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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 8:25am
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 8:18am
Crowdsourcing = data = better places
Thanks to your responses, a new collaborative Google map, called Aging in Connected Places, which...
Apr 1 2013 6:44am
Cultural districts and urban workshops
Some confuse creative places with cultural, arts-focused districts. While both are equally...
Mar 30 2013 1:18pm
Healthy, or unhealthy, by design
Health is determined by planning, architecture, transportation, housing, energy, and other...
Mar 28 2013 10:18am
Three core understandings
Public officials at the local level rarely, if ever, even bother to measure whether or not...
Mar 25 2013 3:54pm
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 7:58am
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 9:51am
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 7:02am
Portland reimposes parking requirements
The City of Portland recently reestablished minimum off-street parking requirements, but this is...
Mar 20 2013 6:13am
The decline of patient placemaking
Patient development was once the normal American way to build, but patient place-making began to...
Mar 19 2013 1:43pm
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 6:36am
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 6:23am
Evanston nets a zero for Walgreens design
Walgreens is building a "net zero" store in Evanston, Illinois, that inappropriately places a...
Mar 15 2013 1:11pm
Serving the needs of seniors: Solutions in practice
Accessibility for seniors includes walkable proximity to daily needs and transit. Still, with my...
Mar 14 2013 7:46am
David Dixon, leader of 2013's top city planning firm, on what makes cities great
How do you define sustainability? "My quick, too-simple answer is that sustainability is about...
Mar 12 2013 10:33am
Telling a new story about living traditions
The heartbeat of a living tradition is four simple words: "we do this because…" If you put every...
Mar 11 2013 8:24am
Walkable streets: Considering common issues
Many of the walkable-street-related issues we face in Canada are the same as the ones we have...
Mar 11 2013 7:02am
Guessing at the future of American housing
Where do I get off saying this: For the next 15 to 20 years we’re going to experience the most...
Mar 7 2013 8:19am
Patient urbanism: Build neighborhoods without high debt
Building neighborhoods patiently requires far less debt for infrastructure and results in places...
Mar 5 2013 2:24pm
For walkable cities, it's about finding the right kind of density
Wherever the word "dense" appeared, I crossed it out substituted the word “walkable.”...
Mar 4 2013 11:14am
If we want to build places that are financially productive, we need to identify and eliminate...
Mar 4 2013 11:01am
The value of visuals
In simple terms, a plan is an adopted statement of policy, in the form of text, maps, and/or...
Mar 4 2013 10:53am
Neighborhoods and subdivisions can be generous or stingy, and their generosity is a great...
Feb 28 2013 8:26am
Embracing immigration for workforce and economic development
The heart of the project will be a distinctive new building, plaza and resource center that...
Feb 26 2013 3:33pm
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The coming housing calamity
More low-down on tall buildings
A tire in the park
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New training academy brings together key leaders from three ambitious regions
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Talking Headways Podcast: The Peking Order
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How to Keep Cold Weather Cities Cool
Project for Public Spaces
Sprawl Costs the Public More Than Twice as Much as Compact Development
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