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Liner buildings: How to get great streets years in advance
There's nothing that jump-starts a place people will love to walk like liner buildings. It doesn't...
Oct 8 2015 7:14am
Sidewalk cafes: Silver bullets of walkable places
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
Walk Appeal and public health
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
What was gained from the Katrina Cottage?
Katrina Cottages, once the shining star of the new urbanists’ work on the Gulf Coast after the...
Sep 1 2015 3:25pm
Lovability gains momentum
A prominent architect whose work I love and respect told me recently that the term “lovable”...
Jul 2 2015 11:35am
A new village wins Community of the Year
The Village of Providence, a remarkable project that was named the National Association of...
Jan 24 2015 10:27am
Frontages: A city's smallest part but greatest asset
They’re the thinnest and smallest of a city’s elemental parts, but “frontages” do more to create or...
Jan 20 2015 9:12am
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 9:52am
Lean is the new green
TheLean Initiative doesn’t advocate for a complete free-for-all, but rather lightening the...
Apr 22 2014 8:14pm
Maker Space: More about the walkspace around than the workspace within
The secret sauce of Maker Space innovation isn’t something inside the building, but rather what’s...
Apr 8 2014 10:53am
Anti-LEED: A green rating system that is fast, friendly and free
The LEED rating systems were a great idea in the beginning, but they have become a symbol of all...
Mar 31 2014 4:01pm
Why patient and sustainable neighborhood building is so hard today
The public and private sectors each need to learn some lessons from the ways most great old places...
Mar 19 2014 9:41am
Assembling a cause to save a building from demolition
The top-down part of saving a building is the hard work, but building a bottom-up cause...
Jan 10 2014 11:13am
Ground rules to save a building from demolition
So many great and well-loved buildings are lost in our cities and towns each day… is there anything...
Jan 10 2014 10:48am
What does lean mean?
"Lean Urbanism" is a new term that attempts to make sense of how we should be building sustainable...
Oct 18 2013 5:33am
Main Street: The happy median
Medians are a terrible idea on Main Street because they don't let you turn into a business across...
Oct 2 2013 2:42pm
The Flamingo Park neighborhood's valiant struggle against Florida DOT
This started out as just another shameful story of a DOT ramming their over-engineered highway...
Jun 11 2013 9:53am
The great American grid debate, and other CNU news
This debate was the most entertaining session I think I've ever attended at a Congress for the New...
May 31 2013 6:41pm
A great Duany presentation
Andrés Duany led off Thursday morning at CNU21 by laying out a far-ranging view of what the...
May 31 2013 6:32pm
Are cities organisms or machines?
Nature has countless good lessons on how to sustain cities and towns… if only we would listen.
Apr 30 2013 6:40pm
The end of architecture as we know it
Architecture has changed irreparably in the past decade, but those who know how to adapt just...
Apr 22 2013 8:56am
Why patient and sustainable neighborhood-building is so hard today
The public and private sectors each need to learn lessons from the ways most great old places...
Apr 4 2013 10:58am
The decline of patient placemaking
Patient development was once the normal American way to build, but patient place-making began to...
Mar 19 2013 2:43pm
Telling a new story about living traditions
The heartbeat of a living tradition is four simple words: "we do this because…" If you put every...
Mar 11 2013 9:24am
Patient urbanism: Build neighborhoods without high debt
Building neighborhoods patiently requires far less debt for infrastructure and results in places...
Mar 5 2013 3:24pm
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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