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How Big Finance and global forces are driving the shiny Starchitecture in New York, Paris, and...
Oct 31 2014 10:34am John Massengale
"Todd and Laurie's impact on the success of New Urbanism has been enormous,” said Frank Starkey,...
Oct 29 2014 11:46am Robert Steuteville
With the help of a form-based code (FBC), Redwood City, California, has become the new Silicon...
Oct 27 2014 1:06pm Robert Steuteville
We know from exhaustive research that walkable neighborhoods reduce driving, associated...
Oct 27 2014 9:17am Kaid Benfield
The allure of suburbia as the home of corporate headquarters is over. Like Weyerhaeuser, companies...
Oct 21 2014 1:13pm Mark Hinshaw
I was most struck by Mahogany Bay Village's street, which is packed dirt and sand lined by...
Oct 17 2014 12:03pm Robert Steuteville
The Rum & Bean is doing what all the experts consider impossible: it’s a business in a new...
Oct 17 2014 9:52am Steve Mouzon
A cartoon by Dhiru Thadani points out the potential of form-based codes to preserve open space,...
Oct 16 2014 1:17pm
Urban places are undermined daily across the US by overbuilt streets that are dangerous and costly...
Oct 6 2014 1:40pm Robert Steuteville
People feel attracted to and comfortable in historic neighborhoods is not just because of their...
Oct 6 2014 9:35am Kaid Benfield
New report: More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and...
Oct 6 2014 9:24am Kaid Benfield
Cuts in CO2 and other emissions are needed not just as a way to slow warming but as a catalyst to...
Oct 1 2014 9:20am
Place-based transportation is key to helping economically struggling families, and until recently...
Sep 29 2014 9:45am Robert Steuteville
Why should city planning matter to people who aren’t urban designer types? How can you make the...
Sep 22 2014 10:13am Kaid Benfield
Do you want your community to thrive in the future? If so, placemaking is a key to making that...
Sep 18 2014 10:39am Robert Steuteville
Why does city planning matter to people who aren’t urban designer types? Here’s an elevator pitch...
Sep 16 2014 3:15pm Hazel Borys
Cities need nature. But what is not so well understood is that nature also needs cities. We can't...
Sep 15 2014 8:37am Kaid Benfield
Since the mid-1980s, the city has seen a slow, but steady, resurgence. The renovation of old...
Sep 10 2014 9:40am Robert Steuteville
Before it was a tiny lending library; now it’s a timeless marker of community that’s emerged as the...
Sep 9 2014 9:30am Scott Doyon
As recently as 2009, there were 48 large (five stories or taller) empty buildings downtown.  (...
Sep 8 2014 10:38am Kaid Benfield
When my wife and I headed to Europe for our first two-week vacation in 15 years, I didn't realize...
Sep 3 2014 4:45pm Ben Brown
National Geographic publishes a 17-nation “Greendex” on, among many other things, transit use...
Sep 2 2014 10:53am Kaid Benfield
Making downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, more walkable doesn’t have to cost a bundle, according to...
Aug 28 2014 11:33am Robert Steuteville
Despite inner-ring suburban problems, communities like Ferguson, Missouri, have significant...
Aug 27 2014 12:37pm Robert Steuteville
We can’t over-simplify the dynamics of all that has happened in Ferguson, but it’s obvious that our...
Aug 27 2014 9:25am Charles Marohn
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