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West 2nd District partner Miyamoto International responding to yesterday’s Italian earthquake. This is why earthquake engineering in high seismic areas like northern Nevada matters.

http://miyamotointernational.com/earthquake-report-norcia-italy/?utm_source=English+Global+List&utm_campaign=da59045ee0-norcia&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_544794d98f-da59045ee0-33812337

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#West2ndDistrict inclusionary housing goals are related to ensuring downtown Reno is as economically diverse as possible.: “Center City [Philadelphia] still has a mix of job opportunities, with about a third requiring only a high school diploma, said Mr. Levy, but the rising economic disparity within his city concerns him. “To have huge poverty right next to wealth, that’s just not healthy for democracy,” he said.”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/for-more-cities-downtown-is-a-center-of-economic-strength-1470389405

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Increased pedestrian and bicyclist safety is a critical component to the West Second District’s design strategy. This recent CityLab report underscores the value of the kind of meticulous traffic studies and site planning we’re engaged in.

http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/07/the-keys-to-designing-cities-with-fewer-traffic-fatalities/399686/

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Affordable, high-quality, well-designed housing is a major challenge not just here in Reno, but across the country, a reality underscored in this Fast Company article. The West 2nd District is an effort to innovate and expand our community’s affordable housing market.

https://www.fastcoexist.com/3061595/the-pro-growth-yimby-movement-is-growing

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As reported here by the Reno Gazette Journal, rents in Reno have increased dramatically in the last ten years. The West 2nd District will add 500 new apartments to the rental market, 20% of which will be aimed at inclusionary housing goals.

http://www.rgj.com/story/money/business/2016/06/21/reno-rents-increase-exponentially-over-10-years/85721142/

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As the West 2nd District begins to take shape, the responsible relocation of those residing in the neighborhood’s low-income, weekly motels and apartments becomes a vital concern. Anne Schiller, our Community Housing Consultant, shares her empathetic approach to this important process.

https://west2nddistrict.com/opening-new-doors-in-housing-affordability/

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The West 2nd District was highlighted on the New York Times today, in a special section called “Cities for Tomorrow,” in an article about innovation in U.S. cities.

https://west2nddistrict.com/new-york-times-the-many-faces-of-innovation-in-us-cities/

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With the West 2nd District, Reno will show what adaptive, sustainable cities can be. Cheryl Barton and her firm, O|CB, will design its public spaces, reflecting Northern Nevada’s unique landscapes.

https://west2nddistrict.com/cheryl-barton-the-landscape-of-us/

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Get to know the Residences at 235 Ralston Street, the first building to be on the ground in the West 2nd District in downtown Reno.

https://west2nddistrict.com/did-you-know-235-ralston-street/

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Show me a great public space and I’ll show a you place where the conditions for serenity and surprise reside in equal measure. Great places are DESIGNED. Not by one person, but by many. That’s the beauty of the West 2nd project, it’s inclusive, it gives all of us the chance to dream, to contribute, to be Placemakers ourselves.

https://west2nddistrict.com/where-great-places-come-from/
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