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Here’s a few of practical steps to slow speeds, deter distracted driving and help make walking a...
Aug 20 2014 4:02pm Jay Walljasper
New York and other cities confront the critical problem of pedestrian fatalities.
Aug 19 2014 4:16pm Jay Walljasper
A meta-analysis published in Housing Policy Debate finds that extensive studies in recent years...
Aug 15 2014 8:38am Robert Steuteville
I agree that many consumers demand more walkable development, both in cities and in suburbs. But...
Aug 6 2014 9:41am Michael Lewyn
Houston has some of the most impressive sprawl on the planet. The success of Sugar Land Town Square...
Aug 5 2014 11:07am Robert Steuteville
Let’s not pronounce sprawl dead just yet. Compared at least to the last five years, things might...
Aug 4 2014 9:05am Kaid Benfield
The new American Dream will transform cities and towns in the 21st Century. To understand it, we...
Aug 1 2014 8:56am Robert Steuteville
American city dwellers place a high value on restaurants and farmers’ markets, historic buildings...
Jul 29 2014 12:28pm Kaid Benfield
Streetcars are expensive and slow, and that drives Matthew Yglesias crazy. He fails to grasp Place...
Jul 26 2014 12:51pm Robert Steuteville
Here are changes needed to make a small apartment complex in Chico truly walkable.
Jul 24 2014 11:02am Robert Steuteville
Here are 10 reasons why a new, small, apartment complex in Chico, California, creates a "place" in...
Jul 21 2014 10:52am Robert Steuteville
In Leawood, Kansas, the front-yard book kiosk of 9-year-old resident Spencer Collins was cited as...
Jul 16 2014 1:42pm Scott Doyon
New York’s City’s hugely successful High Line wasn’t the first elevated urban railroad bed to...
Jul 14 2014 10:19am Kaid Benfield
Because one of the primary focuses of New Urbanism is promoting more walkable cities, it’s not...
Jul 10 2014 4:43pm Robert Steuteville
Smart growth and smart transportation – as important as they are to the future of our communities...
Jul 8 2014 8:40am Kaid Benfield
A recent trip to Chicago on the first weekend of summer reinforced the importance of great public...
Jul 8 2014 8:33am Hazel Borys
What if our family had lived in a walkable neighborhood? These sorts of places are the ones...
Jun 25 2014 12:02pm Hazel Borys
To animate the capital of Rhode Island's central square, perhaps we should borrow an idea from...
Jun 17 2014 3:36pm David Brussat
The 22nd annual gathering of the Congress for the New Urbanism took place in Buffalo in early June...
Jun 17 2014 9:02am Robert Steuteville
A Pew Research Center nationwide survey showed that America is divided nearly down the middle...
Jun 13 2014 9:30am Robert Steuteville
The good news is that growth in both sprawl and traffic has slowed considerably as people...
Jun 9 2014 12:03pm Kaid Benfield
The secret of success for urbanists is to listen more and strive to connect with the folks that we...
Jun 3 2014 9:01am Eric Alexander
Washington, DC, New York City, San Francisco, and Honolulu also enjoy very high rates of walking to...
Jun 2 2014 10:12am Kaid Benfield
The statistics are staggering.  Over the next five decades, if present trends do not reverse...
May 29 2014 9:16am Michael Mehaffy
While some Main Streets seem well past their prime, others – like Corning’s – remain thriving to...
May 28 2014 2:07pm Kaid Benfield
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