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This area protected by form-based codes
A cartoon by Dhiru Thadani points out the potential of form-based codes to preserve open space,...
Oct 16 2014 1:17pm
Get rid of 12-foot lanes
Urban places are undermined daily across the US by overbuilt streets that are dangerous and costly...
Oct 6 2014 1:40pm
For smart growth, not all density is created equal
People feel attracted to and comfortable in historic neighborhoods is not just because of their...
Oct 6 2014 9:35am
How to reduce vehicle pollution and save money globally
New report: More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and...
Oct 6 2014 9:24am
The climate fight
Cuts in CO2 and other emissions are needed not just as a way to slow warming but as a catalyst to...
Oct 1 2014 9:20am
A new era in affordable transportation
Place-based transportation is key to helping economically struggling families, and until recently...
Sep 29 2014 9:45am
Do greener, healthier cities need an 'elevator speech'?
Why should city planning matter to people who aren’t urban designer types? How can you make the...
Sep 22 2014 10:13am
Placemaking is critical for the local economy
Do you want your community to thrive in the future? If so, placemaking is a key to making that...
Sep 18 2014 10:39am
What’s in it for me? Why placemaking matters
Why does city planning matter to people who aren’t urban designer types? Here’s an elevator pitch...
Sep 16 2014 3:15pm
City issues are environmental issues. Here's why.
Cities need nature. But what is not so well understood is that nature also needs cities. We can't...
Sep 15 2014 8:37am
It's all coming together in Providence
Since the mid-1980s, the city has seen a slow, but steady, resurgence. The renovation of old...
Sep 10 2014 9:40am
You’ve got lemons: What now?
Before it was a tiny lending library; now it’s a timeless marker of community that’s emerged as the...
Sep 9 2014 9:30am
Is it time to change the narrative about Detroit?
As recently as 2009, there were 48 large (five stories or taller) empty buildings downtown. (...
Sep 8 2014 10:38am
Euro-envy reconsidered: Talkin’ time, distance and change
When my wife and I headed to Europe for our first two-week vacation in 15 years, I didn't realize...
Sep 3 2014 4:45pm
The daunting challenge of unwalkable America
National Geographic publishes a 17-nation “Greendex” on, among many other things, transit use...
Sep 2 2014 10:53am
A low-cost approach to walkability
Making downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, more walkable doesn’t have to cost a bundle, according to...
Aug 28 2014 11:33am
Despite inner-ring suburban problems, communities like Ferguson, Missouri, have significant...
Aug 27 2014 12:37pm
We can’t over-simplify the dynamics of all that has happened in Ferguson, but it’s obvious that our...
Aug 27 2014 9:25am
Why San Francisco, New York and DC may be more affordable than you thought
Highly enlightening new data demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in...
Aug 26 2014 9:36am
Mr. Kotkin talks about what "people really want"
An off-target Washington Post column complains that urban planners cater to only "...
Aug 26 2014 9:28am
Twelve steps to cut pedestrian deaths
Here’s a few of practical steps to slow speeds, deter distracted driving and help make walking a...
Aug 20 2014 4:02pm
Vision Zero: Making pedestrian safety a public priority
New York and other cities confront the critical problem of pedestrian fatalities.
Aug 19 2014 4:16pm
Walkable neighborhoods improve health, safety, and social life
A meta-analysis published in Housing Policy Debate finds that extensive studies in recent years...
Aug 15 2014 8:38am
Mission accomplished? Not yet
I agree that many consumers demand more walkable development, both in cities and in suburbs. But...
Aug 6 2014 9:41am
The attempt to bring 'place' to the Houston suburbs
Houston has some of the most impressive sprawl on the planet. The success of Sugar Land Town Square...
Aug 5 2014 11:07am
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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