Eight communities in the Greater Boston area signed on to a law rewarding dense “smart growth” development, but five years later only two have completed projects. Some might have to return incentive cash to the state. The Boston Globe
How much urbanism is enough? City living isn’t for everyone; Kaid Benfield discusses the potential drawbacks of urban living and how better design could reconcile city and country folk. Switchboard / NRDC
What’s the salary of the average community urban planner, and what does the work entail? eHow breaks it down.
“In Rybczynski’s view, the city of tomorrow will be shaped by developers drawing on the past. He tours various projects – from New York and Washington to suburban Israel – to see new neighbourhoods that echo 20th-century ideas.” Alex Bozikovic reviews Witold Rybczynski’s Makeshift Metropolis. The Globe and Mail
Left turns are irritating to people stuck in the traffic they cause, not to mention dangerous. But with a new road design, there could be fewer of them. Ubergizmo.
San Diego’s getting a new urban park, meant to spruce up the Horton Plaza area. KPBS
Could there soon be a musical about Robert Moses? The New York Times