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A game changer for the suburbs
Walmart's need to urbanize its home town is the shot that will be heard in suburbs across this land.
Jul 27 2015 12:36pm
The political battle over America's streets and roads
Now that demand for walkable urban places outstrips supply, a generational political crash is...
Jul 24 2015 2:30pm
How to make streets safer worldwide
The World Resources Institute has published Cities Safer By Design—offering technical details on...
Jul 24 2015 10:28am
How to make smart growth more lovable and sustainable
As I ambled through the historic, tree-lined streets of Georgetown, I was reminded of how our older...
Jul 23 2015 10:41am
Sprawl repair is essential, unavoidable
As appealing as it may sound to some, we can't retreat to historic cities and towns and "let sprawl...
Jul 22 2015 9:26am
Four types of sprawl
Of the four kinds of sprawl, one is worth trying to fix.
Jul 17 2015 1:05pm
Strategies for good urban retail
We need a sensible approach to mixed use that reflects realities and limitations of retail, while...
Jul 2 2015 2:22pm
Lovability gains momentum
A prominent architect whose work I love and respect told me recently that the term “lovable”...
Jul 2 2015 11:35am
More businesses choose downtowns and walkable locations
As I reported earlier this year, more and more businesses are choosing to locate in downtowns...
Jul 2 2015 10:27am
Walking makes strides toward healthier future
People from across America gather in DC this fall to proclaim walking as human right.
Jun 29 2015 8:09am
The encyclical of the New Urbanism
You didn’t have to be a person of faith this week to be moved by Pope Francis’s historic call for a...
Jun 25 2015 6:32am
Pope goes global: Let's talk local
The encyclical earned major props from New Urbanists and others committed to bolstering communities...
Jun 24 2015 5:07pm
'Just Get the Ground Floor Right …' Modernism's last stand
Over 40 years one truth has been drummed into our downtown urban design consciousness: “Just...
Jun 24 2015 4:40pm
Elevator speech for New Urbanism
Every advocate of compact neighborhoods should have communications skills and top of the list is...
Jun 24 2015 8:14am
Form-based codes: What's the deal?
The community gets walkable neighborhoods with affordable housing—developers get a streamlined...
Jun 17 2015 4:23pm
Connecting people to jobs on the waterfront
For Ithaca's job production and economic growth to continue, the community needs more people,...
Jun 15 2015 10:13am
A mixed-use waterfront for the city
A series of public spaces on the water that would allow people to live, work, and play in a water-...
Jun 12 2015 11:43am
A new village for compact regional growth
Form Ithaca examined how spread-out growth in the Town of Ithaca can be reorganized into a village...
Jun 10 2015 10:11am
Turning a barrier into a boulevard
One idea explored in Form Ithaca's form-based code design charrette is how to convert a highway...
Jun 8 2015 6:39pm
Three kinds of plazas create powerful outdoor rooms
Recent trips to Spain and Germany have me appreciating the nuances of three plazas I had the...
Jun 2 2015 9:15am
How zoning reform could help my town
We intend to look at how a form-based code, supported by smart transportation decisions, could...
May 29 2015 11:22am
Do you really believe that?
Sprawl retrofit is the fast-food of New Urbanism. It's time to opt-out of the prevailing...
May 28 2015 10:38am
How to preserve the goose that lays the golden egg
May 28 2015 9:33am
Ideas, new and old, converging for housing opportunity
When we look back on this period, we might discover that the effort to ramp up realistic...
May 27 2015 8:49am
Narrow streets help in bicycle commuting
Philadelphia has Little Asphalt--and that creates a network that allows for appealing pedestrian...
May 21 2015 9:26am
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
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The Incompetence Hypothesis to Explain the Great Recession
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Placeshakers and Newsmakers
What’s Waguespack’s Perspective on the Lincoln Hub Placemaking Project?
Plenty of Horne: Brady Street Apartments Debated at Meeting
A Manifesto Against Completing Sagrada Família Church
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Profile: The Musical Journey of Jay Anderson
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Senate transportation bill expands financing for transit-oriented development
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