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In this modern era, the idea of livable communities may be less real to many people than Santa...
Dec 30 2014 12:11pm Robert Steuteville
In the realm of supply chains and distribution logistics, Santa’s the guy. o you’d presumably...
Dec 24 2014 10:01am Scott Doyon
Seoul reengineers a freeway into a stream—most observers seem to consider the project a net plus...
Dec 24 2014 9:46am Kaid Benfield
The evidence keeps piling up to support reform in street design and traffic engineering.
Dec 23 2014 7:15am Robert Steuteville
Older and smaller buildings and a wide range in building age offer real economic and social...
Dec 20 2014 11:11am Robert Steuteville
I've often wondered about the actuarial approach used by auto insurance companies, but I’ve never...
Dec 16 2014 1:22pm Charles Marohn
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) manual for trip generation radically overestimates...
Dec 11 2014 8:05am Robert Steuteville
Many ideas and trends are afoot to make walking easier and more accessible—leading to greater...
Dec 3 2014 5:56pm Jay Walljasper
The story of Greek philosopher Aristarchus, who first postulated the Sun as the center of the solar...
Nov 24 2014 11:58am Scott Doyon
The importance of continuous, connected building facades that lined streets and defined their form...
Nov 21 2014 10:25am Laurence Aurbach
Some of the most dramatic juxtapositions with nature are possible in big cities, like The High Line...
Nov 19 2014 9:55am Robert Steuteville
We don't have to choose between a growing population and healthy economy, on the one hand, and a...
Nov 17 2014 1:02pm Kaid Benfield
Walking around Berlin, my 10-year old pointed out the exceptional numbers of downtown kids, and...
Nov 17 2014 11:54am Hazel Borys
Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find employment than do...
Nov 13 2014 12:55pm Kaid Benfield
For mixing light industrial with residential, the Hackeschen Hofe in Berlin provides an inspiring...
Nov 10 2014 12:32pm Hazel Borys
As we add more urban development to our cities, we must remember that humans are biophilic...
Nov 6 2014 12:19pm Kaid Benfield
A fair number of whites commute by bike in Memphis, but a much larger percentage of African...
Nov 5 2014 10:14am Charles Marohn
The Washington Post recently told the story of Drew Murphy—an educated young man living the...
Nov 4 2014 12:12pm Robert Steuteville
How Big Finance and global forces are driving the shiny Starchitecture in New York, Paris, and...
Oct 31 2014 10:34am John Massengale
"Todd and Laurie's impact on the success of New Urbanism has been enormous,” said Frank Starkey,...
Oct 29 2014 11:46am Robert Steuteville
With the help of a form-based code (FBC), Redwood City, California, has become the new Silicon...
Oct 27 2014 1:06pm Robert Steuteville
We know from exhaustive research that walkable neighborhoods reduce driving, associated...
Oct 27 2014 9:17am Kaid Benfield
The allure of suburbia as the home of corporate headquarters is over. Like Weyerhaeuser, companies...
Oct 21 2014 1:13pm Mark Hinshaw
I was most struck by Mahogany Bay Village's street, which is packed dirt and sand lined by...
Oct 17 2014 12:03pm Robert Steuteville
The Rum & Bean is doing what all the experts consider impossible: it’s a business in a new...
Oct 17 2014 9:52am Steve Mouzon
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