The Daily Buzz

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Carpool use has halved since 1980, despite dedicated lanes such as this one, in Utah. Flickr user CountyLemonade

Leon Neyfakh reports on a developing battle, centered at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, between traditional urbanists and landscape urbanists, who believe in the “notion that the most important part of city planning is not the arrangement of buildings, but the natural landscape upon which those buildings stand.” The Boston Globe.

Four firms have unveiled their designs for the Mississippi waterfront in Minneapolis. The Star-Tribune

The percentage of workers who car-pool has dropped by almost half since 1980. The New York Times

A pair of “anti-livability bills” — one of which would mandate that congestion reduction be used as the primary criterion for evaluating transportation projects, and another that would require that highway construction take priority in all funds flowing from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority — are under consideration in Virginia’s House of Delegates. DC Streetsblog.

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