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PlaceMakers’ highlight reel from CNU23
Having just wrapped up what may have been our favorite CNU ever, in Dallas on April 29 through...
May 5 2015 2:23pm
Charter winners build healthier communities and economies
Top new urban projects for 2015 make a difference in people’s live in the US and around the world.
May 1 2015 8:27am
How complete streets help people and economies
Streets re-designed with all users in mind—pedestrians, transit users, and bicyclists as well as...
Apr 21 2015 10:49am
The benefits of removing stop lights
A growing number of experts advocate stop light removal to save money, improve safety, make cities...
Apr 20 2015 11:22am
Bringing new life to Old Town
Old Town Burleson, Texas, has many opportunities for placemaking and new pedestrian-oriented...
Apr 15 2015 8:06am
Better streets: What's the priority?
In a Place, automobiles might be accommodated but they are not prioritized. Human scale and...
Apr 8 2015 9:05am
How does the missing middle housing fit within communities?
Since my first article on Missing Middle Housing was published in 2012 in what was then New Urban...
Apr 8 2015 8:36am
The champions of Little Asphalt
One way to understand Little Asphalt is to look at its heroes, what they are doing, and their ideas...
Apr 6 2015 12:51pm
Anchor a revitalization with an arts plaza
Torti Gallas and Partners led a CNU "Legacy Charrette" team that recommended streetscape...
Apr 3 2015 8:42am
Urbanism: Nothing to fear
How do we re-target the capacity of inland ports, transportation hubs, and industrial parks to...
Apr 3 2015 7:54am
The Little Asphalt solution for sustainable, healthy communities
Little Asphalt minimizes pavement in cities, towns, and suburbs so that real estate can be...
Mar 30 2015 8:13am
Lessons from America’s most walkable suburb
Arlington, Virginia, shows how feet on the street helps a community thrive.
Mar 27 2015 1:29pm
Top 5 reasons you know you are in Big Asphalt …
You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.
Mar 26 2015 7:39am
City trees and greenery cut pollution and boost health
The fates of nature and cities are intricately related: Nature needs cities, and cities need nature.
Mar 25 2015 11:32am
What (and who) is Big Asphalt, and how does it harm America?
The sheer amount of pavement we lay down is compromising health, safety, and welfare. It is a...
Mar 24 2015 7:41am
Top 10 cool things to do at CNU
So many great things will be happening at CNU 23 in Dallas from April 28 through May...
Mar 23 2015 9:44am
What density-phobia gets wrong
Three myths underly Inga Saffron's recent article objecting to higher-density housing in urban...
Mar 21 2015 11:58am
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot …
“Big Asphalt” has changed the face of America and compromised our health, safety, and welfare—but...
Mar 19 2015 7:55am
Gentrification: Wealth, opportunity, and community
Denying low-income neighborhoods investment in the name of preserving them is a strategy no white,...
Mar 18 2015 10:31am
Could placemaking become the new golf?
The US has more golf courses than the market can support. We could repurpose many of them to...
Mar 18 2015 10:26am
So you're on the fence ...
I’m really excited that CNU 23 will put us in the heart of North Texas and I’m not alone. “Dallas...
Mar 11 2015 3:35pm
Who's sprawling now? Mixed signals on the market
A trend toward more compact, walkable, living and working, both in suburbs and in cities, is...
Mar 9 2015 9:52am
Are you getting the change you want from the status quo?
The future of communities is being written by land-use regulations. If we want to intentionally...
Mar 6 2015 9:17am
We’re all complicit in change. So now what?
Once we acknowledge our own culpability in inevitable change, the more we can work together to...
Mar 5 2015 1:57pm
Preserving micro units in Norman, Oklahoma
A small infill builder tests a new housing type in a neighborhood next to a university, generating...
Mar 5 2015 11:10am
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
Village Green: As We Lose Shopping Malls, Are Losing Something Sacred?
Village Green: Happy Cycling & Transit Holidays! (fun photos)
Sprawl's share of new US housing starts has declined dramatically, says EPA
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
Best Practices Guide
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