The New Generation of Car Sharing – A Game Changer for Urban Transportation and Development?

Given the importance of transportation and parking to urban development, a range of new and creative car sharing services now emerging could have a significant impact on development patterns—especially on infill—in the years and decades to come. Here’s the why and how. The New Generation of Car Sharing Car sharing allows users to rent a vehicle for short periods of time without the upfront costs of owning. Several car sharing companies now operate in the Portland metro area, including Zip Car, Getaround, and Car2Go. Car2Go—perhaps the most innovative new service—began operating in Portland in late 2012, and it has already changed my transportation options and patterns. Simply put: Car2Go use

Regional Center Revitalization

The City of Minnetonka, Minnesota retained Leland Consulting Group and a team of professionals led by LMN Architects of Seattle to prepare a strategy and plan for Ridgedale Center, a regional district located in the affluent western Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka and anchored by the 40-year old Ridgedale Mall. Located at the middle of the district, the mall is slated to undergo a revitalization process that will include Nordstrom and an expanded Macy’s. The strategy provides a road map and action plan to leverage the mall investment with public-private investments (housing, office, more retail, and dining) that will catalyze surrounding development and redevelopment opportunities. #Malls #

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