with the temporary creation of parklets, other cities such as Montreal, New York City and San Francisco are [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: DIY Plazas and Parklets Draw the Crowds

UrbanCincy: The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?

The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?. The Southeast continues to attract a large number of jobs from states in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast. But it turns out that these jobs tend to be lower paying and lower-skilled jobs than those that are remaining and growing in those other [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?

UrbanCincy: Detroit Gets Free Bridge

While the jury is still out regarding the tolling of the Brent Spence Bridge here in the Cincinnati region, another bridge project in Detroit is moving forward with no cost to the local tax base. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Detroit Gets Free Bridge

UrbanCincy: Contrasting Viewpoints on Cincinnati Job Growth

Contrasting Viewpoints on Cincinnati Job Growth The Brookings Institute recently released a study on job growth in the nations major metropolitan areas. The study found that the recession had generally contributed to the decline in jobs in the periphery of cities, manly exurban areas. However a brief review of the study by several local media [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Contrasting Viewpoints on Cincinnati Job Growth

UrbanCincy: NYC’s newly opened bike share system experiencing record membership sales

NYC’s newly opened bike share system experiencing record membership sales. New York City opened its much-anticipated CitiBike system earlier this week, and business is off to a record start. Within the first 24 hours alone, more than 4,000 people signed up for memberships. Cincinnati issued a request for proposals in October 2012 for what city [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: NYC’s newly opened bike share system experiencing record membership sales

UrbanCincy: Renters in Ohio need only $13.79/hour to live ‘comfortably’

Renters in Ohio need only $13.79/hour to live ‘comfortably’. A new report shows that many Americans do not make enough money to be able to afford fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment. Ohio’s current minimum wage was raised to $7.85 an hour in January and includes an annual cost-of-living escalator. Fortunately in Ohio the [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Renters in Ohio need only $13.79/hour to live ‘comfortably’

UrbanCincy: Parking Requirement Removal Makes Housing More Affordable

Parking Requirement Removal Makes Housing More Affordable Hot on the heels of Cincinnati’s move to begin eliminating parking requirements in the urban core, UCLA has released a study that highlights how excess parking from parking requirements contribute to the increase in rent or mortgage payment for developments that may not need as much parking as [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Parking Requirement Removal Makes Housing More Affordable

UrbanCincy: UC’s Campus Recreation Center named best in America

UC’s Campus Recreation Center named best in America. Most everyone knows by now that the University of Cincinnati has transformed its previously drab uptown campus into one of the world’s most beautiful college environments with stunning architecture and public spaces. One of those stunning pieces of architecture is the university’s Campus Recreation Center (CRC), which [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: UC’s Campus Recreation Center named best in America

UrbanCincy: Inadequate regional transit burdens Infrastructure Grade

 Inadequate regional transit burdens Infrastructure Grade. Last week the American Society of Civil Engineers released their report card on the state of our nations infrastructure. Earlier,  we broke down the report and analyzed what the numbers mean for Ohio and Cincinnati infrastructure but Next City has reviewed the numbers for rail and mass transit. Even though [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Inadequate regional transit burdens Infrastructure Grade

UrbanCincy: Could Cincinnati host the 2014 Big East Basketball Tournament?

Could Cincinnati host the 2014 Big East Basketball Tournament?. The 2014 Big East Basketball Tournament will be its last before the ‘Catholic 7’ take over and make the conference their own. This year’s tournament, which starts tonight at Madison Square Garden, will be its last in Midtown Manhattan. After that, league sources say that they [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Could Cincinnati host the 2014 Big East Basketball Tournament?

UrbanCincy: Rhinegeist Brewing to open in OTR’s Brewery District

Rhinegeist Brewing to open in OTR’s Brewery District. Another brewing operation will join Christian Moerlein in Over-the-Rhine’s historic Brewery District. The new brewery, called Rhinegeist Brewing, will renovate and operate out of the second floor of the former Christian Moerlein bottling plant on Elm Street. More from the Cincinnati Enquirer: A building that could never [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Rhinegeist Brewing to open in OTR’s Brewery District

UrbanCincy: MOTR ownership team to renovate Woodward Theater into 600-person music venue

MOTR ownership team to renovate Woodward Theater into 600-person music venue. MOTR Pub has become an Over-the-Rhine destination with seven days a week of live music. The success at the small music venue has encouraged the owners to embark on a new venture, and they will acquire the vacant Woodward Theater building across the street [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: MOTR ownership team to renovate Woodward Theater into 600-person music venue

UrbanCincy: Will $25M cash payout from Big East fast-track Nippert Stadium renovation?

Will $25M cash payout from Big East fast-track Nippert Stadium renovation?. The University of Cincinnati has been trying mightily to get out of the collapsing Big East Conference, but its lack of options to-date might result in a big-time payout for its athletic program. With as much as $25 million in cash heading to Clifton, [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Will $25M cash payout from Big East fast-track Nippert Stadium renovation?

UrbanCincy: Number of Vehicle Miles Traveled Continues Decline

  There are a variety of roadway expansions being planned or under construction in Cincinnati including the widening of Interstate 75 and the Eastern Corridor road project. The FHWA recently released data showing that for the eighth year in a row the number of miles the nation traveled on roadways in 2012 was once again [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Number of Vehicle Miles Traveled Continues Decline

UrbanCincy: Has the United States given up on building subway systems?

Has the United States given up on building subway systems?. Everyone knows that America’s roadways and bridges are crumbling, but the United States has also seemingly given up on its subway systems. Atlanta’s subway system was the last subway system started in the U.S., and its construction commenced in 1979. Since that time no other [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Has the United States given up on building subway systems?

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