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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 11:02am
By-passing tomorrow for easy implementation today
Short-term politicians are looking to long-term infrastructure investments for short-term...
Feb 21 2013 10:43am
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 9:04am
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 12:45pm
Orderly but dumb
In a contracting economy, the only hope is to transform "orderly but dumb" into "chaotic but smart."
Feb 18 2013 10:20am
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 10:07am
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 9:05am
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 10:40am
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 12:08pm
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 9:03am
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 8:06am
Main streets are not a thing of the past
(And if they were, it would not be okay).
Feb 6 2013 4:10pm
Neighborhoods first (and goal)
A progressive democrat in a historically republican town, our Mayor has a clear mandate to...
Feb 6 2013 10:27am
A modest proposal on sprawl
Let me turn now to our built environment, because it relates to our economic predicament and there...
Feb 5 2013 2:22pm
Why smarter land use can help cities attract and retain young adults
The lifestyle values of the Millennial generation, sometimes called GenY, are markedly different...
Feb 5 2013 12:33pm
We all subsidize highways, whether we use them or not
Including highway and bridge tolls, gas taxes, and other fees, only half of highway, road, and...
Feb 5 2013 12:17pm
How about schools on safe routes?
A program to build Schools on Safe Routes would not only be more intelligent, it would be more...
Feb 4 2013 8:40am
Get to know the awkwardly-named “terminated vista”
They make our communities more interesting, and interesting places engage people at a more...
Feb 4 2013 8:33am
Impossible standards as an excuse for inaction
Measuring success against impossible ideals rather than achievable goals is one reason why planning...
Jan 30 2013 11:18am
Preserving stories in the land
Preserving paths, handling stormwater properly, keeping old stories alive, and building compactly...
Jan 28 2013 4:32pm
Raining on the suburban housing recovery parade
Many want to believe that housing is staging a comeback. This is a logical wish since so much of...
Jan 28 2013 11:14am
As good and important as it is, LEED can be so embarrassing
Is The New American Home worthy of being certified LEED-platinum, the greenest of the green?...
Jan 28 2013 10:39am
Dare to live outdoors
Being a pedestrian, or one of our ever increasing army of bicyclists, is a proven step towards...
Jan 28 2013 9:44am
The Citadel conundrum
It's ridiculous to reject architecture or urbanism based solely upon the politics of the builders...
Jan 25 2013 9:11am
Public process and the perils of dismissive engagement
Understanding citizens' wants, needs and concerns, and then addressing them through responsive,...
Jan 24 2013 2:21pm
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The coming housing calamity
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A tire in the park
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Southern Indiana is More Than Just a Great View of Louisville
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Talking Headways Podcast: Dear Bike People
basics: the math of park-and-ride
After spurning it for decades, suburban Atlanta county seems poised to join regional transit system
Keep it simple: Name Loudoun’s Metro stations “Sterling” and “Ashburn”
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