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There's nothing that jump-starts a place people will love to walk like liner buildings. It doesn't...
Oct 8 2015 7:14am Steve Mouzon
When someone walks along a street, they’re gone in a moment. But when they sit down to a meal, they...
Sep 28 2015 2:25pm Steve Mouzon
Do you want food that is merely edible? How about a cup of coffee that is just drinkable? What we...
Sep 15 2015 9:31am Steve Mouzon
Katrina Cottages, once the shining star of the new urbanists’ work on the Gulf Coast after the...
Sep 1 2015 3:25pm Steve Mouzon
 A prominent architect whose work I love and respect told me recently that the term “lovable”...
Jul 2 2015 11:35am Steve Mouzon
The Village of Providence, a remarkable project that was named the National Association of...
Jan 24 2015 10:27am Steve Mouzon
They’re the thinnest and smallest of a city’s elemental parts, but “frontages” do more to create or...
Jan 20 2015 9:12am Steve Mouzon
The Rum & Bean is doing what all the experts consider impossible: it’s a business in a new...
Oct 17 2014 9:52am Steve Mouzon
TheLean Initiative doesn’t advocate for a complete free-for-all, but rather lightening the...
Apr 22 2014 8:14pm Steve Mouzon
The secret sauce of Maker Space innovation isn’t something inside the building, but rather what’s...
Apr 8 2014 10:53am Steve Mouzon
The LEED rating systems were a great idea in the beginning, but they have become a symbol of all...
Mar 31 2014 4:01pm Steve Mouzon
The public and private sectors each need to learn some lessons from the ways most great old places...
Mar 19 2014 9:41am Steve Mouzon
The top-down part of saving a building is the hard work, but building a bottom-up cause...
Jan 10 2014 11:13am Steve Mouzon
So many great and well-loved buildings are lost in our cities and towns each day… is there anything...
Jan 10 2014 10:48am Steve Mouzon
"Lean Urbanism" is a new term that attempts to make sense of how we should be building sustainable...
Oct 18 2013 5:33am Steve Mouzon
Medians are a terrible idea on Main Street because they don't let you turn into a business across...
Oct 2 2013 2:42pm Steve Mouzon
This started out as just another shameful story of a DOT ramming their over-engineered highway...
Jun 11 2013 9:53am Steve Mouzon
This debate was the most entertaining session I think I've ever attended at a Congress for the New...
May 31 2013 6:41pm Steve Mouzon
Andrés Duany led off Thursday morning at CNU21 by laying out a far-ranging view of what the...
May 31 2013 6:32pm Steve Mouzon
Nature has countless good lessons on how to sustain cities and towns… if only we would listen.
Apr 30 2013 6:40pm Steve Mouzon
Architecture has changed irreparably in the past decade, but those who know how to adapt just...
Apr 22 2013 8:56am Steve Mouzon
The public and private sectors each need to learn lessons from the ways most great old places...
Apr 4 2013 10:58am Steve Mouzon
Patient development was once the normal American way to build, but patient place-making began to...
Mar 19 2013 2:43pm Steve Mouzon
The heartbeat of a living tradition is four simple words: "we do this because…" If you put every...
Mar 11 2013 9:24am Steve Mouzon
Building neighborhoods patiently requires far less debt for infrastructure and results in places...
Mar 5 2013 3:24pm Steve Mouzon
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