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Amazon HQ2: Virginia housing impact

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 12/18/18 1:57 PM


Photo provided by JBG Smith

As we inch closer and closer to the new year residents of Northern Virginia and New York anxiously await to see what will happen once their new neighbors move in. It's still unclear how and exactly when Amazon is going to move into its Northern Virginia campus, but one thing is certain: people are stressed. Keep calm because we're going to dive into how the megacorp could impact the DMV area.

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Topics: Real Estate, Smart Cities, Multifamily, Commercial, Retail

TOD in Central Florida can help create a smarter city as it grows

Posted by Guest Blogger on 12/13/18 12:33 PM

Central Florida is a quickly growing region. In fact, it’s growing so quickly that meeting its
housing needs would require the equivalent of a new 330-unit multifamily building each week.
As part of its growth, it also has one of the country’s newest passenger rail lines – SunRail, a
47-mile commuter rail line that traverses exurban, suburban, and downtown areas. It adds a
transportation option for thousands and opens up opportunities for Central Florida to have true
transit-oriented development (TOD) to address our housing issues as well.

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Topics: Mobility, Commercial, Retail, Real Estate, Multifamily, Smart Cities, Real-Time Information, TDM

Shop til' you drop: Improving curb space could boost foot traffic for retailers

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/23/18 1:07 PM

                      Photo by Artyom Sklyarov on Unsplash

Urban development has been structuring itself around a new concept lately: mobility. Mobility isn't just about how easy it is to get out of your neighborhood, but also about what's in your neighborhood. Can you walk out of your home and walk to a grocery store, a shop, or a bar? 

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Topics: Mobility, Design, Bikes, Retail, Commercial, Real Estate, Smart Cities

Take your mobility to scary new heights

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 10/11/18 2:07 PM

October is beautiful for so many reasons: the fall colors, cooler weather, autumn flavors, and of course, Halloween. In the spirit of Halloween, we've collected some of the creepiest haunted spots around the nation that are ridiculously easy to get to. 

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Topics: Mobility, MobilityScore, Hospitality, Commercial, Retail

Urban stadiums are revolutionizing how we enjoy game days

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/23/18 1:54 PM

                Photo provided by Philip Greenspun

We were inspired by TJ Oshie using the Metro to get to his Stanley Cup-winning games, but he wasn't the first athlete to use the subway on game day! During the 2017 NBA season, LeBron James and his teammates went viral when they rode the NYC subway to their game against the Knicks. Classic city stadiums, such as Madison Square Garden, are setting examples for smart cities to rethink where and how they're building new stadiums. 

If King James understands the value and ease of using public transit to get to games, then shouldn't you, too?

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Topics: Mobility, Smart Cities, Real-Time Information, Retail

TransitScreen partners with EcoDigital Media to expand mobility content

Posted by Team TransitScreen on 4/11/18 3:41 PM

We at TransitScreen are proud to announce a partnership with EcoDigital Media, an industry leader in turn-key digital signage solutions, to bring our real-time mobility content to their network of screens.

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Topics: Mobility, Real-Time Information, Real Estate, Retail, Company News

Placemaking at The Wharf

Posted by Rachel Karitis on 10/16/17 1:30 PM

What is placemaking? Project for Public Spaces breaks it down extensively here, but in short: Placemaking is about how we make cities and spaces into more than just streets and trees. It's about creating a place that people want to be, that's accessible, that's unique.

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Topics: TDM, Real-Time Information, Real Estate, Multifamily, Retail, Commercial