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Could start-ups be the reason why fewer millennials are buying cars?

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 9/11/18 9:51 AM

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A study published by The Ohio State University found that 58% of the millennials they surveyed said they don't have a car because they don't need one — meaning that more than half of their participants could go through their daily lives car-free.

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Bikes

No car, no problem: Car-free cities around the world

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 9/7/18 11:43 AM

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Multiple cities around the globe have gone carless. Some were designed that way, while others have made a conscious decision to eliminate anything with four wheels. There are many benefits to going carless: decreasing carbon emissions, increasing pedestrian safety, and improving public health. These are some of the main reasons that many car-centric cities are setting goals to go completely electric, or just completely carless.

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Topics: Mobility, Bikes, Design, Smart Cities

Bikes: A global cycle for the future

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 8/30/18 10:23 AM

In 1965, Witte Fietsen (white bikes) were placed throughout the streets of Amsterdam for the public to use for free. The program was quickly discontinued due to vandalism and theft, but started back up in 1995 still facing the same issues as it did 30 years ago.

                      Photo by Artem Bali on Unsplash

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Topics: Bikes, Mobility, Smart Cities, Design

How open offices are stifling productivity

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 8/16/18 9:39 AM

It may not be an entirely new concept, but open-office floor plans can be found nearly everywhere now. What was meant to lead to creativity and collaboration may actually be a hindrance by not providing enough privacy and comfortability. Let's wander through the open halls to look at the benefits and downsides in the modern workspace.

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Topics: Design, Corporate Workplace

When public transit isn't safe for everyone

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 8/9/18 2:30 PM

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The #MeToo movement has made women's rights the talk of the town — not just the base-level right to vote and own property, but the right to exist in the world the way men do every day. While some imagine women feel most vulnerable at a bar or in a dark alleyway, many have reported being scared to use the public transportation services on which they rely for daily routines. 

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Topics: Mobility, Smart Cities, Design

How to highlight your property's assets

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/26/18 9:00 AM

                  Photo provided by Ron Solomon.

Property managers know how important lease-up rates are — it’s a huge part of the job, after all. But not every apartment just sells itself with its location! We've listed a couple of ways you can up the ante if your property isn't conveniently located within walking distance of public transportation options. 

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Real Estate, Multifamily

New field, who dis? Audi Field to open as a transit-forward stadium

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/3/18 9:11 AM

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That's right, the highly anticipated home for the D.C. United will be opening its brand new doors to the public on July 14! The Robert F. Kennedy Stadium was nice while it lasted, but many will agree that it was in desperate need of repairs. One major update from RFK Stadium to Audi Field: accessibility.

Transit convenience was key when building the stadium, hence its prime real estate spot in between The Wharf and Nats Park. So how are they planning to achieve this? In 2017, we looked at some of the most transit-friendly NFL stadiums and noticed a trend in increasing access to public transit options while minimizing traffic. Well, Audi Field will be no exception to that trend. 

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Topics: Mobility, Bikes, Design, Smart Cities