All news and opinion articles in chronological order with the most recent first.
Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns
Great news for the environment: This relatively new trend reverses nearly a century of city dwellers fleeing to suburbs and sprawl eating up the countryside.
Thu, Apr 17th 2014 10:05am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Partnerships are key to advancing the urban placemaking agenda, says Lynn Richards, who will take over as President and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism on July 1.
Wed, Apr 16th 2014 11:26am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
The multifamily industry is building more in walkable locations, but developers still need instruction on the manners of placemaking. Here are some hints.
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 8:35am
Charles Marohn, Better! Cities & Towns
Today I’m going to provide some tips – some do’s and don’ts – for public officials to help them navigate the difficult transition from drive-only to bicycle and pedestrian friendly.
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 10:26am
Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns
Indianapolis's remarkable Cultural Trail is more than a pedestrian and bike trail. It demonstrates green infrastructure while guiding users through the city’s most important neighborhoods and assets.
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 8:32am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
In a comprehensive piece called "What's New in New Urbanism," Multi-Housing News reports that new urban ideas have "swept the industry over the past 20 years."
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 7:45am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
This should open the way for more common sense street design in towns and cities all over California, notes one urbanist. The decision could influence other states.
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 4:57pm
Review by Philip Langdon, Better! Cities & Towns
A book by By F. Kaid Benfield, Island Press, 2014, 304 pp., $25 paperback or e-book
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 5:27pm
Steve Mouzon, Better! Cities & Towns
The secret sauce of Maker Space innovation isn’t something inside the building, but rather what’s around it.
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 10:53am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
If you want to be profiled in Wikipedia, it is better to be born in an urban place. The classic modern measure of achievement — rating a Wikipedia entry — depends a lot on geography.
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:36am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
A survey sponsored by Realtors illustrates that home buying is more like a prix fixe menu than ordering a la carte.
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 8:44am
Better! Cities & Towns
The administrative change to follow recent successful FHA standards, according to CNU president John Norquist.
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 8:22am
Tim Halbur, CNU communications director
Last month, Washington DC Planning Director Harriet Tregoning announced that she’d be leaving her position after 6 years to become the director of HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities.
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 4:12pm
Steve Mouzon, Better! Cities & Towns
The LEED rating systems were a great idea in the beginning, but they have become a symbol of all that is wrong with green building today.
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 4:01pm
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Connecting competence to organized support is key to reversing the Sisyphean cycle of urban placemaking.
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 8:34am
John Massengale and Victor Dover, Better! Cities & Towns
Initial attempts at making city streets more encouraging to cyclists have often been marred by poor design.
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 10:03am
Scott Doyon, Better! Cities & Towns
Some are surprised that Robert A.M. Stern has been invited back to CNU — the last time he addressed the gathering, he attacked his host. But that's actually the CNU way.
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 2:18pm
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Londonderry, New Hampshire, could be a model for New England suburbs to organize growth at the metropolitan edge. 
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 10:10am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Inspiring stories of visionary leaders are splendid, but it is more reliable to build "champions" from the bottom up.
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 12:54pm
Steve Mouzon, Better! Cities & Towns
The public and private sectors each need to learn some lessons from the ways most great old places developed because those ways are far more sustainable and require a lot less debt.
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 9:41am