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Dogs vs. SUVs, and other silly distractions
Wanna maintain your club of who’s eco-friendly and who’s the opposite? The internet will continue...
Jul 30 2012 8:24am
Collaborative placemaking maps
While measures like H+T Index, Walkscore, and IMI Walkability Index go a long way toward measuring...
Jul 26 2012 8:41am
Walk Appeal promises to be a major new tool for understanding and building walkable places, and it...
Jul 25 2012 8:48am
10 ways to create community where you live
Building a community from scratch is daunting, but the good news is that vibrant communities can...
Jul 24 2012 9:41am
The projections fallacy
We need a system where we're not required to place huge bets on the future, oversizing...
Jul 23 2012 12:27pm
In defense of ‘vibrancy’ (And beer)
Asheville didn’t get its hipster cred by imposing it via vibrancy committees. It earned it through...
Jul 23 2012 8:10am
How sprawl worsens the impacts of drought and how smart growth can help
Our country is experiencing its worst drought in over half a century. Sprawling land use is not the...
Jul 19 2012 8:08am
Façade-ectomy: Preserving the skin of the past
Experiencing the most recent façade-ectomy in Winnipeg has left me asking again the much-debated...
Jul 19 2012 7:54am
Outdoor room secrets
There may be nothing you can do inside your house to reduce utility bills as effectively as...
Jul 18 2012 8:15am
Fair trade placemaking: Are you being compensated for your choices?
NIMBY opposition usually stems from a sense that proposed development is not of equal or greater...
Jul 16 2012 8:44am
A wave of bankruptcies
As long as we stick with the post-WW II model of growth for our cities, insolvency is inevitable.
Jul 16 2012 8:35am
Get your multifamily into a walkable town center
One obvious yet undervalued ingredient of an effective mixed-use town center is the residential...
Jul 13 2012 8:34am
The MassDOT chainsaw massacre
Why a planned redo of one of the finest Main Streets in New England will waste $4.8 million — and...
Jul 10 2012 3:32pm
The opportunity that Apple is missing to build a better neighborhood
What Cupertino is getting and what Cupertino needs are two different things. Now two Tel Aviv...
Jul 10 2012 10:33am
Pedestrian malls are so 20th Century
I don’t like pedestrian malls. There, I said it. And it’s not because there aren’t some good ones,...
Jul 9 2012 7:20am
Is the ballot box stronger than the bulldozer?
President Obama signed the $120 billion transportation bill Friday afternoon, and despite some...
Jul 6 2012 1:10pm
Don't get mixed-up on mixed-use
The mixing of uses is a catalyst to building complete, compact, complex, and convivial...
Jul 5 2012 10:16am
What is a block?
The block, defined by different people in different ways, is a fundamental unit of urbanism.
Jul 2 2012 2:24pm
I love a parade
Why would a city, especially one that has billed itself for decades as the Fourth of July Capital,...
Jul 2 2012 7:19am
Community based economic development
Changing the law to allow urbanism by right makes walkable communities go “in the money” due to...
Jul 2 2012 7:18am
Get your shops into a walkable town center
This week we are looking at one of the essential ingredients of a town center: the retail shops.
Jun 28 2012 10:05am
How communities across America are creating a brighter future with help from the feds
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities is the most impressive thing the federal government...
Jun 28 2012 9:52am
Award-winning highway access ramps in Pennsylvania are an example of delusional economic...
Jun 25 2012 9:03am
Tools for trickle-up economics
Building towards cultural and social value always equates to economic value, while the converse is...
Jun 25 2012 8:46am
Get your hotels into a walkable town center
Too often municipalities and developers commit to the walkable town center halfway, viewing it...
Jun 21 2012 7:38am
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
Suburban End Games
William Mallory, Sr.’s Legacy Will Live on Through Family, Record and Monument
BRT Opponents at North Side Hearing Frustrated by Open-House Format
Clybourn Ave and State St Could Get City’s First Curb-Separated Bikeways
Congress reaches a two-year budget agreement. What’s next?
Smart Growth America
Budget Deal Is Good News for Transit
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Murphy’s Law: $1 Billion Needed for Milwaukee Facilities
Top 10 of 2013: A year-in-review infographic
Smart Growth America
City Explains Gap in Snow Removal From Protected Bike Lanes This Week
Little Big Burger NEW on Hawthorne!
Double Your Gift to Streetsblog Chicago Thanks to a $15K Matching Donation
Top 10 of 2013: Transportation for America launches a new alliance for better transportation investments
Smart Growth America
B! in print
New Urbanism trend
Traditional neighborhood dev.
Vehicle miles traveled
Best Practices Guide
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