This week’s #Urbanist Goodreads take the morning train

This week’s #Urbanist Goodreads take the morning train

This week we take a ride with D.C. residents who are using the new Silver Line to commute out of the city, learn about the ecology of urban spaces, explore a house that looks like a castoff from American Horror Story, explore a house that looks like it comes from the future, and take a look at pretty pictures that explain walkable urbanism’s benefits. Make sure to scroll down and start the spotify playlist of great urbanist jams (including, of course, Sheena Easton’s My Baby Takes the Morning Train) and listen as you read along. From Anacostia to Tysons: Many ride Silver Line long and far to jobs in Virginia – Washington Post With the Silver Line’s first phase creating a rapid-transit link between the Tysons area and the District — and the line’s second phase scheduled to connect Tysons to Dulles International Airport in 2018 — planners predict huge economic growth in coming years. They envision dozens of new high-rise office buildings near the four Tysons Silver Line stations and an influx of corporate tenants offering thousands of well-paying jobs. In the meantime, a surprisingly large number of long-distance commuters are using the Silver Line to get to Tysons, as well as to the Silver Line station at Wiehle Avenue in Reston, according to an analysis of Metro ridership data by Ben Ross, president of Action Committee for Transit, a public transportation advocacy group. Some D.C. residents are commuting from the city to the suburbs on the Metro’s new Silver Line. The city is an ecosystem, pipes and all – The Boston Globe Cities may strike us as the…