Our blogs

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
The new American Dream is about place, and that brings people and communities together. The 20th...
May 28 2014 8:21am Robert Steuteville
When Burlingame completes the makeover of its main street, it may be one of the most beautiful...
May 24 2014 8:26am Dan Zack
I’m always on the lookout for simpler ways to make important points about how we grow. Ways that...
May 22 2014 12:18pm Scott Doyon
Fire officials often push for wider streets so that their biggest trucks can move more swiftly —...
May 22 2014 9:09am Robert Steuteville
Compared to districts dominated by larger, newer buildings, those with smaller and older buildings...
May 21 2014 9:53am Robert Steuteville
A new benchmarking report on biking and walking reveals a big hole in this growing movement — many...
May 21 2014 8:36am Robert Steuteville
Investments in small, starter homes used to be the catalyst for neighborhood growth. Our historic...
May 16 2014 11:05am Charles Marohn
Syndicate content