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A tour of London's Transect and civic space
It’s summertime, and that means another installment of lessons from great cities. This week, it's...
Jun 20 2013 8:40am
How LEED-ND standards reduce driving and associated emissions
Development located, designed, and built to the standards of LEED for Neighborhood Development...
Jun 17 2013 9:04am
Dumb money, part 2
Today we're going to add a couple more pieces of financial background before we move on and...
Jun 11 2013 10:55am
The Flamingo Park neighborhood's valiant struggle against Florida DOT
This started out as just another shameful story of a DOT ramming their over-engineered highway...
Jun 11 2013 9:53am
CNU 21: Insights and highlights from Salt Lake City
This year’s CNU was all about doing again, unlike the past few years where we’ve focused on...
Jun 10 2013 3:24pm
Benefits of the grid
I have organized some of my main arguments from the Great American Grid debate at CNU into a simple...
Jun 10 2013 9:53am
Dumb money, part 1
This week I want to write about one very technical finance subject and the implications for the...
Jun 10 2013 9:41am
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
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
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