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Federal court rules highway sponsors must first study impacts on transit, sprawl
The US District Court in Milwaukee has indicated that a major urban freeway connection cannot be...
Jun 6 2013 1:35pm
The dark side of New York’s Airbnb regulations
A New York City judge recently ruled to make the renting of apartments on Airbnb illegal, limiting...
Jun 6 2013 12:06pm
Sustainable development and mortgage default
Multifamily properties with sustainability features have a significantly lower risk of mortgage...
Jun 3 2013 3:00pm
Daybreak in Utah
It has been seven years since this urbanist last visited Daybreak. At the time it was a few...
Jun 1 2013 9:45am
The great American grid debate, and other CNU news
This debate was the most entertaining session I think I've ever attended at a Congress for the New...
May 31 2013 6:41pm
A great Duany presentation
Andrés Duany led off Thursday morning at CNU21 by laying out a far-ranging view of what the...
May 31 2013 6:32pm
Taking sides: Why planners must rethink the idea of neutrality
Part Six of a series on New Urbanism looks at the current economic realities facing America’s...
May 29 2013 11:13am
Planning in local government: New Urbanism’s blind spot
Part Five of a series on New Urbanism discusses the movement’s failure to address the processes and...
May 28 2013 10:17am
Seaside: The city of ideas
Following up on “Sprawlanta,” here's a video by First + Main Media that shows why Seaside, Florida...
May 28 2013 9:34am
Shelley Poticha to lead NRDC's new urban solutions program
Shelley has spent the last four years at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where...
May 25 2013 12:23pm
New Urbanism at 20: A critical assessment
Part Four of a series on New Urbanism looks at the dual successes of the movement, the debate it...
May 23 2013 12:00pm
A call for a new model
It is tough to look in the mirror, but as Schramm points out, "the practice of city planning has...
May 20 2013 10:16am
Community character is critical for coding
Continuing our series on ways to fail at form-based codes, we examine not capturing local character...
May 17 2013 11:30am
A word of caution before CNU 21
Thc Charter of the New Urbanism is an excellent expression of what cities should be: The danger is...
May 17 2013 10:37am
The driving boom is over
The Driving Boom — a six decade long period of steady increases in per-capita driving in the...
May 15 2013 9:38am
Identifying the “Sabermetrics” of Urbanism
The book and movie Moneyball follow a general manager who embraces "sabermetrics" in evaluating...
May 13 2013 10:12am
The geography of somewhere
In the new suburbs of America every place looks like every other place, or so it seems: Wide...
May 9 2013 2:02pm
The Pendulum Shifts: Expertise is now suspect
You want fine wood detailing, you work with a skilled carpenter. And if your community wants...
May 9 2013 9:15am
What good, grassroots advocacy for complete streets looks like
What they are proposing wouldn’t cost that much more, if anything, and it would make both the...
May 7 2013 9:17am
Misapplying the Transect (to the region rather than the neighborhood)
One way to fail at form-based codes is a common mistake — oversimplifying the rural-to-urban...
May 6 2013 7:17am
Learning from success
In honor of Jane Jacobs's birthday May 4, we offer a recent blog that argues planners should learn...
May 4 2013 8:44am
Portrait of a municipal official takin’ it to the street
One of a handful of traffic engineers that I have met whose streets are prioritized by place rather...
May 2 2013 8:43am
Complete streets could be next transportation secretary's legacy
The Obama administration nominated Charlotte, NC, mayor Anthony Foxx to fill the big shoes of...
May 1 2013 11:46am
A shift to tactical approaches for revitalization
The rise of tactical urbanism in San Francisco testifies to why this city maintains a creative edge...
May 1 2013 10:23am
Are cities organisms or machines?
Nature has countless good lessons on how to sustain cities and towns… if only we would listen.
Apr 30 2013 6:40pm
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
Growth and the Suburban Chassis
Friday funny: This town ain’t big enough
CDOT’s Sean Wiedel Provides an Update on Divvy Installation, Equity Efforts
The Power of Urban Density
Friday Photos: East Side Apartments Nearly Complete
Avoid Bikelash By Building More Bike Lanes
PHOTOS: Uptown’s Building Boom Spreading Outward to New Neighborhoods
Avoid Bikelash By Building More Bike Lanes
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Bike Czar: Polish Moon Ride Returns!
Texas DOT Is Planning to Tear Down a Highway — Seriously
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