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This is my last post for Better Cities & Towns. Never fear—I am the editor at CNU’s new online...
Feb 3 2016 11:09am
Why bother with this small developer stuff?
I think we can do a better job of connecting the housing unit to the consequential stuff...
Jan 26 2016 11:13am
Charrette: A social innovation lab
Or a wide range of ways to build social capital or how charitable institutions backstop community...
Jan 26 2016 9:46am
Traditional vs. Modern: More than just a pretty face
New Urbanism, by definition, is style neutral. Its focus is getting the form — the urbanism — right...
Jan 20 2016 11:19am
Doctors prescribe walking for health
A compelling reason to keep your New Year’s resolution to be more active.
Jan 19 2016 9:58am
Thinking bigger about tiny houses
The similarities between the Alchemy efforts and those of Tolar, Steve Mouzon and ...
Jan 15 2016 12:24pm
Gentrification? Let's talk about local jobs and wealth
I think incremental development, modest projects by Small Developers focused on a specific...
Jan 11 2016 7:46am
Walkable winter cities
Coming in from my slow run on this morning’s packed snow, I am grateful again for my old, walkable...
Jan 5 2016 2:39pm
Parking hysteria is the norm, and that ain't right
Don’t assume that common sense will prevail. Parking can be such a hot button issue that it clouds...
Dec 22 2015 1:32pm
A city street is a terrible thing to waste
To stop the killing of pedestrians on New York City Streets, we have to change the way we build our...
Dec 22 2015 8:27am
Who says you can’t get financing for a small mixed use building?
FHA 203K is a lesser-known mortgage program for rehabilitating small mixed-use buildings. The...
Dec 15 2015 4:21pm
The new science of traffic engineering
If transportation officials embrace a new approach backed by science, safe and effective mobility...
Dec 14 2015 9:56am
Fix housing supply by dropping zoning? It's not so simple
Planning wonks might have felt all warm inside when they noticed zoning topics wedging their way...
Dec 8 2015 10:11am
What traffic engineers can learn from doctors
If traffic engineering had been practiced more like medicine, the combination of data and proposed...
Dec 6 2015 8:18am
As traffic deaths rise, blame engineering dogma
US traffic deaths are rising again—fatalities jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015,...
Nov 29 2015 6:25pm
Freeway Free Chicago
What would the Windy City look like without its freeways?
Nov 24 2015 10:17pm
Waste in the name of walkability
When a $7.2 million project designed to improve quality of life through walkability fails to meet...
Nov 24 2015 2:09pm
Freeway Free: A vision for the city
Freeway-Free San Francisco, a new report by CNU, lays out a plan for better living and...
Nov 23 2015 8:06am
Comedic history of how cars took over cities
The TruTV show Adams Ruins Everything ran an episode on cars that is a good history of American...
Nov 12 2015 2:25pm
Bringing a bit of Portland to Central Florida
The region’s first “cycle track” heralds a shift in mindset in a state with the highest bicycle...
Nov 11 2015 11:41am
Let it rain: Great places still shine when the sun does not
What makes neighbourhood character strong and compelling enough to tempt us to move through it on...
Nov 10 2015 2:56pm
'Great Falls, Great Food, Great Stories' links downtown to national park
Visitors often park their cars, take in views of old mill buildings and a dramatic waterfall that...
Nov 6 2015 11:01am
Planning communities that nurture entrepreneuring
Evidence suggests that walkable, mixed-use urban areas enhance economic growth.
Nov 3 2015 3:02pm
Walking is for everyone
A movement is arising for health and happiness for low-income families, people of color and...
Oct 29 2015 9:36am
Porchfest: Your guide to a community-building good time
For one afternoon, porches throughout the community become makeshift stages, yards become venues,...
Oct 27 2015 8:07am
Frank J. Gruber
Nethaniel M. Hood
The coming housing calamity
More low-down on tall buildings
A tire in the park
Livability means being poor and eating only one kind of lettuce
The Original Green
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Village Green: Revitalizing Cincinnati's Historic Over-the-Rhine (Part 3 - exciting progress portends a national model)
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