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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
Highly enlightening new data demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in...
Aug 26 2014 9:36am Kaid Benfield
An off-target Washington Post column complains that urban planners cater to only "...
Aug 26 2014 9:28am Michael Lewyn
Here’s a few of practical steps to slow speeds, deter distracted driving and help make walking a...
Aug 20 2014 4:02pm Jay Walljasper
New York and other cities confront the critical problem of pedestrian fatalities.
Aug 19 2014 4:16pm Jay Walljasper
A meta-analysis published in Housing Policy Debate finds that extensive studies in recent years...
Aug 15 2014 8:38am Robert Steuteville
I agree that many consumers demand more walkable development, both in cities and in suburbs. But...
Aug 6 2014 9:41am Michael Lewyn
Houston has some of the most impressive sprawl on the planet. The success of Sugar Land Town Square...
Aug 5 2014 11:07am Robert Steuteville
Let’s not pronounce sprawl dead just yet. Compared at least to the last five years, things might...
Aug 4 2014 9:05am Kaid Benfield
The new American Dream will transform cities and towns in the 21st Century. To understand it, we...
Aug 1 2014 8:56am Robert Steuteville
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
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