Weekly Snapshot

POSTED BY ANIKA JESI
February 4, 2011
A look back at some of the most compelling urban planning stories of the week
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"Residents of Transit-Oriented Development Say 'No' To Transit"
What happens when a neighborhood is transit-ready, but it's residents aren't? Not much, if the community doesn't see the benefit of TOD, argues Kaid Benfield.
http://www.good.is/post/residents-of-transit-oriented-development-say-no-to-transit/

"Once Popular, Car Pools Go the Way of Hitchhiking"
An article by the New York Times looks at the economic reasons behind a sharp decline in carpooling; mainly that as automobiles become more affordable, there is less incentive for commuters to share rides.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/us/29carpool.html?_r=1&em=&pagewanted=all

"Obama Sharpens Job Element of Energy Pitch"
In his speech at Penn State on Thursday, President Obama highlighted the importance of increasing energy efficiency in commercial buildings, a move he said would create more jobs and save billions in utility bills.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110203/ap_on_re_us/us_obama

"A Third of New Orleans Population Lost in Past Decade"
Is New Orleans joining the league of shrinking cities? According to the U.S. Census, the Louisiana city has a lost third of its population in the past ten years, due in a large part to its struggle to repopulate after the devastating hurricane Katrina.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2011-02-03-louisiana-census_N.htm

"Behold D.C.'s Beautiful New Bike Center"
The addition of D.C.'s Bikestation, a 1,750 square-foot, elegantly designed bike storage facility, represents yet another step in the city's infrastructural makeover.
http://www.good.is/post/good-design-daily-behold-d-c-s-beautiful-new-bike-center/