Archinect - News 2017-03-27T03:07:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149985387/on-the-ground-a-new-suburbanism On the ground, a “new suburbanism”? Nam Henderson 2017-01-09T16:01:00-05:00 >2017-01-23T16:01:50-05:00 <em><p>In 2015, 18 percent of all existing housing units on Long Island were multifamily. While that is less than half the percentage in New York metropolitan suburbs over all, change is apparent across the island...12,500 condominium and rental units within half a mile of train stations had been approved over the last 11 years, 7,000 of which have been built. Another 10,000 units could be approved in five to six years.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Marcelle Sussman Fischler reports in from the&nbsp;suburbs around New York City, where luxury, amenity-rich, mixed-used TOD is offering up an urbanized suburbia.</p><p>Meanwhile in the Denver region, an innovative public-private financing tool <a href="http://confrontingsuburbanpoverty.org/case-studies/denver-transit-oriented-development-fund/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denver Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Fund</a>, is attempting to "<em>preserve and create affordable housing and community facilities</em>". Denver's official&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/193/documents/TOD_Plan/TOD_Strategic_Plan_FINAL.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transit Oriented Development Strategic Plan</a> from 2014.</p><p>Also previously,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37912/the-new-suburbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New Suburbanism</a>&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.joelkotkin.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joel Kotkin</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53086539/nations-first-high-speed-rail-approved-in-california-state-senate Nations first high speed rail approved in California State Senate Orhan Ayyüce 2012-07-07T00:14:00-04:00 >2015-01-06T13:08:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w0/w07lmb7kyvdf6wg4.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>California has grabbed a golden opportunity to build the nation&rsquo;s first high-speed rail system, create the backbone of a new, clean 21st century transportation system and support our future economic growth.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After a&nbsp;tough&nbsp;<a href="http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/some-senators-want-dramatic-shift-bullet-train-plan-16794" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">quarrels</a> and special interest maneuvers, the State of California cleared the hurdles to lead the nation for a faster and more connected future. The high speed rail will have major impact on California's economy and its&nbsp;future&nbsp;urban developments. It could very well be the end of architecture's dry decade. Employers; gear up. Employees; apply. &nbsp;</p><p>The first segment of the line will run from Madera to Bakersfield. The final cost of the completed project from Los Angeles to San Francisco would be $68 billion.</p>