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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 12:09pm
Walkable winter cities
Coming in from my slow run on this morning’s packed snow, I am grateful again for my old, walkable...
Jan 5 2016 3:39pm
The new science of traffic engineering
If transportation officials embrace a new approach backed by science, safe and effective mobility...
Dec 14 2015 10:56am
What traffic engineers can learn from doctors
If traffic engineering had been practiced more like medicine, the combination of data and proposed...
Dec 6 2015 9:18am
As traffic deaths rise, blame engineering dogma
US traffic deaths are rising again—fatalities jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015,...
Nov 29 2015 7:25pm
Freeway Free Chicago
What would the Windy City look like without its freeways?
Nov 24 2015 11:17pm
Freeway Free: A vision for the city
Freeway-Free San Francisco, a new report by CNU, lays out a plan for better living and...
Nov 23 2015 9:06am
Comedic history of how cars took over cities
The TruTV show Adams Ruins Everything ran an episode on cars that is a good history of American...
Nov 12 2015 3:25pm
Yesterday a danger zone—today, pure San Francisco
By any measure, San Francisco ranks among the world’s most beautiful cities. Yet for years, in a...
Oct 22 2015 9:39am
Complete Streets should be No Big Deal
Until truly Complete Streets become a normal part of transportation engineering, this profession...
Oct 21 2015 11:40am
The enduring, versatile Katrina Cottage
Ten years ago this week, designers unveiled the Katrina Cottage—which has helped to spur the “tiny...
Oct 14 2015 11:12am
FHWA prepares to knock down complete street barrier
The Federal Highway Administration wants to drop 11 of 13 mandatory standards for thoroughfares...
Oct 13 2015 10:36am
How a 'red state' has embraced smart growth
Through its nongovernmental Envision Utah process, the Beehive State has cut pollution, water use,...
Oct 9 2015 6:42am
Streets are about economics and urban design more than engineering
A fascinating Internet discussion makes the case for solving congestion problems using economic,...
Oct 7 2015 10:14am
Form-based coding: Are we there yet?
Sonia Hirt's Zoned in the USA (2015) is one of the more important books on land-use...
Sep 24 2015 12:51pm
The problems of success in the new urban era
Cities face challenges associated with rising values, an influx of more educated residents, and...
Sep 17 2015 3:48pm
Cities honored for Smart Growth
EPA's 13th annual Smart Growth Achievement Awards recognize communities who lead the way in compact...
Sep 17 2015 3:11pm
Ten ways to make big boxes more walkable
With planning and effort, big box stores can be multimodal destinations.
Sep 9 2015 12:44pm
Bye, bye 'collector,' hello 'avenue'
LA's new Mobility Plan 2035 replaces auto-centric thoroughfare designations with new urban terms.
Sep 8 2015 5:22pm
Smart thinking on transportation
Street Smart, a first-hand account from a contrarian engineer who rose to the top of his profession...
Sep 8 2015 12:21pm
Surgeon General to call for walkable communities
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will launch a "Call to Action on Promoting Walking and Walkable...
Sep 3 2015 9:16am
National Town Builders' fall roundtable
Native Atlantan and NTBA board member David Roper and noted new urbanist Jackie Benson are excited...
Sep 2 2015 4:33pm
Make it wrong, get it right
On the 10-year anniversary of New Orleans's disaster, Brad Pitt's Make it Right project takes a...
Sep 2 2015 2:30pm
The problem with Walk Score
How walkscore.com labels asphalt wastelands "highly walkable."
Sep 1 2015 2:02pm
A model for transit-oriented revitalization
Once a railway coal siding and more recently a full city block of asphalt surface parking, North...
Aug 27 2015 9:49am
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
Village Green: For Cities to Be An Environmental Solution, We Need to Address Public Safety
Village Green: As We Lose Shopping Malls, Are Losing Something Sacred?
Village Green: Happy Cycling & Transit Holidays! (fun photos)
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
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