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What the latest housing data mean for the environment
Let’s not pronounce sprawl dead just yet. Compared at least to the last five years, things might...
Aug 4 2014 9:05am
Why 'place' is the new American dream
The new American Dream will transform cities and towns in the 21st Century. To understand it, we...
Aug 1 2014 8:56am
What we like - and don't like - about our cities
American city dwellers place a high value on restaurants and farmers’ markets, historic buildings...
Jul 29 2014 12:28pm
Place Mobility: Sometimes good transportation is slow
Streetcars are expensive and slow, and that drives Matthew Yglesias crazy. He fails to grasp Place...
Jul 26 2014 12:51pm
Five steps to a complete community
Here are changes needed to make a small apartment complex in Chico truly walkable.
Jul 24 2014 11:02am
A better way to build in the suburbs
Here are 10 reasons why a new, small, apartment complex in Chico, California, creates a "place" in...
Jul 21 2014 10:52am
Bookshelf reveals community dysfunction
In Leawood, Kansas, the front-yard book kiosk of 9-year-old resident Spencer Collins was cited as...
Jul 16 2014 1:42pm
Meet the original 'High Line'
New York’s City’s hugely successful High Line wasn’t the first elevated urban railroad bed to...
Jul 14 2014 10:19am
Promoting New Urbanism with parking pricing
Because one of the primary focuses of New Urbanism is promoting more walkable cities, it’s not...
Jul 10 2014 4:43pm
Moving beyond 'smart growth' to a more holistic city agenda
Smart growth and smart transportation – as important as they are to the future of our communities...
Jul 8 2014 8:40am
Celebrating Public Art: Chicago in the summer
A recent trip to Chicago on the first weekend of summer reinforced the importance of great public...
Jul 8 2014 8:33am
Connections, community, and the science of loneliness
What if our family had lived in a walkable neighborhood? These sorts of places are the ones...
Jun 25 2014 12:02pm
The human-scale in Providence
To animate the capital of Rhode Island's central square, perhaps we should borrow an idea from...
Jun 17 2014 3:36pm
Worth a read: Highlights from CNU
The 22nd annual gathering of the Congress for the New Urbanism took place in Buffalo in early June...
Jun 17 2014 9:02am
America split between two community ideals
A Pew Research Center nationwide survey showed that America is divided nearly down the middle...
Jun 13 2014 9:30am
Six ways that thoughtful community planning can help fight climate change
The good news is that growth in both sprawl and traffic has slowed considerably as people...
Jun 9 2014 12:03pm
Placemaking begins and ends with the people
The secret of success for urbanists is to listen more and strive to connect with the folks that we...
Jun 3 2014 9:01am
Pedestrian safety leads to more walking, or is it vice versa?
Washington, DC, New York City, San Francisco, and Honolulu also enjoy very high rates of walking to...
Jun 2 2014 10:12am
The new urgency of 'thinking globally, acting locally'
The statistics are staggering. Over the next five decades, if present trends do not reverse...
May 29 2014 9:16am
What makes a good Main Street work?
While some Main Streets seem well past their prime, others – like Corning’s – remain thriving to...
May 28 2014 2:07pm
What is the new American Dream?
The new American Dream is about place, and that brings people and communities together. The 20th...
May 28 2014 8:21am
Keys to a better streetscape
When Burlingame completes the makeover of its main street, it may be one of the most beautiful...
May 24 2014 8:26am
Aggravated 15-year-olds as a measure of place
I’m always on the lookout for simpler ways to make important points about how we grow. Ways that...
May 22 2014 12:18pm
Bad call: Wide streets in the name of fire safety
Fire officials often push for wider streets so that their biggest trucks can move more swiftly —...
May 22 2014 9:09am
Older buildings, continuity of place, and the human experience
Compared to districts dominated by larger, newer buildings, those with smaller and older buildings...
May 21 2014 9:53am
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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