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Good news, bad news: Placemaking marred by traffic engineering
Bridgeport, CT, is launching a large-scale redevelopment of an underutilized waterfront, but when...
Mar 4 2015 11:51am
Codes and roads: Why we're still building sprawl
Land use regulations and trillions of dollars in existing public infrastructure make alternatives...
Feb 25 2015 10:54am
Build neighborhoods, not housing
And other lessons from the pioneers of housing market research and affordable design for New...
Feb 24 2015 10:15am
Congregations practice faith through environmental leadership
A growing, multi-denominational religious movement is placing environmental protection at the...
Feb 23 2015 12:18pm
Density is just a number
Stop talking about density and start talking about place.
Feb 19 2015 10:48am
The economic value of a unique place
Decisions such as where to invest, where to work, where to retire, and where to vacation are all...
Feb 18 2015 9:18am
Why the human scale matters
This weekend, I again watched The Human Scale, a film from 2013, and got more stoked to meet...
Feb 18 2015 7:03am
Space required in cars and on foot
Cars are space hogs. That goes double when you consider the multiple parking spaces that each car...
Feb 12 2015 11:23am
Cities are coming back, but urban poverty remains an immense challenge
Little has done greater damage to our environment (as well as to our economy and social fabric)...
Feb 10 2015 9:39am
Dallas-Fort Worth is a laboratory for placemaking
The region is at a crossroads between Texas-sized sprawl and connected, walkable neighborhoods....
Feb 9 2015 11:45am
Changing New Urbanism
The Charter remains an inspiring blueprint for improving streets, neighborhoods, and regions all...
Feb 6 2015 12:45pm
Can you be an engineer and speak out for reform?
Can a licensed engineer question the appalling safety record resulting from standard industry...
Feb 4 2015 5:29pm
Can preservationists let love rule?
I’m just a regular person who appreciates some places over others. Not because academic ideology...
Feb 3 2015 5:00pm
Suburbs of survival, and the Democracy of placemaking
"Sustainable placemaking concepts must not be limited to downtown areas. There are clear health and...
Feb 3 2015 4:35pm
Bringing sustainability to small-town America
Although sustainability planning is harder to find compared to big cities, terrific examples of...
Jan 26 2015 10:26am
A new village wins Community of the Year
The Village of Providence, a remarkable project that was named the National Association of...
Jan 24 2015 10:27am
Office tenants choose mixed-use centers
By a margin of 83 percent to 17 percent, office tenants prefer amenity-rich, mixed-use centers—...
Jan 23 2015 10:25am
Why small will go big in 2015
An urge to new thinking comes at the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, when the Katrina...
Jan 21 2015 9:21am
Frontages: A city's smallest part but greatest asset
They’re the thinnest and smallest of a city’s elemental parts, but “frontages” do more to create or...
Jan 20 2015 9:12am
System A and System B
When the research favors compact, mixed-use neighborhoods, why does government favor sprawl?
Jan 19 2015 12:41pm
How New Urbanism bridges left and right
Pragmatic conservatives take seriously the arguments of those who call for return-on-investment...
Jan 15 2015 10:53am
‘Good bones’ are the key to good urbanism
Now we have two systems—one with good bones, completed about 100 years ago. The other, without good...
Jan 12 2015 11:03am
The word: Placemaking edition
As practitioners, our job is not to perpetuate or squash buzzwords. It’s connecting people to...
Jan 6 2015 10:37am
Seeking more than a few good transportation engineers
The job is to design street networks as good and sustainable and resilient as the ones we built 100...
Jan 5 2015 11:14am
The greening of a suburban downtown
If planners for Bethesda, Maryland, fully realize a conceptual vision, the once-quiet but now-...
Dec 31 2014 10:39am
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
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
Village Green: Where Is the Green Community on Revitalization?
Village Green: Major Industry Report Says Sprawl "Lacks Staying Power"
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