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The notion that we can solve the problems that we face in our cities by simply increasing the...
Jan 14 2013 1:45pm Charles Marohn
The Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood is a great example of progress on a small scale that can serve as...
Jan 14 2013 1:36pm Kaid Benfield
Making a living at your home has become increasingly restricted — contrast that with the self-...
Jan 14 2013 1:29pm Scott Doyon
Compact development patterns could have dramatically decreased the 41 million acres of rural land...
Jan 10 2013 10:04am Hazel Borys
The National Endowment for the Arts is quietly leveraging small amounts of financial assistance...
Jan 9 2013 4:46pm Kaid Benfield
As troubling as the trends and forecasts are for forests and farms lost to development, it does...
Jan 8 2013 10:05am Kaid Benfield
Though firmly rooted in placemaking trends that have gained notable traction over the past year,...
Jan 7 2013 10:04am Robert Steuteville
While on an individual level it is clear that today's transportation agencies are filled with...
Jan 4 2013 1:43pm Charles Marohn
In my final article of 2012, I looked back at the year in review, to honor important recent work...
Jan 2 2013 10:39am Kaid Benfield
People love communities from Paris to Santa Monica precisely because their public spaces are so...
Dec 24 2012 4:30pm Kaid Benfield
To wish you the happiest of holidays, I’d like to share some recent ruminations about the...
Dec 24 2012 4:15pm Hazel Borys
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 Scott Doyon
We can now add even smaller cities with populations under 250,000 to the body of evidence showing...
Dec 20 2012 10:34am Kaid Benfield
Homelessness is an everyday issue that gets additional attention during the holidays. A recent HUD...
Dec 20 2012 10:25am Howard Blackson
Ever have trouble going out for a run? Know how much easier that gets when your good friend hits...
Dec 17 2012 10:16am Hazel Borys
At the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, our culture may have...
Dec 15 2012 2:12pm Robert Steuteville
For pedestrians and cyclists, visibility is a very big issue.  Every time I see someone...
Dec 13 2012 12:51pm Kaid Benfield
Redevelopment is an implementation tool, just like zoning, specific plans and Form-Based Codes. It...
Dec 13 2012 12:33pm Howard Blackson
I live in a traditional town and am surrounded daily by anecdotal evidence reinforcing my cities...
Dec 10 2012 9:54am Scott Doyon
“I don’t shop at Walmart.” Talk about a loaded phrase. Five simple words, but issue them...
Dec 6 2012 7:42am Scott Doyon
Working with an extremely limited budget (as federal programs go), HUD has assisted cities and...
Dec 5 2012 1:59pm Kaid Benfield
Quirks and pitfalls can occur when a solution for one city is transplanted somewhere else.
Dec 3 2012 11:08am Howard Blackson
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 Charles Marohn
The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced seven winners of its 2012 National Awards for...
Nov 30 2012 9:56am Kaid Benfield
Emulation is more than just the highest form of flattery. It’s also a key factor in effective...
Nov 29 2012 12:42pm Nathan Norris
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