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Backyard chickens: WWI-Era solution to almost everything
Making a living at your home has become increasingly restricted — contrast that with the self-...
Jan 14 2013 1:29pm
Rural preservation: One more reason to care about cities
Compact development patterns could have dramatically decreased the 41 million acres of rural land...
Jan 10 2013 10:04am
The power of 'creative placemaking'
The National Endowment for the Arts is quietly leveraging small amounts of financial assistance...
Jan 9 2013 4:46pm
Study: 34 million acres of forests threatened by sprawl
As troubling as the trends and forecasts are for forests and farms lost to development, it does...
Jan 8 2013 10:05am
Seven placemaking wishes for 2013
Though firmly rooted in placemaking trends that have gained notable traction over the past year,...
Jan 7 2013 10:04am
The Next Generation DOT
While on an individual level it is clear that today's transportation agencies are filled with...
Jan 4 2013 1:43pm
Five green community stories to watch in 2013
In my final article of 2012, I looked back at the year in review, to honor important recent work...
Jan 2 2013 10:39am
Great cities celebrate the season
People love communities from Paris to Santa Monica precisely because their public spaces are so...
Dec 24 2012 4:30pm
Gathering places: Providers of comfort and joy
To wish you the happiest of holidays, I’d like to share some recent ruminations about the...
Dec 24 2012 4:15pm
Solid buildings last: A tale of public housing, reborn
I don’t typically gush on things simply because they’re cool but, in this case, I’m going to make...
Dec 24 2012 3:22pm
New research confirms central-city comebacks
We can now add even smaller cities with populations under 250,000 to the body of evidence showing...
Dec 20 2012 10:34am
Homelessness: Testing the boundaries of “health, safety and welfare”
Homelessness is an everyday issue that gets additional attention during the holidays. A recent HUD...
Dec 20 2012 10:25am
Wilmington, NC: Active living and running buddies
Ever have trouble going out for a run? Know how much easier that gets when your good friend hits...
Dec 17 2012 10:16am
At the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, our culture may have...
Dec 15 2012 2:12pm
If you're out on your bike tonight, consider trying this
For pedestrians and cyclists, visibility is a very big issue. Every time I see someone...
Dec 13 2012 12:51pm
Next Urbanism Lab 03: Redevelopment as a Tool for Urban (Re)Investment
Redevelopment is an implementation tool, just like zoning, specific plans and Form-Based Codes. It...
Dec 13 2012 12:33pm
Traditional cities and towns: Incubators of incompetent children
I live in a traditional town and am surrounded daily by anecdotal evidence reinforcing my cities...
Dec 10 2012 9:54am
Walmart and the quest for a better mousetrap
“I don’t shop at Walmart.” Talk about a loaded phrase. Five simple words, but issue them...
Dec 6 2012 7:42am
HUD builds impressive record of support for smarter community planning
Working with an extremely limited budget (as federal programs go), HUD has assisted cities and...
Dec 5 2012 1:59pm
Next Urbanism Lab 02: Planning trends captivate, but…
Quirks and pitfalls can occur when a solution for one city is transplanted somewhere else.
Dec 3 2012 11:08am
The little fellers
We've tilted the playing field so far in this country that we've wiped out an entire class of...
Dec 3 2012 11:00am
EPA honors seven outstanding community sustainability projects
The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced seven winners of its 2012 National Awards for...
Nov 30 2012 9:56am
Municipal placemaking mistakes 04: No models for emulation
Emulation is more than just the highest form of flattery. It’s also a key factor in effective...
Nov 29 2012 12:42pm
How the built enviornment influences a resilient community response to natural disasters.
Nov 28 2012 12:03pm
Poverty and transportation: A way forward
Food, housing, and medical are all subsidized by the federal government for means-tested families....
Nov 26 2012 12:59pm
Frank J. Gruber
Nethaniel M. Hood
The coming housing calamity
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A tire in the park
Livability means being poor and eating only one kind of lettuce
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City-Mandated Car Parking at New Grocery Will Congest Broadway, Not Buses
CDOT Proposes Chicago’s First Curb-Separated Bike Lane On Clybourn
The Citi Bike Deal Is Great News For Other Cities, Too
The Citi Bike Deal Is Great News for Other Cities Too
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Milwaukee Stories: “No one asked me about my feelings until I was 27.”
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