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High fructose corn syrup
Building a strong town is ultimately about more than just the finance of our places. While that is...
Nov 5 2012 10:55am
Placemaking mistakes: Context and sequencing
With a shared understanding of why place matters, you’re free to approach the prospect of...
Nov 5 2012 10:42am
Toward robust town building
Resilience in the face of natural and economic shocks depends on redundancies that were stripped...
Nov 5 2012 10:27am
The Space Between: caring for cities as an expression of faith
In a new book, A Christian theologist argues that shalom — an expression of wholeness of a people...
Nov 1 2012 10:39am
Capitalizing the extraordinary
How a waffle shop brought social capital to the East Liberty neighborhood in Pittsburgh, leading to...
Nov 1 2012 10:24am
Can cities help you forget your troubles? C’mon, get happy!
We’re starting to get our arms around some of the bigger public health issues connecting society...
Nov 1 2012 9:55am
Maximize your Halloween with new urbanism
Traditional neighborhood design promotes a number of positive attributes for a higher quality of...
Oct 31 2012 11:09am
Chicken or the egg: Who takes the lead on incremental suburban retrofitting?
A proposed Trader Joe’s in Boulder, Colorado, brought up an interesting question this week: In...
Oct 29 2012 8:54am
Is the jig up?
In the boom years, cities got very lazy with the assessment process, allowing the general...
Oct 29 2012 8:50am
Municipal placemaking mistakes: Crowdsourcing solutions
Through a series of periodic posts, Nathan Norris will explore how cities hinder their own...
Oct 25 2012 10:04am
Living in the 'Lake Belt'
The recovery of the Great Lakes region may start with thinking about communities differently — and...
Oct 24 2012 1:19pm
The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth
A Struggle Between Two World-Systems. A long-awaited capstone to Alexander's “Pattern Language”...
Oct 23 2012 2:07pm
A look at 'seven keys to sustainable communities'
I am fortunate to have befriended, one way or another, some people who are very good at the...
Oct 22 2012 9:36am
The new incrementalism
The latest design trend focuses on how lots change — how they’re built upon and reconfigured over...
Oct 22 2012 8:55am
“The Joel Salatin of homebuilding”: revisiting Clay Chapman’s multi-century, $80/sq. ft. house
By offering workable alternative methods and not just criticism, Salatin has inspired us to...
Oct 18 2012 10:12am
Investment ready places
Countless people are working today to solve the complex problems we face in America. Few are as...
Oct 15 2012 9:10am
Form-based codes? A picture’s worth a thousand words
Form-based codes are dominating the conversations of those seeking to improve the places they call...
Oct 11 2012 9:17am
Urban farm grows more than food as kids gain work, leadership skills
Grow Dat Youth Farm is developing a sense of responsibility, community, and environmental...
Oct 10 2012 1:29pm
Jam sessions and the creative city
Why cities that enable artists also drive innovative economies.
Oct 9 2012 8:46am
The incoherence of place and politics
This past weekend I came across a video of a fellow named Stanley Kurtz. I had recently heard...
Oct 8 2012 11:11am
Ready for the Geezer Glut? Think beyond 'aging in place'
Among the Big Issues awaiting communities after we shake off the post-recession blues is what to...
Oct 8 2012 9:29am
Retrofitting inner-city neighborhoods for energy efficiency
More than 2,000 apartments have been retrofitted so far in a low-income area of Boston, each unit...
Oct 5 2012 8:53am
Seven keys to stronger community
There’s an entire industry surrounding environmental advocacy and we can always count on business...
Oct 4 2012 11:09am
A world without projections
We don't need better projections to build a nation of Strong Towns. All we need is a clear...
Oct 1 2012 10:38am
Ode to summer cycling
I’m feeling grateful for the investment of my city, Winnipeg, and others I've visited toward make...
Oct 1 2012 10:30am
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
Fracking, Youngstown and The Right to the City
You can thank Congress for all those tolls that will soon hit the Cincinnati region
Teens Help Spread the Word About the Bloomingdale Bridge Transplant
Friday Photos: Transforming Reed Street Yards
There's a new bridge in town. Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People!
Female Cyclists Share Tips and Encouragement at Women on Wheels Summit
Telematics can reinforce centralization
What Is Your State Doing to Improve Walking and Biking?
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
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11 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your City’s Buses
Bilbao Spain Removes an Elevated Inner-city Freeway
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