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5 Lessons from the World's Most Sustainable Cities

5 Lessons from the World's Most Sustainable Cities

How do you measure the sustainability of a city? By using three pillars of sustainability: people, planet, and profit. At least, that’s how design and consultancy firm Arcadis and the London-based Centre for Economic and Business Research assessed and ranked the sustainability of cities across the globe to come up with a list of the most successful and sustainable cities in the world. Three Pillars of Sustainability People: Rates quality of life by assessing areas such as health, income equality, work-life balance, dependency ratio, crime, housing and living costs. Planet: Measures ...
Top 5 Most Bike Friendly Cities in America

Top 5 Most Bike Friendly Cities in America

People want to live in active communities that are walkable, bikeable, and playable. When people live in communities that are designed to move, they experience resulting economic, social, health, safety, and environmental benefits. Many cities across the US are realizing the numerous benefits of becoming more bike-friendly, but some are clearly leading the pack. The cycling experts at Bicycle.com recently compiled a list of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S., using transportation data and interviews with experts, advocates, and every-day cyclists to create their list. Here are some of the ...
Sacramento Valley Station Master Planning Workshop

Sacramento Valley Station Master Planning Workshop

Do you visit the Sacramento Valley Station? Located in downtown Sacramento, the Sacramento Valley Station (SVS) is the seventh busiest station in the country and the primary rail station in Northern California. The City of Sacramento is transforming this historic train depot into an updated regional transportation hub that provides user-friendly connections between all modes of transportation - train, light rail, bus, bicycle, taxi, auto, and pedestrian. Sacramento is Invited to Participate in the SVS Planning Workshop Community feedback is essential as the City of Sacramento embarks on the initial phase of ...
The Railyards Residential Survey Asks For Your Vision of Urban Living

The Railyards Residential Survey Asks For Your Vision of Urban Living

If your vision of home is a vibrant urban community with exciting amenities at your fingertips, then The Railyards wants to hear more from you. The Railyards has a vision of a thriving, 18-hour urban village located in the heart of Sacramento. This vision includes residential housing units that provide unique experiences and on-site amenities that can’t be found anywhere else in the Sacramento region.  We want to know what YOUR vision of residential living at The Railyards looks like.  Take The Railyards Residential Survey Now Now is your chance to make your ...
Sacramento’s Downtown Specific Plan Aims to Transform City

Sacramento’s Downtown Specific Plan Aims to Transform City

In 2015, the City of Sacramento launched the Downtown Housing Initiative. This ambitious plan aims to add 10,000 new housing units to Downtown Sacramento over the next ten years. The initiative, set in motion by former Mayor Kevin Johnson, plans to re-energize the downtown area into a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented, urban neighborhood.  Now, the City of Sacramento is looking to expand this plan even further with the Downtown Specific Plan, which looks at growth opportunities for the area over the next twenty years and beyond.  The goals of the Downtown Specific Plan ...
Will the Railyards Bring Walkable Urbanism to Sacramento?

Will the Railyards Bring Walkable Urbanism to Sacramento?

The vision for The Railyards development project is a mixed use urban village, a highly walkable community with nearby amenities, employment, housing, entertainment, sporting, and cultural events at hand. Will The Railyards bring walkable urbanism to the Sacramento area, and what are the benefits of living in a community that relies heavily on alternative forms of transportation such as walking, cycling, and public transport? What is Walkable Urbanism? Walkable urban places (WalkUPs) are communities that contain a wide range of housing and employment types, where residents’ daily needs can be met ...
Good Day Sacramento Railyards Tour

Good Day Sacramento Railyards Tour

Nha Ngyuen of Good Day Sacramento tours The Railyards, including interviews with Denton Kelly and Alan Hersch. Watch the tour and interview below! Excerpt from Good Day Sacramento "The master developer, Downtown Railyards Venture, LLC is currently planning the transformation of the former terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad into an urban mixed-use transit oriented development. Anchored by an 18-acre Kaiser Permanente medical complex, a Major League Soccer stadium and a historical Central Shops District, the Railyards will be an 18-hour urban mixed-use village that will add much-needed market-rate housing into Sacramento’s downtown along ...
Railyards News

Railyards News

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to be a part of The Railyards’ community conversation! We appreciate the words of encouragement as well as the ideas, dreams and aspirations you shared with us. Rest assured that we are reviewing every comment we receive and your thoughts will help us imagine, study and create a Railyards development that will blend the historical past with the City’s relevant future. This bi-monthly blog will continue the community dialogue as we work our way through the planning phase. Here you ...