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Delivery Van

Zoning and the Urban Freight System

December 12, 2018
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The movement of freight in America depends on a complex system that reaches from seaports to front porches. We bump up against parts of that system daily, from the delivery truck or warehouse we pass on the way to work to the package we sign for to the trip to the grocery store in the

Transit-Oriented Development

Innovating For Transit-Oriented Development

November 30, 2018
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One key way to reduce auto dependence and vehicle emissions is to increase transit ridership – and one key to doing that is Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). Across the nation, many communities are revising their zoning and development codes to include a mix of form, intensity, and building use controls to encourage TODs at a variety

Norfolk, VA

Innovating for Resilient Development

October 12, 2018

Norfolk, Virginia, harbors some of the nation’s most important shipbuilding and naval assets, but it also has the highest rate of measured sea level rise of any east coast city. The coastline is the heart of the city, an economic driver, and a key amenity to the community. Unfortunately, the city also has a history

Duluth, MN

Innovating for Better Student Housing

July 31, 2018

Many colleges and universities across the U.S. are continuing to increase enrollment, but not their stock of student housing. Students have to find housing in the private market, and the market responds – but sometimes those responses put pressures on surrounding neighborhoods and downtown areas. Over the past several years, Clarion Associates has worked with