All news and opinion articles in chronological order with the most recent first.
Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns
American city dwellers place a high value on restaurants and farmers’ markets, historic buildings and good public spaces. Traffic, not so much.
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 12:28pm
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Streetcars are expensive and slow, and that drives Matthew Yglesias crazy. He fails to grasp Place Mobility, which can be an excellent transportation investment for a city. 
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 12:51pm
Better! Cities & Towns
A 12-block waterfront redevelopment broke ground in Washington DC that extensively uses the concept of "share-space" streets for the purpose of placemaking.
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 2:40pm
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Here are changes needed to make a small apartment complex in Chico truly walkable.
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 11:02am
Better! Cities & Towns
The Wheeler District seems like a perfect opportunity for a new in-town neighborhood.
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 8:49am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia, one of the more successful commercial strip redevelopment areas spurred by a form-based code, will get a streetcar.
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 12:57pm
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Here are 10 reasons why a new, small, apartment complex in Chico, California, creates a "place" in the suburbs.
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 10:52am
Garrett Hyer, Better! Cities & Towns
Airports are evolving into commercial centers, attracting nearby manufacturing and distribution concerns, hotels, convention centers, retail, housing, recreation and other uses.
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 1:55pm
Scott Doyon, Better! Cities & Towns
In Leawood, Kansas, the front-yard book kiosk of 9-year-old resident Spencer Collins was cited as an illegal accessory structure.
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 1:42pm
Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns
New York’s City’s hugely successful High Line wasn’t the first elevated urban railroad bed to be converted into a much-loved linear park. That honor goes to the Promenade Plantee in Paris.
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 10:19am
John Dorsett, Better! Cities & Towns
Because one of the primary focuses of New Urbanism is promoting more walkable cities, it’s not uncommon for planners to undervalue the role that parking can play. 
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 4:43pm
Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns
Smart growth and smart transportation – as important as they are to the future of our communities and our planet – are not nearly enough to produce sustainable communities.
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 8:40am
Hazel Borys, Better! Cities & Towns
A recent trip to Chicago on the first weekend of summer reinforced the importance of great public art.
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 8:33am
Better! Cities & Towns
The School of Architecture’s tradition of community outreach continues through the Capstone Workshop held in the Little Santo Domingo area of Allapattah from May 19-May 23.  The workshop assists communities with visioning, architecture, urban design strategies, feasibility studies and development scenarios.
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 11:23am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Main streets are arguably the most American place. From the 1930s on, financial rules shut off the lifeblood to this American institution.
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014 11:12am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
PPS is working with Southwest Airlines on a multiyear partnership to fund public space visioning, improvements, programming, and management in cities that Southwest serves. 
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 1:00pm
Hazel Borys, Better! Cities & Towns
What if our family had lived in a walkable neighborhood? These sorts of places are the ones rich in social networks, which – interestingly – build neural networks.
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 12:02pm
Better! Cities & Towns
Dorsky + Yue is working on the next phase of Easton Town Center for Georgetown and Steiner + Associates called Easton Gateway. Nearly 15 years after the original center opened, Easton Gateway will introduce a grocery- and power-anchored component. The 600,000-square-foot project adds more amenities and retail to the iconic development in Columbus, Ohio. The project is anchored by Costco, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Saks Off 5th and Whole Foods Market.
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 9:59am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
The state is implementing programs that steer investment vehicles to high-value locations in mixed-use downtowns and main streets. Walk Score is one criterion that is employed for tax credits.
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 10:25am
Kaizer Rangwala, Better! Cities & Towns
Design review is not without its dangers. Here are some of the problems to be avoided:
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 8:59am