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Jane Jacobs was right
Older and smaller buildings and a wide range in building age offer real economic and social...
Dec 20 2014 10:11am
I've often wondered about the actuarial approach used by auto insurance companies, but I’ve never...
Dec 16 2014 12:22pm
How the ITE overestimates traffic
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) manual for trip generation radically overestimates...
Dec 11 2014 7:05am
High hopes for a more walkable America
Many ideas and trends are afoot to make walking easier and more accessible—leading to greater...
Dec 3 2014 4:56pm
Selling urbanism: Being right is not good enough
The story of Greek philosopher Aristarchus, who first postulated the Sun as the center of the solar...
Nov 24 2014 10:58am
A computerized method to judge streetscape quality
The importance of continuous, connected building facades that lined streets and defined their form...
Nov 21 2014 9:25am
Philly walks on water
Some of the most dramatic juxtapositions with nature are possible in big cities, like The High Line...
Nov 19 2014 8:55am
Protecting watersheds as we grow our cities and towns
We don't have to choose between a growing population and healthy economy, on the one hand, and a...
Nov 17 2014 12:02pm
Berlin and its urban 'playborhoods'
Walking around Berlin, my 10-year old pointed out the exceptional numbers of downtown kids, and...
Nov 17 2014 10:54am
How sprawl, inadequate transit worsen unemployment
Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find employment than do...
Nov 13 2014 11:55am
The artisan’s delight
For mixing light industrial with residential, the Hackeschen Hofe in Berlin provides an inspiring...
Nov 10 2014 11:32am
New guide from ASLA highlights urban green
As we add more urban development to our cities, we must remember that humans are biophilic...
Nov 6 2014 11:19am
Biking is empowerment
A fair number of whites commute by bike in Memphis, but a much larger percentage of African...
Nov 5 2014 9:14am
Small cities and towns are urban places, too
The Washington Post recently told the story of Drew Murphy—an educated young man living the...
Nov 4 2014 11:12am
Seven reasons behind the Shanghaiing of New York
How Big Finance and global forces are driving the shiny Starchitecture in New York, Paris, and...
Oct 31 2014 9:34am
Zimmerman and Volk win Seaside Prize
"Todd and Laurie's impact on the success of New Urbanism has been enormous,” said Frank Starkey,...
Oct 29 2014 10:46am
'Deadwood City' no more, thanks to new code
With the help of a form-based code (FBC), Redwood City, California, has become the new Silicon...
Oct 27 2014 12:06pm
Compact and connected communities improve public health
We know from exhaustive research that walkable neighborhoods reduce driving, associated...
Oct 27 2014 8:17am
The death of the suburban corporate campus
The allure of suburbia as the home of corporate headquarters is over. Like Weyerhaeuser, companies...
Oct 21 2014 12:13pm
Our streets are overbuilt—we need an incremental approach
I was most struck by Mahogany Bay Village's street, which is packed dirt and sand lined by...
Oct 17 2014 11:03am
The lean silver bullet: Single-crew workplaces like the Rum & Bean
The Rum & Bean is doing what all the experts consider impossible: it’s a business in a new...
Oct 17 2014 8:52am
This area protected by form-based codes
A cartoon by Dhiru Thadani points out the potential of form-based codes to preserve open space,...
Oct 16 2014 12:17pm
Get rid of 12-foot lanes
Urban places are undermined daily across the US by overbuilt streets that are dangerous and costly...
Oct 6 2014 12:40pm
For smart growth, not all density is created equal
People feel attracted to and comfortable in historic neighborhoods is not just because of their...
Oct 6 2014 8:35am
How to reduce vehicle pollution and save money globally
New report: More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and...
Oct 6 2014 8:24am
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
November solar doldrums
Milwaukee Stories: “I would like to be my own boss.”
Part One: Should MoMA Tout Tactical Urbanism(s) as a Solution to Uneven Growth?
Mike Lydon's blog
Plenty of Horne: Trocadero Sold; Eitel No Longer Lowlands Group Manager
Placemaking News Roundup: Looking Around, Not Up
Project for Public Spaces
Towns With a Past, Towns With a Future
Advocates Request a Fair Share of Bike Resources for Black Communities
Avalon Theater’s Grand Opening is a Winner
Uptown Developer Finds New Bikes Enticing New Tenants
Friday Photos: Dohmen Moves to Historic Third Ward
Here’s How Much Safer Transit Is Compared to Driving
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Bike Czar: Can Milwaukee Upgrade to Gold Ranking?
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