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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 Robert Steuteville
I think we can do a better job of connecting the housing unit to the consequential stuff...
Jan 26 2016 11:13am John Anderson
Or a wide range of ways to build social capital or how charitable institutions backstop community...
Jan 26 2016 9:46am Hazel Borys
New Urbanism, by definition, is style neutral. Its focus is getting the form — the urbanism — right...
Jan 20 2016 11:19am Scott Doyon
A compelling reason to keep your New Year’s resolution to be more active. 
Jan 19 2016 9:58am Jay Walljasper
The similarities between the Alchemy efforts and those of Tolar, Steve Mouzon and ...
Jan 15 2016 12:24pm Ben Brown
I think incremental development, modest projects by Small Developers focused on a specific...
Jan 11 2016 7:46am John Anderson
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 Robert Steuteville
Don’t assume that common sense will prevail. Parking can be such a hot button issue that it clouds...
Dec 22 2015 1:32pm John Anderson
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 John Massengale
FHA 203K is a lesser-known mortgage program for rehabilitating small mixed-use buildings. The...
Dec 15 2015 4:21pm John Anderson
If transportation officials embrace a new approach backed by science, safe and effective mobility...
Dec 14 2015 9:56am Robert Steuteville
Planning wonks might have felt all warm inside when they noticed zoning topics wedging their way...
Dec 8 2015 10:11am Ben Brown
If traffic engineering had been practiced more like medicine, the combination of data and proposed...
Dec 6 2015 8:18am Robert Steuteville
US traffic deaths are rising again—fatalities jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015,...
Nov 29 2015 6:25pm Robert Steuteville
What would the Windy City look like without its freeways?
Nov 24 2015 10:17pm Robert Steuteville
When a $7.2 million project designed to improve quality of life through walkability fails to meet...
Nov 24 2015 2:09pm Scott Doyon
Freeway-Free San Francisco, a new report by CNU, lays out a plan for better living and...
Nov 23 2015 8:06am Robert Steuteville
The TruTV show Adams Ruins Everything ran an episode on cars that is a good history of American...
Nov 12 2015 2:25pm Robert Steuteville
The region’s first “cycle track” heralds a shift in mindset in a state with the highest bicycle...
Nov 11 2015 11:41am
What makes neighbourhood character strong and compelling enough to tempt us to move through it on...
Nov 10 2015 2:56pm Hazel Borys
Visitors often park their cars, take in views of old mill buildings and a dramatic waterfall that...
Nov 6 2015 11:01am
Evidence suggests that walkable, mixed-use urban areas enhance economic growth.
Nov 3 2015 3:02pm Ben Brown
A movement is arising for health and happiness for low-income families, people of color and...
Oct 29 2015 9:36am Jay Walljasper
For one afternoon, porches throughout the community become makeshift stages, yards become venues,...
Oct 27 2015 8:07am Scott Doyon
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