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Sitting just outside the perimeter of the urban core, traditional urban neighborhoods play an important role in the success of the city due to their high levels of ownership and long-term investment in the city. These neighborhoods commonly offer quieter streets, a pedestrian friendly atmosphere, and additional private space for residents.

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We recently read this article on thisbigcity.net that discussed the concept of shared streets, where pedestrians and vehicles are placed on the same surface without any delineation between sidewalk and street. Ostensibly, the theory behind this movement is that streets are safer by making them more risky. The article lists a few factors that contribute [...]

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The Indy Green Growth Loop explores redevelopment opportunities in Indianapolis first-ring suburbs. Littered with remnants of outmoded industry and vacant brownfield sites, these first-ring suburbs have abundant acres of opportunity. Coupled with an all-but-abandoned belt railroad, the Indianapolis Belt Railroad corridor provides a physical framework for concentrating development and networking neighborhoods.
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Commute to Work Survey

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Urbanized : A Documentary Film

On February 23, 2011 By

Nearly half of the world’s population now live in urban areas, and that number is expected to grow to two-thirds by 2050. Urbanization is an increasingly important topic as politicians, designers, planners, educators, farmers, economists, and citizens make decisions about the way we live in cities.

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2010 Census Data Released

On February 23, 2011 By

Redistricting Data
The 2010 US Census was recently released. Data for Indiana shows population growth centered around cities (see map below).

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