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Strategies for good urban retail
We need a sensible approach to mixed use that reflects realities and limitations of retail, while...
Jul 2 2015 2:22pm
Lovability gains momentum
A prominent architect whose work I love and respect told me recently that the term “lovable”...
Jul 2 2015 11:35am
More businesses choose downtowns and walkable locations
As I reported earlier this year, more and more businesses are choosing to locate in downtowns...
Jul 2 2015 10:27am
Walking makes strides toward healthier future
People from across America gather in DC this fall to proclaim walking as human right.
Jun 29 2015 8:09am
The encyclical of the New Urbanism
You didn’t have to be a person of faith this week to be moved by Pope Francis’s historic call for a...
Jun 25 2015 6:32am
Pope goes global: Let's talk local
The encyclical earned major props from New Urbanists and others committed to bolstering communities...
Jun 24 2015 5:07pm
'Just Get the Ground Floor Right …' Modernism's last stand
Over 40 years one truth has been drummed into our downtown urban design consciousness: “Just...
Jun 24 2015 4:40pm
Elevator speech for New Urbanism
Every advocate of compact neighborhoods should have communications skills and top of the list is...
Jun 24 2015 8:14am
Form-based codes: What's the deal?
The community gets walkable neighborhoods with affordable housing—developers get a streamlined...
Jun 17 2015 4:23pm
Connecting people to jobs on the waterfront
For Ithaca's job production and economic growth to continue, the community needs more people,...
Jun 15 2015 10:13am
A mixed-use waterfront for the city
A series of public spaces on the water that would allow people to live, work, and play in a water-...
Jun 12 2015 11:43am
A new village for compact regional growth
Form Ithaca examined how spread-out growth in the Town of Ithaca can be reorganized into a village...
Jun 10 2015 10:11am
Turning a barrier into a boulevard
One idea explored in Form Ithaca's form-based code design charrette is how to convert a highway...
Jun 8 2015 6:39pm
Three kinds of plazas create powerful outdoor rooms
Recent trips to Spain and Germany have me appreciating the nuances of three plazas I had the...
Jun 2 2015 9:15am
How zoning reform could help my town
We intend to look at how a form-based code, supported by smart transportation decisions, could...
May 29 2015 11:22am
Do you really believe that?
Sprawl retrofit is the fast-food of New Urbanism. It's time to opt-out of the prevailing...
May 28 2015 10:38am
How to preserve the goose that lays the golden egg
May 28 2015 9:33am
Ideas, new and old, converging for housing opportunity
When we look back on this period, we might discover that the effort to ramp up realistic...
May 27 2015 8:49am
Narrow streets help in bicycle commuting
Philadelphia has Little Asphalt--and that creates a network that allows for appealing pedestrian...
May 21 2015 9:26am
Health, safety, and welfare for the next generation
Lately I’ve been thinking about “health, safety, and general welfare” — the basis by which zoning...
May 21 2015 8:37am
Small urban developers movement picks up steam
A group is empowering small-scale builders and developers working to create walkable urban places.
May 20 2015 2:28pm
A new right hook for New Urbanism
Right field is no longer owned by the pro-sprawl folks.
May 15 2015 9:28am
Building a single-stair walk up
John Anderson offers tips on how to get the most of a single-stair walk-up building while complying...
May 14 2015 5:58pm
New index examines livability
AARP has launched a Livability Index, which is the most comprehensive attempt at measuring quality...
May 6 2015 11:58am
PlaceMakers’ highlight reel from CNU23
Having just wrapped up what may have been our favorite CNU ever, in Dallas on April 29 through...
May 5 2015 2:23pm
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
Some Kindly Advice From an Old White Guy
It’s Time To Reform Jaywalking Laws
Walker Vows to Change Proposal Gutting Open Records
Hating your transit agency won't make it better
Friday Photos: Milwaukee’s Biggest Building Rises
Beer City: 27 Myths About Beer
Sponsored: Beetlejuice – Next Friday at Point Fish Fry & A Flick
Things We Do for Places We Love
The Original Green
Sponsored: Hupy and Abraham — Watch For Motorcycles
Friday photo: Greedy developers built your city
Gettin’ Quigley With It: The Congressman Talks Transportation Funding
Your Right to Know: Legislators’ Shocking Attack on Open Government
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