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Who is going to build the finer-grained Missing Middle housing, the small workspaces, the two and...
Oct 26 2015 12:03pm John Anderson
By any measure, San Francisco ranks among the world’s most beautiful cities. Yet for years, in a...
Oct 22 2015 9:39am Robert Steuteville
Until truly Complete Streets become a normal part of transportation engineering, this profession...
Oct 21 2015 11:40am Robert Steuteville
The demand for walkable living is growing, but the demand can't be met with single-family houses...
Oct 16 2015 10:21am Karen Parolek
Ten years ago this week, designers unveiled the Katrina Cottage—which has helped to spur the “tiny...
Oct 14 2015 11:12am Robert Steuteville
The Federal Highway Administration wants to drop 11 of 13 mandatory standards for thoroughfares...
Oct 13 2015 10:36am Robert Steuteville
Through its nongovernmental Envision Utah process, the Beehive State has cut pollution, water use,...
Oct 9 2015 6:42am Robert Steuteville
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
A fascinating Internet discussion makes the case for solving congestion problems using economic,...
Oct 7 2015 10:14am Robert Steuteville
In most of the US and Canada, walkability is categorically zoned out. Most of our historic...
Oct 6 2015 10:54am Hazel Borys
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
Sonia Hirt's Zoned in the USA (2015) is one of the more important books on land-use...
Sep 24 2015 12:51pm Robert Steuteville
When I hear the question “How Do I get Started as a Developer?”  it is usually followed...
Sep 23 2015 11:50am John Anderson
Vision, tradition, creativity, adaptation and yes, time, converge and contribute to the community's...
Sep 23 2015 8:02am Scott Doyon
Portland is at a tipping point. Bicycling is key to sustainability; along with walking it is the...
Sep 22 2015 5:24pm
Cities face challenges associated with rising values, an influx of more educated residents, and...
Sep 17 2015 3:48pm Robert Steuteville
EPA's 13th annual Smart Growth Achievement Awards recognize communities who lead the way in compact...
Sep 17 2015 3:11pm Robert Steuteville
The Surgeon General points out that design and land use are critical components to increasing...
Sep 15 2015 9:38am Susan Henderson
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
Murthy announced a national campaign to encourage Americans to walk more and make all...
Sep 9 2015 2:14pm Jay Walljasper
With planning and effort, big box stores can be multimodal destinations.
Sep 9 2015 12:44pm Robert Steuteville
LA's new Mobility Plan 2035 replaces auto-centric thoroughfare designations with new urban terms.
Sep 8 2015 5:22pm Robert Steuteville
Street Smart, a first-hand account from a contrarian engineer who rose to the top of his profession...
Sep 8 2015 12:21pm Robert Steuteville
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will launch a "Call to Action on Promoting Walking and Walkable...
Sep 3 2015 9:16am Robert Steuteville
Native Atlantan and NTBA board member David Roper and noted new urbanist Jackie Benson are excited...
Sep 2 2015 4:33pm Robert Steuteville
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