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New insights into neuroscience offer some intriguing parallels to urban dynamics – with possibly...
Feb 13 2013 9:40am Michael Mehaffy
Technology that will enable cars to drive themselves is developing rapidly and could have a...
Feb 12 2013 11:08am Ron Kilcoyne
We have a lot more isolated, supersized, energy-sucking housing than we want or can afford. And...
Feb 11 2013 8:03am Ben Brown
Nothing more than a couple of shout outs for today with the promise to catch up with you later in...
Feb 11 2013 7:06am Charles Marohn
(And if they were, it would not be okay).
Feb 6 2013 3:10pm Robert Steuteville
A progressive democrat in a historically republican town, our Mayor has a clear mandate to...
Feb 6 2013 9:27am Howard Blackson
Let me turn now to our built environment, because it relates to our economic predicament and there...
Feb 5 2013 1:22pm Philip Bess
The lifestyle values of the Millennial generation, sometimes called GenY, are markedly different...
Feb 5 2013 11:33am Kaid Benfield
Including highway and bridge tolls, gas taxes, and other fees, only half of highway, road, and...
Feb 5 2013 11:17am Robert Steuteville
A program to build Schools on Safe Routes would not only be more intelligent, it would be more...
Feb 4 2013 7:40am Charles Marohn
They make our communities more interesting, and interesting places engage people at a more...
Feb 4 2013 7:33am Scott Doyon
Measuring success against impossible ideals rather than achievable goals is one reason why planning...
Jan 30 2013 10:18am Scott Doyon
Preserving paths, handling stormwater properly, keeping old stories alive, and building compactly...
Jan 28 2013 3:32pm Steve Mouzon
Many want to believe that housing is staging a comeback. This is a logical wish since so much of...
Jan 28 2013 10:14am Charles Marohn
Is The New American Home worthy of being certified LEED-platinum, the greenest of the green?...
Jan 28 2013 9:39am Kaid Benfield
Being a pedestrian, or one of our ever increasing army of bicyclists, is a proven step towards...
Jan 28 2013 8:44am Howard Blackson
It's ridiculous to reject architecture or urbanism based solely upon the politics of the builders...
Jan 25 2013 8:11am Steve Mouzon
Understanding citizens' wants, needs and concerns, and then addressing them through responsive,...
Jan 24 2013 1:21pm Scott Doyon
Understanding the numbers behind the pension crisis will help us more completely grasp the depth...
Jan 22 2013 11:37am Charles Marohn
The post-Victorians lamented what wireless telegraphy would do to interpersonal intimacy — with...
Jan 21 2013 12:44pm Scott Doyon
I made a startling discovery : the virtues and ethics that underlie the construction of...
Jan 21 2013 7:57am Steve Mouzon
In much of America, walking – that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most...
Jan 18 2013 8:05am Kaid Benfield
Those of us with a focus on community and regional planning will be nodding at a key item on...
Jan 17 2013 8:27am Robert Steuteville
The notion that we can solve the problems that we face in our cities by simply increasing the...
Jan 14 2013 12:45pm Charles Marohn
The Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood is a great example of progress on a small scale that can serve as...
Jan 14 2013 12:36pm Kaid Benfield
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