All news and opinion articles in chronological order with the most recent first.
Better! Cities & Towns
Urban Design Associates has led the re-shaping of the charrette model to not only project the reactivation of neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces, but to be part of the reactivation.
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 9:57pm
Better! Cities & Towns
The Michigan Municipal League (MML) has published a follow-up book to its 2011 The Economics of Place. The new book is focused on implementation.
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 4:50pm
Better! Cities & Towns
The Maine chapter of CNU, GrowSmart Maine, the Maine Municipal Association, and the Maine Real Estate & Development Association will host a Build Maine conference November 5-6 in Lewiston. 
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 2:02pm
Mark Hinshaw, Better Cities & Towns
The allure of suburbia as the home of corporate headquarters is over. Like Weyerhaeuser, companies are coming back to the city.
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 1:13pm
Better! Cities & Towns
Talented young adults are continuing to choose urban cores, fueling economic growth and urban revitalization, according to a report. 
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 10:33am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
I was most struck by Mahogany Bay Village's street, which is packed dirt and sand lined by small buildings. This is the essence of Lean Urbanism.
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 12:03pm
Steve Mouzon, Better! Cities & Towns
The Rum & Bean is doing what all the experts consider impossible: it’s a business in a new neighborhood that hasn’t yet closed on a single house, yet it’s already turning a positive cash flow.
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 9:52am
Better! Cities & Towns
The second annual New Urbanism Film Festival will take place on November 6-9 at the ACME Theater in Los Angeles. 
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 4:05pm
Better! Cities & Towns
A cartoon by Dhiru Thadani points out the potential of form-based codes to preserve open space, which is sometimes overlooked. 
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 1:17pm
Better! Cities & Towns
Co-sponsored by the Remaking Cities Institute of the School of Architecture of Carnegie Mellon Univ. and the Heinz Architectual Ctr. of the Carnegie Museum of Art. The lecture series is underwritten by UDA in honor of Mr. Lewis, founder of the firm and Emeritus Distinguished Univ. Professor at Carnegie Mellon. For more, click here:
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 11:53pm
Mark A. Wyckoff, Better! Cities & Towns
Placemaking is the process of creating quality places that people want to live, work, play, and learn in.
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 3:19pm
Better! Cities & Towns
The Hartford, a Fortune 500 insurance and investment firm based in Hartford, Connecticut, is using form-based coding to spur redevelopment of its 173-acre former business campus.
Thu, Oct 9th 2014 4:14pm
Better! Cities & Towns
The study published in the Journal of Transport & Health shows lower levels of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
Wed, Oct 8th 2014 4:26pm
Better! Cities & Towns
New Yorkers already spend less money on transportation by driving less and using transit more—now more of them will get a tax break for commuting via transit. 
Wed, Oct 8th 2014 8:38am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Urban places are undermined daily across the US by overbuilt streets that are dangerous and costly to build and maintain.
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 1:40pm
Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns
People feel attracted to and comfortable in historic neighborhoods is not just because of their familiarity and walkability but also because they present urban density at a human scale.
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 9:35am
Kaid Benfield, Better Cities & Towns
New report: More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world were to expand public transportation, walking and bicycling.
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 9:24am
Better! Cities & Towns
The first statewide Chief Placemaking Officer coordinates government policies and works with the private sector to maximize investment in place.
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 3:27pm
John Norquist, Better Cities & Towns
Cuts in CO2 and other emissions are needed not just as a way to slow warming but as a catalyst to increase efficiency and quality of life.
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 9:20am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Place-based transportation is key to helping economically struggling families, and until recently this idea has been underappreciated.
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 9:45am