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Reversing neglect on a Stroad
Fixing a stroad (a hybrid between a street and a road) in Huntington, West Virginia, would help a...
Jan 22 2014 11:06am
Health and smart growth: Safety tops obesity
There are two primary fronts in the healthy communities movement — safety and obesity. A stronger...
Jan 22 2014 10:58am
Are we creating family-friendly cities?
Are we creating child-free zones that are inhospitable to families with kids? And, if so, are we...
Jan 20 2014 11:07am
The 'new urban lowdown' on boutique hotels
Boutique hotels are all the rage. Just about every downtown development group wants one. So we turn...
Jan 16 2014 10:57am
Controlling for poverty, urban places are thinner
Some commentators have trotted out the old argument that plenty of city-dwellers, especially in...
Jan 16 2014 10:43am
Five ways to think about greener, healthier cities
I like to consider “people habitat” – the realm of places that humans build and inhabit – as having...
Jan 13 2014 9:09am
Fighting gentrification (with luxury condos)
Word on the street is that high-income people are destroying bohemian neighborhoods. Part 2 of a...
Jan 13 2014 8:12am
Assembling a cause to save a building from demolition
The top-down part of saving a building is the hard work, but building a bottom-up cause...
Jan 10 2014 10:13am
Ground rules to save a building from demolition
So many great and well-loved buildings are lost in our cities and towns each day… is there anything...
Jan 10 2014 9:48am
Great public space 'never ceases to yield happiness,' book says
Happy City, Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design, a book by Charles Montgomery,...
Jan 6 2014 9:03am
Traditional downtowns reconsidered: some further thoughts
If there is anything I don’t want to be misunderstood about, it’s my conviction that central and...
Jan 6 2014 8:13am
Theory and reality and the post-sprawl city
Part 3 of a Review of Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents
Dec 31 2013 10:30am
Frank J. Gruber
Why community design is important to public health
Claims related to community design and health should be modest. Yet with health care consuming more...
Dec 23 2013 11:33am
Is the 'traditional' downtown a thing of the past? Is that OK?
Readers of a certain age may recall the hit song, “Downtown,” in 1965. We all know what happened...
Dec 20 2013 10:25am
Today's corporations want city connections and amenities, not suburban sprawl
What a difference 15 years makes. In 1998, I lamented the loss of corporate jobs from Chicago...
Dec 13 2013 2:38pm
The maddening misconceptions about transit use
The success of transit systems depends more on convenience and user experience than density or...
Dec 13 2013 9:35am
Incremental urbanism is the key to California's future
The new frontier is within our existing towns, cities, and metropolitan areas. We need to...
Dec 10 2013 10:45am
We're driving less, taking transit more. Let's invest accordingly
Because the new report is consistent with a multitude of information showing changes in living...
Dec 9 2013 8:40am
Wonder drug: Walking
Walking is turning into a health movement, with profound implications for the built environment....
Dec 9 2013 8:00am
Campuses belong to the people, too
Part two of a Review of Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents
Dec 4 2013 8:20am
Frank J. Gruber
The standard model of urbanism and how to argue over it
Part one of a review of Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents
Dec 4 2013 7:55am
Frank J. Gruber
The city that wouldn't die
More than 10,000 jobs have been added to downtown Detroit in the last few years, and that number is...
Dec 2 2013 10:29am
Americans love sprawl, they love it not
The results of the latest Realtors' national community preference survey are all over the...
Nov 26 2013 7:58am
The fool proof city
The most brilliant innovations in building cities won't come from politicians, professionals and...
Nov 25 2013 8:16am
How to make the new populist urbanism
This isn’t an either/or situation. New Urbanism and Smart Growth can continue to shelter the top-...
Nov 25 2013 7:46am
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
The Original Green
Sprawl's share of new US housing starts has declined dramatically, says EPA
It's time to adjust to the metropolitan reality
Strong central cities may help in weathering the recession
Village Green: Sidewalks Are Good for Us
Village Green: Revitalizing Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine (Part 2 - the neighborhood's assets)
Village Green: Revitalizing Cincinnati's Historic Over-the-Rhine (Part 3 - exciting progress portends a national model)
Village Green: What the City Can Teach the Country About Sustainability
Village Green: Jamaica's Rose Town Pursue's Healing Through Rebuilding
Village Green: To Keep Smart City Housing Affordable, Build More of It
Village Green: Where Is the Green Community on Revitalization?
Village Green: Major Industry Report Says Sprawl "Lacks Staying Power"
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