27 Sep '12, 12pm

Fixing sprawl w/ baby steps, one parking lot at a time: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning

Fixing sprawl w/ baby steps, one parking lot at a time: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning

It could be a coincidence, but I’m betting not, that this is being done in Dublin, Ohio, an affluent suburb outside of Columbus that has committed to one of the most ambitious suburban retrofits anywhere. As I described in some detail two years ago , Dublin wants to become a more diverse, lively, and walkable community that can attract the best young workers to its several high-tech industries. Throughout the Bridge Street corridor, the closet thing Dublin has had to a main drag, the city is forging ahead with plans for better defined, walkable streets; compact and varied home choices to appeal to millennials and empty-nest baby boomers; new arts, entertainment, and shopping; and an upgraded park system. In short, Dublin hopes to move from a 20th-century suburb to one that can flourish in the 21st century.

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/fixing_sprawl...

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