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Bringing sustainability to small-town America
Although sustainability planning is harder to find compared to big cities, terrific examples of...
Jan 26 2015 9:26am
A new village wins Community of the Year
The Village of Providence, a remarkable project that was named the National Association of...
Jan 24 2015 9:27am
Office tenants choose mixed-use centers
By a margin of 83 percent to 17 percent, office tenants prefer amenity-rich, mixed-use centers—...
Jan 23 2015 9:25am
Why small will go big in 2015
An urge to new thinking comes at the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, when the Katrina...
Jan 21 2015 8:21am
Frontages: A city's smallest part but greatest asset
They’re the thinnest and smallest of a city’s elemental parts, but “frontages” do more to create or...
Jan 20 2015 8:12am
System A and System B
When the research favors compact, mixed-use neighborhoods, why does government favor sprawl?
Jan 19 2015 11:41am
How New Urbanism bridges left and right
Pragmatic conservatives take seriously the arguments of those who call for return-on-investment...
Jan 15 2015 9:53am
‘Good bones’ are the key to good urbanism
Now we have two systems—one with good bones, completed about 100 years ago. The other, without good...
Jan 12 2015 10:03am
The word: Placemaking edition
As practitioners, our job is not to perpetuate or squash buzzwords. It’s connecting people to...
Jan 6 2015 9:37am
Seeking more than a few good transportation engineers
The job is to design street networks as good and sustainable and resilient as the ones we built 100...
Jan 5 2015 10:14am
The greening of a suburban downtown
If planners for Bethesda, Maryland, fully realize a conceptual vision, the once-quiet but now-...
Dec 31 2014 9:39am
What is a livable community, anyway?
In this modern era, the idea of livable communities may be less real to many people than Santa...
Dec 30 2014 11:11am
Planning and design: North Pole edition
In the realm of supply chains and distribution logistics, Santa’s the guy. o you’d presumably...
Dec 24 2014 9:01am
Streets for people, freeways, and a spectacular solution
Seoul reengineers a freeway into a stream—most observers seem to consider the project a net plus...
Dec 24 2014 8:46am
As evidence mounts, drumbeat for walkable streets grows
The evidence keeps piling up to support reform in street design and traffic engineering.
Dec 23 2014 6:15am
Jane Jacobs was right
Older and smaller buildings and a wide range in building age offer real economic and social...
Dec 20 2014 10:11am
I've often wondered about the actuarial approach used by auto insurance companies, but I’ve never...
Dec 16 2014 12:22pm
How the ITE overestimates traffic
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) manual for trip generation radically overestimates...
Dec 11 2014 7:05am
High hopes for a more walkable America
Many ideas and trends are afoot to make walking easier and more accessible—leading to greater...
Dec 3 2014 4:56pm
Selling urbanism: Being right is not good enough
The story of Greek philosopher Aristarchus, who first postulated the Sun as the center of the solar...
Nov 24 2014 10:58am
A computerized method to judge streetscape quality
The importance of continuous, connected building facades that lined streets and defined their form...
Nov 21 2014 9:25am
Philly walks on water
Some of the most dramatic juxtapositions with nature are possible in big cities, like The High Line...
Nov 19 2014 8:55am
Protecting watersheds as we grow our cities and towns
We don't have to choose between a growing population and healthy economy, on the one hand, and a...
Nov 17 2014 12:02pm
Berlin and its urban 'playborhoods'
Walking around Berlin, my 10-year old pointed out the exceptional numbers of downtown kids, and...
Nov 17 2014 10:54am
How sprawl, inadequate transit worsen unemployment
Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find employment than do...
Nov 13 2014 11:55am
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
Cincy Stories Aims to Bring Neighbors Together Through Storytelling
Buses: Ride the Friendly Roads?
New ideas, old spaces and the microbrew renaissance
All about cities
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Boris Johnson Commits to a Protected “Cycle Superhighway” Crossing London
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Only 2 Ways to Fight Gentrification (you’re not going to like one of them)
Governors step out in favor of raising transportation revenue
Back in the News: MMSD Settles With Boston Store
Sponsored: Hupy and Abraham, S.C. TELL THEM YOU MEAN BUSINESS
Can Wellness Center Revive North Avenue?
Pieces in Place for AASHTO to Endorse Protected Bike Lanes… by 2020
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Controversy Over Assembly Members Per Diems
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