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If we want to build places that are financially productive, we need to identify and eliminate...
Mar 4 2013 12:01pm Charles Marohn
In simple terms, a plan is an adopted statement of policy, in the form of text, maps, and/or...
Mar 4 2013 11:53am Howard Blackson
Neighborhoods and subdivisions can be generous or stingy, and their generosity is a great...
Feb 28 2013 9:26am Steve Mouzon
The heart of the project will be a distinctive new building, plaza and resource center that...
Feb 26 2013 4:33pm Kaid Benfield
The biggest challenge to form-based codes is failing to establish a community vision that can then...
Feb 25 2013 11:02am Hazel Borys
Short-term politicians are looking to long-term infrastructure investments for short-term...
Feb 21 2013 10:43am Howard Blackson
Mayor Vincent Gray announced a bold sustainability vision that is as ambitious in its...
Feb 21 2013 9:04am Kaid Benfield
More important than the style of second houses for the rich in the Hamptons is the construction...
Feb 20 2013 12:45pm John Massengale
In a contracting economy, the only hope is to transform "orderly but dumb" into "chaotic but smart."
Feb 18 2013 10:20am Charles Marohn
What it takes, at the most basic level, to accommodate us, nurture us, and bring us together is a...
Feb 18 2013 10:07am Scott Doyon
Here’s to the hard work of making the connections within and between our neighbourhoods that make...
Feb 14 2013 9:05am Hazel Borys
New insights into neuroscience offer some intriguing parallels to urban dynamics – with possibly...
Feb 13 2013 10:40am Michael Mehaffy
Technology that will enable cars to drive themselves is developing rapidly and could have a...
Feb 12 2013 12:08pm Ron Kilcoyne
We have a lot more isolated, supersized, energy-sucking housing than we want or can afford. And...
Feb 11 2013 9:03am Ben Brown
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 Charles Marohn
(And if they were, it would not be okay).
Feb 6 2013 4:10pm Robert Steuteville
A progressive democrat in a historically republican town, our Mayor has a clear mandate to...
Feb 6 2013 10:27am Howard Blackson
Let me turn now to our built environment, because it relates to our economic predicament and there...
Feb 5 2013 2:22pm Philip Bess
The lifestyle values of the Millennial generation, sometimes called GenY, are markedly different...
Feb 5 2013 12:33pm Kaid Benfield
Including highway and bridge tolls, gas taxes, and other fees, only half of highway, road, and...
Feb 5 2013 12:17pm Robert Steuteville
A program to build Schools on Safe Routes would not only be more intelligent, it would be more...
Feb 4 2013 8:40am Charles Marohn
They make our communities more interesting, and interesting places engage people at a more...
Feb 4 2013 8:33am Scott Doyon
Measuring success against impossible ideals rather than achievable goals is one reason why planning...
Jan 30 2013 11:18am Scott Doyon
Preserving paths, handling stormwater properly, keeping old stories alive, and building compactly...
Jan 28 2013 4:32pm Steve Mouzon
Many want to believe that housing is staging a comeback. This is a logical wish since so much of...
Jan 28 2013 11:14am Charles Marohn
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