All news and opinion articles in chronological order with the most recent first.
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Land use regulations and trillions of dollars in existing public infrastructure make alternatives to sprawl extremely difficult outside of a historic city or town.
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 9:54am
Ben Brown, Better! Cities & Towns
And other lessons from the pioneers of housing market research and affordable design for New Urbanism.
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 9:15am
Better! Cities & Towns
Last month, the Congress for New Urbanism's family of Chapters got a little bigger.
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 9:07am
Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns
A growing, multi-denominational religious movement is placing environmental protection at the center of its teaching and practice.
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:18am
Better! Cities & Towns
Walk Score is used by the real estate profession to measure the number of nearby amenities to a particular location.  This method of scoring has become a leading indicator of whether people walk. Urban Design Associates decided to apply the algorithms developed by Walk Score to professional sports facilities for MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL and rank each team by their Walk Score. UDA also included the transit and bicycle ranking if available for those facilities. 
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 1:56pm
Better! Cities & Towns
Save substantially while visiting dynamic Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW), a laboratory for placemaking ideas and tools. DFW is a microcosm of New Urbanism coast to coast and has a surprising number of hip,  walkable neighborhoods. CNU is the best chance to join with the nation's brightest minds focused on Meeting the Demand for Walkable Places. Don't miss it. Early bird registration for CNU members and nonmembers is good through March 27. Further discounts are available for public officials, nonprofits, and students.
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 11:31am
Howard Blackson, Better! Cities & Towns
Stop talking about density and start talking about place.
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 9:48am
Better! Cities & Towns
“Making and Remaking America’s Downtowns” is the focus of the National Town Builders (NTBA) Spring Roundtable in Little Rock and Conway, Arkansas, from March 20-22, 2015.
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 3:14pm
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Decisions such as where to invest, where to work, where to retire, and where to vacation are all made based on what a community looks like, says a ULI scholar.
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 8:18am
Hazel Borys, Better! Cities & Towns
This weekend, I again watched The Human Scale, a film from 2013, and got more stoked to meet Jan Gehl at the 23rd Congress for the New Urbanism (#CNU23) in Dallas in April.
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 6:03am
Better! Cities & Towns
As part of the Greenprint Midtown streetscaping project in Midtown Atlanta, TSW was asked by the Midtown Alliance to improve the aesthetics and function of Juniper Street. Although Juniper Street is home to some of the city's most popular restaurants and theaters, and is part of the Midtown Business District, the street has sections that were in need of repair and weren't pedestrian or bicycle-friendly.
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 9:28pm
Better! Cities & Towns
The first-ever 2015 Michigan Missing Middle Housing Design Competition challenges architects, designers, and urban planners nationwide to come up with innovative solutions for affordable housing options that offer a walkable lifestyle. The competition will be judged by an elite group of jurors, including  Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design.
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 9:09pm
Better! Cities & Towns
The Village of Providence, featuring home designs by designer Robert Martignoni/Building Science Associates, Inc. receives Best in American Living Community of the Year award. The Village of Providence is a large-scale, pedestrian-oriented traditional neighborhood development near major landmarks, employers, and amenities in Huntsville, Alabama.
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 8:57pm
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Cars are space hogs. That goes double when you consider the multiple parking spaces that each car requires.
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 10:23am
Better! Cities & Towns
Robert Steuteville and his “Better Cities & Towns” newsletter are becoming cornerstone elements of the new communications strategy for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU).
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 11:13am
Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns
Little has done greater damage to our environment (as well as to our economy and social fabric) than the mass exodus from older cities and towns in the latter half of the 20th century.
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 8:39am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
The region is at a crossroads between Texas-sized sprawl and connected, walkable neighborhoods. Every national issue on land use and transportation is playing out in DFW and will be debated at CNU.
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 10:45am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
The Charter remains an inspiring blueprint for improving streets, neighborhoods, and regions all over the world—now it is being more fully implemented.
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 11:45am
Better! Cities & Towns
Easton Gateway will add 13 tenants to its lineup in the coming months, with some moving over from nearby Easton Town Center. With the additions, Easton Gateway is moving rapidly toward filling its 54-acre site.“We expect by the end of the year we will fill all the space,” said Beau Arnason, executive vice president at Easton operator Steiner + Associates. “There are probably a handful (of spaces) in the 12,000- to 15,000-square-foot size — medium box size — that are still available, but not a lot."
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 10:49pm
Charles Marohn, Better! Cities & Towns
Can a licensed engineer question the appalling safety record resulting from standard industry practices and be allowed to remain in the industry?
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 4:29pm