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What is a livable community, anyway?
In this modern era, the idea of livable communities may be less real to many people than Santa...
Dec 30 2014 12:11pm
Planning and design: North Pole edition
In the realm of supply chains and distribution logistics, Santa’s the guy. o you’d presumably...
Dec 24 2014 10:01am
Streets for people, freeways, and a spectacular solution
Seoul reengineers a freeway into a stream—most observers seem to consider the project a net plus...
Dec 24 2014 9:46am
As evidence mounts, drumbeat for walkable streets grows
The evidence keeps piling up to support reform in street design and traffic engineering.
Dec 23 2014 7:15am
Jane Jacobs was right
Older and smaller buildings and a wide range in building age offer real economic and social...
Dec 20 2014 11:11am
I've often wondered about the actuarial approach used by auto insurance companies, but I’ve never...
Dec 16 2014 1:22pm
How the ITE overestimates traffic
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) manual for trip generation radically overestimates...
Dec 11 2014 8:05am
High hopes for a more walkable America
Many ideas and trends are afoot to make walking easier and more accessible—leading to greater...
Dec 3 2014 5:56pm
Selling urbanism: Being right is not good enough
The story of Greek philosopher Aristarchus, who first postulated the Sun as the center of the solar...
Nov 24 2014 11:58am
A computerized method to judge streetscape quality
The importance of continuous, connected building facades that lined streets and defined their form...
Nov 21 2014 10:25am
Philly walks on water
Some of the most dramatic juxtapositions with nature are possible in big cities, like The High Line...
Nov 19 2014 9:55am
Protecting watersheds as we grow our cities and towns
We don't have to choose between a growing population and healthy economy, on the one hand, and a...
Nov 17 2014 1:02pm
Berlin and its urban 'playborhoods'
Walking around Berlin, my 10-year old pointed out the exceptional numbers of downtown kids, and...
Nov 17 2014 11:54am
How sprawl, inadequate transit worsen unemployment
Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find employment than do...
Nov 13 2014 12:55pm
The artisan’s delight
For mixing light industrial with residential, the Hackeschen Hofe in Berlin provides an inspiring...
Nov 10 2014 12:32pm
New guide from ASLA highlights urban green
As we add more urban development to our cities, we must remember that humans are biophilic...
Nov 6 2014 12:19pm
Biking is empowerment
A fair number of whites commute by bike in Memphis, but a much larger percentage of African...
Nov 5 2014 10:14am
Small cities and towns are urban places, too
The Washington Post recently told the story of Drew Murphy—an educated young man living the...
Nov 4 2014 12:12pm
Seven reasons behind the Shanghaiing of New York
How Big Finance and global forces are driving the shiny Starchitecture in New York, Paris, and...
Oct 31 2014 10:34am
Zimmerman and Volk win Seaside Prize
"Todd and Laurie's impact on the success of New Urbanism has been enormous,” said Frank Starkey,...
Oct 29 2014 11:46am
'Deadwood City' no more, thanks to new code
With the help of a form-based code (FBC), Redwood City, California, has become the new Silicon...
Oct 27 2014 1:06pm
Compact and connected communities improve public health
We know from exhaustive research that walkable neighborhoods reduce driving, associated...
Oct 27 2014 9:17am
The death of the suburban corporate campus
The allure of suburbia as the home of corporate headquarters is over. Like Weyerhaeuser, companies...
Oct 21 2014 1:13pm
Our streets are overbuilt—we need an incremental approach
I was most struck by Mahogany Bay Village's street, which is packed dirt and sand lined by...
Oct 17 2014 12:03pm
The lean silver bullet: Single-crew workplaces like the Rum & Bean
The Rum & Bean is doing what all the experts consider impossible: it’s a business in a new...
Oct 17 2014 9:52am
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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