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How do our cities transition from being dumb money — will it work, who knows — to a Strong Towns...
Apr 16 2013 9:28am
Get your garden room right
It’s that time of year here in central New Mexico when I start eating lunch in my courtyard so I...
Apr 15 2013 7:13am
Where sprawl still rules
For several years now, many of us have been predicting — or even celebrating — the end of the...
Apr 12 2013 6:17pm
Seven things a community must do to become a Festival City
What does it take for a community to become a “festival city” – a place known for its events?
Apr 10 2013 10:21am
The Future of Municipal Planning: Is John Nolen rolling over in his grave?
This is not the planning profession John Nolen built. A century later, our great recession has...
Apr 10 2013 9:15am
Oakland: The next Brooklyn?
Oakland and Brooklyn are unique in that they’re the main satellite cities for the two that define...
Apr 9 2013 8:55am
City as banker and venture capitalist
As we are growing the endowment that is our city, improving its overall wealth and prosperity,...
Apr 8 2013 8:10am
Don't get mixed-up on mixed-use
While mixed use has been embraced by citizens, politicians, and planners, it has held different...
Apr 8 2013 8:08am
Dissolving border vacuums, part 5
In previous posts we examined the border vacuums around transportation corridors, so now let's...
Apr 5 2013 11:18am
Placemaking gets freaky
For reasons unknown, the more, err, colorful characters of the public realm seem to find my...
Apr 5 2013 10:57am
Why patient and sustainable neighborhood-building is so hard today
The public and private sectors each need to learn lessons from the ways most great old places...
Apr 4 2013 10:58am
Let's exit from parking mandates
The nation has an astounding billion or more parking spaces, experts say, and most are required...
Apr 4 2013 10:02am
NRDC, CNU launch potentially "historic" agreement to control sprawl, rebuild cities
The two national organizations are taking dramatic action to replace suburban sprawl with...
Apr 1 2013 9:25am
The local government portfolio for growth
If our cities want to avoid insolvency and financial collapse (see Detroit), they will get out of...
Apr 1 2013 9:18am
Crowdsourcing = data = better places
Thanks to your responses, a new collaborative Google map, called Aging in Connected Places, which...
Apr 1 2013 7:44am
Cultural districts and urban workshops
Some confuse creative places with cultural, arts-focused districts. While both are equally...
Mar 30 2013 2:18pm
Healthy, or unhealthy, by design
Health is determined by planning, architecture, transportation, housing, energy, and other...
Mar 28 2013 11:18am
Three core understandings
Public officials at the local level rarely, if ever, even bother to measure whether or not...
Mar 25 2013 4:54pm
Zoning as spiritual practice: From me to we to Thee
Get right with God. Fix your zoning. That’s not something you hear regularly from the pulpit, maybe...
Mar 25 2013 8:58am
Cities should ignore the creative class if they don't care about development
Joel Kotkin launched a full-on assault on Richard Florida's "creative class" concept yesterday. He'...
Mar 21 2013 10:51am
Choosing to overlook the obvious
I live in an old house that overlooks a single-track CSX rail line. Between my front gate and the...
Mar 21 2013 8:02am
Portland reimposes parking requirements
The City of Portland recently reestablished minimum off-street parking requirements, but this is...
Mar 20 2013 7:13am
The decline of patient placemaking
Patient development was once the normal American way to build, but patient place-making began to...
Mar 19 2013 2:43pm
It takes money to make money?
The concept of investing (other people's) money in order to make money, especially when pushed by...
Mar 18 2013 7:36am
Walkable streets II: The documenting
Last week, I mentioned that 35-40kph (25mph) moves the most traffic. Readers took me to task,...
Mar 18 2013 7:23am
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
Petscapes Resort and Spa to Bring Modern, Relaxed Pet Services to Center City Residents
Broadening the city through a universal fare card
The Transport Politic
Denver Census Update 2015
The House of the Future Will be Solid-State
Urbanism: Nothing to Fear
Placeshakers and Newsmakers
Doors Open Denver Preview: Posner Center for International Development
Walker Would End Oversight of For-Profit Colleges
from village to city, we are what we throw away
Sponsored: April Fool’s Day with Maria Bamford at Turner
MPS Commitment Schools Show Improvement
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Quote of the week: Aaron Renn on boring cities
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