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In a recent article entitled "Gentrifying Into the Shelters", the New York Times blamed...
Jul 9 2013 1:30pm Michael Lewyn
While conscious city planning can be good, the instinctive organization of city life can be even...
Jul 1 2013 11:48am Kaid Benfield
One would think that Wall Street would be all over the "walkable urban" trend; that the Ivy League...
Jun 25 2013 8:53am Robert Steuteville
Although I'm big on local, homeowners associations pursue consistency in an ever-evolving world --...
Jun 24 2013 9:10am Scott Doyon
It’s summertime, and that means another installment of lessons from great cities. This week, it's...
Jun 20 2013 8:40am Hazel Borys
Development located, designed, and built to the standards of LEED for Neighborhood Development...
Jun 17 2013 9:04am Kaid Benfield
Today we're going to add a couple more pieces of financial background before we move on and...
Jun 11 2013 10:55am Charles Marohn
This started out as just another shameful story of a DOT ramming their over-engineered highway...
Jun 11 2013 9:53am Steve Mouzon
This year’s CNU was all about doing again, unlike the past few years where we’ve focused on...
Jun 10 2013 3:24pm Hazel Borys
I have organized some of my main arguments from the Great American Grid debate at CNU into a simple...
Jun 10 2013 9:53am Paul Knight
This week I want to write about one very technical finance subject and the implications for the...
Jun 10 2013 9:41am Charles Marohn
The US District Court in Milwaukee has indicated that a major urban freeway connection cannot be...
Jun 6 2013 1:35pm Kaid Benfield
A New York City judge recently ruled to make the renting of apartments on Airbnb illegal, limiting...
Jun 6 2013 12:06pm Scott Beyer
Multifamily properties with sustainability features have a significantly lower risk of mortgage...
Jun 3 2013 3:00pm Laurence Aurbach
It has been seven years since this urbanist last visited Daybreak. At the time it was a few...
Jun 1 2013 9:45am Sam Newberg
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
Part Six of a series on New Urbanism looks at the current economic realities facing America’s...
May 29 2013 11:13am Peter Katz
Part Five of a series on New Urbanism discusses the movement’s failure to address the processes and...
May 28 2013 10:17am Peter Katz
Following up on “Sprawlanta,” here's a video by First + Main Media that shows why Seaside, Florida...
May 28 2013 9:34am Scott Doyon
Shelley has spent the last four years at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where...
May 25 2013 12:23pm Kaid Benfield
Part Four of a series on New Urbanism looks at the dual successes of the movement, the debate it...
May 23 2013 12:00pm Peter Katz
It is tough to look in the mirror, but as Schramm points out, "the practice of city planning has...
May 20 2013 10:16am Charles Marohn
Continuing our series on ways to fail at form-based codes, we examine not capturing local character...
May 17 2013 11:30am Hazel Borys
Thc Charter of the New Urbanism is an excellent expression of what cities should be: The danger is...
May 17 2013 10:37am Norman Wright
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