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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
The climate fight
Cuts in CO2 and other emissions are needed not just as a way to slow warming but as a catalyst to...
Oct 1 2014 8:20am
A new era in affordable transportation
Place-based transportation is key to helping economically struggling families, and until recently...
Sep 29 2014 8:45am
Do greener, healthier cities need an 'elevator speech'?
Why should city planning matter to people who aren’t urban designer types? How can you make the...
Sep 22 2014 9:13am
Placemaking is critical for the local economy
Do you want your community to thrive in the future? If so, placemaking is a key to making that...
Sep 18 2014 9:39am
What’s in it for me? Why placemaking matters
Why does city planning matter to people who aren’t urban designer types? Here’s an elevator pitch...
Sep 16 2014 2:15pm
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