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: PHOTOS: Riding the Rails in Europe

John traveled to Europe earlier this year to check out transit systems in various cities, and generally explore what each city had to offer in terms of urbantiy. Take a look at some of his photos of transit in Europe. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: Riding the Rails in Europe

UrbanCincy: Council Candidates Talk Urbanism at Forum

We partnered with the Niehoff Studio to bring young people the last City Council candidates debate prior to the election. The forum focused on issues such as immigration, urban design, land use, sustainability and transportation policy. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Council Candidates Talk Urbanism at Forum

UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: All Aboard Ohio Visits Cincinnati to View Streetcar Construction Progress

Rail transit advocates came from across the Midwest to see Cincinnati’s streetcar construction. View our gallery to see how much construction has progressed this month. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: All Aboard Ohio Visits Cincinnati to View Streetcar Construction Progress

UrbanCincy: UrbanCincy Partners With Niehoff Studio to Host Urbanist Candidates Forum

With the election less than a week away now is the time to learn more about the council candidates running in this year’s election and their positions on urbanist issues. We have partnered again with the UC’s Niehoff Urban Design Studio to host the Urbanist Candidates Forum tomorrow as a venue for people to learn more about the candidates running for office. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: UrbanCincy Partners With Niehoff Studio to Host Urbanist Candidates Forum

UrbanCincy: VIDEO: Next Phases of 45-Acre Smale Riverfront Park Taking Shape

Smale Riverfront Park project manager Dave Prather explains the details behind some of the parks more mundane elements, while also revealing some new information about upcoming features of the $120M park. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: VIDEO: Next Phases of 45-Acre Smale Riverfront Park Taking Shape

UrbanCincy: REVIEW: ‘Walkable City’ Offers Clear Guidance on How to Improve Cities

Jeff Speck’s most recent book, Walkable City, focuses on a wide array of topics about what designers and policy makers are doing wrong, and how to fix those mistakes and create better cities for people. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: REVIEW: ‘Walkable City’ Offers Clear Guidance on How to Improve Cities

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: PHOTOS: $80M Mixed-Use Development Nears Completion in Clifton Heights

The $80M U Square at The Loop development in Clifton Heights is nearing completion and will begin welcoming new residents this August. Check out our exclusive behind the scenes tour of uptown’s latest development. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: $80M Mixed-Use Development Nears Completion in Clifton Heights

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: Cincinnati Proposes Eliminating Parking Requirements in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine

The City of Cincinnati will hold a public conference this evening about proposed amendment to the zoning code that would deregulate parking requirements throughout the center city. The news comes one year after Vice Mayor Qualls passed a motion for such action. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Proposes Eliminating Parking Requirements in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine

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: PHOTOS: Historic Glencoe-Auburn Place Row Houses are Being Demolished

As of yesterday, demolition crews began tearing down the 129-year-old Glencoe-Auburn Place Row Houses in Mt. Auburn, and Jake Mecklenborg was there to capture the work taking place with his camera. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: Historic Glencoe-Auburn Place Row Houses are Being Demolished

UrbanCincy: Private Investment Continues to Flow Uptown to Corryville and Short Vine

Corryville has been a community in transition for more than a decade. With millions of dollars of private investment now flowing to the uptown neighborhood, where does it stand with regards to its overall vision? . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Private Investment Continues to Flow Uptown to Corryville and Short Vine

UrbanCincy: Work on Smale Riverfront Park Progresses Despite Lack of State, Federal Funds

Cincinnatians will celebrate the opening of a major expansion of Smale Riverfront Park this May. But it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for the $120M project thus far, as it has seen state and federal funding all but dry up during its construction. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Work on Smale Riverfront Park Progresses Despite Lack of State, Federal Funds

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: GUEST EDITORIAL: Horseshoe Casino Fails to Deliver on Urban Design

The $400 million Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati opens today in Pendleton. While many will cheer its touted economic impact prospects, others are questioning whether or not the form and design of the complex will work with its environs. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: GUEST EDITORIAL: Horseshoe Casino Fails to Deliver on Urban Design

UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: Kansas City’s Surprisingly Gritty Urban Core

Randy traveled to Kansas City for the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference last month and has the photos to prove it. Check out the images from his wanderings around KC’s urban core. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: PHOTOS: Kansas City’s Surprisingly Gritty Urban Core

UrbanCincy: Metro to Break Ground on $6.9M Uptown Transit District this April

Regional transit planners are looking to take advantage of growing ridership around Cincinnati’s uptown neighborhoods and second largest employment center by developing what will become the bus system’s secondary nexus. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Metro to Break Ground on $6.9M Uptown Transit District this April

UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Aims to Use P3 to Upgrade Parking Assets, Leverage Economic Development

The City of Cincinnati released the details of a proposed overhaul of the city’s parking assets, which would net an upfront $92M payment with installments of approximately $3M annually. The deal would lease thousands of on-street parking spaces, five city-owned garages and several city-owned parking lots. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Aims to Use P3 to Upgrade Parking Assets, Leverage Economic Development

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