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This is my last post for Better Cities & Towns. Never fear—I am the editor at CNU’s new online...
Feb 3 2016 11:09am
Why bother with this small developer stuff?
I think we can do a better job of connecting the housing unit to the consequential stuff...
Jan 26 2016 11:13am
Charrette: A social innovation lab
Or a wide range of ways to build social capital or how charitable institutions backstop community...
Jan 26 2016 9:46am
Traditional vs. Modern: More than just a pretty face
New Urbanism, by definition, is style neutral. Its focus is getting the form — the urbanism — right...
Jan 20 2016 11:19am
Doctors prescribe walking for health
A compelling reason to keep your New Year’s resolution to be more active.
Jan 19 2016 9:58am
Thinking bigger about tiny houses
The similarities between the Alchemy efforts and those of Tolar, Steve Mouzon and ...
Jan 15 2016 12:24pm
Gentrification? Let's talk about local jobs and wealth
I think incremental development, modest projects by Small Developers focused on a specific...
Jan 11 2016 7:46am
Walkable winter cities
Coming in from my slow run on this morning’s packed snow, I am grateful again for my old, walkable...
Jan 5 2016 2:39pm
Parking hysteria is the norm, and that ain't right
Don’t assume that common sense will prevail. Parking can be such a hot button issue that it clouds...
Dec 22 2015 1:32pm
A city street is a terrible thing to waste
To stop the killing of pedestrians on New York City Streets, we have to change the way we build our...
Dec 22 2015 8:27am
Who says you can’t get financing for a small mixed use building?
FHA 203K is a lesser-known mortgage program for rehabilitating small mixed-use buildings. The...
Dec 15 2015 4:21pm
The new science of traffic engineering
If transportation officials embrace a new approach backed by science, safe and effective mobility...
Dec 14 2015 9:56am
Fix housing supply by dropping zoning? It's not so simple
Planning wonks might have felt all warm inside when they noticed zoning topics wedging their way...
Dec 8 2015 10:11am
What traffic engineers can learn from doctors
If traffic engineering had been practiced more like medicine, the combination of data and proposed...
Dec 6 2015 8:18am
As traffic deaths rise, blame engineering dogma
US traffic deaths are rising again—fatalities jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015,...
Nov 29 2015 6:25pm
Freeway Free Chicago
What would the Windy City look like without its freeways?
Nov 24 2015 10:17pm
Waste in the name of walkability
When a $7.2 million project designed to improve quality of life through walkability fails to meet...
Nov 24 2015 2:09pm
Freeway Free: A vision for the city
Freeway-Free San Francisco, a new report by CNU, lays out a plan for better living and...
Nov 23 2015 8:06am
Comedic history of how cars took over cities
The TruTV show Adams Ruins Everything ran an episode on cars that is a good history of American...
Nov 12 2015 2:25pm
Bringing a bit of Portland to Central Florida
The region’s first “cycle track” heralds a shift in mindset in a state with the highest bicycle...
Nov 11 2015 11:41am
Let it rain: Great places still shine when the sun does not
What makes neighbourhood character strong and compelling enough to tempt us to move through it on...
Nov 10 2015 2:56pm
'Great Falls, Great Food, Great Stories' links downtown to national park
Visitors often park their cars, take in views of old mill buildings and a dramatic waterfall that...
Nov 6 2015 11:01am
Planning communities that nurture entrepreneuring
Evidence suggests that walkable, mixed-use urban areas enhance economic growth.
Nov 3 2015 3:02pm
Walking is for everyone
A movement is arising for health and happiness for low-income families, people of color and...
Oct 29 2015 9:36am
Porchfest: Your guide to a community-building good time
For one afternoon, porches throughout the community become makeshift stages, yards become venues,...
Oct 27 2015 8:07am
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
Sprawl's share of new US housing starts has declined dramatically, says EPA
It's time to adjust to the metropolitan reality
Strong central cities may help in weathering the recession
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