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Hey, hey, Kansas City
There are obviously people who believe strongly that downtown Kansas City has a congestion problem...
Sep 17 2012 8:52am
Streets with no cars
Kansas City has made huge investments on wide streets designed to maximize traffic flow, with...
Sep 13 2012 8:09am
The College Drive challenge
The $9 million College Drive improvement in Brainerd is a classic Old Economy project — based on...
Sep 5 2012 8:22am
Earlier this year I was in Memphis working with the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team. Here's an...
Aug 27 2012 10:03am
Roads, streets, STROADS and park roads
What to do with STROADS that need to be scaled back? Park roads, a potential model, are safe and,...
Aug 20 2012 10:09am
The Original Highway Code
The Original Highway Code: Reproductions of Highway Code Booklets from the Thirties, Forties and...
Aug 6 2012 11:00am
Build a better model
We humans are eager to pretend, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that...
Jul 30 2012 9:25am
The projections fallacy
We need a system where we're not required to place huge bets on the future, oversizing...
Jul 23 2012 1:27pm
A wave of bankruptcies
As long as we stick with the post-WW II model of growth for our cities, insolvency is inevitable.
Jul 16 2012 9:35am
I love a parade
Why would a city, especially one that has billed itself for decades as the Fourth of July Capital,...
Jul 2 2012 8:19am
Award-winning highway access ramps in Pennsylvania are an example of delusional economic...
Jun 25 2012 10:03am
Inspired by Memphis
How tactical urbanism revealed demand for investment on city blocks.
Jun 18 2012 10:20am
The predicament of local government
The demand for viable infrastructure needs to emerge from a productive land use pattern, just as...
Jun 11 2012 8:34am
Can Baby Boomers be part of the solution?
We are in the third generation of the Suburban Experiment and, as it unravels, is it reasonable to...
Jun 4 2012 8:32am
Engineering's echo chamber
America's engineering profession is blaming society for the messes it helped to create and...
May 29 2012 8:37am
The value of value capture
Infrastructure should not be a catalyst for growth but something that emerges in support of...
May 21 2012 9:24am
CNU 20 recap
I just got back from spending a week in West Palm Beach, meeting with new urbanists and, together...
May 14 2012 8:19am
CNU 20 & NextGen
New urbanists from around the globe are gathering this week in West Palm Beach, Florida for the CNU...
May 7 2012 4:02pm
Paved with good intentions
Doing the math on what those highway investments really return.
Apr 30 2012 8:13am
Five strategies for strong towns
For engineering, planning, and housing officials, the mantra should be: Always Add Value.
Apr 23 2012 8:02am
Assessing our future
Almost all of America's cities have far, far more liabilities than they have revenue that they...
Apr 2 2012 9:09am
Addressing the planners
I see planners generally making every excuse possible — particularly blaming reticence of behalf...
Mar 26 2012 8:21am
Lessons from Disney
From a layout and design standpoint, the Disney World resort complex is the ultimate strong town.
Mar 19 2012 2:23pm
From the mayor's office (part 3)
From the public safety coordinator to the state legislator, we have to pull together to create...
Mar 12 2012 9:11am
Forgive and forget
STROADS are dangerous for the elderly because they combine the fast moving traffic of a road with...
Mar 5 2012 11:03am
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
The Original Green
Sprawl's share of new US housing starts has declined dramatically, says EPA
It's time to adjust to the metropolitan reality
Strong central cities may help in weathering the recession
Village Green: Sidewalks Are Good for Us
Village Green: Revitalizing Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine (Part 2 - the neighborhood's assets)
Village Green: Revitalizing Cincinnati's Historic Over-the-Rhine (Part 3 - exciting progress portends a national model)
Village Green: What the City Can Teach the Country About Sustainability
Village Green: Jamaica's Rose Town Pursue's Healing Through Rebuilding
Village Green: To Keep Smart City Housing Affordable, Build More of It
Village Green: Where Is the Green Community on Revitalization?
Village Green: Major Industry Report Says Sprawl "Lacks Staying Power"
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