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The future of communities is being written by land-use regulations. If we want to intentionally...
Mar 6 2015 8:17am Robert Steuteville
Once we acknowledge our own culpability in inevitable change, the more we can work together to...
Mar 5 2015 12:57pm Scott Doyon
A small infill builder tests a new housing type in a neighborhood next to a university, generating...
Mar 5 2015 10:10am Dan Parolek
Bridgeport, CT, is launching a large-scale redevelopment of an underutilized waterfront, but when...
Mar 4 2015 10:51am Robert Steuteville
Land use regulations and trillions of dollars in existing public infrastructure make alternatives...
Feb 25 2015 9:54am Robert Steuteville
And other lessons from the pioneers of housing market research and affordable design for New...
Feb 24 2015 9:15am Ben Brown
A growing, multi-denominational religious movement is placing environmental protection at the...
Feb 23 2015 11:18am Kaid Benfield
Stop talking about density and start talking about place.
Feb 19 2015 9:48am Howard Blackson
Decisions such as where to invest, where to work, where to retire, and where to vacation are all...
Feb 18 2015 8:18am Robert Steuteville
This weekend, I again watched The Human Scale, a film from 2013, and got more stoked to meet...
Feb 18 2015 6:03am Hazel Borys
Cars are space hogs. That goes double when you consider the multiple parking spaces that each car...
Feb 12 2015 10:23am Robert Steuteville
Little has done greater damage to our environment (as well as to our economy and social fabric)...
Feb 10 2015 8:39am Kaid Benfield
The region is at a crossroads between Texas-sized sprawl and connected, walkable neighborhoods....
Feb 9 2015 10:45am Robert Steuteville
The Charter remains an inspiring blueprint for improving streets, neighborhoods, and regions all...
Feb 6 2015 11:45am Robert Steuteville
Can a licensed engineer question the appalling safety record resulting from standard industry...
Feb 4 2015 4:29pm Charles Marohn
I’m just a regular person who appreciates some places over others. Not because academic ideology...
Feb 3 2015 4:00pm Scott Doyon
"Sustainable placemaking concepts must not be limited to downtown areas. There are clear health and...
Feb 3 2015 3:35pm Kaid Benfield
Although sustainability planning is harder to find compared to big cities, terrific examples of...
Jan 26 2015 9:26am Robert Steuteville
The Village of Providence, a remarkable project that was named the National Association of...
Jan 24 2015 9:27am Steve Mouzon
By a margin of 83 percent to 17 percent, office tenants prefer amenity-rich, mixed-use centers—...
Jan 23 2015 9:25am Robert Steuteville
An urge to new thinking comes at the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, when the Katrina...
Jan 21 2015 8:21am Ben Brown
They’re the thinnest and smallest of a city’s elemental parts, but “frontages” do more to create or...
Jan 20 2015 8:12am Steve Mouzon
When the research favors compact, mixed-use neighborhoods, why does government favor sprawl?
Jan 19 2015 11:41am Robert Steuteville
Pragmatic conservatives take seriously the arguments of those who call for return-on-investment...
Jan 15 2015 9:53am Ben Brown
Now we have two systems—one with good bones, completed about 100 years ago. The other, without good...
Jan 12 2015 10:03am Robert Steuteville
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