About us

Better Cities & Towns, an online publication, is dedicated to providing the best news and analysis on compact, mixed-use growth and development. We offer blogs, articles, and links to useful content from around the web, updated daily.

Better Cities & Towns is a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) since January, 2014. The publication was founded by Robert Steuteville as New Urban News in 1996. We also publish books, such as New Urbanism: Best Practices Guide — required reading for New Urbanism certification — and SmartCode Version 9 and Manual.

Our mailing address: Better Cities & Towns, PO Box 6515, Ithaca, NY 14851.
Our street address: Better Cities & Towns, 218 Utica St., Ithaca, NY 14850.
Phone: 607-275-3087
Fax: 607-272-2685
Book sales and general inquiries: lisa @ newurbannews.com

Founder: Robert Steuteville (Rob @ newurbannews.com)