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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 1:44pm
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 8:57am
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 9:05am
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 9:27am
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 1:45pm
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 1:36pm
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 1:29pm
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 10:04am
The power of 'creative placemaking'
The National Endowment for the Arts is quietly leveraging small amounts of financial assistance...
Jan 9 2013 4:46pm
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 10:05am
Seven placemaking wishes for 2013
Though firmly rooted in placemaking trends that have gained notable traction over the past year,...
Jan 7 2013 10:04am
The Next Generation DOT
While on an individual level it is clear that today's transportation agencies are filled with...
Jan 4 2013 1:43pm
Five green community stories to watch in 2013
In my final article of 2012, I looked back at the year in review, to honor important recent work...
Jan 2 2013 10:39am
Great cities celebrate the season
People love communities from Paris to Santa Monica precisely because their public spaces are so...
Dec 24 2012 4:30pm
Gathering places: Providers of comfort and joy
To wish you the happiest of holidays, I’d like to share some recent ruminations about the...
Dec 24 2012 4:15pm
Solid buildings last: A tale of public housing, reborn
I don’t typically gush on things simply because they’re cool but, in this case, I’m going to make...
Dec 24 2012 3:22pm
New research confirms central-city comebacks
We can now add even smaller cities with populations under 250,000 to the body of evidence showing...
Dec 20 2012 10:34am
Homelessness: Testing the boundaries of “health, safety and welfare”
Homelessness is an everyday issue that gets additional attention during the holidays. A recent HUD...
Dec 20 2012 10:25am
Wilmington, NC: Active living and running buddies
Ever have trouble going out for a run? Know how much easier that gets when your good friend hits...
Dec 17 2012 10:16am
At the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, our culture may have...
Dec 15 2012 2:12pm
If you're out on your bike tonight, consider trying this
For pedestrians and cyclists, visibility is a very big issue. Every time I see someone...
Dec 13 2012 12:51pm
Next Urbanism Lab 03: Redevelopment as a Tool for Urban (Re)Investment
Redevelopment is an implementation tool, just like zoning, specific plans and Form-Based Codes. It...
Dec 13 2012 12:33pm
Traditional cities and towns: Incubators of incompetent children
I live in a traditional town and am surrounded daily by anecdotal evidence reinforcing my cities...
Dec 10 2012 9:54am
Walmart and the quest for a better mousetrap
“I don’t shop at Walmart.” Talk about a loaded phrase. Five simple words, but issue them...
Dec 6 2012 7:42am
HUD builds impressive record of support for smarter community planning
Working with an extremely limited budget (as federal programs go), HUD has assisted cities and...
Dec 5 2012 1:59pm
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
Going Viral, but Not in a Good Way
Placeshakers and Newsmakers
Lafayette, Indiana Is Having a Black Population Boom, Powered In Part By Migrants From Chicago
Milwaukee Stories: “I want that; I just don’t know how to get that”
A Community Organizer at Heart?
Sponsored: Hupy and Abraham, S.C. TELL THEM YOU MEAN BUSINESS
A Newer Geography of Jobs: Where Workers with Advanced Degrees Are Concentrating the Fastest
Denver taking the corner store approach to solve their food desert problem
Pedestrian Killed on Near West Side
Oklahoma DOT Dismisses Highway-to-Street-Grid Proposal in OKC
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
City Business: Our Daily Salt
Inspector General Issues a Reality Check on Trib’s Red Light Cam Spin
Sponsored: Straight to Your Plate
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