Latest New Urbanism Stories

2009-04-07 08:00:00

HNTB's America THINKS survey highlights public perspectives on high-speed train travel KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The romance of riding the rails may be returning to America thanks to new federal funding and a public hungry for ways to save time, money, the environment, and add a measure of convenience in their hectic lives. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090407/CG95377) According to a new study commissioned by HNTB Corporation, more than half of Americans...

2009-03-16 20:14:04

The Chinese Railways Ministry signed a deal Monday to buy 100 high-speed trains for $5.74 billion. The trains, capable of speeds up to 220 mph, will be built by CNR Corp., a state-owned vehicle manufacturer, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The 100 sets of high-speed trains are to begin

2009-03-10 15:58:37

A Portland, Ore., artist said an XOXO sign posted near the Hawthorne Bridge is meant to set a positive tone for commuters on their way to work downtown. Ilan Laks, 36, who posted the message on a low-rise building near the bridge just before Valentine's Day, said his creation is designed to bring a little love into the morning rituals of commuters, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Tuesday. I want people to feel a little better before they get downtown and start thrashing around looking for...

2008-12-09 10:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers' News, Inc. -- Portland ranks among the top cities in the U.S. for number of manufacturing plants and related jobs, according to the 2009 Oregon Manufacturers Directory, an industrial guide published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc.

2008-09-13 00:00:30

The start of the 2009 session of the Oregon Legislature is months away, but transportation interests already appear to be jockeying for position when it comes to getting their pet projects out in front of legislators and the public.

2008-09-11 00:00:15

By Sam Bennett Portland's South Waterfront is known for its proximity to nature and its LEED certified buildings. Now the South Waterfront area has become the first urban neighborhood in the United States to achieve Salmon-Safe certification.

2008-09-10 00:00:13

Ecology group Salmon-Safe, which works to aid in salmon spawning in restored watersheds, has designated South Waterfront as Portland's first 'salmon-safe' neighborhood.

2008-09-05 21:00:21

By JEFFREY MIZE State senators weren't brimming with enthusiasm Thursday for finding as much as $650 million to pay for the Columbia River Crossing project.

2008-08-04 15:00:45

By Tara Ballenger, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Aug. 4--When classes resume this fall, students from two Portland high schools can cross monthly transit passes off their back-to-school shopping lists.

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Ryan LaFontaine, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 4--GULFPORT -- Large cranes are busy this week pulling more than 70,000 cubic yards of muck from the floor of the Small Craft Harbor, a necessary step if the city is to realize its dream of a world-class facility.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.