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Neighborhoods first (and goal)
A progressive democrat in a historically republican town, our Mayor has a clear mandate to...
Feb 6 2013 9:27am
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 1:22pm
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 11:33am
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 11:17am
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 7:40am
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 7:33am
Impossible standards as an excuse for inaction
Measuring success against impossible ideals rather than achievable goals is one reason why planning...
Jan 30 2013 10:18am
Preserving stories in the land
Preserving paths, handling stormwater properly, keeping old stories alive, and building compactly...
Jan 28 2013 3:32pm
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 10:14am
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 9:39am
Dare to live outdoors
Being a pedestrian, or one of our ever increasing army of bicyclists, is a proven step towards...
Jan 28 2013 8:44am
The Citadel conundrum
It's ridiculous to reject architecture or urbanism based solely upon the politics of the builders...
Jan 25 2013 8:11am
Public process and the perils of dismissive engagement
Understanding citizens' wants, needs and concerns, and then addressing them through responsive,...
Jan 24 2013 1:21pm
Pensions: The canary in our coal mine
Understanding the numbers behind the pension crisis will help us more completely grasp the depth...
Jan 22 2013 11:37am
We’re all connected: Too bad more is not necessarily the same as better
The post-Victorians lamented what wireless telegraphy would do to interpersonal intimacy — with...
Jan 21 2013 12:44pm
What's sustainability got to do with business?
I made a startling discovery : the virtues and ethics that underlie the construction of...
Jan 21 2013 7:57am
The disturbing and sometimes tragic challenge of walking in America
In much of America, walking – that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most...
Jan 18 2013 8:05am
Leveraging imminent doom as ‘Grand Strategy’
Those of us with a focus on community and regional planning will be nodding at a key item on...
Jan 17 2013 8:27am
It's so much more than density
The notion that we can solve the problems that we face in our cities by simply increasing the...
Jan 14 2013 12:45pm
An affordable housing enclave that strengthens a neighborhood and protects the environment
The Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood is a great example of progress on a small scale that can serve as...
Jan 14 2013 12:36pm
Backyard chickens: WWI-Era solution to almost everything
Making a living at your home has become increasingly restricted — contrast that with the self-...
Jan 14 2013 12:29pm
Rural preservation: One more reason to care about cities
Compact development patterns could have dramatically decreased the 41 million acres of rural land...
Jan 10 2013 9:04am
The power of 'creative placemaking'
The National Endowment for the Arts is quietly leveraging small amounts of financial assistance...
Jan 9 2013 3:46pm
Study: 34 million acres of forests threatened by sprawl
As troubling as the trends and forecasts are for forests and farms lost to development, it does...
Jan 8 2013 9:05am
Seven placemaking wishes for 2013
Though firmly rooted in placemaking trends that have gained notable traction over the past year,...
Jan 7 2013 9:04am
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