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Make it wrong, get it right
On the 10-year anniversary of New Orleans's disaster, Brad Pitt's Make it Right project takes a...
Sep 2 2015 2:30pm
What we need to learn from Katrina
Cities are immensely complex self-organizing systems, not mere top-down designs—but they do need...
Sep 2 2015 10:32am
What was gained from the Katrina Cottage?
Katrina Cottages, once the shining star of the new urbanists’ work on the Gulf Coast after the...
Sep 1 2015 3:25pm
The problem with Walk Score
How walkscore.com labels asphalt wastelands "highly walkable."
Sep 1 2015 2:02pm
Katrina Cottages: Slow progress, enduring promise
Ten years after the mega-storm Katrina, which struck the Gulf States on August 29, 2005, is as good...
Aug 31 2015 4:07pm
A model for transit-oriented revitalization
Once a railway coal siding and more recently a full city block of asphalt surface parking, North...
Aug 27 2015 9:49am
Streetcars still engines of economic development
The impact of streetcars on neighborhoods, development, and commercial districts has come up in...
Aug 26 2015 2:52pm
The death and life of Hartford's commercial districts
Norman Garrick of the University of Connecticut writes about the demise of Hartford's commercial...
Aug 25 2015 3:40pm
Fitch: Cities outperform suburbs
Housing in cities centers have increased in value by 50 percent more than surrounding metro areas...
Aug 24 2015 4:32pm
Why won't you build condos?
Big building. Complex Mechanical Systems. Lots of specialized details to make the exterior envelope...
Aug 24 2015 3:44pm
Location is key to sustainable development
The environment fares best when we marry superior design to superior locations, respecting the...
Aug 19 2015 3:21pm
We don't really care about automobile accidents
After all the gruesome crashes, with countless little crosses lining the roadways, here’s what I’ve...
Aug 19 2015 11:03am
Porchfest season swings coast to coast
Porchfest is a free music event where people sign up to play on their front porches, lawns, or...
Aug 17 2015 9:25am
Form-based codes offer predictability
Boulder, Colorado, officials have a choice: Horse trading or transparent design?
Aug 14 2015 4:17pm
Top 10 techniques for educating community leaders about placemaking
Extraordinary strides have been made in the advancement of placemaking over the past twenty-five...
Aug 11 2015 10:40am
Giving New Urbanists a fair shake
Justin Shubow, president of the National Civic Art Society, criticizes the Dallas Morning News...
Aug 11 2015 8:06am
Over-wide streets? You may regret it
A clear body of evidence has accumulated that narrower lanes are safer on major urban thoroughfares...
Aug 7 2015 10:54am
The obvious advantages of on-street parking
Parallel parking at the curb provides some important and useful things:
Aug 6 2015 12:03pm
Tysons Corner: Big Asphalt is the problem
Tysons Corner, Virginia, is falling short of initial transit ridership projections for Washington...
Aug 5 2015 5:19pm
Progress depends on more 'infrastructure of community'
Healthy places need two physical characteristics: The architecture of community and the...
Jul 30 2015 12:53pm
A game changer for the suburbs
Walmart's need to urbanize its home town is the shot that will be heard in suburbs across this land.
Jul 27 2015 12:36pm
The political battle over America's streets and roads
Now that demand for walkable urban places outstrips supply, a generational political crash is...
Jul 24 2015 2:30pm
How to make streets safer worldwide
The World Resources Institute has published Cities Safer By Design—offering technical details on...
Jul 24 2015 10:28am
How to make smart growth more lovable and sustainable
As I ambled through the historic, tree-lined streets of Georgetown, I was reminded of how our older...
Jul 23 2015 10:41am
Sprawl repair is essential, unavoidable
As appealing as it may sound to some, we can't retreat to historic cities and towns and "let sprawl...
Jul 22 2015 9:26am
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
The Original Green
It's time to adjust to the metropolitan reality
Strong central cities may help in weathering the recession
Village Green: Sidewalks Are Good for Us
Village Green: Revitalizing Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine (Part 2 - the neighborhood's assets)
Village Green: Revitalizing Cincinnati's Historic Over-the-Rhine (Part 3 - exciting progress portends a national model)
Village Green: What the City Can Teach the Country About Sustainability
Village Green: Jamaica's Rose Town Pursue's Healing Through Rebuilding
Village Green: To Keep Smart City Housing Affordable, Build More of It
Village Green: Where Is the Green Community on Revitalization?
Village Green: Major Industry Report Says Sprawl "Lacks Staying Power"
Village Green: For Cities to Be An Environmental Solution, We Need to Address Public Safety
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