What We’re Reading: The Northeast Corridor

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The green campus: Cornell University in New York City is going deep into new campus building using Passivhaus technology.

Community vibrancy: The connection between dense, compact neighborhoods and economic development.

Local outfall: Where all of Capitol Hill’s rainwater goes.

Brutalist or heroic?: The case for changing what we call “Brutalist” to “Heroic”.

Long live Westlake: The Westlake Bikeway lawsuit has ended meaning that the bikeway could be open in Summer 2016.

The NEC: Data shows why most Northeast intercity travelers still go by car, but the corridor is still the most popular in the United States for rail travel. Greater Greater Washington explains how the corridor could be transformed by 2040.

Nevermind: Developer abandons redevelopment plans for The Stranger building in Capitol Hill.

Better options: How to reduce bicyclists’ exposure to air pollution.

Map(s) of the Week: How many calories you would burn walking between New York Subway stations in Manhattan mapped in Vignelli fashion. Meanwhile, a map showcasing cities across the United States that have begun to remove parking minimums.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.