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Dumb money, part 1
This week I want to write about one very technical finance subject and the implications for the...
Jun 10 2013 9:41am
Federal court rules highway sponsors must first study impacts on transit, sprawl
The US District Court in Milwaukee has indicated that a major urban freeway connection cannot be...
Jun 6 2013 1:35pm
The dark side of New York’s Airbnb regulations
A New York City judge recently ruled to make the renting of apartments on Airbnb illegal, limiting...
Jun 6 2013 12:06pm
Sustainable development and mortgage default
Multifamily properties with sustainability features have a significantly lower risk of mortgage...
Jun 3 2013 3:00pm
Daybreak in Utah
It has been seven years since this urbanist last visited Daybreak. At the time it was a few...
Jun 1 2013 9:45am
The great American grid debate, and other CNU news
This debate was the most entertaining session I think I've ever attended at a Congress for the New...
May 31 2013 6:41pm
A great Duany presentation
Andrés Duany led off Thursday morning at CNU21 by laying out a far-ranging view of what the...
May 31 2013 6:32pm
Taking sides: Why planners must rethink the idea of neutrality
Part Six of a series on New Urbanism looks at the current economic realities facing America’s...
May 29 2013 11:13am
Planning in local government: New Urbanism’s blind spot
Part Five of a series on New Urbanism discusses the movement’s failure to address the processes and...
May 28 2013 10:17am
Seaside: The city of ideas
Following up on “Sprawlanta,” here's a video by First + Main Media that shows why Seaside, Florida...
May 28 2013 9:34am
Shelley Poticha to lead NRDC's new urban solutions program
Shelley has spent the last four years at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where...
May 25 2013 12:23pm
New Urbanism at 20: A critical assessment
Part Four of a series on New Urbanism looks at the dual successes of the movement, the debate it...
May 23 2013 12:00pm
A call for a new model
It is tough to look in the mirror, but as Schramm points out, "the practice of city planning has...
May 20 2013 10:16am
Community character is critical for coding
Continuing our series on ways to fail at form-based codes, we examine not capturing local character...
May 17 2013 11:30am
A word of caution before CNU 21
Thc Charter of the New Urbanism is an excellent expression of what cities should be: The danger is...
May 17 2013 10:37am
The driving boom is over
The Driving Boom — a six decade long period of steady increases in per-capita driving in the...
May 15 2013 9:38am
Identifying the “Sabermetrics” of Urbanism
The book and movie Moneyball follow a general manager who embraces "sabermetrics" in evaluating...
May 13 2013 10:12am
The geography of somewhere
In the new suburbs of America every place looks like every other place, or so it seems: Wide...
May 9 2013 2:02pm
The Pendulum Shifts: Expertise is now suspect
You want fine wood detailing, you work with a skilled carpenter. And if your community wants...
May 9 2013 9:15am
What good, grassroots advocacy for complete streets looks like
What they are proposing wouldn’t cost that much more, if anything, and it would make both the...
May 7 2013 9:17am
Misapplying the Transect (to the region rather than the neighborhood)
One way to fail at form-based codes is a common mistake — oversimplifying the rural-to-urban...
May 6 2013 7:17am
Learning from success
In honor of Jane Jacobs's birthday May 4, we offer a recent blog that argues planners should learn...
May 4 2013 8:44am
Portrait of a municipal official takin’ it to the street
One of a handful of traffic engineers that I have met whose streets are prioritized by place rather...
May 2 2013 8:43am
Complete streets could be next transportation secretary's legacy
The Obama administration nominated Charlotte, NC, mayor Anthony Foxx to fill the big shoes of...
May 1 2013 11:46am
A shift to tactical approaches for revitalization
The rise of tactical urbanism in San Francisco testifies to why this city maintains a creative edge...
May 1 2013 10:23am
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
It’s Time To Reform Jaywalking Laws
Walker Vows to Change Proposal Gutting Open Records
Hating your transit agency won't make it better
Friday Photos: Milwaukee’s Biggest Building Rises
Beer City: 27 Myths About Beer
Sponsored: Beetlejuice – Next Friday at Point Fish Fry & A Flick
Things We Do for Places We Love
The Original Green
Sponsored: Hupy and Abraham — Watch For Motorcycles
Friday photo: Greedy developers built your city
Gettin’ Quigley With It: The Congressman Talks Transportation Funding
Your Right to Know: Legislators’ Shocking Attack on Open Government
Bus Strike Forces Riders to Seek Alternatives
Best Practices Guide
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