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It takes money to make money?
The concept of investing (other people's) money in order to make money, especially when pushed by...
Mar 18 2013 6:36am
Walkable streets II: The documenting
Last week, I mentioned that 35-40kph (25mph) moves the most traffic. Readers took me to task,...
Mar 18 2013 6:23am
Evanston nets a zero for Walgreens design
Walgreens is building a "net zero" store in Evanston, Illinois, that inappropriately places a...
Mar 15 2013 1:11pm
Serving the needs of seniors: Solutions in practice
Accessibility for seniors includes walkable proximity to daily needs and transit. Still, with my...
Mar 14 2013 7:46am
David Dixon, leader of 2013's top city planning firm, on what makes cities great
How do you define sustainability? "My quick, too-simple answer is that sustainability is about...
Mar 12 2013 10:33am
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 8:24am
Walkable streets: Considering common issues
Many of the walkable-street-related issues we face in Canada are the same as the ones we have...
Mar 11 2013 7:02am
Guessing at the future of American housing
Where do I get off saying this: For the next 15 to 20 years we’re going to experience the most...
Mar 7 2013 8:19am
Patient urbanism: Build neighborhoods without high debt
Building neighborhoods patiently requires far less debt for infrastructure and results in places...
Mar 5 2013 2:24pm
For walkable cities, it's about finding the right kind of density
Wherever the word "dense" appeared, I crossed it out substituted the word “walkable.”...
Mar 4 2013 11:14am
If we want to build places that are financially productive, we need to identify and eliminate...
Mar 4 2013 11:01am
The value of visuals
In simple terms, a plan is an adopted statement of policy, in the form of text, maps, and/or...
Mar 4 2013 10:53am
Neighborhoods and subdivisions can be generous or stingy, and their generosity is a great...
Feb 28 2013 8:26am
Embracing immigration for workforce and economic development
The heart of the project will be a distinctive new building, plaza and resource center that...
Feb 26 2013 3:33pm
Ways to fail at form-based codes: Don’t articulate a vision
The biggest challenge to form-based codes is failing to establish a community vision that can then...
Feb 25 2013 10:02am
By-passing tomorrow for easy implementation today
Short-term politicians are looking to long-term infrastructure investments for short-term...
Feb 21 2013 9:43am
DC's ambitious plan to become 'the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city' in the US
Mayor Vincent Gray announced a bold sustainability vision that is as ambitious in its...
Feb 21 2013 8:04am
An architecture of place rather than time
More important than the style of second houses for the rich in the Hamptons is the construction...
Feb 20 2013 11:45am
Orderly but dumb
In a contracting economy, the only hope is to transform "orderly but dumb" into "chaotic but smart."
Feb 18 2013 9:20am
Planning for people
What it takes, at the most basic level, to accommodate us, nurture us, and bring us together is a...
Feb 18 2013 9:07am
Connections, community, and the science of loneliness
Here’s to the hard work of making the connections within and between our neighbourhoods that make...
Feb 14 2013 8:05am
How pedestrian-connected cities may really be smarter cities
New insights into neuroscience offer some intriguing parallels to urban dynamics – with possibly...
Feb 13 2013 9:40am
Pro or con, we can’t ignore self-driving cars
Technology that will enable cars to drive themselves is developing rapidly and could have a...
Feb 12 2013 11:08am
The Data is In: Let the heavy lifting begin
We have a lot more isolated, supersized, energy-sucking housing than we want or can afford. And...
Feb 11 2013 8:03am
Kansas City, take 2
Nothing more than a couple of shout outs for today with the promise to catch up with you later in...
Feb 11 2013 7:06am
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 Three Generations of Black Mayors in America
A Different Kind of Parade
The Black Urbanist
Visible progress on the Crystal City transitway
Bike Czar: How a Trek Saved My Life
An Indie Guide to Cincinnati During the Holidays
Friday Photos: Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion
Free and Cheap Things To Do in Cincinnati This Holiday Season
Plenty of Horne: How to Sell the Streetcar
Restaurants See Potential of SOHI District
Sponsored: Hupy and Abraham, S.C. is giving away $1,000 this Holiday Season!
Luca Guala: Why "personal rapid transit" evolves into fixed route transit
Utilities, Schools and Induced Demand
B! in print
Best Practices Guide
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