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Mapping the Derelict Lines of the Bay Area

April 10, 2015 by David Edmondson

Dead Lines on Old Transport

The old railroads that once defined the Bay Area and the country at large are typically just hinted at. Some lines only operate freight; others, overgrown rails, but many are just sinewy lines on a parcel map. While we do have old maps showing where the rails were, these are rail maps, not service maps.[read more]

Hints of Corruption Won't Stall Montreal's Ste. Catherine Street Makeover

January 29, 2015 by The Global Grid

Corruption and Urban Renewal in Montreal

A much-needed planned revamp of Montreal's main commercial thoroughfare, Ste-Catherine Street, has had to be abandoned, and a $267,000 public consultation contract with a firm cancelled, amidst allegations of corruption by the city's inspector general.[read more]

How Will Montreal, Quebec Repurpose its Aging Urban Hospitals?

July 24, 2014 by The Global Grid

Aging Urban Resources

Two super-hospitals are currently under construction in Montreal, Quebec and they are considered to be two of the city’s largest building projects since the 1976 Olympics and will reinforce Montreal’s position as a leader in life sciences research.[read more]

Adaptation for All

June 10, 2014 by The Dirt ASLA

Infrastructure and Change

Urban infrastructure will need to be bolstered to survive population booms or busts, economic growth or stagnation, and climatic shifts and increasingly frequent natural disasters. As cities adapt to changing social, economic, and climatic circumstances, are the most vulnerable being heard?[read more]

New York's Aging Subway System

February 14, 2014 by Christopher Berggren

Since I've been living in America's largest city for over three months, and have been relying on its mass transit system on a daily basis, I've become very familiar with the glaring nature of the deficiencies of its subway train network.[read more]

Global Infrastructure Gap: $57 Trillion in New Investment Needed by 2040

January 2, 2014 by The Dirt ASLA

Global Infrastructure Gap

The big picture is we need $57 trillion of new infrastructure worldwide by 2040. That number may seem huge, but the global economy is expected to grow over the next 30 years from $70 trillion to $140 trillion if the world continues at the rate of 3.5 percent a year.[read more]

Too Big To Fall: America's Failing Infrastructure And The Way Forward

December 5, 2013 by Christopher Berggren

American Infrastructure

In Too Big to Fall, America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward, the political structure, and manifest policies, of the United States are found to be responsible for the deterioration of the nation’s transportation infrastructure, particularly its aging interstate highway and bridge system.[read more]

Infrastructure Development: Improved Roads Coming to Gulu

October 11, 2013 by Future Cape Town

Gulu and Roads

Lack of funds has kept roads in Gulu, northern Uganda, in a shoddy state. A World Bank grant is set to change that, although challenges remain. Moses Odokonyero interviewed Gulu Municipality’s engineer, Terence Odonga about the state of roads in his town.[read more]

Survey Says: Invest in Infrastructure

May 1, 2013 by Timothy Boscarino

infrastructure investment

Area residents agree that public infrastructure is deteriorating in southeast Michigan, but differ sharply on how to address the issue, according to a survey conducted in 2012.[read more]

Infrastructure Push with Obama's $40bn Fix-It-First Plan

March 23, 2013 by David Levinson

Obama’s plan, which would need congressional approval, also proposes attracting private investment by pairing federal, state, and local governments with private capital, in what’s being called the “Rebuild America Partnership”.[read more]

Forging Partnerships for National Infrastructure Solutions

March 16, 2013 by Mark LeChevallier

public-private partnerships

All across America, communities have huge obstacles to overcome as they struggle to provide reliable water in the face of aging infrastructure, growing demand and the increasing complexity of water management.[read more]

Place Making, Place Breaking

October 18, 2012 by Graham Jeffery

I've had lots of discussions about 'place' and 'placemaking' over the last few weeks. We've explored questions about the relationships of culture to planning and community development. We drew on a number of approaches but focussed in on the particular school of participatory cultural planning involving mapping local cultural resources.[read more]