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Community character is critical for coding
Continuing our series on ways to fail at form-based codes, we examine not capturing local character...
May 17 2013 11:30am
A word of caution before CNU 21
Thc Charter of the New Urbanism is an excellent expression of what cities should be: The danger is...
May 17 2013 10:37am
The driving boom is over
The Driving Boom — a six decade long period of steady increases in per-capita driving in the...
May 15 2013 9:38am
Identifying the “Sabermetrics” of Urbanism
The book and movie Moneyball follow a general manager who embraces "sabermetrics" in evaluating...
May 13 2013 10:12am
The geography of somewhere
In the new suburbs of America every place looks like every other place, or so it seems: Wide...
May 9 2013 2:02pm
The Pendulum Shifts: Expertise is now suspect
You want fine wood detailing, you work with a skilled carpenter. And if your community wants...
May 9 2013 9:15am
What good, grassroots advocacy for complete streets looks like
What they are proposing wouldn’t cost that much more, if anything, and it would make both the...
May 7 2013 9:17am
Misapplying the Transect (to the region rather than the neighborhood)
One way to fail at form-based codes is a common mistake — oversimplifying the rural-to-urban...
May 6 2013 7:17am
Learning from success
In honor of Jane Jacobs's birthday May 4, we offer a recent blog that argues planners should learn...
May 4 2013 8:44am
Portrait of a municipal official takin’ it to the street
One of a handful of traffic engineers that I have met whose streets are prioritized by place rather...
May 2 2013 8:43am
Complete streets could be next transportation secretary's legacy
The Obama administration nominated Charlotte, NC, mayor Anthony Foxx to fill the big shoes of...
May 1 2013 11:46am
A shift to tactical approaches for revitalization
The rise of tactical urbanism in San Francisco testifies to why this city maintains a creative edge...
May 1 2013 10:23am
Are cities organisms or machines?
Nature has countless good lessons on how to sustain cities and towns… if only we would listen.
Apr 30 2013 6:40pm
'Triumph of suburbia' is a far-fetched story
Joel Kotkin is on a roll in the past few weeks, making the case that the revival of cities and...
Apr 30 2013 11:34am
The case for building on historic assets
It’s ridiculously easy to think about the benefits of historic preservation in immensely walkable...
Apr 29 2013 4:49pm
A city is an organism, not a machine. While machines need mechanics to watch over and maintain...
Apr 29 2013 8:34am
Ways to fail at form-based codes 02: Make it mandatory citywide
Today I’d like us to talk about point two on the ways-to-fail list: adopt an all-new replacement...
Apr 25 2013 8:07am
Job sprawl is largely a factor of geography
The Brookings Institution reported that "job sprawl" continued but slowed toward the end of the...
Apr 24 2013 2:17pm
The end of architecture as we know it
Architecture has changed irreparably in the past decade, but those who know how to adapt just...
Apr 22 2013 8:56am
To my fellow lab rats
The United States has intertwined two enormous experiments with each other: the auto-oriented...
Apr 22 2013 8:09am
The interdependence of successful towns and the rural landscape
A successful rural landscape – working farms and forests, and natural areas that last – is utterly...
Apr 17 2013 2:41pm
How do our cities transition from being dumb money — will it work, who knows — to a Strong Towns...
Apr 16 2013 9:28am
Get your garden room right
It’s that time of year here in central New Mexico when I start eating lunch in my courtyard so I...
Apr 15 2013 7:13am
Where sprawl still rules
For several years now, many of us have been predicting — or even celebrating — the end of the...
Apr 12 2013 6:17pm
Seven things a community must do to become a Festival City
What does it take for a community to become a “festival city” – a place known for its events?
Apr 10 2013 10:21am
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
Pitfalls and Potential in P3 Infrastructure Financing
understanding cities through urban diaries
The Evolving Urban Form: Toronto
Friday Photos: The North End Phase II
The Ride of Silence Honors Cyclists Killed and Injured by Motorists
House Confidential: Mayor Barrett’s Modest Mansionette
the driving boom is over
The Magic City’s Three-Year Transformation
How (Some) Drivers Suffer From One-Way Streets
Does the Gender Disparity in Engineering Harm Cycling in the U.S.?
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Businesses Win When Cars and Parking Give Way to Peds, Bikes, and Transit
Homeownership, Unemployment and Economic Growth: Looking at the Trends
New Urbanism trend
Traditional neighborhood dev.
Vehicle miles traveled
BCT in print
Best Practices Guide
NCI Charrette Certificate Trainings in Washington, DC
May 20, 2013
May 24, 2013
Urban Retail: Essential Planning, Design and Management
Jul 15, 2013
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