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Does your town need small developers? Look in the mirror
Who is going to build the finer-grained Missing Middle housing, the small workspaces, the two and...
Oct 26 2015 12:03pm
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
Three good reasons to invest in Missing Middle housing
The demand for walkable living is growing, but the demand can't be met with single-family houses...
Oct 16 2015 10:21am
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
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
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
Doing away with the zoned out nature of our cities
In most of the US and Canada, walkability is categorically zoned out. Most of our historic...
Oct 6 2015 10:54am
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
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
7 skills a small developer should have (or borrow)
When I hear the question “How Do I get Started as a Developer?” it is usually followed...
Sep 23 2015 11:50am
Thoughts on Seaside at 35
Vision, tradition, creativity, adaptation and yes, time, converge and contribute to the community's...
Sep 23 2015 8:02am
Portland moves to bolster its bike network
Portland is at a tipping point. Bicycling is key to sustainability; along with walking it is the...
Sep 22 2015 5:24pm
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
Walkability is about the experience
The Surgeon General points out that design and land use are critical components to increasing...
Sep 15 2015 9:38am
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
Surgeon General’s prescription for health: Walk more
Murthy announced a national campaign to encourage Americans to walk more and make all...
Sep 9 2015 2:14pm
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
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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