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How the built enviornment influences a resilient community response to natural disasters.
Nov 28 2012 12:03pm Joe Nickol
Food, housing, and medical are all subsidized by the federal government for means-tested families....
Nov 26 2012 12:59pm Scott Bernstein
In our last post in this series, we covered the three steps of placemaking. The first of these...
Nov 21 2012 9:36am Nathan Norris
The law that restricts the height of buildings in DC is under attack from all sorts of sources....
Nov 21 2012 9:11am Kaid Benfield
All things being equal, I would rather not have a federal transportation bill. Ask yourself why...
Nov 20 2012 8:19am Charles Marohn
For me personally, places that generate the highest levels of mental and social well-being are...
Nov 19 2012 10:07am Hazel Borys
 A couple of weeks ago I floated some ideas on a national Urban Happiness Index. An...
Nov 15 2012 10:12am Hazel Borys
The case for building a permanent community of Benedictines in the new urbanist resort.
Nov 14 2012 10:20am Philip Bess
My city’s downtown is built on decades of layers. Planning trends layered upon planning trends.
Nov 12 2012 11:18am Howard Blackson
Last year I had the honor of introducing the prominent green developer Jonathan F. P. Rose, and I...
Nov 12 2012 10:56am Kaid Benfield
Nate Silver, the celebrated election prognosticator, Tweeted the following during the presidential...
Nov 9 2012 11:34am Robert Steuteville
The importance of color in the streetscape
Nov 9 2012 11:12am Petra Spiess
When the clean-up from Hurricane Sandy gets underway, could this be an opportunity for the Eastern...
Nov 8 2012 9:27am Ben Brown
The GOP risks long-term electoral decline unless it can appeal to the urban vote: Transportation...
Nov 7 2012 1:46pm Robert Steuteville
Building a strong town is ultimately about more than just the finance of our places. While that is...
Nov 5 2012 10:55am Charles Marohn
With a shared understanding of why place matters, you’re free to approach the prospect of...
Nov 5 2012 10:42am Nathan Norris
Resilience in the face of natural and economic shocks depends on redundancies that were stripped...
Nov 5 2012 10:27am Joe Nickol
In a new book, A Christian theologist argues that shalom — an expression of wholeness of a people...
Nov 1 2012 10:39am Kaid Benfield
How a waffle shop brought social capital to the East Liberty neighborhood in Pittsburgh, leading to...
Nov 1 2012 10:24am Joe Nickol
We’re starting to get our arms around some of the bigger public health issues connecting society...
Nov 1 2012 9:55am Hazel Borys
Traditional neighborhood design promotes a number of positive attributes for a higher quality of...
Oct 31 2012 11:09am Paul Knight
A proposed Trader Joe’s in Boulder, Colorado, brought up an interesting question this week: In...
Oct 29 2012 8:54am Scott Doyon
In the boom years, cities got very lazy with the assessment process, allowing the general...
Oct 29 2012 8:50am Charles Marohn
Through a series of periodic posts, Nathan Norris will explore how cities hinder their own...
Oct 25 2012 10:04am Nathan Norris
The recovery of the Great Lakes region may start with thinking about communities differently — and...
Oct 24 2012 1:19pm Mark Nickita
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