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Nature has countless good lessons on how to sustain cities and towns… if only we would listen.
Apr 30 2013 5:40pm Steve Mouzon
Joel Kotkin is on a roll in the past few weeks, making the case that the revival of cities and...
Apr 30 2013 10:34am Robert Steuteville
It’s ridiculously easy to think about the benefits of historic preservation in immensely walkable...
Apr 29 2013 3:49pm Kaid Benfield
A city is an organism, not a machine. While machines need mechanics to watch over and maintain...
Apr 29 2013 7:34am Charles Marohn
Today I’d like us to talk about point two on the ways-to-fail list: adopt an all-new replacement...
Apr 25 2013 7:07am Hazel Borys
The Brookings Institution reported that "job sprawl" continued but slowed toward the end of the...
Apr 24 2013 1:17pm Robert Steuteville
Architecture has changed irreparably in the past decade, but those who know how to adapt just...
Apr 22 2013 7:56am Steve Mouzon
The United States has intertwined two enormous experiments with each other: the auto-oriented...
Apr 22 2013 7:09am Charles Marohn
A successful rural landscape – working farms and forests, and natural areas that last – is utterly...
Apr 17 2013 1:41pm Kaid Benfield
How do our cities transition from being dumb money — will it work, who knows — to a Strong Towns...
Apr 16 2013 8:28am Robert Steuteville
It’s that time of year here in central New Mexico when I start eating lunch in my courtyard so I...
Apr 15 2013 6:13am Susan Henderson
For several years now, many of us have been predicting — or even celebrating — the end of the...
Apr 12 2013 5:17pm Kaid Benfield
What does it take for a community to become a “festival city” – a place known for its events?
Apr 10 2013 9:21am Robert Steuteville
This is not the planning profession John Nolen built. A century later, our great recession has...
Apr 10 2013 8:15am Howard Blackson
Oakland and Brooklyn are unique in that they’re the main satellite cities for the two that define...
Apr 9 2013 7:55am Scott Beyer
As we are growing the endowment that is our city, improving its overall wealth and prosperity,...
Apr 8 2013 7:10am Charles Marohn
While mixed use has been embraced by citizens, politicians, and planners, it has held different...
Apr 8 2013 7:08am Howard Blackson
In previous posts we examined the border vacuums around transportation corridors, so now let's...
Apr 5 2013 10:18am Robert Steuteville
For reasons unknown, the more, err, colorful characters of the public realm seem to find my...
Apr 5 2013 9:57am Scott Doyon
The public and private sectors each need to learn lessons from the ways most great old places...
Apr 4 2013 9:58am Steve Mouzon
The nation has an astounding billion or more parking spaces, experts say, and most are required...
Apr 4 2013 9:02am Robert Steuteville
The two national organizations are taking dramatic action to replace suburban sprawl with...
Apr 1 2013 8:25am Kaid Benfield
If our cities want to avoid insolvency and financial collapse (see Detroit), they will get out of...
Apr 1 2013 8:18am Charles Marohn
Thanks to your responses, a new collaborative Google map, called Aging in Connected Places, which...
Apr 1 2013 6:44am Hazel Borys
Some confuse creative places with cultural, arts-focused districts. While both are equally...
Mar 30 2013 1:18pm Joe Nickol
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