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In a tragedy of personality and wrong decisions, a man was arrested for picking up his child on...
Nov 24 2013 8:28am Kaid Benfield
Maybe it’s my 1960s North Carolina upbringing, but I like nice cars and have always...
Nov 18 2013 11:24am Kaid Benfield
What is happening on Robert Street is simply the inertia of a broken system. Instead of spending...
Nov 18 2013 11:21am Charles Marohn
BuffaLove Development of Buffalo is described as a “microdeveloper.”  They aren’t waiting...
Nov 13 2013 7:46pm Kaid Benfield
A report details the mental health consequences for children of spending less time playing on their...
Nov 11 2013 10:05am Kaid Benfield
A couple of recent stories on Better! Cities & Towns point to an ongoing problem: New Urbanism...
Nov 6 2013 10:12pm Robert Steuteville
To build a Strong Town, there is going to be a level of chaos, a certain amount of discomfort in...
Nov 4 2013 3:06pm Charles Marohn
Some of the most effective implementation strategies for improving streets lie not in big capital...
Nov 4 2013 3:00pm Kaid Benfield
What cities are learning about installing bicycle lanes in minority neighborhoods
Oct 31 2013 11:03am Jay Walljasper
To what degree should we blame architects for bad placemaking?
Oct 30 2013 7:11am Kaid Benfield
In the last seven decades, we've gotten used to the tidiness of master-planned development. In...
Oct 28 2013 9:06am Dan Zack
Americans can choose between three distinct lifestyles: rural, urban and suburban. These choices...
Oct 28 2013 8:49am Charles Marohn
The physical beauty and many cultural and commercial institutions of Medellin, the second-largest...
Oct 23 2013 12:03pm Kaid Benfield
A jaw-dropping example of how building construction culture has degraded, written from the...
Oct 21 2013 8:43am Charles Marohn
"Lean Urbanism" is a new term that attempts to make sense of how we should be building sustainable...
Oct 18 2013 4:33am Steve Mouzon
The modest rural town of York, Alabama, is now home to one of the most inspiring new public spaces...
Oct 17 2013 7:23pm Kaid Benfield
Strong Towns has released a nifty report called Neighborhoods First that offers incredibly cheap...
Oct 10 2013 12:54pm Charles Marohn
A huge migration, equivalent in many respects to the building of the suburbs in the latter half of...
Oct 9 2013 1:12pm Robert Steuteville
Strong Towns has released a nifty report called Neighborhoods First that offers incredibly cheap...
Oct 8 2013 7:51am Charles Marohn
Strong Towns has released a nifty report called Neighborhoods First that offers incredibly cheap...
Oct 8 2013 7:47am Charles Marohn
79 percent of Americans believe they should walk more, but forty percent say they do not do so...
Oct 7 2013 8:34am Kaid Benfield
Medians are a terrible idea on Main Street because they don't let you turn into a business across...
Oct 2 2013 1:42pm Steve Mouzon
Corporations, institutions, non-profits, foundations, and individuals joined the City in...
Oct 2 2013 12:51pm Joe Nickol
Steve Mouzon’s much anticipated new e-book is a road map for revising the marketing efforts of the...
Sep 29 2013 8:47am Susan Henderson
Boston sees remarkable decline in automobile registrations even as the city grows faster than it...
Sep 27 2013 4:29pm Robert Steuteville
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